Patient Safety & Quality

Registration is open for the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting, taking place virtually March 9 and 10.
Nearly 100 hospitals and health systems have signed the MHA Pledge to Address Racism and Health Inequities since it was released in November 2020.
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s 2021 focus areas in addition to announcing her departure from the MHA.
Many older adults have more than one chronic disease and take multiple medications, which has many healthcare implications. With advanced age, medical care and treatment become more complex.
The MHA Keystone Center is hosting a seven-month Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community beginning in March. 
Renee Evans, RN, a clinical nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, received the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center Speak-up! Award for preventing a potential adverse event to her patient.
Michigan has one of the highest concentrations of older residents in the country. As people age, they leave the workforce and transition to a new chapter in their lives. 
Twenty MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization members participated in a virtual Rural Health and Opioids Safe Table Nov. 17. Safe tables encourage peer-to-peer guidance by offering legally protected, confidential environments for discussion around sensitive topics. ...
Individuals over age 65 are projected to increase from 21% of the nation’s population in 2012 to more than 39% in 2050, according to U.S. census data. As adults age, care often becomes more complex. To better equip health systems ...
The MHA released its Pledge to Address Racism and Health Inequities Nov. 19.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the longstanding systemic health and social inequities that have put many racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from the virus. ...
The MHA Keystone Center is pleased to launch the second cohort of the MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Action Health Systems Community to prevent harm to older adults and decrease overall healthcare costs from readmissions.
To address the needs of those who are 65 years of age and older, the MHA Keystone Center is launching its second Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community. The community will run from March through September 2021.
To continue the mission of supporting healthcare providers to achieve excellence in the outcomes desired by the people they serve, the MHA Keystone Center will host a Twitter chat on health equity from noon to 1 p.m. EST Nov. 19. 
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), established in 1986 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, shines a light on infection prevention annually. This year, IIPW is celebrated Oct. 18 through 24. 
The MHA Keystone Center and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched five interactive maternal health safety sessions from June through September 2020. The safety sessions were held virtually for birthing hospitals across various regions statewide. 
Nearly 400 healthcare professionals met virtually Oct. 1 for the MHA Keystone Center and Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium Sepsis Symposium. The event followed the MHA Keystone Center sepsis Twitter chat during Sepsis Awareness Month in September.
The MHA Keystone Center hosted virtual workshops in September focusing on two core components of the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative. The first workshop, Preventing Sharps Injuries, was held Sept. 15 with over 50 individuals from MHA-member organizations in attendance. Keynote speakers Tom Pet...
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, reviews recent MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative events and provides insight on the collaborative moving forward.
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 24 to raise awareness on correctly identifying and treating sepsis as part of Sepsis Awareness Month.
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