Patient Safety & Quality

The MHA is accepting nominations for its new Advancing Safe Care Award until March 30.  Read More
Staff members from the MHA Keystone Center recently visited Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids to learn about its iHub, an innovative and multifaceted approach to performance improvement and the management and communication of quality improvement projects. Read More
This year’s Patient Safety Awareness week takes place March 11-17 and focuses on two important issues: patient engagement and safety culture. Read More
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center’s annual Spring Workshop. This year’s event, Preventing Harm Across the Board, will allow members to learn in an interactive, didactic environment on a variety of topics, including adverse drug events, venous thromboembolism, pressure ... Read More
National Patient Safety Awareness Week (NPSAW) takes place March 11 through 17, and the MHA and the National Patient Safety Foundation encourage Michigan hospitals and health systems to recognize the importance of patient safety. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting will give attendees the opportunity to hear from their peers on a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals and health systems are currently facing. Read More
The opioid epidemic is an ever-pressing problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 44 people per day die in the U.S. of opioid prescription overdoses, equating to more than 16,000 deaths annually.  Read More
The opioid epidemic has become America’s worst drug crisis in history, resulting in 115 deaths per day and an estimated cost of $1 trillion since 2001.  Read More
Hospitals across the state are committed to transparency regarding the quality of care provided to their patients and providing world-class care to different patient populations. The MHA’s new Advancing Safe Care Award will recognize teams of healthcare professionals within MHA-member hospital... Read More
The MHA Keystone Center presented the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Feb. 20 to Danielle Gebolys, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table Feb. 21 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members to discuss a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals are currently facing. Read More
Recent numbers released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists show that the efforts of the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) have decreased the rate of severe maternal morbidity in Michigan by 10.5 percent since 2015. Read More
In August 2017, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the largest cancer research and provider network in Michigan, began its focus on readmissions through its voluntary participation in an Improvement Action Network (IAN). Read More
Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), discusses the dangers of heart disease and the importance of making yourself a priority in the new year. Read More
Registration is open for two MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) events that are free for PSO members to attend. Read More
Readmission following hospitalization is common, expensive and frequently preventable. Conversely, evidence has shown that unplanned readmissions are often associated with lower quality of care. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center will achieve a significant milestone this year: its 15th anniversary.  Read More
Brittany Bogan, MHSA, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety & Quality, MHA Keystone Center, shares what the MHA Keystone Center PSO plans to focus on and accomplish in 2018.  Read More
Patient falls and fall-related injuries are a huge patient safety issue. According to The Joint Commission, hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. fall every year in hospitals, with 30 to 50 percent of falls resulting in injury. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center will continue its focus on sepsis in the upcoming year. The organization will offer sepsis simulations to its members in 2018, as well as other educational offerings, such as webinars and regional learning sessions. Read More
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