The MHA Keystone Center Offers Ongoing Workforce Well-Being Courses

Through a partnership with the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, the MHA Keystone Center is pleased to offer the second iteration of its WELL-B webinar series geared to support healthcare workers experiencing burnout.

Live courses will begin on Nov. 17 and take place monthly through Oct. 2023. Each one-hour session includes CME and ANCC credit. The 12 sessions are a continuation of the courses offered earlier this year. Members who did not participate in the spring cohort are encouraged to listen to the recordings to gain foundational knowledge. CME and ANCC credits are also available for the pre-recorded sessions.

Registration will remain open throughout the series.

Registration is also open for a 5-hour WELL-B Essentials cohort opportunity starting in Jan. 2023. The five interactive sessions will center around cultivating work-life balance, gratitude, self-compassion and awe.

Sessions for the WELL-B Essentials cohort are first come, first serve. Registrants will be assigned to the one-hour sessions from noon to 1 p.m. either Jan. 23 – 27 or Jan. 30 – Feb. 3.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

ED MOUD Funding Available – Applications Due Dec. 16

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM) is partnering with the MHA Keystone Center, the Michigan Opioid Partnership (MOP) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide funding and technical assistance for members to implement Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD).

The goal of the Emergency Department Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (ED MOUD) initiative is to increase access to evidence-based medication for opioid use disorder and support the transition to long-term office-based treatment upon discharge.

Applications for the upcoming ED MOUD funding will close on Dec. 16. Members should note there is currently legislation pending to implement an opt-out program for Michigan emergency departments (ED) to implement a medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) program. If passed, hospitals would be required to offer ED-MOUD services or complete a form developed by MDHHS to opt-out.

The MHA Keystone Center is also partnering with MOP to host a webinar Oct. 19 about obtaining an X-Waiver and prescribing MOUD. While this webinar will not fulfill the training requirements for X-Waivers, CME credits will be offered and will provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions about the process.

If you are interested in receiving future communication surrounding opioid use disorder treatment programs and initiatives, please fill out this brief survey.

Members with questions about the webinar may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

MHA Keystone Center Presents Annual Health Equity Summit

Registration is now open for the Michigan Health Equity Summit that will take place in-person at Lansing Community College West Campus and virtually from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 3.

This summit aims to provide an update of state healthcare disparity data, explore how Michigan hospitals can continue to expand upon their work in eliminating disparities and highlight the work select hospitals are doing to advance health equity for all Michiganders.

The program – provided in partnership by the MHA Keystone Center, the Michigan Public Health Institute, Michigan State University’s Institute for Health Policy and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund  – is designed for patient safety officers, quality improvement personnel, directors of patient experience or compliance, executive and clinical leaders and health equity staff members.

Included in the agenda is keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, a renowned advocate against racism and its impact on public health, who will lead the summit discussion in his keynote address.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

Survey Published for Opioid Use Disorder Contacts

In preparation for the state’s anticipated grant program to implement an Emergency Department Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (ED MOUD) program, the MHA is asking all members to fill out a short survey by Sept. 23 to provide contact information for those within each member organization who support OUD work.

The Michigan Senate and House recently both passed Senate Bill 597, which requires all Michigan emergency departments who do not otherwise opt-out to implement an ED MOUD program. The governor has not yet signed the bill into law, but the MHA anticipates Gov. Whitmer will sign the bill in the coming months.

While ED MOUD programming currently exists and many Michigan hospitals are already implementing it, the bill will require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to create a grant program to provide financial support to emergency departments to implement ED MOUD programs. This funding will be available only to those with more than 50 overdose encounters a year. Hospitals will be required to either opt-out or complete an application for funding. As such, the MHA Keystone Center – which has been working closely with Michigan hospitals currently implementing the ED MOUD program – is preparing to support members once the bill is signed. Given the anticipated tight turnaround to complete paperwork, it is imperative for the MHA Keystone Center to have the appropriate contacts to aid in the registration or opt-out process.

Members with questions about the requirements can reach out to the MHA Keystone Center.

 

MHA Monday Report July 18, 2022

MHA Monday Report

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of July 11MHA Covid-19 update


Member Feedback Requested on Rural Emergency Hospital Proposed Rule


CMS Proposes Rate Cuts in 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule


Medicaid Will Allow Authorization of Return Transfers for NICU Patients


MHA Service Corporation Board Celebrates Partnerships and Successes


C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Nurse Receives Q2 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

 


New Physician Recruiting Data and Insights Provided by Merritt Hawkins


Paul KeckleyThe Keckley Report

It’s Time for Hospitals to Implement Plan B

“This weekend, hospital leaders will gather in San Diego for the American Hospital Association’s Annual Leadership Summit. … ‘Transformation’ will be a frequent theme: most hospitals recognize their future is not a repeat of their past. … But Plan A is a short-term solution; Plan B is a decidedly different future state for hospitals.  Some will successfully pursue it; others will elect to watch and wait.”

Paul Keckley, July 11, 2022


News to Know

  • Registration will open Sept. 6 for Michigan’s 2022 Fall Immunization Conferences, which will be held on eight separate dates throughout the state between Oct. 4 and Nov. 2.
  • For the remainder of the summer, the Monday Report will be published every other week. The next editions will arrive in inboxes Aug. 1, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Nurse Receives Q2 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center presented Courtney Meagher, RN at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, July 12 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.

The MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award celebrates individuals or teams in Michigan hospitals demonstrating a commitment to the prevention of patient or staff harm.

Meagher is being honored for her diligence in caring for a patient who accidently removed their tracheostomy tube. While the patient’s oxygen saturation was 100%, Meagher was still concerned with the patient’s breathing after a difficult tracheostomy tube replacement and sought counsel from another nurse. After confirming the patient was breathing from their mouth rather than the tracheostomy tube, the team was able to place a new one in the appropriate position. Meagher’s actions prevented potential harm and any further complications.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a patient advocate,” said Meagher. “I am grateful to work in a system where I feel confident to question, validate and verify to ensure our patients are receiving the best care possible.”

Launched in March 2016, the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award promotes a culture within healthcare organizations empowering staff to speak up about the quality or safety of patient care to foster continuous improvement and minimize institutional risk for both patients and providers.

“Team members like Courtney allow us to lead the way in providing comprehensive, specialized health care for children,” said Luanne Thomas Ewald, MHA, FACHE, chief operating officer, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. “We are grateful to see her recognized for displaying the high safety standards we set to ensure we are providing the highest quality of care.”

Additional award finalists for the second quarter of 2022 include:

  • Claire LaPlaunt, MyMichigan Medical Center Sault, Sault Ste. Marie
  • Areej Kattan, Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn

“It’s the steadfast approach of healthcare workers like Courtney that advances the safety and quality of Michigan hospitals,” said MHA CEO Brian Peters. “She is incredibly deserving of this recognition for her courage to speak up and seek validation for her patient.”

More information about the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award, including criteria and a nomination form, are available online.

MHA Monday Report June 20, 2022

MHA Monday Report

capitol buildingBehavioral Health Supplemental Budget, Policy Bills Advance


Ask Congress to Support SAVE Act to Protect Healthcare Workers

The Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act is newly proposed federal legislation to give healthcare workers the same legal protections against assault and intimidation that flight crews and airport workers have under federal law. U.S. Reps. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and Larry Bucshon, MD …


MHA CEO Brian Peters; Beth Bedra, RN, patient safety officer, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, and Sarah Scranton, MPA, vice president, safety and quality, MHA and MHA Keystone executive director.

ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Receives Q1 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center honored Beth Bedra, patient safety officer at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, June 9 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. …


Paul KeckleyThe Keckley Report

May 2022 CPI Report: Healthcare Prices Up, Especially Insurers

“Comparatively, healthcare has seen relatively constrained price increases while the rest of the economy’s price hikes have soared: In the last 12 months, the energy index rose 34.6%–the largest 12-month increase 2005, the food index increased 10.1%–the first increase of 10% or more since 1981, vs. 4.0% for medical care–notably the lowest 12 month increase of any category in the CPI.”

Paul Keckley, June 13, 2022


News to Know

The MHA has submitted comments regarding the proposed rule to update the fiscal year 2023 Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system.

ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Receives Q1 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

MHA CEO Brian Peters; Beth Bedra, RN, patient safety officer, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, and Sarah Scranton, MPA, vice president, safety and quality, MHA and MHA Keystone executive director.
MHA CEO Brian Peters; Beth Bedra, RN, patient safety officer, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, and Sarah Scranton, MPA, vice president, safety and quality, MHA and MHA Keystone executive director.
MHA CEO Brian Peters; Beth Bedra, RN, patient safety officer, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, and Sarah Scranton, MPA, vice president, safety and quality, MHA and MHA Keystone executive director.

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center honored Beth Bedra, patient safety officer at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, June 9 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, changes were made to the main entrance at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital to accommodate infection control requirements for patient visitors. However, the revised entrance utilized a revolving door that was not suitable for all visitors and posed a safety risk. Beth personally examined the door, reviewed video footage of how patients and their care partners enter and exit the facility and engaged other staff in identifying solutions. As a result, she led efforts to revise the entrance that accommodates the needs of all visitors at the hospital and ensures the safest walkway possible.

“I’m honored to be a recipient of this award and to know that as a team, we’ve been able to improve the patient and visitor experience at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital,” said Bedra. “I’m thankful we have a culture where I could speak up and suggest a change that is in the best interest of safety at the hospital.”

Launched in March 2016, the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award acknowledges individuals or teams within MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization hospitals who speak up to prevent potential harm to patients or other staff members. The award fosters a culture within healthcare organizations that empowers staff to speak up about the quality or safety of patient care.

“We are incredibly grateful to have Beth as part of our team,” said Darrin Arquette, president, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. “Her years of safety experience, in addition to her perceptive observation skills and attention to detail help improve the safety and quality of care for our staff, patients and their care partners on a daily basis.”

Additional award finalists for the first quarter of 2022 include:

  • Jennifer Helman, NP, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
  • Erin Munsel, PharmD, BCCPS, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
  • Jenny Burton, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital

“The pandemic has created incredible challenges for hospitals and in many instances, drastically changed the visitor experience,” said MHA CEO Brian Peters. “Beth is a great example that despite the increased stress on healthcare workers, they still display an unwavering commitment to improving safety for all who enter their facilities.”

Specifics on the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award, including criteria and a nomination form, are available online. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.

MHA Monday Report June 13, 2022

MHA Monday Report

capitol buildingHouse and Senate Continue Health Policy Testimony


MHA Draft Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule Available for Member Review

The MHA has drafted comments regarding the fiscal year 2023 Medicare proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). Hospitals are encouraged to review the impact of the proposed rule on …


The Keckley Report

Medicare Trustees Report is Misleading, Especially for Hospitals

“Last Thursday, the Medicare Trustees released their latest assessment of the long-term adequacy of the Trust Funds that reimburse [healthcare providers on] behalf of Medicare’s 64 million seniors andPaul Keckley disabled adults. …

“This report is the Trustees’ 57th. Its projections are developed in two time-frames … A careful read provides a cautionary view about future Medicare funding adequacy.”

Paul Keckley, June 6, 2022


News to Know

The MHA is developing an advocacy day specially designed for small or rural hospital members. Rural Advocacy Day will be held Sept. 21 at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in downtown Lansing.

MHA in the News

MHA CEO Brian Peters expressed the MHA’s support for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affair’s new implicit bias training requirement for all professions licensed or registered under the Public Health Code in a story by Michigan Capitol Confidential.

Peters Expresses Support for Implicit Bias Training Requirement

Brian Peters

Brian PetersMHA CEO Brian Peters expressed the MHA’s support for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affair’s new implicit bias training requirement for all professions licensed or registered under the Public Health Code in a story by Michigan Capitol Confidential.

Peters cited the training as the next step in the MHA’s long history of safety and quality improvement work by hospitals led through the MHA Keystone Center. Peters also mentioned that many hospitals in the state have already been offering an implicit bias training prior to the requirement.

“Yes, we might require some time for our clinicians or employees to do this training,” said Peters. “But if we avoid rehospitalizations, if we avoid complications that require an extended hospital stay, we’re going to save them time on the back end by having better outcomes.”

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