The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award honors those who demonstrate leadership in patient safety and quality improvement that transcends the bounds of their hospital or health system. Award selection criteria are weighted to reflect an emphasis on leadership consistent with the mission, vision and values of the MHA Keystone Center.

Past Winners

Patricia J. Posa, quality excellence leader, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Samuel J. Flanders, MD, senior vice president of quality and safety, Beaumont Health

John Hyden, compliance, legal, risk and safety officer, McLaren Greater Lansing
Hitinder S. Gurm, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor

Robert H. Connors, MD, president, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids
Maude (Molly) Guerin, MD, chair of the obstetrical/gynecological department, Sparrow Health System, Lansing

Cheryl Knapp, vice president of quality, Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, and chief quality officer, Bronson Battle Creek
Robert Prodinger, DO, medical director of emergency medicine, Bronson Battle Creek
Penny Rathburn, DO, medical director, Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital specialists, Battle Creek

Annette Phillips, president and chief executive officer, Mercy Memorial Hospital System,
Monroe Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, chief medical officer, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, Howell

Thomas H. Peterson, MD, executive director, Safety, Quality and Community Health, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids
Michael K. McLeod, MD, surgeon, Sparrow Health System, Lansing

Sara Atwell, BSN, MHA, chief quality and safety officer, Oakwood Healthcare Inc., Dearborn
Susan Hawkins, senior vice president of performance management, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Beth Smith, RN, MSN, MBA, director, Quality Resource Management, Allegiance Health, Jackson

Thomas Denomme, board chairman, Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak Rhea Heil, chair of the board of trustees, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit
Matthew Niedner, MD, pediatric intensivist and patient safety officer, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
John Brooks, MD, chief of staff-elect, Port Huron Hospital

Dr. William Conway, chief quality officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, and chief medical officer Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
Carolyn Schaefer, RN, BSN, MS, CNAA, director of medical-surgical and critical care, Holland Hospital

Dr. Darrell A. Campbell Jr., the Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery and senior associate director and chief of clinical affairs, University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers, Ann Arbor

Paul Conlon, PharmD, JD, vice president of clinical quality and safety, Trinity Health, Novi

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