Learn and Collaborate at MHA Keystone Center Events

The MHA Keystone Center brings together hospitals and state and national patient safety experts for various events throughout the year. The workshops, meetings and training events share evidence-based, best practices to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs in Michigan and beyond.

Join healthcare professionals from across the state at upcoming MHA Keystone Center events. For a complete list of upcoming MHA events, visit the MHA Member Portal.

MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Preventing Sharps and Slips, Trips and Falls Injuries

The MHA Keystone Center is hosting two webinars as part of the Workplace Safety Collaborative:

  • Sept. 15: Preventing Sharps Injuries
  • Sept. 24: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls Injuries

Speakers will include hospital representatives experienced in implementing programs and campaigns focused on both sharps injury prevention and slips, trips and falls as well as how to create and implement a workplace safety strategy. Both webinars will include an overview and demonstration of the workplace safety data dashboard in KeyMetrics, the MHA Keystone Center’s new data reporting platform. A detailed agenda is forthcoming.

Members may join us for one or join us for both events.

Maternal Health Safety Sessions

Regional sessions available on June 10, July 17, July 22, Aug. 12., Sept. 2, and Sept. 30

The MHA Keystone Center and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) have partnered to offer interactive and educational Maternal Health Safety Sessions for providers across the state of Michigan. Within MDHHS, this partnership includes collaboration between the MDHHS Divisions of Chronic Disease and Injury Control and Maternal and Infant Health, the Regional Perinatal Quality Collaboratives and Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM).

Session Specifics

Who Should Attend and Why?

Obstetric physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and individuals that work in quality improvement from Michigan birthing hospitals are invited to attend educational webinars followed by maternal health safety sessions. In the peer learning safety sessions, participants will discuss barriers, opportunities, and successes of identifying and treating obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension.

Attending a session will enhance healthcare providers’ ability to work towards full implementation of the MI AIM safety bundles. 

All maternal health safety sessions have a similar curriculum and are separated by prosperity region

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

Funding for this event was made possible by Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke (CDC-RFA-DP18-1817) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Registration is free and open to all MHA Keystone Center members. Additional educational webinars are forthcoming.

June 10: Educational webinar for prosperity regions 9 and 10. Attendees are invited to participate in a follow-up Maternal Health Safety Session June 17.

July 17: Educational webinar for prosperity regions 1, 2 and 3. Attendees in prosperity regions 2 and 3 are encouraged to register for a follow-up maternal health safety session July 22.  Attendees in prosperity region 1 are encouraged to register for a follow-up maternal health safety session Aug. 12

July 22: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity regions 2 and 3.

Aug. 12: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity region 1.

Sept. 2: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity regions 4 and 8.

Sept. 30: Maternal Health Safety Session for prosperity regions 5, 6 and 7.

MHA Keystone Center and HMS Sepsis Symposium

Oct. 1 | 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT | Virtual

The MHA Keystone Center has partnered with the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium to host a day-long virtual sepsis symposium to educate participants around sepsis management, current sepsis work at the state and national levels and link between Sepsis and the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Please note, a detailed agenda is forthcoming. Agenda items are subject to change.   

Current State of Sepsis in Michigan & ‘A Call to Action’

  • Current challenges and a call to action.
  • A patient story.
  • Data from the Michigan Value Collaborative: current Michigan sepsis data.

Hospital Management

  • Sepsis: key definitions, quick sequential organ failure assessment, diagnostic uncertainty and more.
  • Improving sepsis recognition for frontline clinicians.
  • Antibiotic choice:
    • Patients that require additional diagnostic testing.
    • Appropriate antibiotic prescribing.
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Four Moments of Antibiotic Decision Making.

Sepsis & National Policy

  1. Dr. Reena Duseja, Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
  2. Dr. Runa Gokhale, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.

Post Hospital Management

  • COVID 60-day follow-up data.
  • Developing a post-critical illness clinic: the story of University of Michigan’s PULSE clinic.
  • Resources for patients and caregivers after sepsis.

HMS Sepsis Initiative: Sneak Peek at Preliminary Plans for Data Collection

Event Specifics

Registration: This event is available at no-cost to both MHA and HMS members and nonmembers. Registration will remain open through the event.

Who Should Attend? This program is designed for critical care staff, hospitalists, general medicine physicians, infection control, nurses, pharmacists, patient safety officers, quality improvement personnel, social work, risk managers and clinical staff educators.

P4P Program Attendance: This event is tied to participation requirements for both the MHA Keystone Center (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan peer groups 1-4 only) and the HMS pay-for-performance programs. For attendance tracking, each individual counting towards participation attendance must register and attend separately for the entire symposium.

Note: For HMS participants, two individuals must attend from each participating hospital including one clinician/physician.

For those not attending for pay-for-performance purposes, it is not required to attend the entire symposium, however we encourage participation in the sessions that are most meaningful to your individual hospital/role specific needs.

CME: Continuing education opportunities will be available for nursing and CME II for each session attended in full.

Please contact the MHA Keystone Center or HMS with questions.

For a complete list of upcoming MHA events, visit the MHA Member Portal.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

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