New Report Showcases Collaboration Among Healthcare Organizations
Posted on September 28, 2018
The MHA Keystone Center recently released its 2017-2018 annual report titled Improving Care Together. The report highlights the MHA Keystone Center’s 15-year anniversary and its accomplishments over the years. It also describes member hospitals’ connection with the MHA Keystone Center during the past program year to learn and share best practices to implement the changes necessary to provide safer, more reliable healthcare in Michigan and beyond.
Michigan hospitals have collaborated with the MHA Keystone Center to reduce infections and harm, lower healthcare costs and improve patient and staff safety. In addition, hospitals have voluntarily participated in various educational opportunities provided by the MHA Keystone Center and committed their time and efforts to enact change and cultivate a culture of safe care and continuous improvement.
“Our member hospitals have worked tirelessly to improve healthcare quality and safety by committing their energy and passion to achieve better outcomes,” said MHA CEO Brian Peters. “Overall, these collaborative efforts have resulted in advancing the health and overall well-being of Michigan communities.”
Report highlights include:
- Feature stories highlight how Michigan hospitals are specifically tackling the opioid epidemic, readmissions and hospital-acquired infections.
- Thanks to efforts to reduce adverse events, Michigan hospitals avoided nearly 6,400 instances of harm, which amounted to a savings of $80.6 million in healthcare costs during the 2017-2018 program year. From 2006 to 2017, efforts to avoid preventable harm have helped Michigan hospitals save $822 million in healthcare costs.
- The MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award was launched in March 2016 and celebrates safety through the recognition of individuals in MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hospitals who speak up to prevent harm. To date, the MHA Keystone Center has received 429 nominations from 39-member hospitals. That’s an average of one nominee every two days for the past two and a half years.
- Since 2012, Michigan hospitals have seen a 49 percent drop in catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
The full report is available online. Members with questions about the report or who would like to request printed copies of the report should contact the MHA Keystone Center.
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