Nominations Being Accepted for 2021 Advancing Safe Care Award

Posted on February 17, 2021

Advancing Safe Care AwardTo recognize Michigan hospitals that are tackling issues daily to make care safer and more dependable, the MHA presents its annual Advancing Safe Care Award. Eligible nominees include teams from hospitals across the state that are dedicated to transparency regarding the quality of care provided to their patients and providing unmatched care to different patient populations. Nominations for the 2021 award will be accepted through March 26.

The award honors teams within MHA-member hospitals who are committed to providing quality care to diverse socioeconomic populations, promoting transparency within organizations, leading the charge for quality improvement and achieving better outcomes due to a strong culture of safety. The award does not limit the number of team members who can be included in the nomination.

Judging for this award is based on four criteria:

  • Reducing health disparities among specific patient populations.
  • Supporting a learning culture committed to trusting, feedback and higher problem-solving.
  • Evidence of transparency among care teams, with patients and families, and with community stakeholders.
  • Improving safety by creating high degrees of psychological and physical safety.

In 2020, the award honored the healthcare team at Spectrum Health Pennock for its Journey to Zero Infections project. Setting out in November 2017 to address infections related to colorectal surgeries, the team continued to eliminate infections associated with joint replacement surgeries and hysterectomies over the following two years.

For more information on nominating a team for the Advancing Safe Care Award, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.


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