Michigan Birthing Hospitals Gather to Improve Care for Moms & Babies

Posted on November 25, 2016

This November, the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) conference met at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Nearly 250 team members representing Michigan’s birthing hospitals were in attendance. Earlier this year, the MHA Keystone Center announced its partnership with MI AIM to bring together one quality improvement initiative for information sharing and resources to help reduce morbidity and mortality for moms and babies statewide.

Robert Sokol, MD, Wayne State University, is the Chair of the MI AIM Executive Committee and began the day with welcoming remarks and an introduction to the bundles that Michigan hospitals will be working on. Michigan’s first Surgeon General, Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, provided the public voice for MI AIM and discussed the outreach strategy for the initiative. Presentations were made on team training using TeamSTEPPS, implementing the patient safety bundles for hypertension and obstetrical (OB) hemorrhage, and discussing the Maternal Early Warning System (MEWS). 

The afternoon was full of hands-on simulation training, quantifiable blood loss stations, medical and surgical management of postpartum hemorrhage, hypertension crisis management, team training and discussing operational challenges and barriers to implementing a culture of safety. 

It was a full day of sharing and learning about the series of bundles developed, which are organized into four action domains: readiness, recognition, response and reporting. Patient Safety Criteria were developed by the MI AIM Executive Committee and are available for maternal hypertension, OB hemorrhage, MEWS and severe maternal morbidity. 

The MHA Community will remain the home for statewide resource sharing, discussion and announcement of upcoming events and webinars. Birthing hospitals do not need to enroll in MI AIM – the transition will happen automatically. Hospitals can enroll to submit data for the statewide initiative. Data collection will continue and measures will be discussed during a Dec. 13 webinar “Taking AIM - Data Entry & Review” with Megan Black, keystone data manager, MHA. Questions about involvement in MI AIM can be directed to Kristy Kenyon at the MHA Keystone Center. 


  • Michigan Birthing Hospitals Gather to Improve Care for Moms & Babies
  • Michigan Birthing Hospitals Gather to Improve Care for Moms & Babies
  • Michigan Birthing Hospitals Gather to Improve Care for Moms & Babies

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Patient Safety & Quality, Obstetrics, OB, Birthing Hospitals, MI AIM

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