Leading Michigan to Better Health

This section of the Newsroom is dedicated to sharing patient safety and quality news from the MHA Keystone Center and MHA quality initiatives. 

Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s commitment to support hospitals in addressing health disparities and achieving health equity.  
In September 2016, 316 hospitals across Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin committed to driving a 20% reduction in 13 preventable harms and a 12% reduction in readmissions under the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.
Patient Safety Awareness Week, hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement , will be celebrated March 8-14 to increase awareness about patient safety and recognize the work that is already in-progress to reduce the risk of preventable patient harm in hospitals.
As Governor Whitmer shared in her State of the State address, improving the health of mothers and babies is a priority for the state of Michigan. 
During the first quarter of 2018, data analysis conducted within Bronson LakeView Hospital showed that they had experienced an increase in readmissions from 10.42% to 13.3%.
Ewa Panetta, manager of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, testified before the Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee Feb. 26 to discuss the importance of integrating more age-friendly initiatives into hospitals.
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) brings together hospitals and safety experts for its annual meeting March 11 at the VisTaTech Center, Livonia.
The MHA Keystone Center has extended to March 11 the deadline for registering for the Implementation Science: Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification Course, offered in conjunction with Vlasic & Roth. 
Feb. 12 marked the halfway point for the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative’s Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Collaboration calls, which began Oct. 9 and will occur bimonthly through Aug. 12. 
The December 2019 issue of the journal Patient Safety highlights the MHA Keystone Center’s role in reducing adverse drug events (ADEs) in its member hospitals. Three of the article’s authors are currently pharmacists at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids.
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