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

Crain's Detroit Business: Hospitals Ramp Up Efforts to Reduce Maternal Deaths in Michigan

Crain's Detroit Business: Hospitals Ramp Up Efforts to Reduce Maternal Deaths in Michigan

In this Dec. 20, 2017, article from Crain's Detroit Business, Sam Watson, senior vice president of patient safety and quality at the MHA Keystone Center, discusses efforts to reduce maternal mortality in Michigan in partnership with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.
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New Podcast Episode Raises Awareness About Sepsis

New Podcast Episode Raises Awareness About Sepsis

The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers sepsis and raises awareness about Michigan hospitals’ efforts to combat this serious condition. 
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Successful Practices: Update on Pressure Ulcers

As of Oct. 1, 2016, the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting have been revised to indicate that if a patient is admitted with a pressure ulcer at one stage and it progresses to a higher stage, two separate codes should be assigned.
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Successful Practices: Addressing Staff Burnout

Tips for reducing burnout in the healthcare system from the Betsy Lehman Center. 
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Award Recognizes Individuals, Teams for Voicing Safety Concerns

Award Recognizes Individuals, Teams for Voicing Safety Concerns

A vast majority of serious safety events occur due to miscommunication among healthcare staff. Speaking up about safety issues and voicing concern in the midst of potential patient or staff harm can play a vital role in the improvement of safety and quality in healthcare.
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Hospital Spotlight: Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Focuses on Infection Prevention

Hospital Spotlight: Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Focuses on Infection Prevention

Infection Control and Prevention team members from Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health participated June 17 in the MHA Keystone Center Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Regional Learning Session (RLS). 
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MHA Keystone Center Leadership Corner: December 2017

MHA Keystone Center Leadership Corner: December 2017

Since its inception, the MHA Keystone Center has focused on improving care through the use of technical and cultural interventions. This combination, particularly cultural interventions, has led to sustained improvements, such as reductions in central-line-associated bloodstream infections and cathe...
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Patient Safety Organization Members Learn about Adverse Events

Patient Safety Organization Members Learn about Adverse Events

MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members had the opportunity to convene in Bay Harbor for two recent learning opportunities — the MHA Keystone Center PSO Rural Health Safe Table and the MHA Keystone Center Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training.
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Webinar Series Discusses Health Equity, Disparities

Webinar Series Discusses Health Equity, Disparities

Over the past three months, the three-part webinar series Advancing Health Equity has helped members of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) learn about the importance of three pertinent and pressing issues: health equity, health disparity and s...
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International Medical Journal Publishes Study by MHA Keystone Center Leaders

A collaborative patient safety and quality study done by Sam R. Watson, Brittany Bogan, and J. Bryan Sexton and other partners from Safe and Reliable Healthcare was recently published in BMJ Quality & Safety, a prestigious international medical journal.
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