Patient Safety & Quality

A recently published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Michigan experienced an 8 percent rise in opioid overdose-related deaths last year. 
Clark Ballard, senior vice president of member relations and education, will be retiring from the MHA Oct. 12 after 35 years of outstanding leadership with the association.
The registration deadline is Sept. 11 for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
In 2014, Newberry-based Helen Newberry Joy Hospital began its focus on improving transitions of care by participating in an MHA Keystone Center initiative that concentrated specifically on moving patients from one setting of care to another.
Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center discusses his new role at the MHA and new leadership of the MHA Keystone Center.  
Two nurses from Lakeland Health were honored Aug. 22 with the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award recognizes healthcare professionals and hospital staff who choose to speak up to prevent patient or staff harm in Michigan hospitals.
As the MHA Keystone Center celebrates its 15-year anniversary, it is important to recognize how, collectively, hospitals have prevented infections and harm to patients, saved countless lives and avoided millions of dollars in healthcare costs. 
The MHA Keystone Center, as part of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, will launch a three-state opioid safety initiative for emergency department (ED) teams.
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Fall 2018 Workshop, scheduled for Oct. 23, which is designed for healthcare workers in the critical care setting.
Patient safety healthcare leader and keynote speaker Tejal Gandhi, MD, headlines the list of speakers for the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
According to William Shakespeare, some people are born leaders, some achieve greatness, and some have leadership thrust upon them.
Countless awards are given annually to celebrate nurses nationwide for their vital role in the improvement of healthcare quality and safety.
Clinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives and business leaders are invited to the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium.
Registration is now open for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
Following up on its successful launch of sepsis simulations earlier this year, the MHA Keystone Center will begin offering a series of simulations this fall that will tackle a new issue – critical care. 
We often talk within the healthcare realm about the culture of an organization, unit or team, and its critical importance to the success of delivering high quality, safe care. However, focused efforts to improve organizational culture are often overlooked among the myriad of new and ongoing initiati...
All babies have a risk for infection. However, premature babies have an increased risk due to an underdeveloped immune system and inability to fight off viruses and bacteria.
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) antibiotic stewardship team at Bronson Children’s Hospital, Kalamazoo, was honored with the 2018 MHA Advancing Safe Care Award during the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island.
Great leaders are visionary, inspirational and intuitively know what their organizations need.
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has focused heavily this year on collecting root cause analyses (RCAs), incident reports and near misses from all MHA Keystone Center PSO member organizations. 
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