Patient Safety & Quality

Patient falls and fall-related injuries are a huge patient safety issue. According to The Joint Commission, hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. fall every year in hospitals, with 30 to 50 percent of falls resulting in injury. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center will continue its focus on sepsis in the upcoming year. The organization will offer sepsis simulations to its members in 2018, as well as other educational offerings, such as webinars and regional learning sessions. Read More
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. Read More
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers sepsis and raises awareness about Michigan hospitals’ efforts to combat this serious condition.  Read More
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. Read More
Tips for reducing burnout in the healthcare system from the Betsy Lehman Center.  Read More
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. Read More
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).  Read More
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... Read More
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. Read More
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... Read More
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. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center was recently recertified as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Read More
Safe tables provide a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members to discuss sensitive topics with regard to patient safety. A PSO Safe Table on Rural Health will occur from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Inn at Bay Harbor.  Read More
Kassandra Gauna, RN, a nurse at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, was honored Nov. 3 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Read More
The MHA Keystone Center held its annual High Reliability Organization (HRO) Tier 2 Workshop Oct. 19. The event brought together chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, chief executive officers, nurses, and physicians from nine HRO Tier 2 facilities. Read More
The MHA Board of Trustees recently approved the 2017-2018 program year action plan, which guides the association’s activities and goals year-round. One of the biggest key objectives for the upcoming year is the Quadruple Aim, which addresses physician and staff satisfaction. Read More
A new program in Northern Michigan is giving patients with chronic disease access to an alternative kind of prescription: fresh vegetables and fruit.  Read More
The MHA Keystone Center  2016-2017 annual report, Working Together to Build a Safer Tomorrow, highlights how Michigan hospitals are working together to improve the safety and quality of patient care in healthcare.  Read More
To Our Members: This year’s annual report reflects the MHA Keystone Center’s work toward making Michigan hospitals HROs, as well as our efforts through the GLPP HIIN in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Read More
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