Patient Safety & Quality

Evidence reveals that hands-on learning yields greater retention, engagement and understanding of material.
The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN) hosted a regional learning session March 12 that focused on health equity.
Nearly 80 MHA members met virtually and in-person March 11 as part of a new MHA Keystone Center collaborative on workplace safety.
Approximately 90 women die each year in Michigan during pregnancy, at delivery or within a year of giving birth, and 44 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are considered preventable.
March 29 is the last day to submit nominations for the 2019 MHA Advancing Safe Care Award. 
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) occurs March 10-16. The annual event seeks to start local and global discussions and create awareness on the importance of safety in healthcare.
Clinical staff from across Michigan participated in the annual meeting of the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) March 6 in Dearborn.
Bronson Healthcare serves patients and families throughout southwest Michigan. The health system is committed to quality and safety and has worked tirelessly to improve its reporting culture and create a transparent work environment.
Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, MHA, discusses how healthcare employees can work together as a team to improve care and work toward Zero Preventable Harm.
Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) is celebrated annually and hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Social determinants of health are socio-economic factors, such as education and ZIP code, that can drastically influence and shape health outcomes.
The MHA will host workplace safety training, Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM®), at several locations during the week of March 4.
The MHA Keystone Center and the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) will host a series of upcoming events to connect members, share knowledge, discuss pertinent issues related to quality and safety, and encourage continuous improvement.
March 1 is the deadline to register for the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting. The event is scheduled for March 6.
Forming partnerships in healthcare is critical to the transformation that will yield improved outcomes and long-term success.
The potential for aggressive behavior or violence toward employees exists in numerous situations in healthcare settings.
Antibiotics have saved countless lives and treated bacterial and fungal infections, from minor to severe, and parasites. However, people can develop antibiotic resistance due to overuse or misuse.
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses the importance of improvement stories and listening to the patient.
Hospitals and health systems often face a myriad of complex challenges. Health disparities, costly errors, miscommunication and potential staff and patient harm are just a few of the daily hurdles that healthcare professionals must overcome.
Eryn Glerum and Stephanie Pratt, nuclear medical technologists at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital were recent recipients of the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.
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