Patient Safety & Quality

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.
The MHA is working with various state and federal agencies to provide members with current information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
To recognize Michigan hospitals that are tackling issues daily to make care safer and more dependable, the MHA presents its annual Advancing Safe Care Award.
Health disparities are costly in terms of the economy, lives and productivity. These costs stem from inadequate or poor care to key populations that leads to preventable disease, high rehospitalization rates or premature death. 
Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights the work of Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN) and provides resources to guide improvement.
Superior Health is a multistate organization that supports MHA Keystone Center efforts to continue broadening its quality improvement work.
The Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health) is recruiting organizations to participate in its first initiative, the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative and Community Coalitions for Improving Care.
On Jan. 29, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her strategic goals for the upcoming year during her second State of the State address, with a significant focus on healthcare.
There are three weeks left to register for the MHA Keystone Center Implementation Science: Healthcare Improvement Certification Course. 
Registration is open for the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11 at the VisTaTech Center – Schoolcraft College, Livonia.
Ewa Panetta, BA, CPPS, manager of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses seven common misconceptions about health equity in healthcare and other settings.
Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights the work of Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN) and provides resources to guide improvement.
The MHA Keystone Center held an in-person meeting Dec. 5 for its Age-Friendly Health System Action Community, an initiative that was launched in October. 
Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are working to combat sepsis. Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights this work and provides resources to guide improvement.
Every year, half of all Americans over the age of 18 will develop a musculoskeletal injury that will persist for more than three months. Due to the persistence of pain in the afflicted areas, providers are frequently faced with a choice on whether to prescribe opioids for pain management. 
Renée Smiddy, MSBA, director of research and performance measurement, Michigan Health & Hospital Association Service Corporation, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s data strategy for 2020.
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the successes of the MHA Keystone Center PSO in 2019.  
Sepsis is a condition characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction in response to an infection. Patients who develop sepsis are at high risk for complications and death, in addition to having higher healthcare costs. 
The MHA Keystone Center honored Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s Megan VanDam, RN, BSN, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Oct. 17.
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