Patient Safety & Quality

All hospitals, regardless of size, location or affiliation have their own, unique struggles. Speaking to peers and other healthcare professionals can often help find ways to collaborate, improve or standardize processes, learn from each other and determine best practices.
An article on the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award was recently published in the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, an award-winning, quarterly publication produced by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how simulations and tracers provide a realistic, safe environment to practice real-life situation and improve care.
National Care Transitions Awareness Day is April 16. The new observance is hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and aims to increase awareness of safe and effective transitions.
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.
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