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.
The MHA Board of Trustees has designated workplace safety as a major area of focus for the 2019-2020 program year, and the association and the MHA Keystone Center are planning several initiatives to address the issue.
Because workplace safety is a focus area for the MHA this program year, the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has started to evaluate workplace safety-related data and will host a variety of events on the topic throughout 2019.
The MHA Keystone Center and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are seeking to address disparities in healthcare by hosting a regional learning session from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12.
On Jan. 8, the MHA obtained a preferred minority share and seat on the board of NextPlane Solutions, LLC, based in Fort Worth, TX.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have issued new and revised rules as part of the ongoing effort to fight Michigan’s opioid crisis.
Medication errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries per year in the United States. However, mistakes related to the dispensing and prescription of medication are preventable, and knowledge and good communication is often the best line of defense.
Adam Novak, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how workplace safety is a focus area for the 2018-2019 program year and member organizations are encouraged to participate in a collaborative program to identify, develop and implement workplace safety risk-reduction strategies...
President Donald Trump on Dec. 21 signed into law federal legislation aimed at reducing maternal deaths during pregnancy and delivery.
Rural communities often face adversity, particularly due to a lack of resources. Limited access to healthcare and food play a crucial role in health disparities and social determinants of health.
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses factors that create health inequities and available resources to drive improvement.
Gary L. Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer of the MHA, was the recent recipient of the 2018 Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hosted Outcome Engenuity’s (OE) Just Culture Certification Course Nov. 6 and 7 in Okemos.
Over the past three years, the MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, has provided support for its member hospitals to adopt principles of high reliability.
Michigan hospitals voluntarily and regularly submit data to the MHA Keystone Center to be analyzed and used to drive improvement and help healthcare providers avoid future harm.
In 2017, the MHA Keystone Center hosted five simulations throughout Michigan that focused on sepsis. Due to great success, the MHA Keystone Center added more simulations in 2018 to help GLPP HIIN members address additional critical care issues.
The MHA Keystone Center held its annual Fall Workshop Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott, Grand Rapids. The event drew more than 100 nurses, critical care educators, intensivists, care transition coordinators and quality improvement professionals to learn how to drive improvement in the critical care settin...