Patient Safety & Quality

The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table May 17 in Kalkaska. Nearly a dozen MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members attended the event, which offered a legally protected environment to have open dialogue regarding healthcare safety and quality issues.
Burnout among healthcare professionals is becoming increasingly common. High stress, minimal staff and large patient volume are often to blame for physical and emotional exhaustion and decreased interest in work.
The opioid epidemic is rampant in the United States — it kills tens of thousands of people per year and the death toll is expected to continue to climb.
Current estimates suggest more than 50 percent of Michigan physicians are employed by a hospital or healthcare system. The MHA recognizes the importance of partnering with Michigan physicians and has taken many proactive steps to further invest in them.
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day. Hand hygiene is commonly referred to as the most critical component of infection prevention.
Great Lakes Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network members from 34 hospitals across Michigan attended the MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop: Preventing Harm Across the Board April 17 at The Henry, Dearborn. 
The MHA Keystone Center will host a member forum April 27 to discuss its recently developed Michigan Opioid Legislation Hospital Compliance Checklist.
As part of the MHA’s commitment to strengthening the collaboration among patients, families and clinicians to deliver the highest quality care in Michigan, the association has formally added under its umbrella a new member council.
Readmissions are characterized as patients who are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Readmission rates are often used as a quality benchmark for hospitals and health systems.
April is National Minority Health Month. It’s recognized annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a time to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations.
The MHA Keystone Center held its Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting March 22 in Grand Rapids. The event drew more than 130 MHA Keystone Center PSO members, in-person and virtually, from 74 hospitals across Michigan and Indiana.
The MHA Keystone Center held a Regional Learning Session (RLS) March 13 in Livonia. Nearly 90 MHA Keystone Center members participated in-person and virtually, from more than 20 hospitals across Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
The MHA is accepting nominations for its new Advancing Safe Care Award until March 30. 
Staff members from the MHA Keystone Center recently visited Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids to learn about its iHub, an innovative and multifaceted approach to performance improvement and the management and communication of quality improvement projects.
This year’s Patient Safety Awareness week takes place March 11-17 and focuses on two important issues: patient engagement and safety culture.
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center’s annual Spring Workshop. This year’s event, Preventing Harm Across the Board, will allow members to learn in an interactive, didactic environment on a variety of topics, including adverse drug events, venous thromboembolism, pressure ...
National Patient Safety Awareness Week (NPSAW) takes place March 11 through 17, and the MHA and the National Patient Safety Foundation encourage Michigan hospitals and health systems to recognize the importance of patient safety.
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting will give attendees the opportunity to hear from their peers on a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals and health systems are currently facing.
The opioid epidemic is an ever-pressing problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 44 people per day die in the U.S. of opioid prescription overdoses, equating to more than 16,000 deaths annually. 
The opioid epidemic has become America’s worst drug crisis in history, resulting in 115 deaths per day and an estimated cost of $1 trillion since 2001. 
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