Patient Safety & Quality

Kassandra Gauna, RN, a nurse at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, was honored Nov. 3 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award
The MHA Keystone Center held its annual High Reliability Organization (HRO) Tier 2 Workshop Oct. 19. The event brought together chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, chief executive officers, nurses, and physicians from nine HRO Tier 2 facilities.
The MHA Board of Trustees recently approved the 2017-2018 program year action plan, which guides the association’s activities and goals year-round. One of the biggest key objectives for the upcoming year is the Quadruple Aim, which addresses physician and staff satisfaction.
A new program in Northern Michigan is giving patients with chronic disease access to an alternative kind of prescription: fresh vegetables and fruit. 
The MHA Keystone Center  2016-2017 annual report, Working Together to Build a Safer Tomorrow, highlights how Michigan hospitals are working together to improve the safety and quality of patient care in healthcare. 
To Our Members: This year’s annual report reflects the MHA Keystone Center’s work toward making Michigan hospitals HROs, as well as our efforts through the GLPP HIIN in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
To Our Members: We’ve established a culture in Michigan that is distinct from other states.
Collecting and Using REAL Data to Improve Quality and Safety, the second webinar in a three-part series focusing on safety outcomes and hospital quality, as well as how and why they are not equitable across all populations, was held Oct. 19. 
The MHA Keystone Center recently marked the one-year anniversary of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract.
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) will conduct two events for its members in November, and registration is now open.
The Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Innovation Improvement Network (HIIN) hosted a Quality Essential Skills Training (QuEST) Oct. 11 and 12 in Gaylord.
Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (HGB) believes in continuous improvement in all that it does, whether within the confines of its hospital walls in Charlotte, or out enhancing  the well-being of the people and communities it serves.
Brittany Bogan, MHSA, CPPS, vice president, Patient Safety & Quality, MHA Keystone Center shares recent highlights and happenings of the MHA Keystone Center and its member hospitals. 
The terms health equity and health disparities are becoming increasingly common in the public health sector due to socioeconomic and racial health disparities in hospital quality and safety outcomes and healthcare not being equitable across all populations. 
Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, was recently named to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Board of Directors.
Nearly 70 MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members attended a Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training Sept. 20 in Livonia.  
The MHA Keystone Center held its 2017 Fall Workshop Sept. 19 in Dearborn to provide training on best practices in critical care. More than 200 MHA Keystone Center members participated, virtually and in-person, from 61 hospitals across Michigan.
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hosted a behavioral health safe table Sept. 12 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for healthcare professionals to discuss sensitive topics and prevailing barriers with regard to patient safety and explore actions to...
Upcoming events and important healthcare news.
September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection. It kills more than 250,000 and affects an estimated 750,000 Americans every year, and is the leading cause of death in noncardiac, critically ill patients in the U.S. 
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