Patient Safety & Quality

World-renowned Speakers Join Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

World-renowned Speakers Join Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Patient safety healthcare leader and keynote speaker Tejal Gandhi, MD, headlines the list of speakers for the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
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Leadership Corner: The Different Forms of Leadership

Leadership Corner: The Different Forms of Leadership

According to William Shakespeare, some people are born leaders, some achieve greatness, and some have leadership thrust upon them.
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Hospital Spotlight: Sparrow Ionia Hospital Earns Prestigious Nursing Honor

Hospital Spotlight: Sparrow Ionia Hospital Earns Prestigious Nursing Honor

Countless awards are given annually to celebrate nurses nationwide for their vital role in the improvement of healthcare quality and safety.
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National Healthcare Experts Slated to Speak at Safety Symposium

National Healthcare Experts Slated to Speak at Safety Symposium

Clinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives and business leaders are invited to the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium.
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Register Now for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Register Now for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
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MHA Keystone Center Launches Critical Care Simulations

Following up on its successful launch of sepsis simulations earlier this year, the MHA Keystone Center will begin offering a series of simulations this fall that will tackle a new issue – critical care. 
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Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

We often talk within the healthcare realm about the culture of an organization, unit or team, and its critical importance to the success of delivering high quality, safe care. However, focused efforts to improve organizational culture are often overlooked among the myriad of new and ongoing initiati...
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Hospital Spotlight: Bronson Children’s Hospital Decreases Antibiotic Use in NICU

Hospital Spotlight: Bronson Children’s Hospital Decreases Antibiotic Use in NICU

All babies have a risk for infection. However, premature babies have an increased risk due to an underdeveloped immune system and inability to fight off viruses and bacteria.
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Hospital Honored for Efforts in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Hospital Honored for Efforts in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) antibiotic stewardship team at Bronson Children’s Hospital, Kalamazoo, was honored with the 2018 MHA Advancing Safe Care Award during the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island.
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Registration Open for MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Registration Open for MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Great leaders are visionary, inspirational and intuitively know what their organizations need.
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MHA Keystone Center Continues Focus on Root Cause Analysis

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has focused heavily this year on collecting root cause analyses (RCAs), incident reports and near misses from all MHA Keystone Center PSO member organizations. 
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MHA Keystone Center PSO Members Discuss Obstetrical Events at Safe Table

MHA Keystone Center PSO Members Discuss Obstetrical Events at Safe Table

Pregnancy and childbirth is a special time in a family’s life. The World Health Organization estimates that 140 million women worldwide give birth annually. Unfortunately, some of these women experience adverse events that can lead to severe injury or death.
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Hospital Spotlight: Henry Ford Health System Uses Electronic Medical Records to Improve Care

Hospital Spotlight: Henry Ford Health System Uses Electronic Medical Records to Improve Care

Henry Ford Health System is a comprehensive, nonprofit, healthcare organization in Metro Detroit that is comprised of five acute-care hospitals, more than 1,700 employed physicians and one of the nation’s largest group practices.
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Leadership Corner: Boost Happiness to Avoid Burnout

Leadership Corner: Boost Happiness to Avoid Burnout

Much is being shared among healthcare professionals regarding the revision of the Triple Aim – an integrated approach to better patient outcomes, creating a better patient experience and lowering healthcare costs.
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National Safety Month to Focus on Falls, Preventable Harm

National Safety Month to Focus on Falls, Preventable Harm

June is National Safety Month. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, the annual event recognizes the importance of safety, raises awareness on preventable harm, and encourages people to spread the word about ways to reduce injuries.
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News to Know – Week of June 4

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 4.
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Certification Course on Just Culture Offered at Discounted Rate

Certification Course on Just Culture Offered at Discounted Rate

Just Culture is a crucial factor in healthcare safety and quality. It involves balanced, shared accountability without retribution and focuses on empowering employees to speak up and voice concerns to mitigate risk and improve future outcomes.
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MHA Member Forum Explored Workplace Safety Issues

MHA Member Forum Explored Workplace Safety Issues

To assist members in preparing for the possibility of violence occurring in their facilities, the MHA hosted a workplace safety member forum May 22.
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Watson Recognized as Top Patient Safety Expert

Watson Recognized as Top Patient Safety Expert

Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, was recently named one of the 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading healthcare publication.
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Be Rx Safe Campaign to Highlight Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse/Overuse

Be Rx Safe Campaign to Highlight Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse/Overuse

On May 23, the MHA teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network to announce the creation of the Be Rx Safe campaign.
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