Patient Safety & Quality

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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 4. Read More
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. Read More
To assist members in preparing for the possibility of violence occurring in their facilities, the MHA hosted a workplace safety member forum May 22. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day. Hand hygiene is commonly referred to as the most critical component of infection prevention. Read More
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.  Read More
The MHA Keystone Center will host a member forum April 27 to discuss its recently developed Michigan Opioid Legislation Hospital Compliance Checklist. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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