Patient Safety & Quality

Audra Carlson, a patient transporter at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, was announced Feb. 2 as the quarterly Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center Speak-up! Award recipient for her actions that protected the health of a patient. ...
To recognize Michigan hospitals that are tackling issues daily to make care safer and more dependable, the MHA presents its annual Advancing Safe Care Award. Eligible nominees include teams from hospitals across the state ...
The MHA is a member of The Root Cause Coalition, whose mission is to reverse and end the systemic root causes of health inequities for individuals and communities through cross-sector partnerships. The coalition has opened its request ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored many prevailing issues that patients and health organizations are facing: the impact of health disparities, opioid use disorder and failure to rescue, among others. These topics will be discussed ...
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the healthcare industry is far-reaching. One key lesson that has surfaced is the urgent need for age-friendly healthcare. 
Factors such as race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status and geographic location significantly influence health outcomes. These must be considered when providing care to vulnerable populations, such as those ages 65 and older.
Healthcare professionals statewide gathered virtually Jan. 28 for an MHA Workplace Safety event that focused on implementing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s new resource, Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-being and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic...
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting brings together national safety and clinical experts each year to discuss hot topics in healthcare.
Out of 100,000 Michigan inpatient admissions per the Michigan Inpatient Database, approximately 41.9% were patients over the age of 65, according to statewide data from 2019.
With advanced age, medical conditions and treatment become more complex, resulting in adverse outcomes and costly medical bills.
Registration is open for the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting, taking place virtually March 9 and 10.
Nearly 100 hospitals and health systems have signed the MHA Pledge to Address Racism and Health Inequities since it was released in November 2020.
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s 2021 focus areas in addition to announcing her departure from the MHA.
Many older adults have more than one chronic disease and take multiple medications, which has many healthcare implications. With advanced age, medical care and treatment become more complex.
The MHA Keystone Center is hosting a seven-month Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community beginning in March. 
Renee Evans, RN, a clinical nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, received the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Keystone Center Speak-up! Award for preventing a potential adverse event to her patient.
Michigan has one of the highest concentrations of older residents in the country. As people age, they leave the workforce and transition to a new chapter in their lives. 
Twenty MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization members participated in a virtual Rural Health and Opioids Safe Table Nov. 17. Safe tables encourage peer-to-peer guidance by offering legally protected, confidential environments for discussion around sensitive topics. ...
Individuals over age 65 are projected to increase from 21% of the nation’s population in 2012 to more than 39% in 2050, according to U.S. census data. As adults age, care often becomes more complex. To better equip health systems ...
The MHA released its Pledge to Address Racism and Health Inequities Nov. 19.
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