Patient Safety & Quality

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) conducted a safe table event June 4 to discuss the potential for fall-related injuries in healthcare facilities and how to prevent them.
Nearly 75 professionals — including physicians, nurses, regulatory and compliance managers, and directors of quality and patient safety — from across Michigan gathered in Dearborn May 30 for the 2019 MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop.
High reliability is a perpetual buzzword and hot topic in healthcare. However, the substantial changes and hard work required to become highly reliable is often not appreciated.
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how the MHA and the MHA Keystone Center have continued their focus on workplace safety education.
Effective June 8, the organization that reviews complaints and quality of care issues for Michigan Medicare beneficiaries will change.
May 17 is the last chance to take advantage of the early bird registration discount for the Care Transitions – Key to Population Health statewide summit. The early bird discount allows members to save $20 off the cost of registration for the event.
Members are encouraged to register now for the MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop, a unique learning event that will take place May 30 at The Henry, Autograph Collection, Dearborn.
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety & quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses maternal health and what Michigan hospitals are doing to keep moms and babies safe and healthy.
Sepsis is a dangerous health condition that can be fatal if not treated quickly and appropriately. Sepsis is a progression of infection that leads to organ damage, shock and death.
The MHA Keystone Center has presented the first quarter 2019 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award to Dawn Willoughby, RN, of Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord.
The MHA Keystone Center is committed to partnering with its member hospitals to advance person- and family-centered care.
All hospitals, regardless of size, location or affiliation have their own, unique struggles. Speaking to peers and other healthcare professionals can often help find ways to collaborate, improve or standardize processes, learn from each other and determine best practices.
An article on the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award was recently published in the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, an award-winning, quarterly publication produced by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how simulations and tracers provide a realistic, safe environment to practice real-life situation and improve care.
National Care Transitions Awareness Day is April 16. The new observance is hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and aims to increase awareness of safe and effective transitions.
Evidence reveals that hands-on learning yields greater retention, engagement and understanding of material.
The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN) hosted a regional learning session March 12 that focused on health equity.
Nearly 80 MHA members met virtually and in-person March 11 as part of a new MHA Keystone Center collaborative on workplace safety.
Approximately 90 women die each year in Michigan during pregnancy, at delivery or within a year of giving birth, and 44 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are considered preventable.
March 29 is the last day to submit nominations for the 2019 MHA Advancing Safe Care Award. 
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