Patient Safety & Quality

The MHA Keystone Center held an in-person meeting Dec. 5 for its Age-Friendly Health System Action Community, an initiative that was launched in October. 
Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are working to combat sepsis. Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights this work and provides resources to guide improvement.
Every year, half of all Americans over the age of 18 will develop a musculoskeletal injury that will persist for more than three months. Due to the persistence of pain in the afflicted areas, providers are frequently faced with a choice on whether to prescribe opioids for pain management. 
RenĂ©e Smiddy, MSBA, director of research and performance measurement, Michigan Health & Hospital Association Service Corporation, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s data strategy for 2020.
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the successes of the MHA Keystone Center PSO in 2019.  
Sepsis is a condition characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction in response to an infection. Patients who develop sepsis are at high risk for complications and death, in addition to having higher healthcare costs. 
The MHA Keystone Center honored Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s Megan VanDam, RN, BSN, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Oct. 17.
The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with Vlasic & Roth, hosted 42 professionals from across Michigan Oct. 15 for the inaugural Implementation Science Influencer certification course.  
Seventy MHA Keystone Center members attended a Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training Oct. 8 in Lansing.   
The MHA recently hosted two premier events in Troy that focused on safety and drew healthcare quality and safety staffs and clinical leaders from across Michigan.
Hosted by the American Association for Respiratory Care, Respiratory Care Week is held each October to celebrate respiratory therapists. In honor of the observance, the MHA Keystone Center is highlighting the work that Owosso
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the MHA and the MHA Keystone Center’s continued efforts to decrease opioid use statewide.
The MHA Keystone Center released its 2018-2019 annual report Sept. 30. The report, Transformation through Collaboration, reflects on the challenges patients and healthcare providers face daily and what Michigan hospitals and the MHA Keystone Center are doing together to address those issues and...
Patients and healthcare providers alike are facing a multitude of complex challenges.
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 19 that convened national and state experts, MHA Keystone Center-member hospitals and several of its partner organizations, including MPRO, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Illinois Health & Hospital Association, and Vlasic &...
On Sept. 26, the MHA Keystone Center honored Spectrum Health Lakeland nurses Lori Engler, RN, and Crystal Watson, RN, with the 2018 annual MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award at the MHA Safety and Quality Symposium in Troy.
Since 2017, the MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN), has offered simulations to give hands-on experience related to sepsis and critical care. 
The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, recently hosted two interactive events in Livonia that focused on a healthcare innovation initiative launched by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).
September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the MHA Keystone Center is ramping up activities to increase sepsis awareness within hospital walls and broadly across communities.
The MHA Keystone Center PSO Root Cause Analysis & Action (RCA²) Workshop, which will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, will introduce MHA members to RCA² elements and develop a foundation to identify and classify adverse events.
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