Patient Safety & Quality

In 2016, Henry Ford Health System initiated a multidisciplinary approach across the entire continuum of care to reduce opioid prescriptions over a three-year period.
Brittany Bogan, executive director, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how the MHA and its member health systems work together to enhance healthcare quality and safety.
The MHA Keystone Center recently released its 2017-2018 annual report titled Improving Care Together. The report highlights the MHA Keystone Center’s 15-year anniversary and its accomplishments over the years. 
The MHA Keystone Center will host three events in October to help member hospitals learn how to implement best practices and improvement initiatives to protect patients and staff.
Collaboration in healthcare is imperative for improvement, whether it occurs in the traditional hospital setting or in the communities that MHA members serve.
Pennye Hinz, certified surgical technologist, and Rebecca Brand, BSN, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Newberry, were recipients of the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award for third quarter 2018.
The MHA Keystone Center, on behalf of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP), recently received a six-month Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract extension from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 
The 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium drew more than 250 clinical and administrative leaders to learn from national safety and quality experts and local hospital and health system teams.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center honored Kassandra Gauna, RN, Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, Sept. 19 with the 2017 annual MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.
A recently published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Michigan experienced an 8 percent rise in opioid overdose-related deaths last year. 
Clark Ballard, senior vice president of member relations and education, will be retiring from the MHA Oct. 12 after 35 years of outstanding leadership with the association.
The registration deadline is Sept. 11 for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
In 2014, Newberry-based Helen Newberry Joy Hospital began its focus on improving transitions of care by participating in an MHA Keystone Center initiative that concentrated specifically on moving patients from one setting of care to another.
Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center discusses his new role at the MHA and new leadership of the MHA Keystone Center.  
Two nurses from Lakeland Health were honored Aug. 22 with the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award recognizes healthcare professionals and hospital staff who choose to speak up to prevent patient or staff harm in Michigan hospitals.
As the MHA Keystone Center celebrates its 15-year anniversary, it is important to recognize how, collectively, hospitals have prevented infections and harm to patients, saved countless lives and avoided millions of dollars in healthcare costs. 
The MHA Keystone Center, as part of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, will launch a three-state opioid safety initiative for emergency department (ED) teams.
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Fall 2018 Workshop, scheduled for Oct. 23, which is designed for healthcare workers in the critical care setting.
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.
According to William Shakespeare, some people are born leaders, some achieve greatness, and some have leadership thrust upon them.
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