Patient Safety & Quality

Falls Prevention Awareness Week takes place Sept. 21 to 25. The MHA Keystone Center is committed to helping healthcare workers provide safe care and reduce adverse outcomes, with an emphasis on preventing falls.
The MHA Keystone Center is hosting two virtual workshops in September as part of its statewide Workplace Safety Collaborative. Both workshops are offered free of charge to MHA members. 
Brittany Bogan, FACHE, CPPS, senior vice president of safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, urges healthcare organizations to prioritize and act on addressing health disparities using a newly released guide.
In 2011, the Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the most expensive inpatient cost in American hospitals, with an average of over $18,000 per hospital stay and more than 1.5 million sepsis hospital stays per year.
The MHA Keystone Center recently concluded a series of bimonthly webinars to address safe patient handling and mobility as part of the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative. 
The United States Breastfeeding Committee officially designates August as National Breastfeeding Month to identify and implement policy and systems changes needed to ensure that every family who chooses to breastfeed has the support and resources they need.
The MHA Keystone Center presented Amanda Livingston, a former employee at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award July 22.
The MHA Keystone Center released a new guide, Eliminating Disparities to Advance Health Equity and Improve Quality, designed to provide practical guidance for healthcare organizations seeking to eliminate disparities in care to advance health equity.
The MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award acknowledges individuals or teams in MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) member hospitals who raise concerns about healthcare quality and safety and prevent potential harm to patients or staff. 
The Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) and the MHA Keystone Center have partnered to ensure that providers and health systems focus on preventing opioid-related morbidity and mortality.
The MHA Keystone Center honored Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital’s Erin Warman with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award July 10.
Improving the health of mothers and infants is a priority for the MHA Keystone Center and the state of Michigan, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared in her State of the State address earlier this year. 
Ewa Panetta, BA, CPPS, manager of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community and the importance of equipping hospitals to provide age-friendly care during a pandemic. 
The MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), is providing virtual Maternal Health Safety Sessions for providers across Michigan and resources for Michigan birthing hospitals as they continue to combat factors contributing to maternal mort...
The June 10 iteration of the bimonthly MHA Workplace Safety Safe Patient Handling and Mobility webinar series focused on overcoming challenges for COVID-19 patient survivors.
The MHA Keystone Center provides evidence-based practices, resources and education to its members to improve safety and quality across healthcare organizations for National Safety Month. 
The Joint Commission is planning to restart its on-site survey process to ensure the safety of all parties. An overview on these plans will be provided via webinar from 11 a.m. to noon ET June 18. 
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 commitment to support hospitals in addressing health disparities and achieving health equity.  
In September 2016, 316 hospitals across Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin committed to driving a 20% reduction in 13 preventable harms and a 12% reduction in readmissions under the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.
Patient Safety Awareness Week, hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement , will be celebrated March 8-14 to increase awareness about patient safety and recognize the work that is already in-progress to reduce the risk of preventable patient harm in hospitals.
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