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Safety and Quality Initiative

The joint efforts of the MHA Keystone Center, MHA Patient Safety Organization and Michigan hospitals to improve patient safety and quality have yielded lifesaving results for the patients they serve. The voluntary, collaborative efforts of Michigan hospitals and health systems not only demonstrate past success; they can be modeled and adopted across the nation to bring safer, higher-quality care to all patients.

MHA Keystone Center Collaboratives
The MHA Keystone Center operates projects focused on care transitions, emergency rooms, organ donation, hospital-associated infections, intensive care units, obstetrics, safe care and surgery. The center is also a co-leader in two national projects aimed at eliminating specific hospital-associated infections and serves as a Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network. Learn more.

MHA Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
The MHA PSO assists providers in the prevention of harm by collecting and analyzing serious reportable event data, convening cross-continuum groups to share best practices, and providing tools and resources to improve patient safety. Learn more.

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Aug. 5 and 6, 2014
Engaging Employees to Combat Burnout, Improve Quality and Build Leadership
Chief nurse and medical officers and clinical teams across the healthcare continuum are encouraged to attend the special retreat Engaging Employees to Combat Burnout, Improve Quality and Build Leadership to learn about real-time strategies for combating burnout, depression and unhealthy behaviors while engaging instincts to better develop coping mechanisms, innovation and leadership. Other discussion topics include the impact of stress and fatigue on quality and safety; the effects of traumatic events and medical errors and the stages of recovery; structuring the work environment to learn from defects and support predictability; and dealing with difficult colleagues. The retreat, scheduled for Aug. 5 and 6 at Royal Park Hotel, Rochester, will be led by J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, director of the Patient Safety Center for the Duke University Health System, Durham, NC. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Janice Jones.
Noteworthy
  • Annual Symposium

    Annual Symposium

    The MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium offers an opportunity to explore innovative patient safety techniques and dialogue with others about how to enhance patient safety across the continuum. Learn new strategies and ideas from faculty who are game-changes in the healthcare and business world.

  • Patient and Family Engagement

    Patient and Family Engagement

    Michigan hospitals and the MHA Keystone Center are committed to including patients and families in improving care and focusing improvement efforts with a patient-centric approach. To that end, the MHA Keystone Center is a proud Pinwheel Sponsor of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care.

  • MHA Keystone HEN

    The MHA Keystone Center HEN works with hospitals to identify, share and implement best practices aimed at reducing the number of adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central-line-associated bloodstream infections, injuries from falls and immobility, obstetrical adverse events, pressure ulcers, surgical-site infections, venous thromboembolisms, ventilator-associated pneumonia and preventable readmissions.