The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership in patient safety and quality improvement and who transcends the bounds of their own hospital or health system. As the attention of healthcare leaders is consumed by major initiatives — healthcare and payment reform, and organizing systems of care and burgeoning technological demands — keeping the goal of providing quality care to patients paramount can be a constant challenge.
This award honors individuals who exemplify leadership that keeps patients at the center of care. Award selection criteria are weighted to reflect an emphasis on leadership consistent with the mission, vision and values of the MHA Keystone Center.
To learn more or to nominate an individual for the award, click here.
Dec. 4, 2014
MHA Keystone HEN Honored for Efforts to Improve Patient Safety
On December 4, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) acknowledged the participation of the MHA Keystone Hospital Engagement Network, or “HEN” for their participation in the national Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative. The HEN consisted of nearly 100 hospitals across the state. Nationwide, more than 3,700 hospitals participated in this important three year national initiative to improve patient safety. The PfP had the ambitious goals of reducing hospital-acquired conditions by 40% and readmissions by 20% by the end of the 2014.Dec. 3, 2014
This acknowledgement was received as part of CMS’ “QualityNet: The CMS Healthcare Quality Conference”. The MHA Keystone HEN and its member hospitals remain committed to improving patient care and outcomes into the future.
MHA Keystone Center Intro Video
Since 2003, Michigan hospitals have voluntarily implemented evidence-based best practices that save lives, reduce costs and improve the quality of care delivered to patients throughout the state. This brief video provides an introduction to these efforts, which are coordinated through the MHA Keystone Center and MHA PSO. We encourage you to share this video with your colleagues and new hospital employees.
Jan. 28, 2015
MHA Keystone: ICU Registration Open
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone: ICU Workshop, scheduled Jan. 28 at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids. Presentation topics include patient and family engagement, ICU survivorship, early mobility, data review and application of the ABCDE bundle at the bedside.
Hospitals participating in MHA Keystone: ICU are strongly encouraged to attend. Each ICU may register up to three individuals at no charge. All members of the ICU interdisciplinary team are invited, including nurses, nurse and physician leaders, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, infection preventionists and quality improvement specialists.
Registration is available online or by completing the registration form and returning to Janice Jones. Please contact Janice at (517) 886-8433 if you have questions about registration. Registration will close Jan. 21 and all registrations received after this deadline will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions about the workshop can be directed to Phyllis McLellan.