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Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA)
The MHA is a state association, based in Lansing, that represents and supports Michigan hospitals, health systems and healthcare providers through education, advocacy and communication.

Michigan Drug Prices
The prescription drug discount website hosted by the state of Michigan.

The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.

WebMd
A consumer website that provides health information, tools for managing your health and support to those who seek information.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
An office of the U.S. government committed to improving the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
A private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
The AOA is a member association representing more than 61,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs). The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for DOs and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and healthcare facilities.

Hospital Compare
The Hospital Compare website was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a public-private collaboration established to promote reporting on hospital quality of care. The HQA consists of organizations that represent consumers, hospitals, doctors and nurses, employers, accrediting organizations, and federal agencies. The information on this website can be used by any adult needing hospital care.

State of Michigan - Information on Health Insurance
The State of Michigan Health Insurance Information website assists with selecting, purchasing and understanding health insurance and health coverage options.

Any links to external websites are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association or its member hospitals of the content or views of the linked materials.

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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.

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.
Dec. 3, 2014
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.
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.