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If you are reading this section, congratulations. You are committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for the patients you serve.

All Michigan hospitals and thousands of their team members—from direct healthcare providers such as nurses and doctors to front-office executives—are now voluntarily participating in Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) programs to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. A growing number of hospitals in other states also are now part of the MHA-led patient safety and quality initiatives.

The initial MHA Keystone Center patient safety and quality projects have been operating since 2003. Results to date are impressive, as scientific studies have found the programs are reducing medical errors, saving lives and cutting healthcare costs. New MHA Keystone Center projects, such as the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), are being introduced with support from MHA members, major health insurers, private sector and university safety and quality experts, the federal government and the state of Michigan.

The MHA Patient Safety Organization has been working since 2009 to improve patient safety by collecting and analyzing data from multiple hospitals and health systems to better understand accidental harm and share what is learned.

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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.

March 10 and 11, 2015
MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium Focuses on Leading Transformation
The MHA will host its annual patient safety and quality symposium, Leading in the Age of Transformation, March 10 and 11 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The conference will examine factors driving healthcare transformation, including the shift from volume to value toward population health, the demand for greater transparency and cost-effective care, and systems that are the pinnacle of quality and safety improvement.

Registration is available online.
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  • 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.