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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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June 22, 2015
MHA Keystone Center Joins National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep
The MHA Keystone Center recently joined the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS)—a coalition of over 50 advocacy organizations, professional associations, faith communities, representatives of diverse racial and ethnic communities, and business groups dedicated to promoting safe infant sleep and breastfeeding. No two issues are more critical for parents than learning how to feed and sleep their babies in the healthiest way possible. As one coalition partner put it, “I believe this group has real potential to combine efforts and ‘move the needle’ regarding safe sleep/breastfeeding adoption.”
Sept. 9, 2015
Save the Date for the MHA Keystone: Safe Care Workshop
The MHA Keystone Center encourages members to save the date for an MHA Keystone: Safe Care workshop, being held Sept. 9 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme. All MHA Keystone Center hospitals are welcome and encouraged to send a team of individuals to the workshop. Multiple presentations will occur simultaneously throughout the day, covering topics such as engaging patients and their families in quality improvement work, transitions of care, improving culture and teamwork, pain management, early identification of sepsis, creating an oxy-free emergency department, and more.
  • 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.

  • Pain Management

    In May, the MHA Keystone Center is launching MHA Keystone: Pain Management to implement evidence-based best practices around pain control and to help patients better manage their pain in the hospital. Contact Michelle Norcross to learn more.