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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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May 13, 2015
CAUTI Regional Learning Session and Safe Table
This learning session and Safe Table will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo. Topics will include nurse-driven protocols and patient and family engagement, teamwork and antimicrobial stewardship. Register online or contact Michelle Norcross for assistance.
May 14, 2015
CUSP Implementation Workshop
This one-day workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. Led by Johns Hopkins CUSP experts, learners will work in groups to devise solutions to common barriers, develop an understanding of the roles of different CUSP team members and learn from others’ experiences. Before attending the workshop, participants must complete nine online Foundations of CUSP modules. Register online or contact Tammy Nault for assistance.
May 28, 2015
MHA Keystone: Pain Management Workshop
This workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 28 at the Dearborn Inn. Hospital teams will hear from experts on the implementation and spread of quality improvement work, common challenges in treating chronic pain patients, patient and family engagement, patient-controlled analgesia, emergency department opioid prescribing practices and opioid safety in the inpatient setting. Register online or contact Tammy Nault for assistance.
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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.

  • 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.