Selecting a Hospital
Choosing where to get healthcare services is an important decision. It can make a difference in the cost and outcome of your treatment, because every patient's health insurance is different and hospitals can offer expertise in different areas. Patients should consult with their primary care physician before seeking hospital care and also consider the following questions.
Does the hospital have experience with my condition?
Does your specialist or surgeon have privileges at
How does the hospital's quality compare with others in my area?
Does my health insurance cover care at the hospital?
I don't have insurance; does the hospital have a charity care
or payment plan policy that will work for me?
Have you asked friends, family and colleagues about their experiences
with local hospitals?
Dec. 9, 2013
MHA Keystone HEN Renewed for Third Year
The MHA Keystone Center was recently awarded a third year of federal funding to continue as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). The center is one of 26 organizations nationally contracted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify, share and implement best practices to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions. Established in December 2011, the MHA Keystone HEN builds on the work that has proven successful in Michigan and reinforces and complements the MHA’s ongoing patient safety and quality improvement efforts. The MHA Keystone HEN aims to reduce the number of preventable 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 events and preventable readmissions. The renewal was based on the MHA Keystone HEN’s success over the first two years in achieving the goals of the Partnership for Patients.
Click here to learn more about the MHA Keystone HEN.