Michigan Health & Hospital Association Joins the Team
Michigan is the Second State to Partner with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare on a Statewide High Reliability Improvement Effort
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) and its member hospitals have established a long-standing reputation for leadership on patient safety and quality improvement. At its Nov. 4, 2015, meeting, the MHA Board of Trustees acted to further that commitment by unanimously supporting a motion for Michigan hospitals to begin the journey to become Highly Reliable Organizations (HROs).
Sam R. Watson, MHA’s senior vice president of patient safety and quality and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, said in a recent interview, “Achieving high reliability in healthcare is the next step in improving Michigan’s quality of care, reducing costs and minimizing institutional risk for both patients and providers.”
The MHA is the second state in the US to partner with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare on a statewide HRO improvement effort. “High reliability in healthcare signifies excellent care is consistently delivered, with a commitment to zero preventable harm,” Watson added.
Michigan’s partnership with the Center for Transforming Healthcare will allow Michigan hospitals to systematically look at and develop strategies to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency, customer satisfaction, compliance and organizational culture, while ensuring the best care is provided to every patient, every time. Read the press release.
For more information about teaming up with the Center please contact Coleen Smith, R.N., M.B.A., CPHQ, director, High Reliability Initiatives, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, at firstname.lastname@example.org.