St. John Hospital and Medical Center developed and implemented nurse-enforced protocols and associated tools, leading to a significant reduction in the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections.
The University of Michigan Medical Center uses patient safety rounds to help establish a culture of safety within the organization; during these rounds, hospital management and frontline staff work together to identify hazards and take actions to reduce or eliminate them.
A community health educator referral liaison receives physician referrals of patients with risky health behaviors; the liaison links patients with community resources, offers counseling and encouragement over the telephone, and provides feedback to the physicians.
The Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative, in partnership with the Muskegon Community Health Project, helps newly released or paroled prisoners access needed health care, contributing to a decline in recidivism.
A health maintenance organization integrated mental and behavioral health care and nutrition services with primary care delivery, leading to a more than 50-percent reduction in mental health–related hospitalizations.
The University of Michigan Health System redesigned the process for activating its acute myocardial infarction team, with an emphasis on the earliest possible electrocardiogram administration and team activation, ideally while the patient is en route to the hospital.
Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body ™ is a salon-based campaign to educate African-American adults in urban areas of Michigan about how to reduce the risks of chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
As part of a statewide collaborative, hospital-based multidisciplinary teams developed and implemented projects aimed at improving adherence to a set of standardized, evidence-based protocols for the management of acute stroke.
A multipronged strategy involving ties between hand hygiene performance and compensation systems, adoption and constant reinforcement of clear hand hygiene protocols, a comprehensive auditing program to review hand hygiene adherence, and other program elements improved adherence to appropriate hand hygiene protocols.
An organizational transformation focused on patient- and family-centered care leads to consistently high levels of patient satisfaction.