Quality & Safety Initiatives

Munson Healthcare has multidisciplinary teams of clinical experts and other quality and safety professionals working collaboratively on protocols to improve patient safety and standardize care in northern Michigan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Collaborative Quality Initiatives

Munson Healthcare currently participates in 13 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Quality Improvement Initiatives focused on improving the quality of care and outcomes, and reducing complications and costs for patients in areas including angioplasty, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, trauma, breast cancer, hip and knee replacement surgery, prostate cancer, and bariatric surgery.

Other initiatives focus on achieving the best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost by understanding variations in health care use, identifying best practices, and leading interventions for improving care before, during, and after hospitalization. 

Other Quality Improvement Initiatives

Munson Healthcare also participates in the following:

  • The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI)
  • CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
  • Lung Cancer Screening Registry (LCSR) (American College of Radiology)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry
  • American College of Cardiology Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO) Registry
  • American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR CathPCI)
  • American College of Cardiology ICD Registry
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Registry
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP)
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)
  • National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC)
  • Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC)
  • Vermont Oxford Network (VON) (NICU data)
  • Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Program (MI-AIM)
  • MHA Patient Safety Organization
  • Great Lakes Hospital Improvement Innovations Network (GL-HIIN)

Safe Team, Safe Care Program 

Safe patients first need safe employees to care for them. That’s why Munson Healthcare launched a system-wide, integrated Foundation for Safety Culture training for all staff. Through our focus and continuous improvement efforts, Munson Healthcare keeps both staff and patients safe.