Minnesota Hospital Association

MN hospitals chosen to expand patient safety and quality efforts

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) has been awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to further expand its work to enhance patient safety. Read more here.

Hospitals engage patients and families to improve safety and quality of care

Studies show that providing patient-centered care has a positive impact on patient satisfaction, length of stay and cost per case. Across Minnesota, hospitals are engaging patients and their families as essential partners. Learn more.

Preventing prescription drug diversion

Health care and law enforcement have come together to develop a tool kit and roadmap to help hospitals improve storage and security, procurement, prescribing, preparation and dispensing of prescription drugs. Learn more.

RARE Campaign prevents 7,975 avoidable hospital readmissions

One of the largest coordinated initiatives undertaken by the MN healthcare community, the RARE (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively) Campaign aims at preventing avoidable readmissions. Learn more.

Current Initiatives

Patient safety is a top priority for Minnesota hospitals and they are focused on a number of areas to improve safety and quality:


MHA partners with hospitals, other care providers, state agencies and others to develop comprehensive solutions to health care challenges and to work toward a coordinated approach across the continuum of care. See at a glance who they are and what roles they play in improving patient safety and quality

Adverse Health Events

Minnesota was the first state to publicly report adverse health events by hospital. We’re committed to transparency and making care safer and are using what we learn to find new ways to make care better and safer.