Minnesota’s hospitals and
health systems are committed to providing superior care to patients and
families – and we have earned
a national reputation for delivering safe, high-quality health care and for
meeting the needs of our communities.
For the past 12 years, Minnesota’s nation-leading adverse health events
reporting system has provided a strong
system for learning and continuous quality improvement. It is
one of the many tools hospitals, nurses, physicians and care teams use to
improve patient safety year-round. Hospitals’ commitment to transparency,
public reporting and collaboratively learning and sharing is making care safer
and improving quality.
For example, hospitals and health systems are working together to prevent
pressure ulcers and falls, prevent hospital-acquired infections, make surgery
safer, ensure medication safety and more. You can read this year's report on
the Minnesota Hospital Association's website.
Minnesota’s patient safety efforts have been recognized on a national level.
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) was one of just 17 hospital
associations and health system organizations in the country selected by the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to continue efforts in reducing
preventable hospital-acquired conditions through the federal Partnership for
Patients Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). As part of HEN, Minnesota hospitals
and health systems have prevented
more than 15,000 patients from harm and saved more than $112 million as a
result of a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions since 2010.
Every day, Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems demonstrate their deep
commitment to quality and patient safety. Learn more about these efforts on
MHA's patient safety website.