Surgery and Procedures
Millions of surgeries and procedures are performed yearly at
Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems and surgery centers. MHA and its
member hospitals have developed tools to enhance patient safety during
surgeries and procedures. Hospitals and health systems use these tools to
create a culture of safety across the state.
MHA worked with a large group of members to develop a template plan for reopening elective surgeries that aligns with guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Download the road map for surgeries during COVID-19:
MHA has developed a surgery and procedure road map and a venous
thromboembolism (VTE) prevention strategies gap analysis outlining
evidence-based recommendations and standards for the development of prevention
and quality improvement programs that align process improvements with outcome
data. Road maps reflect published literature and guidance from relevant
professional organizations and regulatory agencies, as well as identified
Download the surgery and procedure road map:
Download the venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention strategies gap analysis.