July 12, 2023

July 2023 Collaborative-Wide Meeting

HMS held its July Collaborative Wide meeting on July 12, 2023, at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We began the day with Abstractor appreciation breakfasts for ABX/PICC and Sepsis (see pics below) to thank them for all the hard work they do to further HMS' mission of improving patient safety and quality improvement at their hospitals. Then during the main meeting, each of our initiative physician leads presented quarter 2 2023 performance data, showing great progress toward our performance measures.

Our theme for the meeting was driving quality improvement (QI) efforts in resource-limited environments. We held a panel session to discuss these strategies with healthcare system leaders across Michigan. Below are the panelists that participated in this session. Lastly, the system leaders participated in conducting interactive breakout sessions aimed at driving quality improvement efforts. The sessions focused on providing basic QI tools, spreading change across hospitals and systems, and developing a business case for QI.

  • Brook Watts, MD, MS – Chief Quality Officer, Michigan Medicine
  • Paul Entler, DO, CPE, MMM – Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Vice President, Sparrow Health System
  • Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, Ph.D., MD, MHSA - Chief Clinical Officer, Trinity Health Michigan
  • Kay Wagner, DHA, MSN, RN - System Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, MyMichigan Health
  • Douglas Apple, MD, MS, FHM - Chief Clinical Officer at Ascension Michigan, Interim President & CEO, Ascension Genesys
  • Eric Strucko, Ph.D., MPA, MPP – Chief Financial Officer, Michigan Medicine