THRIVE and Local Health Systems Announce First Round of Patient Safety Data in Pursuit of Zero Harm Measures | April 6, 2021

FREELAND, MICHIGAN, April 6, 2021 – As part of a broad effort to advance patient safety in the region, the THRIVE Patient Safety Taskforce announced that the first year of Zero Harm metrics is now available from regional health systems comparing our local data to nationally benchmarked information on patient outcomes and harm. The goal for Zero Harm was established from the findings...

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Zero Harm Data – A Letter to the Citizens of the Great Lakes Bay Region | April 6, 2021

Dear Citizens of the Great Lakes Bay Region, In 2016, Johns Hopkins released the findings from a large study which reviewed years of medical death data. The results estimated that 250,000 deaths per year occur in the United States due to medical error. Those estimates place medical error as the third leading cause of death in our country, right behind heart disease and cancer. For decades, our regional healthcare systems have been working to eliminate medical error, but as the Johns Hopkins stud...

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U.S. Surgeon General’s Community Health and Economic Prosperity Report published | January 19, 2021

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Building provider capacity and shifting the culture of mental health in the Great Lakes Bay Region | January 18, 2021

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Zero Harm | October 19, 2020

[caption id="attachment_1733" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Louis Constan[/caption] Over the last two decades our medical leaders have been flummoxed (and embarrassed) over how to explain why the United States, which...

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Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. Names New CEO, Key Staff | October 8, 2020

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Herculean | August 17, 2020

Louis Constan MD Hercules was the ancient Greek hero, celebrated for accomplishing 12, yes twelve tasks, each one considered impossible by itself; so, to this day we refer to something that is really, really hard as a “Herculean task.”  Such, we might call the task of reforming our broken healthcare system…impossible in so many ways.  ...

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“All of Us – Together Driving Health and Economic Success” | June 22, 2020

The extraordinary health and economic crises associated with the Covid-19 pandemic are layered on top of many ongoing and seemingly intractable challenges that the THRIVE initiative is designed to address. On May 26, 2020 a significant event in the advancement of our shared community initiative THRIVE occurred through a powerful two hour webcast featuring a keynote message from the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM (Vice Admiral) Jerome M. Adams. The theme woven through ...

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