Cardiothoracic surgery

DSC_0328cTo improve patient care and outcomes in cardiac surgery, members of the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons developed a quality initiative. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan later funded the initiative, and now every Michigan hospital with an adult cardiac surgery program participates in this collaboration.

The MSTCVS initiative aims to reduce the risk of complications and improve treatment methods for cardiothoracic surgery. Participants review clinical research and evidence-based cardiac surgery practices, and compare this with the data collected through the initiative’s registry.

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Through collaboration and discussion, participants have developed practice guidelines that have resulted in the following outcomes:

  • 55 percent reduction in post-operative renal failure for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016) (Michigan mean of 1.4 percent vs. national average of 2.1 percent.)
  • 38 percent reduction in post-operative pneumonia for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016)
  • 33 percent reduction in prolonged ventilation for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016)
  • 45 percent reduction in use of extra blood for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016)

Participating Hospitals

Allegiance Health
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Borgess Medical Center
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Covenant Medical Center
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Genesys Regional Medical Center
Harper University Hospital & Hutzel’s Women’s Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit)
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Clinton Township
Lakeland Hospitals at Niles & St.Joseph
McLaren Bay
McLaren Flint
McLaren Greater Lansing
McLaren Macomb
McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital
McLaren Port Huron Hospital
Mercy Health Partners – Muskegon
Michigan Medicine
MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland
Munson Medical Center
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
St. John Macomb Oakland
St. John Providence Hospital
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Mary’s of Michigan
Sinai-Grace Hospital
Sparrow Hospital
Spectrum Health
UP Health System Marquette