Hospital medicine


The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium was created in 2010 to improve care of medical patients at risk for hospital associated blood clots, or venous thromboembolisms (VTE). Hospitalists and 51 Michigan hospitals are working together to improve the quality of care for hospitalized medical patients who are at risk for adverse events, such as VTE. This consortium also is addressing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) use and antimicrobial (ABX) use.

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The Hospital Medicine Safety consortium has used a validated identification process for appropriate candidates for VTE prophylaxis.  This process is challenging national standards and has been recognized by the Society of Hospital Medicine as one of the top three developments in hospital medicine.

    • There has been a statistically significant improvement in the rates of pharmacologic prophylaxis for high risk patients without complications.
    • Participating sites showed a 35 percent improvement in patients receiving a risk assessment for potential VTE.
    • There is a 36 percent increase in the amount of high risk patients who had mechanical prophylaxis ordered (based on the Padua risk assessment model to define high risk patients).
  • For the PICC Use Initiative, baseline data is still being collected by most member hospitals, but improvement is beginning to be seen in the initiative goals.

Participating Hospitals

Alpena Regional Medical Center
Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills
Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Beaumont Hospital, Taylor
Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Borgess Medical Center
Detroit Receiving Hospital And University Health Center
Dickinson County Memorial Hospital
Genesys Regional Medical Center
Harper University Hospital & Hutzel’s Women’s Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit)
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Clinton Township
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
Hillsdale Community Health Center
Holland Hospital
Hurley Medical Center
Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
Lakeland Hospitals at Niles & St.Joseph
McLaren Bay
McLaren Central Michigan Community Hospital
McLaren Flint
McLaren Greater Lansing
McLaren Lapeer Regional Medical Center
McLaren Macomb
McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital
McLaren Oakland
McLaren Port Huron Hospital
Memorial Healthcare (Owosso)
Mercy Health – St. Mary’s Campus
Metro Health Hospital (Grand Rapids)
Michigan Medicine
MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot
MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland
Munson Medical Center
Munson Healthcare – Cadillac Hospital
Munson Healthcare – Grayling Hospital
Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
St. John Macomb Oakland
St. John River District
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Chelsea
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Livingston
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia
Sinai-Grace Hospital
Sparrow Hospital
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital