October 15, 2018

MSQC's December meeting will focus on two topics:  

Morning Session: The Value of CQI Participation
Afternoon Session: Care Pathway Development

September 27, 2018

MSQC's September 2018 newsletter can be found here:

February 12, 2018

Michigan OPEN is looking for sites interested in partnering with us to host an opioid and medication take-back event in their community on Saturday, April 28, from 10am-2pm.  Michigan OPEN’s most recent event in September was held in eight different communities across the state and resulted in 766 families safely removing a total of 900 pounds of medication, including approximately 17,500 opioids, from their homes.

January 4, 2018


Succession planning is a tricky thing.  If your colleagues ask about it too frequently, paranoia is the result.  If you postpone discussion well into the rocking chair stage, you could be seen as selfish and egocentric. Timing is everything.

January 2, 2018

Organizations can now request customized versions of the opioid-related patient materials directly from the Michigan OPEN website.

December 12, 2017

The MSQC Coordinating Center will be closed for the holiday from close of business Friday December 22nd, 2017, until Tuesday, January 2nd 2018.

November 16, 2017

The MSQC Coordinating Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.  We will not be monitoring our Customer Support email or the Data Definition line during this time. We will reopen for business as usual on Monday, November 27th and respond to any email and voicemail messages left during our office closure.

October 12, 2017

MSQC in collaboration with our partners at Michigan OPEN is excited to announce the launch of  The website contains information on our latest opioid prescribing recommendations for common general surgery procedures, along with patient counseling recommendations and other resources. Visit to find out more.



September 22, 2017

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Michigan-OPEN is partnering with hospitals, pharmacies, community organizations, and police departments around the state to host a medication take-back event in several locations on Saturday, September 30 from 10-2PM.


August 25, 2017

The deadline for applications for the MSQC Surgical Shark Tank Competition and Poster Abstracts for the MSQC Conference is Friday September 15, 2017.

August 7, 2017

Michigan OPEN is looking for sites interested in partnering with us to host an opioid and medication take-back event in their community on Saturday, September 30 from 10am-2pm! Michigan OPEN’s most recent event in May was held in six different communities and resulted in 552 families safely removing a total of 422 pounds of medication, including approximately 15,000 opioids, from their homes.

June 13, 2017

On behalf of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Woman’s Hospital:

Healthcare Quality and Safety 2017 on October 16 and 17 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Conference for Professionals Who Plan, Manage or Support Quality and Safety Initiatives

Educational grant sponsors and exhibitors are welcome! 

Please visit the website for details:

May 15, 2017

The MSQC is excited to invite you to its 2017 Conference being held in October 5-6 2017 at Boyne Mountain Resort in beautiful northern Michigan. 


February 1, 2017

A reminder to MSQC sites that 2017 Quality Improvement Initiatives must be declared by Monday 6 February. More details and the declaration form can be found here:


January 27, 2017

MSQCs Winter 2017 newsletter has been sent to members, partners and friends:

January 25, 2017

The 2017 MSQC Conference will be at Boyne Mountain Resort in October 2017.

Find out more here:

Conference registration will open in April 2017, and an agenda will be available later in the year.

For those wanting to get a head start on planning for the conference, we have answers to some Frequently Asked Questions here

In the meantime, please consider submitting an abstract for a poster presentation or participating in our Surgical Shark Tank Competition, and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

January 23, 2017

"A minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy technique could be key to helping some women avoid conversion to open (and riskier) surgery.

The study, co-authored by Lim and published in December in Obstetrics & Gynecology, examined the data of 6,992 women treated at 52 hospitals across Michigan. Data encompassed an 18-month period in 2013-14 and was taken from the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, a statewide initiative that helps surgical teams improve patient care."

December 13, 2016

MSQC Coordinating Center Holiday Closure

October 24, 2016

MSQC's Dr. Mike Englesbe is on the leadership team of a new statewide initiative to tackle surgery-related opioid abuse.

"One key factor will act in Michigan’s favor: The established networks of doctors, nurses and hospitals that Michigan-OPEN will tap into. Funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, they are called Collaborative Quality Initiatives, or CQIs."

October 3, 2016

"What we rely on is a spirit of collaboration. It’s measurement to improve, not measurement to judge."

MSQC's Program Director Dr. Skip Campbell in a recent in-depth profile of MSQC's work and the power of collaboration to improve surgical outcomes.

September 29, 2016

MSQC's Dr. Mike Englesbe and the MSHOP program are featured Wall Street Journal article on improving patient outcomes through preoperative health programs. Click here to read the article.