The Michigan Value Collaborative

Helping Michigan hospitals achieve their best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost

Category: Coordinating Center Updates (page 1 of 8)

Introducing New Hospital Engagement Associate, Abeer Yassine

Abeer Yassine

Abeer Yassine, MM is the MVC Hospital Engagement Associate

My name is Abeer Yassine, and I am excited to join MVC as an Engagement Associate! Prior to MVC, I graduated from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a Master of Management degree. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan- Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services in Health Policy Studies with a concentration in Public Health Studies. My professional experience includes an internship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) in Health Care Value. At BCBSM, I worked with several stakeholders, team members, and organizations to engage different community health organizations in the statewide Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) project. As a result of collaboration with different organizations, I helped create an ADT implementation guidebook to encourage the use of technology and data among various stakeholders to ultimately improve patient care and coordination.

As part of the Hospital Engagement team, I will be working alongside colleagues to implement MVC’s mission of “helping Michigan hospitals achieve their best possible patient outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost”. In my role as Engagement Associate, I will be working with hospitals in recognizing and addressing their needs and concerns and subsequently working on tailored initiatives that support our partner hospitals’ goals of improving quality of care. In addition, through site visits I hope to help foster communication and collaboration among hospitals and relevant stakeholders to optimize patient care.

My goal is to keep in touch with our member hospitals and help cultivate long-term relationships to ensure MVC programs and projects are tailored to their needs.  I look forward to developing upon the existing workgroups to provide greater opportunities for hospitals to collaborate and engage with one another. My role will also include researching different quality improvement best-practices as well as their implementation successes and barriers to share with hospitals throughout the state.

I am excited to learn from each MVC hospital, including how the Coordinating Center can be a stronger partner to help improve patient outcomes. Moreover, I hope to meaningfully leverage my educational and professional experiences to develop new initiatives to drive success among hospitals.

I look forward to working with Michigan hospitals in improving health in our state. If you are interested in more information on the MVC Hospital Engagement team activities, please feel free to reach out to me at I am excited and honored to join such a great team of collaborators and to begin working on different projects and initiatives with you all!

How to reduce unnecessary SNF utilization from MVC and MARCQI’s Joint Replacement Workgroup

Deby Evans

Deb Evans is the MVC Site Engagement Manager

Hospital members from the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) and the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Improvement (MARCQI) met in a series of two workgroups discussing how to combat unnecessary skilled nursing facility (SNF) admissions following both hip and knee replacement surgery. The primary goals of these workgroups were to identify root causes and initiatives preventing a SNF admission in which the stay provided no value to the patients. At the April MVC semiannual meeting, attendees heard briefly about how participating hospitals designed their initiatives and measured their results.  A comprehensive toolkit will be available later this week to all MVC members summarizing the robust discussions and innovative ways to reduce unnecessary SNF use.



You must be a MVC participant to download the toolkit, which will be posted on the data registry ( ) under the Resources section by Friday, May 19th .  You may also email and request a copy.

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