Dear MSA Members:

The Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange (ASPIRE) is pleased to announce 2019 recruitment has started.

ASPIRE is a quality improvement group focused on Anesthesiology.  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan funds Michigan hospitals to join ASPIRE.  The coordinating center for ASPIRE is based out of the University of Michigan and led by MSA members, Drs. Sachin Kheterpal and Nirav Shah.  ASPIRE fosters quality improvement by collaborating with participating sites to create quality measures and discuss best practices.

ASPIRE Recruitment

If you are a Michigan hospital with an electronic health record system who would like to become a member of ASPIRE, please contact us.   Additional details on ASPIRE recruitment can be found on our website.

Key Dates:

July 27, 2018

Applications due to ASPIRE

July 30 – August 31, 2017

Intake Meeting with potential Cohort 6 hospitals

September 7, 2018

Announcement of ASPIRE Year 6 hospitals

For more information or questions, please contact the Program Manager, Tory Lacca at or via phone 734-936-8081 and join us at our summer meeting in Lansing, MI

ASPIRE Collaborative Meeting

ASPIRE would like extend an invitation to all anesthesiologists across the state of Michigan to attend our ASPIRE Collaborative meeting on July 20, 2018 at the Henry Center in Lansing, Michigan.  This is an excellent opportunity for anesthesiologists to network and collaborate with colleagues interested in improving perioperative outcomes.  For meeting details and registration, please see our website.


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