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Metro Health Hospital Receives Award for Heart Attack Care

Posted: February 2, 2007

February 2, 2007

Metro Health Hospital has received a national award for its treatment of heart attacks.

CareScience recently recognized Metro Health as a 2006 Select Practice
National Quality Leader in the category of medically managed acute
myocardial infarction, or heart attacks. Metro demonstrated a
"combination of superior clinical outcomes and exceptional
efficiency…when compared to other hospitals" in the United States.

CareScience is a division of Quovadx, Inc. and assists hospitals in
translating organizational vision and goals into quality improvement
plans that optimize patient outcomes and operational performance,
increase staff efficiency and reduce costs.

"Metro Health’s inclusion in the CareScience 2006 Select Practice
Leader Report confirms the organization’s dedication and success in
implementing high quality patient care," said Dr. Richard Bankowitz,
vice president and medical director of CareScience. "Based on Metro
Health’s performance on objective measures of clinical outcomes and
efficiencies in the area of heart attacks, we are pleased to award them
with a Select Practice designation."

Metro Health Hospital is recognized as an award-winning community
leader in the treatment of heart attacks, receiving awards from:

  • Total Benchmark Solutions, which ranked Metro Health first in the nation in January 2006 for heart attack care
  • The State of Michigan, which awarded Metro Health Governor’s
    Awards of Excellent for its heart attack care each year since the award
    has been given
  • Voluntary Hospitals of America, which gave Metro Health its
    2005 Leadership Award for clinical excellence in the care of patients
    with heart attacks and heart failure

"We are very proud to be recognized for the work we do to treat heart
attacks," said Mike Faas, CEO and president of Metro Health. "This
award demonstrates that Metro Health is committed to delivering
excellent quality health care to the residents of West Michigan."

About CareScience
CareScience, a division of Quovadx, Inc. (Nasdaq: QVDX), assists
hospitals in translating organizational vision and goals into quality
improvement plans that optimize patient outcomes and operational
performance, increase staff efficiency and reduce costs. CareScience
supplies the people and technology to help its customers ensure that
high-quality care is delivered, throughout the health care system,
through clinical data access and clinical process transformation. For
more information, please visit www.carescience.com.

About Metro Health Hospital
Metro Health Hospital is a 238-bed general acute care osteopathic
teaching hospital that serves more than 130,000 patients in Kent and
surrounding counties. Metro Health offers a broad range of services,
including inpatient and outpatient services, emergency, surgery,
intensive care, rehabilitation, wellness and community education.
Metro’s work is supported by the Metro Health Hospital Foundation,
which is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health
and well-being of the West Michigan community through philanthropy. For
more information, visit metrohealth.net.



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