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Metro Health Receives Recognition for Surgical Care Improvements

Posted: April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

Metro Health Hospital has received recognition for improvements to its surgical care.

Metro Health was one of 45 hospitals in the Midwest to receive the
SCIP6 Commitment to Quality Award for efforts to improve the delivery
of care as a dedicated member of the six-state surgical improvement
project, or SCIP6. Metro Health is a member of SCIP6, which is a
collaboration of hospitals in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,
Ohio and Wisconsin working to develop best practices with a goal of
reducing surgical complications by 25 percent.

Metro Health has won several other awards recently that recognize the
quality of its health care, including Solucient 100 Top Hospitals and
CareScience Select Practice National Quality Leader.

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.

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