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New Technology for Safety and Efficiency

The new Metro Health Hospital has enhanced safety features, a highly sophisticated computer network and designs that improve efficiency and patient care.

One of the key technological advances at the new facility is our state-of-the-art information technology system-the most advanced of any health care system in our region. At the center of this is MetroConnect, our new electronic medical record (EMR) system. MetroConnect is a powerful tool that provides greater access to information for both patients and physicians. Metro Health care providers now have instant, secure access to medical records and real-time test results. Patients can email their doctor, schedule appointments, renew prescriptions and more – all from the convenience of their own computer.
Click here to learn more about MetroConnect.

"I thank God I’m here today, and I certainly thank the people at Metro Health Hospital for the care I got. Without all the lifesaving technology that was here, I wouldn’t be here today."
-Head Injury Patient

Some Other Innovative Features:

  • Operating room system that enables staff to quickly and easily route X-ray images onto 40-inch screens
  • Spacious surgical suites equipped with a boom system to keep medical equipment off the floor to enable better positioning and use of space
  • Video cameras in operating rooms to record procedures for educational purposes
  • Wireless Internet access throughout the entire
    Metro Health Village
  • Hands-free wireless voice communication system to provide instant two-way conversations through a special badge with no need to remember phone numbers
  • A Voice Over Internet Protocol system (VoiP), which uses phones to communicate over the same digital network as the computers and allows for the integration of voicemail and e-mail
  • Advanced nurse call system that improves patient-staff communication and allows nurses to monitor critical medical equipment, such as ventilators
  • 37-inch flat-screen monitors in patient rooms for viewing a multitude of information and entertainment
  • State-of-the-art security systems throughout hospital and in the Spartan Stores Family Childbirth Center
  • All new medical imaging and patient monitoring equipment, including methods to quickly share digital images throughout the Metro Health system
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