The Kent Metropolitan PHO (doing business as Metro Health PHO) began in 1995 as an equal partnership between Metro Health Hospital and Kent Health Care Physician Organization (KHCPO) and was the first organized PHO in West Michigan.
In April 2016, Metro Health PHO legally transitioned to a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN). A CIN is a jointly governed group of providers (independent physicians, employed physicians, hospitals, health systems) that work together to develop mechanisms to monitor and improve the utilization, cost, and quality of health care services provided. By bringing providers together throughout the health care system and across wide geographic areas, our physician leadership encourages sharing of best practices, problem solving, process improvement and the belief that the patient is at the center of all health care.
In 2017, Metro Health PHO changed it’s name to Metro Health Integrated Network to signify the transition.