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Metro Health Receives Award for Clinical Excellence

Posted: August 18, 2008

Metro Health has received the 2008 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence for its work in the area of heart failure and pneumonia. The regional health-care organization was in the top 10 percent of national performance standards over four quarters in 2006-07.

VHA, Inc. is a national health care alliance that annually honors hospitals for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care in specific areas. VHA tracked hospital performance on a quarterly basis and recognized hospitals that either showed continuous improvement or whose average scores put their facility at the top of the nation.

"Across the nation, the pressure is on hospitals to improve their clinical performance," said Dr. Trent Haywood, chief medical officer at VHA. "Metro Health has responded and excelled in this environment."

About VHA, Inc.
Based in Irving, Texas, VHA , Inc. is a national alliance that provides industry-leading supply chain management services and supports the formation of regional and national networks to help members improve their clinical and economic performance. With 16 offices across the United States, VHA has a track record of proven results in serving more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 21,000 non-acute health care organizations nationwide.



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