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Metro Health Receives Governor’s Award for Quality, Safety

Hospital Receives Special Recognition as One of Michigan’s 18 Top

4, 2007 – Metro Health Hospital has received the 2006 Governor’s Award for
quality and safety – as well as special recognition as one of Michigan’s 18
top-performing hospitals.

The general
acute care osteopathic teaching hospital received special recognition from Gov. Jennifer
Granholm as the recipient of the 2006 Governor’s Recognition of Excellence for
the Appropriate Care Measure Award. This
award, which was based on 2006 clinical data, puts Metro Health in the top 10
percent of all hospitals in the state for its treatment of pneumonia,
congestive heart failure and heart attack.

Health also received recognition in three award categories in the annual
Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the
Hospital Setting. The awards were presented in conjunction with MPRO,
Michigan’s health-care quality improvement organization.

quality improvement award, which recognizes improvements in hospital health
care quality and safety, included the following categories:

  • Emergency department
  • Surgical Care Improvement Project
  • Systems Improvement/Health Information Technology

"Metro Health Hospital is honored to be recognized
by the governor as one of the state’s leading hospitals," said Michael Faas,
president and CEO of Metro Health. "As a
health care organization, we are committed to providing the best – and safest –
patient experience. Our move into the
new hospital in Wyoming will enhance our ability to deliver quality, affordable
health care to even more residents of West Michigan."

The award criteria align with improving care in a
number of clinical areas designated as national priorities by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"These award recipients are committed to providing
Michigan citizens with high-quality health care," said Gov. Granholm. "The award is a testament to the dedication
of these hospitals that give patients the quality care they need and deserve."

About Metro Health

Health Hospital is a 208-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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