Metro Health Receives Quality Awards from Priority Health
Metro Health Hospital has earned several 2014 Priority Health Quality Awards.
Established by Priority Health in 2003, the awards recognize primary care physicians for providing exceptional patient care and for making health care more accessible and affordable in our communities. The following Metro Health neighborhood outpatient centers and practices received the awards from Priority Health:
- Metro Health Alger Heights
- Metro Health Cedar Springs
- Metro Health Comstock Park
- Metro Health Hudsonville
- Metro Health Internal Medicine
- Metro Health Jenison
- Metro Health Southwest – West, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
- Metro Health Wayland
The following Metro Health Physician Hospital Organization-affiliated practices received the awards from Priority Health:
- Gary Gulish, DO
- Grand Valley Medical Specialists, PLC
- Lowell Family Medical Center
- Phillip J Gaca, DO
- Edmondson, Rouse and Schmid, DO, PC
- Standale Family Physicians
Priority Health selects award winners by analyzing the highest performing practices within its network of 18,000 physicians. The individual physicians and groups selected are the most effective at ensuring patients receive preventive care and manage their chronic conditions, and have high satisfaction with their care.
About Priority Health
Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide with wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. Priority Health was also named the benchmark plan by the State of Michigan for all individual and group plans to model.
About Metro Health Physician Hospital Organization
Metro Health Physician Hospital Organization, or PHO, is a group of primary and specialty care physicians along with Metro Health Hospital that partners with insurers, employers and patients to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Metro Health PHO began in 1995 as a partnership between Metro Health Hospital and Kent Health Care Physician Organization, or PO, and was the first organized PHO in West Michigan. The PHO brings providers together throughout the healthcare system and across wide geographic areas in an effort to better coordinate patient care. The physicians of Metro Health PHO believe that the patient should be the center of all health care. Through collaboration with Metro Health Hospital and the PO-employed and independently affiliated physicians, Metro Health PHO provides an environment that encourages the sharing of best practices, problem solving and process improvement.