Metro Home Health Care Earns CHAP Accreditation for Grand Rapids-Based West Michigan Operation

Mar 23, 2011, 15:44 ET from Metro Home Health Care

DEARBORN, Mich., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Home Health Care ("Metro"), a nationally recognized provider of homecare services with 35 years of service today announced its West Michigan operation based in Grand Rapids, Mich. has earned accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). Metro is headquartered in Dearborn, Mich. and serves patients across 10 Michigan counties.

CHAP is a not-for-profit Medicare deeming authority for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. Participating healthcare organizations submit to peer review of internal policies, processes and patient care delivery against national standards.

"Our patients expect exceptional quality of care from our clinical team," said Marianne Windhorst, RN, Director of Clinical Services for Metro. "CHAP is the oldest national, community based accrediting organization and we are proud to reaffirm our commitment to continuing to maintain the highest level of operational performance while ensuring the highest standard and continuum of patient care to our patients, their physicians, and referral sources."

"This recognition from CHAP underscores the importance of continuing to build a strong interlocked web of activities and processes to meet the increasing demand for home care services for the patients and physicians we serve in Grand Rapids and throughout West Michigan," said Agustin V. Arbulu C., CEO of Metro. "We are committed to not only meeting but exceeding the highest levels of quality, compliance, consistency and standards of practice established by CHAP."

About Metro Home Health Care

Based in Dearborn, Michigan, and offices in various cities covering over 10 counties, Metro Home Health Care provides a wide range of comprehensive in-home and supportive services to acute and chronically ill patients and their families throughout the entire Michigan Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 313.336.6303 or 800.462.5632, or visit www.metrohomehealthcare.com.

About Community Health Accreditation Program

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. For more information on CHAP's accreditation programs, please visit www.chapinc.org or 202.862.3413.

SOURCE Metro Home Health Care



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