Metro Health Hospital
Metro Health Hospital is the first full-service hospital in the upper Midwest, and one of only a handful in the country to be LEED certified. Built as a replacement hospital and opened in September 2007, Metro Health is a 487,000-sq.ft., 208-bed teaching hospital that incorporates green thinking in virtually every hospital function.
Building design incorporated a 48,500 square foot green roof visible to 80 percent of patient rooms, two healing gardens, environmentally friendly building materials and paints, rain gardens and more into the construction plans. Today, employees at the hospital continue to think green with recycling programs for paper and medical waste, green cleaning products, disposable plates and cups made from renewable sugarcane and field corn and more.
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Metro 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. For more information, visit www.metrohealth.net.
Mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.