MetroHealth CEO reports system poised for growth, healthy future
MetroHealth CEO Mark Moran delivered his State of the System update Thursday, February 23 to packed audiences of MetroHealth leaders and staff.
Moran stressed financials, quality, access and growth as he discussed the past year and looked ahead. MetroHealth highlights for 2011 include:
Delivering the Mission
- Experienced a $12 million increase in the cost of uncompensated care to total about $127 million.
Providing High Quality Care
- Ranked #40 in pulmonology nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.
- Health Grades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, gave MetroHealth a five-star rating for treatment of:
- Heart attacks
- Heart failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Serving the County
- Logged nearly 1 million outpatient visits.
- More than 203,000 patients sought treatment from MetroHealth, up 4.3% from 2010.
- The Emergency Department tracked its busiest year on record, with more than 105,000 patient visits. The department also increased exam rooms and clinical areas to allow for more than 4,500 additional visits each year.
- For the fifth year in a row, the System posted an increase in operating revenue. 2011 total operating revenue was $783 million, up more than $20.3 million in 2010
- Collected more than $10.8 million in incentive payments for the meaningful use of electronic medical records.
- Shifted more care to outpatient settings by expanding network of satellite health centers and increasing depth of care offered at each.