Accreditations and Partnerships
Through high-quality care and dedication to the health of the community, MetroHealth has earned a variety of distinctions and accreditations, including:
The MetroHealth System has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
This is the first time MetroHealth has been recognized and is one of only five honorees in the health care provider industry. In 2020, 132 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.
The MetroHealth System has been recognized on Newsweek’s inaugural list of Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers in 2020.
The Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2020 ranking lists the best facilities in the 20 states with the largest number of facilities according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Newsweek and Statista designed a rigorous methodology that provided a score for every evaluated rehabilitation center. The scores were based on the reputation survey conducted by Newsweek and Statista and the accreditation score based on CMS data.
The MetroHealth System received American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The Gold Plus Award recognizes MetroHealth’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit commission that accredits and certifies more than 18,000 U.S. health care organizations.
Sustainability is at the heart of our healing mission – and we're proud to share on this, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, that our sustainability strategies have won us a national award. MetroHealth Medical Center received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth.
This award recognizes MetroHealth for the following efforts:
- Continually expanding sustainability programs that recycle or donate materials instead of sending them to the landfill
- Eliminating mercury and avoiding toxic chemicals of concern in our operations
- Examining and encouraging alternative commuting and transportation options
- Adopting building and community development practices meant to increase the wellness of both people and the environment in which we all live
At MetroHealth, we know that sustainability is essential to better care for our patients, for our communities and for the planet, as a healthy environment means healthy people. Programs and actions that embody environmental stewardship have been initiated, co-created and/or implemented by leaders, frontline workers, clinicians, Green Team members, Sustainability Advisory Council members, the Sustainability Office, and others throughout recent years.
The MetroHealth System is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work! This is the 16th time that MetroHealth has received the NorthCoast 99 award.
The MetroHealth System is proud to be a founding partner of the Better Health Partnership initiative.
The Better Health Partnership is an unparalleled alliance of regional stakeholders that is committed to improving the health and quality of care for Greater Cleveland’s residents with common chronic medical conditions.
NCQA is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies hospitals and health plans to help improve health care quality.
CARF is an independent, non-profit commission that accredits health and human services in an effort to help providers improve the quality of their services, demonstrate value, and meet recognized standards.
The Commission on Cancer is a group of organizations that works to improve the rates of survival and quality of life for cancer patients. The Commission sets standards, conducts research, and monitors cancer care. The Commission recognizes MetroHealth for Certified Cancer Care.
The NAPBC was created to identify and recognize outstanding Breast Centers. Accreditation is awarded to programs providing the highest level of quality breast care for both benign and malignant breast diseases.
The Comprehensive Breast Program at MetroHealth earned accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in 2011.
MetroHealth is one of two Cleveland hospitals to receive this accreditation and joins an elite list of 300 NAPBC accredited hospitals across the country.
The MetroHealth Stroke and Cerebrovascular Program is certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our stroke program has joined an elite group of hospitals across the United States responsible for setting the national agenda in highly specialized stroke care.
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes those elite hospitals that have services in place to provide the latest, state of the art stroke care with staff trained to treat patients with the most complex strokes. The MetroHealth System underwent a rigorous 2 day onsite review as Joint Commission experts reviewed its compliance with Comprehensive Stroke Center standards of care including advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments and staff with unique competencies to care for complex stroke patients.
Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
MetroHealth’s Aetna Cardiac IOQ designations include the areas of Cardiac Medical Intervention, Cardiac Rhythm and Cardiac Surgery Programs, an expansion of our previous designation of Cardiac Rhythm only.
The MetroHealth System received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
The MetroHealth System received the American Heart Association’s 2019 Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognizes MetroHealth’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
The MetroHealth System received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019, one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes MetroHealth's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that our System has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standards of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.