Metro Health among 44 fastest wait times in nation

metro health buildingBecker’s Hospital Review recently released a report on the lowest Emergency Department waiting periods, from door to diagnosis, in the nation and Kentwood’s own Metro Health placed on the list with an average waiting period of only 3 minutes. Using data collected between April 2014 and March 2015, the list includes 4 hospitals and clinics in Michigan, highlighted below. For context, the average hospital door-to-diagnosis is around 24 minutes, nationally.



In order to continue providing outstanding service worthy of national recognition, the Metro Health website has features on the main page that offers services of physician references as well as an on-site wait time indicator. Metro Health also offers classes for expectant couples, events on family care and health management, and fitness courses for those involved in activities such as yoga. Maps and locations are featured as well, in case one needs the services offered.


Note: Hospitals with sample sizes of less than 100 or results based on a shorter time period than required were excluded from the creation of this list.


Jackson Park Hospital (Chicago) — 0 minutes
Spencer (Iowa) Municipal Hospital — 0 minutes
Lackey Memorial Hospital (Forest, Miss.) — 0 minutes
Fremont (Neb.) Health Medical Center — 0 minutes
ProMedica Herrick Hospital (Tecumseh, Mich.) — 1 minute
Park City (Utah) Medical Center — 1 minute
Garden Park Medical Center (Gulfport, Miss.) — 2 minutes
Sanford Aberdeen (S.D.) Medical Center — 2 minutes
ProMedica Bixby Hospital (Adrian, Mich.) — 3 minutes
Metro Health Hospital (Wyoming, Mich.) — 3 minutes
St. Helena (Calif.) Hospital — 3 minutes
Eastside Medical Center (Snellville, Ga.) — 3 minutes
Minden (La.) Medical Center — 3 minutes
Heart Hospital of Lafayette (La.) — 3 minutes
Mile Bluff Medical Center (Mauston, Wis.) — 3 minutes
Coffey County Hospital (Burlington, Kan.) — 4 minutes
Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans) — 4 minutes
Lafayette Regional Health Center (Lexington, Mo.) — 4 minutes
Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston) — 4 minutes
Bear River Valley Hospital (Tremonton, Utah) — 4 minutes
Aurora Medical Center in Washington County (Hartford, Wis.) — 4 minutes
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Texas) — 4 minutes
Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington (Texas) — 4 minutes
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (Rochester, Mich.) — 5 minutes
Lakeland Community Hospital (Haleyville, Ala.) — 5 minutes
Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta (Calif.) — 5 minutes
Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree, Colo.) — 5 minutes
Fawcett Memorial Hospital (Port Charlotte, Fla.) — 5 minutes
Cartersville (Ga.) Medical Center — 5 minutes
Salina (Kan.) Regional Health Center — 5 minutes
Richardson Medical Center (Rayville, La.) — 5 minutes
Lakeview Regional Medical Center (Covington, La.) — 5 minutes
Buffalo (Minn.) Hospital — 5 minutes
Research Medical Center (Kansas City, Mo.) — 5 minutes
Centerpoint Medical Center (Independence, Mo.) — 5 minutes
Lee’s Summit (Mo.) Medical Center — 5 minutes
Belton (Mo.) Regional Medical Center — 5 minutes
Mercy Hospital of Defiance (Ohio) — 5 minutes
West Chester (Ohio) Hospital — 5 minutes
Lodi (Ohio) Community Hospital — 5 minutes
Riverview Regional Medical Center (Carthage, Tenn.) — 5 minutes
Denton (Texas) Regional Medical Center — 5 minutes
Covenant Hospital Levelland (Texas) — 5 minutes
Lone Peak Hospital (Draper, Utah) — 5 minutes