Polega will be responsible for directing the operations of the Hospital’s Emergency Department. In this new role, he is responsible for the operational, financial and clinical management of the ED. He will also be responsible for quality management, safety and staffing for the ED, which has one of the shortest patient wait times in West Michigan and very high patient satisfaction ratings.
Polega joins Metro Health Hospital with 16 years of experience in health services in roles such as registered nurse for Spectrum Health, Borgess Medical Center, Advantage Private Nursing Services and Bronson Staffing Service, and most recently 10 years as nurse manager for the Emergency and Trauma Center at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Polega is a registered nurse and holds bachelor’s degrees in health science from Grand Valley State University and in nursing from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mo. He also holds a master of health administration degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
About Metro Health Hospital
Metro Health is a regional health-care organization with a 208-bed general acute care osteopathic teaching hospital and 12 neighborhood outpatient centers, serving more than 250,000 patients in Kent and surrounding counties. Metro, which earned status as a Top 100 Hospital for three consecutive years, offers a broad range of services, including hospital inpatient and outpatient services, emergency, surgery, cancer, cardiology, intensive care and rehabilitation. Physician, therapy and diagnostic services are offered in its 12 neighborhood centers. 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.