Metron Integrated Health Systems was started by Marvin L. Piersma in his quest to develop a premier healthcare organization which would put the healthcare needs of patients as its primary focus. Caring for People became the Metron Integrated Health Systems model and tagline.
Metron continues to be a family-owned, family-oriented company and has been serving West Michigan for more than 40 years. Metron has added exceptional leadership to further enhance its clinical and regional operations services resulting in improved quality of care, customer satisfaction, and regulatory outcomes. We are continually improving the rehabilitation and skilled nursing services offered to our patients. Metron is also a leader in improving processes and efficiencies including being one of the first sub-acute rehabilitation organizations to fully implement a paperless business model including electronic medical records.
We operate licensed sub-acute rehabilitation and healthcare campus in seven communities throughout West Michigan. Each of these campuses includes a separate rehabilitation unit for recovery following surgery, illness or injury.
We are a healthcare company that believes people do better physically, mentally and spiritually when they are as close to home as possible. We also believe that people who prefer a small-town lifestyle should be able to receive the highest quality care in the neighborhoods they know and love.
Our expert clinical and support staff choose to work at Metron for many of the same reasons our short-term rehab patients and long-term care residents choose to stay with us. The atmosphere is friendlier, the relationships are warmer, and the interaction is more personal and meaningful.
We also provide an extensive range of medical supplies and equipment to help people manage their health conditions in their own homes.
We invite you to learn more about the Metron difference. Please visit one of our sites or call: 1-800-542-8621.
Mr. Marvin L. Piersma, Founder
Metron Integrated Health Systems history started more than 40 years ago with the purchase of its Metron of Lamont facility by Mr. Marvin L. Piersma. Mr. Piersma had a vision to provide patients with the best care available, in an innovative manner, and in an environment that is most conducive to healing. His vision was that health care for the individual is more than just the physical, but includes the spiritual, emotional, and social purposes of the individual.
At Metron of Lamont, most of the sub-acute rehabilitation patient rooms have a direct access bedside view of the Grand River. It is wonderfully scenic and a sanctuary for healing. Nearly six years later in 1984 and again in 2010, the studies1 were published that confirmed Mr. Piersma’s vision that the natural setting of wildlife and river view/noise improves healing for post-surgical patients. Mr. Piersma’s unique West Michigan setting continues to offer patients these distinct healing advantages. In each successive acquisition, Mr. Piersma sought unique advantages that would further his vision of being able to provide exceptional service for patients. Mr. Piersma enjoyed a reputation of consistently being a leader in the development of new services that better meet patients’ needs.
In addition to his responsibilities at Metron, Mr. Piersma was involved in the professional community. He served on the board of Health Care Association of Michigan, including a term as President. Mr. Piersma received his Bachelors Degree in Business from Aquinas College.
1 Ulrich, R.S. View through a window may influence recovery from surgery. Science 1984, 224, 420-421.
Jesper J. Alvarsson, Stefan Wiens and Mats E. Nilsson. Stress Recovery during Exposure to Nature Sound and Environmental Noise, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1036-104.