Metro Home Health Services, Inc. set up offices in January, 1981 and began providing homemaking services to clients in their homes. At that time efforts were started in the development of the Certificate of Need Proposal to establish a Home Health Agency.
In the proposal, Metro targeted the Milwaukee inner city north and south areas which have been designated as medically underserved areas by the Federal Government. The proposal was completed and submitted in May, 1982.
The Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Health granted Metro a Certificate of Need on June 15, 1982. On October 8, 1982 the Agency became provisionally licensed to provide home health care services.
On December 23, 1982 Metro received its regular license as well as its Medicare Certification as a home health agency. During the first quarter of 1983 Metro applied for Title XIX Medicaid Certification and received Certification for Medicaid in May 1983.
Our mother, an exceptional woman, was a caring and giving registered nurse who dedicated her life to serving the community. She started Metro Home Health Services 34 years ago to address the needs of the central city elderly. Her favorite saying was, “How we treat our young and elderly are reflections of our own character.”
Mrs. Johnson has served Metro Home Health Services Inc. for the past 32 years. She assumed the responsibility for the overall direction and administration of the agency after her mother, Winona Jackson, passed away in 2003.
She endeavors to provide outstanding home health services to her community by selecting qualified staff, and working with the Board of Directors to ensure that Metro Home Health Services Inc. continues to adhere to professional standards and policies.