Spectrum Butterworth receives accreditation for cardiovascular care

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Spectrum Health's Butterworth Hospital. Courtesy Spectrum Health

A local hospital now is nationally recognized for its cardiovascular care.

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, part of BHSH System, recently received national accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for its electrophysiology lab and cardiac catheterization lab and as a HeartCARE Center.

BHSH System currently is the only health system in the state to receive accreditation for its electrophysiology lab and as a HeartCARE Center. Spectrum also is one of three health organizations in Michigan to achieve recognition for a cardiac catheterization lab.

“Spectrum Health has a long history as a leader in cardiovascular care, providing state of the art care and, most importantly, delivering outstanding outcomes for our patients,” said Dr. David Wohns, division chief of cardiology at BHSH System. “This accreditation by the ACC recognizes our continuous focus on quality improvement and excellence in patient care.”

According to the ACC, the value of this distinction involves “saving lives, preventing irreparable heart damage and improving the CV patient’s quality of life.”

This type of designation is reviewed and awarded annually to ensure all facilities continue to meet the criteria of a sustainable quality improvement program.

Organizations undergo a review of practices and procedures for all ACC designations.

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