A health system has expanded a cardiovascular practice in the region to meet growing demand and “make room” for more patients.
Metro Health in Wyoming said last week that it has increased the footprint and service hours of its Metro Heart & Vascular practice in Greenville, at 1915 W. Washington St.
The practice more than doubled its size from roughly 2,300 square feet to about 6,000 square feet and increased its number of exam rooms from three to eight.
The project was led by the building's owners, Hathaway Circle, according to Dan Witt, director of Heart & Vascular, Metro Health.
Copper Rock Construction in Grand Rapids completed the expansion.
Witt said the practice will now see patients four days a week, which is up from three days a week, and during one of the days there will be two providers on site.
“The number of patients we were seeing has increased dramatically, so we had to make room,” Witt said. “It makes their medical home closer to them, and they have easier access to cardiovascular care.”
With the incidence of heart disease, more patients from the Greenville area were in need of cardiology care, and the expansion allowed the practice's physicians to see residents closer to home, said Ellen Bristol, director of internal communications and media relations, Metro Health.
The practice provides a number of services for general cardiology patients and patients struggling with vascular disease: consultative visits; nuclear cardiology; vascular ultrasound; echocardiography; stress testing; device checks; and clinics for hypertension.
Metro Heart & Vascular Greenville is comprised of Dr. Paul Kovack, Dr. John Key, physician assistant Paul Albright, nurses and office staff.
Originally opening in 2009, Metro Heart & Vascular has grown to include eight cardiologists and multiple offices.
The practice provides services at its main office within Metro Health Hospital and at other satellite practices in Grand Rapids, Sheridan, Holland and Allegan.