U-M partners with Mercy Health for specialty cardiac services

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at Michigan Medicine announced a professional services agreement with Mercy Health Cardiothoracic Services that will improve cardiothoracic services for patients throughout west Michigan.

This unique relationship brings together two of the state’s leading health care providers to:

  • Provide opportunities for patients to access joint clinical consultations in cardiac surgery.
  • Allow immediate access to some of the world’s leading protocols in cardiovascular surgery.
  • Provide physicians options for ongoing case discussions and best practices.
  • Enhance patient care, including access to innovative clinical care models.

The agreement includes the appointments of two west Michigan-based cardiac surgeons to the Michigan Medicine faculty. This gives them the ability to collaborate with U-M’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center team on complex cases, plus non-complex consultations. The two will continue to perform open heart surgery services in Muskegon.

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