Metro Health, Mercy Health launching open-heart surgery program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Metro Health and Mercy Health are teaming up with Michigan Medicine to give patients another option for open-heart surgery in the Grand Rapids area. 

The partnership will be known as the Cardiovascular Network of West Michigan.  

“Michigan Medicine, one of the world’s leading health care organizations, especially in cardiovascular disease, I think they bring a different level of expertise. We’re proud to be a part of that,” Dr. Peter Hahn, the CEO of Metro Health-University of Michigan Health, said.

Michigan Medicine surgeons already perform heart surgeries at Mercy Health Muskegon. 

“We’ve had Michigan Medicine providers

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After open-heart surgery, Amy Grant chases her dreams to help heal others

Vince Gill got scared late last year when he started to get short of breath walking up stairs.

So the 63-year-old country star went through a series of heart health tests with his cardiologist.

The results surprised Gill and his wife, Christian/pop star Amy Grant: Gill’s heart and major blood vessels were clear and in good shape, cardiologist John Bright Cage reported.

“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but your heart is fantastic,” the doctor told him. “You’re quite simply just fat and out of shape.”

After their laughs died down, Cage turned toward Grant.

“Hey, let’s check you out.”

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