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The Lakeland Heart Center is here to help you and your family with all of your heart care needs. We are committed to reducing the incidence of cardiac and vascular disease in our community and improving outcomes for those affected through prevention, risk awareness, education, rapid treatment, and rehabilitation.

Reduce Your Risk

Each year in the United States, cardiovascular diseases—such as coronary heart disease and stroke—top the list of the most serious health problems. In the United States, and here in Michigan, heart disease is the leading cause of death. However, the good news is that there are steps everyone can take to reduce their risk.

Learn how you can make heart-healthy lifestyle changes

Is It a Heart Attack?

Don’t take chances! If you have chest pain or other heart attack symptoms, call 911 immediately. Do NOT drive yourself to the hospital.

Why Choose Lakeland?

When it comes to a heart attack, time is of the essence. You can be confident that you can find nationally-recognized heart care, here in your own community. Our dedication to safe, high-quality heart care has been recognized through the following honors:
  • Three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in medication administration in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures for the second year in a row. 
  • 1 of only 160 healthcare systems in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+ designation for Cardiac Care by the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
  • The Emergency Departments in Niles and St. Joseph are two of only 13 accredited Chest Pain Centers in Michigan, an honor that means we can provide specialized care for patients with heart attack symptoms.

Meet our Cardiology Team

Lakeland’s multidisciplinary cardiac and vascular team works together to provide the best possible care for our community. Our team includes:

 

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