2010 Spectrum Health was named a top 10 U.S. health system
by Thomson Reuters in an annual study evaluating clinical quality data.
Spectrum Health's Comprehensive Breast Care Program was granted three-year full
accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. In addition,
Spectrum Health introduced a mobile mammography unit, bringing state-of-the-art
digital breast screening to West Michigan.
Spectrum Health received approval from the Michigan Department of Community Health
to perform heart and lung transplants, as well as adult bone marrow transplants.
The Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute and the Richard DeVos Heart & Lung
Transplant Program were established, thanks to generous gifts from Fred and Lena
Meijer, and the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation.
Asghar Khaghani, MD, joined Spectrum Health to lead the Richard DeVos Heart & Lung
Transplant Program. Dr. Khaghani, a world-renowned transplant surgeon, performed
more than 1,000 heart transplants and more than 5,000 cardiovascular surgeries during
his career in Great Britain.
Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion was the first clinical site in the world to offer
Siemens Biograph™ mCT, a high definition PET scanner with 64-slice CT. Spectrum
Health also began using a new minimally invasive procedure called endobronchial
ultrasound to diagnose lung cancer and other diseases in the chest. The state-of-the-art
technology allows physicians to make diagnoses without conventional surgery.
Spectrum Health, in cooperation with Van Andel Research Institute and Cancer & Hematology
Centers of Western Michigan, announced plans to develop a Phase I clinical trial
The American College of Radiology named Spectrum Health Betty Ford Diagnostic Breast
Center at Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the
only Grand Rapids health care provider to earn this distinction.
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital was verified a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
The opening of the new 14-story Helen DeVos Children's Hospital was celebrated in
December 2010. The new hospital offcially opened to patients on January 11, 2011.
Spectrum Health Surgeons performed the first heart transplant in West Michigan.
A team headed by internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Asghar Khaghani,
MD, performed the transplant. Cardiothoracic surgeon Robert L. Hooker, MD, assisted
in the procedure which took about 10 hours.