Heart & Vascular

Emergency Heart Attack Care

West Michigan's Only 24/7 Chest Pain Center

When chest pain strikes, it's important to know that Spectrum Health’s Wege Chest Pain Center is the only heart attack center of its kind in West Michigan. We are ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in speed to successfully treating heart attacks.

Simply put, we treat heart attack patients faster.

When a heart attack is suspected, call 9-1-1 and ask to go to the chest pain center at Meijer Heart Center. (Patients outside of Grand Rapids can receive our same great care closer to home; visit Regional Heart Attack Care to learn more.) We’ve got the systems in place to speed up your heart attack treatment, save as much heart muscle as we can, and help you down the road to recovery.

We treat more acute heart attack patients than anyone else in Michigan.

With that much volume, we have lots of experience and innovative techniques—from screening to mechanical devices to monitoring systems that warn when another attack is near.

Hear Michael Crawford describe his participation in a clinical trial for a device that alerts him to changes in his heart's condition.


When symptoms are severe, we have novel technologies, such as patient cooling and cardiogenic shock treatment, to preserve brain and heart function. Because of our coordinated care, fewer of our heart attack patients are readmitted to the hospital in the month after a heart attack than the national average for hospitals of the same size.

Our care is well recognized, so you know you’re getting the best.

Meijer Heart Center houses the first accredited chest pain center in Michigan. Our “time to treatment” is exceptional, placing us in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. We also are Platinum Award winners in the American Heart Association’s Action Get With the Guidelines program, among other achievements. When heart attack symptoms strike, choose the Spectrum Health Wege Chest Pain Center at Mejier Heart Center.


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