Transplant Care

Feel certain you’re getting the best care with a second opinion at Spectrum Health.

Hero for Transplant Care

Stay close to home while receiving transplant care from a program that has some of the best outcomes in the country. See why hundreds of patients have chosen Spectrum Health for their heart and lung transplant care.

Experience and expertise

Spectrum Health averages 40 lung transplant and 21 heart transplant surgeries per year. So, you know our team of highly trained specialists understand the physical, emotional and financial issues involved in transplantation. And we’re here to help every step of the way.

Our heart and lung transplant survival rates meet or exceed national averages.

Lung transplant outcomes graph.
Heart transplant outcomes graph.

Patient-centered care

At Spectrum Health, you’re the most important part of your transplant team. Trust us to provide complete, personalized care and support for you and your family, including support services to care for your mind and body. We’re here to help improve the quality and length of your life.

Transplant programs in West Michigan

If you have severe heart or lung disease, gather as much information as you can about organ transplantation. Your doctor may recommend a program, but you can choose which transplant program or center you want to partner with for care. Learn more about our programs.

Transplant care team

A collaborative, multidisciplinary team means better care for you. Learn about the types of providers on your transplant team at Spectrum Health.

Transplant Physician

Transplant Physician

Manages your transplant care, tests and medications

Transplant Surgeon

Transplant Surgeon

Has special training to perform your transplant surgery

Transplant Coordinator

Transplant Coordinator

Answers your questions and helps schedule appointments

Social Worker

Social Worker

Helps you and your family cope with issues that arise during the transplant process

Palliative Care Physician

Palliative Care Physician

Helps relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life

Dietician

Dietician

Teaches you how to eat to before and after your transplant

Financial Coordinator

Financial Coordinator

Provides guidance on costs, insurance requirements and assistance programs

Advancing transplant care

When you choose Spectrum Health for transplant care, you benefit from the passion and knowledge of a team dedicated to improving care and outcomes for people in our community and throughout the world. 

In some cases, you may have an opportunity to benefit from new tests or treatments that aren’t widely or available. Or you may be able to join us in advancing transplant care by joining a data registry. 

Learn about clinical research trials available at Spectrum Health.

Heart transplant referrals

Self-referral

Contact our care navigator or make an appointment to discuss your health needs. 

Physician referral

Submit patient referral information through EpicCare Link, by calling our clinic directly, or through form submission. 

Nationally recognized transplant care

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids is a Blue Distinction Center for Transplants. This recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield tells you that we’re committed to safe, high-quality transplant care that helps you get the best outcome.

Get a Second Opinion

Feel certain you’re getting the best care with a second opinion at Spectrum Health.