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The Beaumont Hospital Spectrum Health ranked best for transplants

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Heart Transplant performed at Spectrum Health

The Beaumont Hospital Spectrum Health system’s transplant survival rates are ranked the best in the state and among the best in the nation

The news that organ transplant survival rates are the best in the state of Michigan and for some organ transplants among the best in the nation comes from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients or SRTR.

A news release says at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, adult lung transplant one-year patient survival is the best in the nation. Adult heart and lung and pediatric kidney transplant one-year survival outcomes are the best in Michigan.

At Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, the one year-survival outcomes for liver transplants are the best in the state. Kidney transplant survival rates are tied for the best in the state.

Dr. Darryl Elmouchi, president, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan, says quote, “When we launched BHSH System, our goal was to leverage our complementary strengths to innovate and provide exceptional care that improves health and inspires hope for our communities and their health,” adding, “These transplant survival rates are yet another example of how effectively we are working to meet these goals and positively impact the health of patients throughout the entire state of Michigan.”

Spectrum Health’s Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program, founded in 2010, completed its first heart transplant in November, 2010, and its first lung transplant in February, 2013.

Spectrum Health averages 43 lung transplants and 21 heart transplants per year.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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