Your Cardiovascular Team
West Michigan Heart, a member of Spectrum Health is located right on our campus - providing convenient access to care.
At Holland Hospital, you'll receive care from the area's leading experts in cardiology and vascular treatment.
Holland Hospital works in partnership with the area top cardiovascular specialists. A cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels
Our cardiologists are board certified or eligible to become board certified in their specialty area. This means that they have attained a level of knowledge, skill, and expertise in their respective specialties that enables them to provide quality patient care. In order to become board certified, physicians undergo a rigorous examination process they repeat every several years to maintain their certification.
We work with West Michigan Heart's leading vascular surgeons who perform procedures to restore and improve blood flow to peripheral arteries, such as those in the arms and legs.
Your recovery and return to normal activities is enhanced with our skilled cardiac rehabilitation team. Specifically trained therapists work with you to restore strength and build competence and confidence in an atmosphere that is supportive, friendly and fun.
Physicians who work full-time in the hospital are called Hospitalists. They specialize in providing care for patients while they are hospitalized. They do not see patients in an office setting. Hospitalists work closely with your primary care physician to help manage your care while you are a patient.
Your nursing care is provided by a team of registered nurses (RNs) and unit technicians. Throughout your stay, an RN will lead a team in monitoring your condition, assessing needs and coordinating your nursing care. Holland Hospital maintains a nurse-patient ratio that allows nurses to provide exceptional patient care in a supportive environment.
Care Managers coordinate your hospital stay and assist with any arrangements after your stay. Throughout your hospitalization, your Care Manager will monitor your progress, address any concerns, and help you plan for your recuperation. If your needs continue beyond the hospital stay, the Care Management staff has an established network of contacts with community organizations that can assist people with such services as home-care nursing, obtaining medical supplies, and many other services. Your Care Manager can assist you by making the necessary contacts.
State-of-the-art testing is performed by certified medical technologists, phlebotomists and pathologists from Holland Hospital’s laboratory—which is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the American Association of Blood Banks (among other regulatory organizations) to ensure the highest standards of testing and rapid turnaround.
Dieticians work closely with your doctors, nurses and other members of the health care team to provide nutritional care and education. Through a vast selective menu, the registered dietitians and clinical nutrition assistants will work with you to accommodate your specific needs.
Holland Hospital is fortunate to have more than 650 committed and trained volunteers to give their time and talents to our patients. A volunteer may visit your room to deliver meal trays or to bring flowers or mail. A volunteer may also assist you with internal transports and discharge from the hospital.
Chaplains, and on-call area clergy are an integral part of Holland
Hospital’s team and are available to care for those who have a faith
community as well as those with no formal religious affiliation. The
hospital’s chaplains are available 24 hours a day to provide spiritual
assistance, sacramental ministries, advance directive consultation,
consultation concerning ethical care, and other support services—or to
just stop by a patient's room for a friendly chat.