According to WILX, Sparrow has received major national recognition as one the top hospitals for treating heart attack patients. This is definitely a great honor for Sparrow.

Sparrow has been given the American College of Cardiology's NCDR Chest Pain-MI registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2020. It's one of only 60 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. (WILX)

To receive the award, Sparrow has demonstrated sustained achievement for two consecutive years and has performed at the top level of standards, based on specific performance standards.

Overall, Sparrow Hospital is consistently following proven guideline driven strategies, and heart attack patients are receiving the best medical care attainable anywhere in this country.

I've had friends and family members that were patients at Sparrow Hospital over the past 10 years and I can tell you that they received the utmost care from everyone at the hospital.

To tell you a little more about Sparrow, this hospital is a 733 bed teaching hospital located on E. Michigan Avenue in Lansing. They provide care for the greater Mid-Michigan region. The hospital is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. (WILX)

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