The Michigan Medicine VAD Program is an internationally-recognized, multidisciplinary group of physicians and allied health professionals providing medical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with cardiac disorders resulting in end-stage heart failure or cardiogenic shock. The program is a regional and national referral center for these patients and offers state-of-the-art options for mechanical circulatory support.
The Gold Seal of Approval
The Michigan Medicine VAD Program has been awarded the Disease Specific Care Advanced Ventricular Assist Device Certification from The Joint Commission.
In addition, the program earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for health care quality on April 10, 2008, and was one of the first centers to be awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification for Ventricular Assist Devices by The Joint Commission. Recertification has been received in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.
To earn this distinction, a disease management program undergoes an extensive on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years. The program is evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of a program's processes, the program's ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff.
To learn more about the Michigan Medicine VAD Program, as well as to find information about heart failure, heart transplantation, and Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs), visit the following pages on umcvc.org, Michigan Medicine’s website focused on cardiovascular patient care:
- Michigan Medicine VAD Program
- Heart Failure
- Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)
- Heart Transplant
- LVADs and VADs
- Types of VADs
Make an Appointment
To be evaluated at the Michigan Medicine VAD Program, call 888-287-1082 or visit the Make a Cardiovascular Appointment Page on umcvc.org, where you may fill out a Patient Appointment Request Form and view other information about scheduling a cardiovascular appointment.