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Dr. Eric Walchak Awarded Specialist Designation from American Society of Hypertension

WalchakWyoming, Michigan, August 19, 2013 – Dr. Eric Walchak, a physician with Metro Health Hospital has been designated as a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension, or ASH.

ASH is dedicated to preventing and treating hypertension and its consequences, and translating hypertension research into effective treatments for patients.  The ASH specialist in clinical hypertension designation identifies and recognizes physicians with expert skills and knowledge in the management of clinical hypertension and related disorders.

Walchak is director of Metro Health’s cardiology fellowship program and director of interventional cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, interventional cardiology, interventional peripheral vascular disease, general peripheral vascular disease and nuclear cardiology.  He practices in Wyoming and in downtown Grand Rapids.

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An award-winning leader in community healthcare, Metro Health serves more than 250,000 patients annually from across West Michigan – and beyond.  The 208-bed hospital provides a comprehensive suite of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, including the fastest emergency department in the region, cancer and cardiac care, robotic and traditional surgery, family practice, sports medicine and others.  The LEED-certified hospital – one of the first in the nation – sits at the heart of the 170-acre Metro Health Village, a community of support services and retail. The hospital is committed to promoting health and wellness through the work of its foundation, the Metro Health Farm Market, ongoing classes and educational programs.  Visit us online at www.metrohealth.net. Follow us on Twitter @MetroHealthGr and like us on Facebook/MetroHealth.

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