Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the only hospital in Metropolitan Detroit designated as an accredited center of care for providing high-quality cardiac
care to children with cardiomyopathy. The designation is made by the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national nonprofit committed to improving the health outcomes and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy
is a chronic heart disease that affects how the heart pumps blood through the body. Children’s Hospital of Michigan received this recognition for providing consistent high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to
children with cardiomyopathy. Center accreditation is based on self-reported hospital data, which is evaluated on the volume of pediatric cardiomyopathy patients, variety of pediatric patient services offered, expertise in the treatment and management
of cardiomyopathy in children, and affiliation with an academic research institution. Information about CCF’s Accredited Center of Care program and selection criteria is available on CCF’s website.