Heart and Vascular Center
Get to Know the Heart and Vascular Center
The St. Joseph Hospital Heart and Vascular Center provides complete and
comprehensive care to those suffering with cardiac and or vascular disease.
These services include a broad spectrum of state of the art diagnostic
technologies; treatment facilitated by evidence-based medicine, leading
edge therapies and highly trained specialists; education by experienced
nurses; and support services ranging from risk factor identification and
screening to rehabilitation and heart failure clinic support. As the first
hospital in Orange County to provide cardiac care, St. Joseph Hospital
continues to lead the community by providing services to both the adult
and pediatric patient.
St. Joseph Hospital's commitment to healthiest communities fueled the
expansion of services to include not only treating those with coronary
artery disease but to the care of patients with arrhythmias, valve disease,
congenital heart defects, vascular disease and aneurysms. St. Joseph Hospital
is the only facility in Orange County that has advanced expertise to care
for the adult with a congenital heart defect.
In 2007, 2008 and 2009, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons rated St. Joseph
Hospital in the nation's top 15 percent for Adult Cardiac Surgery.
This top-tier, three-star rating reflects outstanding outcomes in key
areas such as complication and mortality rates, and adherence to evidence-based
care throughout the patient's stay. In addition, the St. Joseph Hospital
open-heart surgery program has been recognized as a best practice by the
California Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The Heart and Vascular
Wellness Center received recognition as a center of excellence.