Our passion for achieving your best outcome is rooted in our belief that every beat matters

Our award-winning surgical team has the most cardiac-surgery experience in the area, and that level of experience leads to better patient outcomes. With state-of-the-art facilities, groundbreaking surgical techniques and the excellent care of our nurses and specialized personnel, every aspect of your treatment is accounted for with experience.

 

Recognized for Excellence and Experience in Cardiac Surgery

At St. Joseph’s Health, “A Higher Level of Care” is the guiding philosophy driving our continuous improvement in all areas of performance, from technology to safety, and from efficiency to clinical outcomes. Here are just a few measures of our success.

High Performing in Aortic Valve Surgery

We are rated high performing in aortic valve surgery, based on an analysis of data regarding patient survival, nurse staffing and volume of experience by U.S. News & World Report.

High Performing in Heart Bypass Surgery

We received the highest performance rating for treating heart bypass surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

High Performing in Heart Failure

We received a high-performance rating for treating heart failure, based on analysis of data on survival, nurse staffing, volume and more by U.S. News & World Report.

Cardiac Surgery Excellence

We received the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for four years running (2015–18), indicating our superior outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery.

Five Stars in Coronary Bypass Surgery

Healthgrades has awarded us 5 stars for superior clinical outcomes in coronary bypass surgery.

Recognized for Cardiac Care

We are recognized for safe and effective cardiac patient care by BlueCross BlueShield.

One of the Top 6 in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons recognizes us as one of the top 6 hospitals in the Nation for cardiac surgery.

Your Heart Shares Your Lifestyle

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among both men and women, claiming approximately 1 million lives each year. Heart disease conditions emerge when plaque, composed of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in the blood, builds up inside the coronary arteries, which supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles. As plaque builds, it restricts blood flow to the heart’s chambers, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, and sudden cardiac death.

Simple lifestyle changes can help you avoid or slow heart-related problems. Here are a few positive changes that can have a huge effect on your heart health:

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Eat Healthy

Stay Active

Manage Blood Pressure

Reduce Blood Sugar

Quit Smoking

Control Cholesterol

Our Cardiac surgery Team

Dr. Charles Lutz

Dr. Mehdi Marvasti

Dr. Ahmad Nazem

Dr. Zhandong Zhou

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St. Joseph's Hospital was named a US News Best Regional Hospital 2017-18 St. Joseph's Hospital was Magnet Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
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St. Joseph's Hospital was named a US News Best Regional Hospital 2017-18 St. Joseph's Hospital was Magnet Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
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St. Joseph's Hospital was named a US News Best Regional Hospital 2017-18 St. Joseph's Hospital was Magnet Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
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St. Joseph's Hospital was named a US News Best Regional Hospital 2017-18 St. Joseph's Hospital was Magnet Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Our Cardiac surgery Team

Dr. Charles Lutz

Dr. Mehdi Marvasti

Dr. Ahmad Nazem

Dr. Zhandong Zhou

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