Cardiovascular Services

We put our heart into caring for yours and measure our success by patient outcomes. We continually strive to achieve improvements in quality and patient safety by benchmarking our clinical excellence alongside top-rated hospitals nationwide. By participating in database studies such as the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Cardiology, we're empowered to implement the most efficient and effective methods for optimal patient outcomes.

Our Cardiovascular team is committed to staying on the forefront of quality heart care with tools and techniques that rival any major facility in the nation.

  • Six catheterization labs
  • Four electrophysiology (EP) labs
  • Three cardiac intensive care units
  • Six dedicated nursing units for cardiac care
  • Critical Care transport vehicle equipped to transport acutely-ill cardiac patients
  • More than 1,000 staff professionals devoted to cardiac care
  • 24/7 coverage by cardiologists
  • 24/7 case management services
  • 24/7 Heart Alert Team to fast track acutely-ill cardiac patients
  • Clinical staff certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
USNWR abdominal aneurism repair
USNWR aortic valve surgery
USNWR heart bypass surgery
USNWR heart failure
USNWR heart attack
Healthgrades 50 Best Cardiac Surgery 2015-2021
Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence 2014 -2021
Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery 2008-2021
Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Defibrillator Procedures 2020-2021
Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta 2021
BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center +
Heart Center Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Heart Center Cardiothoracic Surgeons (Back row left to right): Gregory Thomas, MD; Paul J. Speicher, MD;  Andres Samayoa, MD; Shaf Holden, MD;  (Front row left to right): Juan Gallegos, MD; Frans van Wagenberg, MD