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El Camino Hospital named to Becker's Hospital Review 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs

November 13, 2017 — The Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute at El Camino Hospital has been named to the 2017 Becker's Hospital Review 100 Hospital with Great Heart Program list.
The hospitals on the list lead the nation in cardiovascular care. Many of the hospitals have pioneered groundbreaking procedures and continue to engage in research and development. All hospitals have received recognition for superior patient care.
“It’s rewarding to work with a phenomenal group of physicians, nurses and support staff that are all committed to providing personalized, dynamic heart care,” said Dr. Fred St. Goar, medical director of the Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute at El Camino Hospital. “We have a long-standing passion for innovation and delivering high-quality care and are pleased to be included on this year’s list of Great Heart Programs.”
Becker's Hospital Review examined several resources when developing the list of hospitals with great heart programs, including the top 50 hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report for cardiology and cardiac surgery, state-by-state rankings from CareChex for major cardiac surgery, Truven's Top 50 Cardiovascular Programs, American Heart Association awards, Society of Thoracic Surgeons recognition and accreditations in addition to hospital quality rankings, surgical volume and reputation for innovation in heart surgery and care.
What does this mean for our patients?
Patients who choose El Camino Hospital for their heart care have access to the latest advanced diagnostic modalities and treatment options and leading-edge technology that provide for better outcomes for patients such as zero to lower national complication rates, zero to lower than national mortality rates and reduced time on ventilators or in intensive care. 
We are nationally recognized for our expertise in cardiac surgery by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and exceed national hospital averages for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), emergency heart attack treatment, transcatheter valve therapies, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair surgeries.