Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute
Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute, a legendary cardiac program means a multidisciplinary team of clinicians
utilizing the latest proven protocols for rapid response to heart attacks.
A facility that features three state-of-the-art facilities for life-saving
cardiac and vascular procedures. And it means having a caring and compassionate
approach to providing world-class clinical care. Of course, it also requires
physicians skilled in advanced technologies and procedures. It means having
a depth and breadth of specialties - including complete cardiac and vascular programs.
Our team provides patients with highly specialized Board Certified physicians
- Cardiothoracic Surgeons
- Vascular Surgeons
- Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Critical Care Specialists
From admission through discharge, the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute meets
the needs of our patients all in one location. Our patients have access
to three multi-use combo laboratories with full cardiac diagnostic and
interventional capabilities including electrophysiology, angiography and
angioplasty equipment, and a new cardiac monitoring system.
Our facility has been designed with patient convenience in mind. Patients
and visitors may park close to the main entrance of Centinela Hospital
Medical Center, and all testing and treatment is performed within the
hospital. Each patient is assigned to an interdisciplinary team of dedicated
personnel. Under the expert direction of cardiologists, radiologists,
vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, the Heart Institute provides diagnostic
testing and therapeutic treatments. Team members include cardiovascular
nurses, radiologic and nuclear technologists, sonographers and cardiovascular
technologists. Others on the team may be exercise physiologists, physical
therapists, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists
and case managers.
At the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute, we offer inpatient and outpatient
care 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Our physicians are skilled in:
Starting in 2007, Centinela Hospital Medical Center embarked on a $20 million
capital improvement program. Of this total amount, over $4 million has
been invested in the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute to provide for state-of-the-Art
equipment. This has included the purchase of:
- GE Innova single plane combo lab
- Philips Allura imaging system
- Prucka Mac-Lab® system for hemodynamic monitoring
- Philips SONOS 5500 mobile ultrasound system
- GE Centricity picture archiving and computer system (PACS)
- Pyxis automated pharmaceutical distribution station
- Philips Brilliance 64 slice CT scanner
Through our clinical capabilities and compassionate staff, the Tommy Lasorda
Heart Institute is committed to providing patients with the same high
quality care found throughout Centinela Hospital Medical Center. We have
expanded our cardiology team to include round-the-clock, in-hospital physician
services and additional nurses and technicians experienced in cardiac
care. From initial diagnosis to cardiac intervention to open heart surgery,
including the latest surgical techniques, Centinela Hospital provides
a full spectrum of cardiology services directly responsive to the needs
of our patients.
If you would like to receive a free health insurance coverage verification,
please contact April Jones, Director of Patient Access at (310) 680-8190
or by e-mail at email@example.com. We will work with your health
insurer and physician to determine your coverage.
To reach the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute directly, call (310) 680-8037.