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Hoag’s Heart Awards & Accolades

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast, and is well respected for performing the highest volume of procedures with exceptional patient outcomes than any other hospital in Orange County.

Hoag has achieved international and national accreditation for many of its heart and vascular programs, including:

  • Named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics™
  • Earned a Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care
  • First hospital on the West Coast to launch a dedicated Heart Valve Center – the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center
  • Opened the Bob & Marjie Bennet Hybrid Cardiovascular Surgical Suite (CVOR) in 2012, the first of its kind in Orange County
  • First in Orange County to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • First in Orange County to provide a comprehensive Aortic Center for complex aortic disease
  • Named by Women's Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for patient experience in Heart Care
  • Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold award for achieving an average score of 85 percent or greater in all five heart-failure achievement measures
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons ranked Hoag’s Cardiovascular Surgery Program in the highest category for quality and successful outcomes, achieved by only 10 percent of hospitals nationwide