Welcome to the
Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast, and is well respected for delivering quality care and exceptional patient outcomes in the areas of valve disease, vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmia. The Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute has achieved international and national accreditation for many of its programs. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons placed Hoag in the highest category for quality cardiac surgery, a rating achieved by only 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. Hoag's physicians perform more surgeries and procedures with better outcomes than any other hospital in the county.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to have received the following awards and accolades:

  • IBM Watson Health™ named Hoag one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • 2019 Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus/Target Heart Failure Award
  • Named one of the 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs in the nation by Becker's Hospital Review
  • Named by Women's Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Heart Care
  • Earned a Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care
  • 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

Heart & Vascular Institute Team

949-764-5871