What Makes Our Center Special?

Heart-to-heart care in the most advanced surroundings.

Its location, its facilities, and, most of all, its staff – that's what makes the Heart Center at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital a truly rare resource for patients.  Having top-level technology, expertise, and design in a community location gives the center an ability to deliver the highest-quality care close to home.

The center

The center's state-of-the-science clinical features include:

  • three cardiac-catheterization laboratories with the latest options (including dual-plane imaging from each control room) for nonsurgical, diagnosis and interventional treatments of such conditions at coronary artery disease, valve conditions, and heart-wall defects;
  • two advanced electrophysiology laboratories for minimally invasive treatment of heart rhythm conditions;
  • two of the most modern operating rooms for heart surgery (including a 900-square-foot O.R. with the SKYTRON® SkyVision system, which permits two-way video conferencing of surgical procedures);
  • seven coronary-care-unit beds for intensive, inpatient care of heart patients;

The staff
Our staff is made up of well-respected, established, thoroughly experienced and trained medical professionals who have dedicated their careers to delivering the best in heart care.  These experts, some of whom have trained at the top centers in the world, have the latest skills, offer access to research efforts, and make special techniques available to patients who need them.

Our patients gain care and quality-enriched service in a true teaching environment.  Graduate medical education at the heart center means that interns from, and residents who have graduated from, top medical colleges add a depth to the staff and the care delivered.  What's more, physicians who are completing their postgraduate training with a fellowship in cardiology significantly complement the staff.  Our accomplished medical staffers provide the knowledge to educate and train physicians at our hospitals and others, including through their faculty medical-school and health-professions appointments.

The care
This busy and growing program is not just a recourse for its community but for a broader region of patients seeking a top-level experience in patient care.  Our Heart Center receives referral from well-
known centers that do not have all of the
components and infrastructure assembled
for their programs.

At the Jefferson Torresdale Hospital Heart Center, the patient experience includes a very high level of continuity, as each patient receives care from committed staff that knows his or her case as an outpatient or inpatient or both.  Finally, the strength of our ongoing follow-up with our heart patients contributes as well to our consistently high satisfaction levels.