Desert Valley Hospital Opens New Heart Center

By Nolan Patrick Smith

High Desert Daily

(Victorville) –Desert Valley Hospital has officially opened their technologically advanced new Heart Center, which brings together both cardiac and vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists, interventional radiologists as well as support staff.

“Our cardiac-surgery team includes not only experienced surgeons, but also a highly trained clinical staff to deliver a treatment plan designed specifically for each individual patient,” stated Desert Valley CEO, Margaret R. Peterson, PhD via press release.

In the March 21st press release, Desert Valley Hospital announced it’s opening of the Heart Center, as well as some of the various aspects that make the Heart Center so vital to the community. The new facility has an open-heart surgery suite for bypass surgeries as well as other life saving procedures. In addition, the facility also includes a digital X-ray imaging system, operating suites, a nuclear medicine camera, and two cardiac catheterizations labs, which detect arterial blockages which can lead to a heart attack.

“Our goal is to provide patients with exceptional care for heart and vascular disorders, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.  We strive to provide a unique experience for both the patient and family by bringing together the finest in medical expertise and research in the context of a tradition of compassionate care,” said Reginald Abraham, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP, Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon on staff at Desert Valley Hospital in the press release.

The 50,000 square foot expansion includes 53-medical and surgical beds, a 12-bed intensive and coronary care unit, 2 cardiac catheterization laboratories, 2 operating rooms, an open-heart surgery suite, 12-pre-post procedure cath lab beds, 4 pre-op surgery beds, chapel, and 2 spacious lobbies and waiting areas. The new expansion will serve the growing need in the High Desert, as well as prepare it for the needs in the future.

For more information on Desert Valley Hospital, make sure to visit their website at

1 comment for “Desert Valley Hospital Opens New Heart Center

  1. Mike Rothschild
    March 22, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I toured this new heart center before it opened. An incredable asset to our local medical services in the Victor Valley.

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