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Excellence in cardiac care

Trust your heart to our cardiac experts. Check in on your heart health with a quick assessment to determine your risk factors for developing heart disease.


Morrissey Family Heart Institute

Excellence in cardiac care

At St. Joseph’s Medical Center, the Morrissey Family Heart & Vascular Institute has a legacy of commitment and dedication to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our exceptional quality outcomes in caring for heart patients have earned us the following recognitions:

  • One of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ according to an independent quality analysis provided by PINC AI™ and reported by Fortune
  • Platinum Performance Achievement Award in Chest Pain from the American College of Cardiology
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) ranked St. Joseph's Cardiovascular Surgery Program in the highest category for quality and successful outcomes (a 3 out of 3-star rating) in both coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places St. Joseph's among the elite for CABG (top 20%) and AVR (top 5-8%) in the United States and Canada.
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • Designated STEMI Heart Attack Receiving Center
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center® by Blue Shield of California for Cardiac Care
  • Designated as a Cigna Center of Excellence for Cardiac Care
  • Five-star rated for Heart Failure Treatment
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Heart Attack Treatment 
  • Top-star rated for Open Heart Surgery
  • Five Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2023
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2023

St. Joseph's heart health services

The Morrissey Family Heart Institute offers a full range of services to care for your heart, including emergency heart attack treatment, cardiac and vascular diagnostics and testing, surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation.


Our heart health services include:

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At risk for heart disease?

Heart disease comes in many forms and can affect people of any age, gender, or ethnicity. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The more you can learn about your heart health, the better. Knowledge is truly powerful medicine that helps you understand your risks and take action to lessen your potential for problems. It can lead to early detection, and most importantly, to early treatment and better outcomes.

Take this quick assessment to:

  • Understand symptoms, causes, and types of heart disease
  • Determine your risk factors for developing heart disease
  • Learn which lifestyle factors can increase or decrease your risk

Cardiac surgery

Every member of our team at the Morrissey Family Heart Institute follows a philosophy of providing specialized care, unique to each patient's needs. We are a leader in all aspects of advanced cardiac surgery, offering the latest technological advancements combined with a personalized approach.

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Cardiac research & clinical trials

The doctors and research investigators in St. Joseph's Cardiac Research Department conduct clinical research ethically, safely, and efficiently.

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Call our Heart Patient Navigator

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a heart condition, call our Heart Patient Navigator at (209) 467-6540. We can help answer your heart-related questions and connect you to resources, information, and support.

Diagnosis and treatments

Our Morrissey Family Heart Institute physicians use the latest technology to ensure an accurate diagnosis. We use state-of-the-art imaging tools that provide highly detailed pictures of your heart and veins. We strive to use the most minimally invasive treatment option available for each patient while providing a comprehensive team approach to your care.
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Diagnosis and treatments

Heart matters

Our Morrissey Family Heart Institute is committed to helping patients manage cardiac disease through community education. Learn more about the comprehensive conditions our cardiovascular experts treat.   

Heart and vascular conditions we treat

We diagnose and treat the full range of cardiac conditions using the most advanced tools and technology available today. Our approach to care also includes helping you manage your disease and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Learn more

Stay healthy

The Morrissey Family Heart Institute, our cardiac team is dedicated to helping you live a heart-healthy lifestyle. We invite you to share in our mission of creating a heart-healthy community.

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Advanced Heart Disease Clinic

St. Joseph’s Medical Center is one of a select group of providers to offer patients in our region Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a less invasive procedure for heart valve replacement designed for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis.

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