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St. John’s Regional Medical Center Hosts Successful Cardiac Symposium

Free informative event featured renowned cardiac physicians, private tours, and educational tools to improve heart health

OXNARD, CA - February 12, 2018 – To highlight the hospital’s award-winning cardiac capabilities and in recognition of February as American Heart Month, St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) hosted an educational Cardiac Symposium. Members of the community were invited to meet the region’s top cardiac specialists for an afternoon that was good for their heart health.
The event was held, Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the SJRMC Conference Center and Healing Garden, located on the lower level of the campus. Over 100 community members were in attendance.

The informational event featured:

  • A presentation by SJRMC President & CEO, Darren Lee about the hospital modernization and expansion projects already underway
  • Informational presentations by world-class cardiac physicians:
    • David Schmidt, MD – Treatment and Prevention of Heart Disease
    • Ali Sovari, MD – Atrial Fibrillation: Treatment Options
    • James McPherson, MD – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Giveaways and door prizes
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Tours of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab

St. John’s comprehensive cardiac care center offers effective treatment for heart disease, world-class clinical research trials, and a certified primary stroke center. The comprehensive cardiac program features: emergency heart care, various treatments for heart disease including non-invasive cardiology services, surgical heart and vascular interventions, electrophysiology treatments, beating heart surgery, minimally invasive valve repair/replacement, and a dedicated outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program.


About Dignity Health - St. John’s Regional Medical Center:
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is a recipient of the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (2012-2015) and is rated among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care for five consecutive years. St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s cardiac program offers effective treatment for heart disease as a STEMI Receiving Center, world-class clinical research trials, a certified primary stroke center, and recently became the first hospital in California to offer the world’s smallest leadless pacemaker for patients with bradycardia – slow heart rate.

In addition, St. John’s was the first and only hospital in Ventura County to perform cryoablation, an innovative procedure to treat atrial fibrillation – a common heart rhythm disorder. St. John’s Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers a lung cancer program recognized as the only Center of Excellence in Ventura County. The 16-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. John’s provides family centered care for newborns requiring highly specialized attention.

Publish date: 

Monday, February 12, 2018