Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute
Fundraising Priorities


The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute’s goal is to remain a leader in cardiac care, consistently delivering the very best to our patients. Donor support allows JCHVI to leverage the latest technological advances and apply innovative techniques that can enhance patient care and outcomes. It ensures cardiac patients have the support they need every step of the way.


For more information on these giving opportunities and others in support of the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute, contact Camille Schwan, Director of Development, at (949) 764-7244 or


Advanced Heart Failure Program

Orange County currently lacks a comprehensive advanced heart failure program, and patients suffering from the disease must travel to Los Angeles or San Diego counties for treatment and ongoing monitoring. Philanthropy will accelerate Hoag’s development of an Advanced Heart Failure Program that will build on the success of our inpatient advanced heart failure care. Our comprehensive program will feature a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons and specialists who will work together to provide patients and their families with the greatest quality of life possible. A key component of JCHVI’s program will be providing the latest in minimally invasive ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation and monitoring, which keeps a patient’s heart functioning until they are well enough to receive a heart transplant. Traditionally under-reimbursed, philanthropy will bridge the gap left by insurance and ensure all patients receive personalized and highly specialized cardiac care right here in our community.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) cares for some of Hoag’s most critically ill patients and is home to advanced technologies, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which pumps and oxygenates blood so the heart and lungs can rest. Hoag is the only hospital in Orange County with an adult ECMO program, which can be lifesaving for critically ill heart and lung patients. Hoag’s CVICU nurses are hand-chosen and required to take courses on a regular basis to maintain their training and stay up-to-date on new technology. Donor support will ensure the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute continues to provide the highest level of intensive cardiovascular care to our patients and community.

Advanced Arrhythmia & Catheterization Suite (Hoag Hospital Irvine)

The Advanced Arrhythmia & Catheterization Suite at Hoag Hospital Irvine offers the most advanced technology for the treatment and ablation of complex arrhythmias. This suite is critical to the expansion of the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute’s growing arrhythmia program. For the first time, the Advanced Arrhythmia & Catheterization Suite enables Hoag patients to receive treatment of some of the most advanced arrhythmias in Irvine.

Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute’s Arrhythmia Program helps patients achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes in the nation. As JCHVI expands our renowned Arrhythmia Program to Hoag Irvine, we will expand our robust, multidisciplinary clinical team to increase access and ensure every patient receives the level of care they deserve. An advanced nurse practitioner specializing in arrhythmia is a critical member of the team. Nurse practitioners are highly trained and provide clinical care to patients. As part of JCHVI’s Arrhythmia Program, they help patients with the process of care, navigating them through a complex medical system while contributing to programmatic leadership and development.


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