Ever wonder what the new hospitals will mean to heart patients?

Our hearts — no bigger than the size of our fists — beat a 100,000 times a day. But, at any given minute, that beating can go away for a young child, a father or mother, and a newborn fighting for a life that has yet to be experienced.

First, let’s take a listen.

Place your hand over your heart. Can you hear that?

Thump…thump…thump.

Our hearts — no bigger than the size of our fists — beat a 100,000 times a day. But, at any given minute, that beating can go away for a young child, a father or mother, and a newborn fighting for a life that has yet to be experienced.

What life is there if it can’t be enjoyed?

That’s why, with the help of Vision 2020, we’re building a new home for The International Heart Institute that will offer patients the specialized care, research and love their hearts need at these critical times. Advanced comprehensive diagnosis and treatment will be available through state-of-the-art diagnostic rooms with capacity for continued growth.

The expanded space and private patient rooms “will mean significant improvements for our patients,” says Ken Jutzy, MD, chair of the division of cardiology. “Patients will be able to see their physician and get their tests done the very same day.”

Region’s Only Hospital to Perform Heart Transplants

Loma Linda University Health has been a pioneer in infant heart transplantation since 1984, and our physicians have been helping more than 300,000 patients from minimally invasive to the most complex heart procedures. Whether children or adults living with a congenital heart disease and are in need of cardiac or vascular surgery, The International Heart Institute has always been at the forefront.

Patients can take great comfort in knowing that the new hospital will offer a single check-in location and single waiting room. Additionally, physicians will be able to collaborate easier with the resources of nine cardiac labs.

“The recent trend toward less-intrusive care and shorter hospital stays will continue for both pediatric and adult heart patients,” Jutzy says.

Place your hand on your heart once more.

Now remember, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” —Proverbs 4:23

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