Heart & Vascular
Since opening its doors in 1952, Lake Charles Memorial Health System has
provided excellence in healthcare to our community, and our comprehensive,
state-of-the-art heart and vascular services are no exception. With constantly
improving facilities, technological advancements, sought-after physician
specialists and experienced, compassionate staff, all of our cardiovascular
health services cover the range of heart health needs, from diagnosis
to treatment to rehabilitation.
Second to None
Of the 645 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Programs nationally,
Memorial’s Heart & Vascular Team is the
*FIRST to receive the American College of Cardiology’s prestigious Transcatheter
Valve Certification. This recognition demonstrates expertise in TAVR,
a less invasive option to replace diseased aortic valves without open
heart surgery. While being first is not the goal, doing what we do well,
implementing best practices, and achieving quality outcomes is our priority.
That’s the importance of the ACC certification. It recognizes our
commitment to the highest TAVR standards.
Our multi-disciplinary heart team consisting of interventional cardiologists
Christopher Thompson, MD and
Edward Bergen, DO, along with cardiovascular/thoracic surgeon
Gregory Lugo, MD take a rigorous approach to patient care through our Valve Clinic. With
the innovative procedures we are utilizing in treating aortic valve disease,
including balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) and TAVR, patients can have
an enriched and improved quality of life.
Named One of the Best in the Country
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the top programs
in the nation for
Medical Excellence in Interventional Coronary Care. The award comes from CareChex® — an information service of
Quantros, Inc. CareChex is an innovative medical quality rating system
designed to assist hospitals and health systems in improving the quality
of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers
The analysis by CareChex looks at patient safety, inpatient quality and
measures of mortality, complications and readmission rates. Unlike other
publicly available quality rankings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation
of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes
of care, and patient experiences. For access to provider quality ratings, visit
This data ranks Lake Charles Memorial’s interventional coronary care
program as the top program in the state and as one of the top 100 programs
in the country.
Memorial was also ranked
#1 in Southwest Louisiana for Medical Excellence and Patient Safety in
Cardiac Care and
Patient Safety for Major Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Heart
Attack and Heart Failure Treatment.
Our cardiovascular team is proud to provide surgical procedures in a safe
and advanced facility. Our offices are located throughout the Calcasieu
Parish in Sulphur, DeQuincy, DeRidder and Lake Charles. Living in a less
populated area doesn't mean you have to compromise on healthcare or
travel out of the area to receive quality services. Trust our team here
at our Lake Charles hospital to provide the care you need and deserve.
Discover Our Cardiac Care Program
From prevention to diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, our services
are designed to provide comprehensive cardiac care. Our team is caring
and committed to helping our patients live full, rewarding, and healthy
lives while managing a variety of cardiac/vascular conditions. We'll
work with you to develop a care plan that meets your unique needs.
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