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Heart & Vascular

Regional Leaders in Cardiovascular Services

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.

The First in the Country

certified american college of cardiology transcatheter valveOf 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.

Every Beat is Personal. Hear from our team to find out what makes their cardiology care personal.

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 and employers.

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 #1 in 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.

For more information, call (337) 494-3278.