St. Joseph Hospital's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 1140 West La Veta Avenue, Orange, CA 92868
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (714) 771-8000 x 13365
Appointment Requests: (714) 547-0900
Year Formalized: 2007
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Saint Joseph Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital of Orange County (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Farhouch Berdjis, MD
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Years in ACHD: 22
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 300
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:St. Joseph Hospital-Adults, Children's Hospital of Orange County-Pediatrics
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: No
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Donald Mahon, MD
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Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Lisa Evans, MSN, ACNP-BC
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 210
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 15
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Provide care for a population of 3.5 million in the Orange County area. A very close working relationship with CHOC Hospital. A certified implant center for Melody Valve with technologically advanced Hybrid Operating Room.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD Program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A