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Cardiovascular Services

Thanks to continued advancements in highly specialized medical care—and to individuals and community partners like you whose contributions help bring these advancements to Dixie Regional –cardiopulmonary services at Dixie Regional are poised to lead the nation.

Your gift, along with the generosity of so many others, has made a difference...

  • New services have been added in Dixie Regional’s electrophysiology and vascular programs
  • Increased capacity has been created in both non-invasive and invasive cardiology
  • Advanced equipment to rapidly and accurately diagnose and treat cardiac patients has been purchased

All these efforts ensure that Dixie Regional’s J.L. Sorensen Heart and Lung Center will continue to be on the forefront of comprehensive cardiovascular care.

  • Nationally, more than 500,000 heart attacks occur each year. Prompt balloon inflation of the blocked coronary artery that caused the attack significantly reduces heart damage and saves lives. Dixie Regional has an enviable 67 minute “door to balloon time” compared to a national goal of less than 90 minutes.
  • Nearly 2,100 procedures after introducing open-heart surgery to southern Utah, Dixie Regional has climbed the cardiovascular charts to finish as a Thomson Top 100 Heart Hospital in the nation. Not only are our outcomes among the best in the country; the cost of our care is low compared to other states. For a patient receiving care in Nevada, the cost would be four times greater.

Your gifts – joined with many others – have transformed our once-small rural hospital into a regional medical center.


“It started just like any other day last October…Dabbling in one of my favorite pastimes—auto restoration—I once again suddenly felt that strange tingling in my arm and an overwhelming discomfort. I knew from past experience I was staring headlong into a heart attack—my fourth. And though scared, my wife Barbara and I knew what to do—we headed for Dixie Regional.

Just like the last time—from the time I arrived at the ER, through the days in ICU and follow-on days on the cardiac floor—the care was nothing less than top-notch. Because of my previous cardiac events, an angioplasty and placement of two stents in my arteries—for a total of five between my last two cardiac events—were performed. Through it—from the nuclear stress test to prep for the stents—I was amazed at the advancements in technology. In the hands of really caring people using this state-of-the-art equipment, I felt less stressed. And anyone who’s had a heart attack and faced follow-up critical care knows how invaluable such comfort can be.”

 ~ Donald Frey, Hurricane, Utah