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Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute

At the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute, a legendary cardiac program means a multidisciplinary team of clinicians utilizing the latest proven protocols for rapid response to heart attacks. A facility that features three state-of-the-art facilities for life-saving cardiac and vascular procedures. And it means having a caring and compassionate approach to providing world-class clinical care. Of course, it also requires physicians skilled in advanced technologies and procedures. It means having a depth and breadth of specialties – including complete cardiac and vascular programs.

Centinela Hospital is proud to be a referral center for treatment of STEMI (segment elevation myocardial infarction) heart attacks, which are one of the most serious types of heart attacks. This means doctors send their most critical heart patients to us.

To reach the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute directly, call 310-680-8037.


Our team provides patients with highly specialized Board Certified physicians including:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Radiologists
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Critical Care Specialists

From admission through discharge, the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute meets the needs of our patients all in one location. Our patients have access to three multi-use combo laboratories with full cardiac diagnostic and interventional capabilities including electrophysiology, angiography and angioplasty equipment, and a new cardiac monitoring system.

Our facility has been designed with patient convenience in mind. Patients and visitors may park close to the main entrance of Centinela Hospital Medical Center, and all testing and treatment is performed within the hospital. Each patient is assigned to an interdisciplinary team of dedicated personnel. Under the expert direction of cardiologists, radiologists, vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, the Heart Institute provides diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments. Team members include cardiovascular nurses, radiologic and nuclear technologists, sonographers and cardiovascular technologists. Others on the team may be exercise physiologists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and case managers.

At the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute, we offer inpatient and outpatient care 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Our physicians are skilled in:

Our Equipment

Starting in 2007, Centinela Hospital Medical Center embarked on a $20 million capital improvement program. Of this total amount, over $4 million has been invested in the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute to provide for state-of-the-Art equipment. This has included the purchase of:

  • GE Innova single plane combo lab
  • Philips Allura imaging system
  • Prucka Mac-Lab® system for hemodynamic monitoring
  • Philips SONOS 5500 mobile ultrasound system
  • GE Centricity picture archiving and computer system (PACS)
  • Pyxis automated pharmaceutical distribution station
  • Philips Brilliance 64 slice CT scanner

Through our clinical capabilities and compassionate staff, the Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute is committed to providing patients with the same high quality care found throughout Centinela Hospital Medical Center. We have expanded our cardiology team to include round-the-clock, in-hospital physician services and additional nurses and technicians experienced in cardiac care. From initial diagnosis to cardiac intervention to open heart surgery, including the latest surgical techniques, Centinela Hospital provides a full spectrum of cardiology services directly responsive to the needs of our patients.

Insurance Verification

If you would like to receive a free health insurance coverage verification, please contact April Jones, Director of Patient Access at 310-680-8190 or by email. We will work with your health insurer and physician to determine your coverage.