Celebration of Life!
Friends and family gathered to celebrate the success of CPMC's VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) Program. 14 patients who are living and thriving with VADS had a "reunion" with many of the nurses and clinicians they met when they were in the hospital. Patients traveled from as far away as Redding, CA to "party" with their physicians and other members of the VAD team, some of whom are pictured below.
Although the oldest patient tranplanted with a VAD, at 79, could not be there, the youngest patient was: 17-year old Jinglun Situ, who was 16 at at the time of his implant.
Front row: Delores Brown, Joey Wang, Don Johnson, Robert Booth;
Back row: Ato Houston, Arnold Feao, Jinglun Situ, Paul Clary
Front row: Robert Booth, Dan McGlynn, Sidney Carey ( wheelchair);
Back row: Paul Clary, Damon Gault, Monsignor Keyes, Brenda Locke, Lenties Hampton
Ernest Haeusslein, M.D., Medical Director of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program; Michelle Murray, Heart Transplant Coordinator; G. James Avery, M.D., Surgical Director, Heart Transplants; Joyce Toohey, LCSW, Social Worker, Glenn Egrie, M.D., surgeon.
California Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart hospital/center networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top heart surgeons and physicians with leading-edge technology. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region, our team has many of the best cardiovascular surgeons and physicians in California and the United States.