MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center celebrated the opening of its new Dao Family Cardiovascular Suite together with philanthropic and community leaders, hospital physicians and nurses, and MemorialCare executives at a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 1. Local philanthropists and business leaders, Michael Dao, M.D. and Linh Bui, Pharm.D., were recognized for their $1 million donation to Orange Coast Medical Center to support its MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute. Dao Family Cardiovascular Suite

The state-of-the-art Dao Family Cardiovascular Suite represents the next phase of development for the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center. This new suite will enable the hospital to expand its use of innovative therapies for its patients. The suite includes a second state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory, a dedicated cardiovascular observation unit for pre-procedural admission and post procedural recovery, and eight additional private patient rooms.

“Our vision has always been to create and transform the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center into a world-class facility,” explained Steven Schiff, M.D., former medical director of invasive cardiology, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center. “The wonderful gift from Dr. Michael Dao and Dr. Linh Bui will ensure that we continue to provide outstanding clinical outcomes and greater access to lifesaving cardiac care to our community, who can rest easy knowing that Orange Coast Medical Center rivals the finest academic medical centers in California.”

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in Orange County and across the country. As a leading comprehensive heart and vascular institute, Orange Coast Medical Center provides personalized prevention programs, renowned cardiologists and surgeons, leading diagnostics, advanced treatment, rehabilitation, research and support. We are passionate about delivering the highest quality, patient- and family-centered care to all patients with cardiovascular disease.

“We are so pleased to support Orange Coast Medical Center and its renowned heart program,” shared Dr. Michael Dao. “As a physician, I have had the privilege of practicing at the hospital and our family has personally benefitted from its services. We have always been impressed by the world-class, compassionate care provided at Orange Coast and want to ensure more people in our community have access to this great hospital."

“It is an incredible honor to partner with the Dao family in this very important hospital project that will improve the lives of so many people. Dr. Dao and Dr. Bui have a remarkable legacy of philanthropy in our community, and we are so pleased they have chosen to partner with us through their leadership gift for the Dao Family Cardiovascular Suite,” said Marcia Manker, CEO at Orange Coast Medical Center.

Orange Coast Medical Center was Orange County’s first hospital to offer a hybrid cardiovascular interventional room, combining a cardiac operating room with a cardiovascular catheterization lab. Unveiled in 2010, this revolutionary room is designed for open-heart surgeries such as cardiac bypass, as well as minimally invasive catheter-based procedures such as coronary angioplasty and stenting. By merging these capabilities into one room, surgical procedures that used to require two or more hospital visits can now be performed during a single use of anesthesia, reducing the physical and emotional stress placed on patients and their families.

Established in 1986 and located in Fountain Valley, California, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center is a fully accredited, 222-bed, non-profit hospital that serves approximately 120,000 patients annually in nearly every medical specialty. In just 36 years, Orange Coast Medical Center has become a leader in comprehensive, patient-centered care and medical innovation.

Together with our expert physician team, compassionate nurses and support staff, we have earned recognition as one of the best hospitals in the region. For six consecutive years, Orange Coast Medical Center has been named by readers of the Orange County Register as the top hospital in all of Orange County.

Learn more about the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center and its services.