Our History

1962
• Doctors Hospital of Modesto ESTABLISHED

1967
• FIRSTS FOR THE COUNTY: A 3-bed cardiac unit and a 4-bed ICU

1974
• Valley Heart Associates is FOUNDED
• Cardiac catheterization lab COMPLETED

1976
• CARDIAC SURGERY PROGRAM INAUGURATED including a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit

1979
• Doctors Hospital is renamed DMC OF MODESTO

1988
• 5000th open heart surgery performed

1990
• INAUGURAL Annual Cardiology Symposium

1991
• FIRST radiofrequency ablation

1992
• FIRST atherectomy procedure to remove plaque from coronary vessels
• Cath lab’s 30,000th procedure

1995
• DMC cardiac team joins with World Vision to treat patients in Guatemala

2004
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM – recognition as a Coronary Artery Disease Hospital

2005
• HEALTHGRADES names DMC BEST-IN-STATE for angioplasties and stents

2006
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM – Coronary Artery Disease -- Initial Performance Achievement Award
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM – Heart Failure Initial Achievement Award

2007 – 2009
• 3 UNITED PREMIUM SPECIALTY CENTER DESIGNATIONS for Cardiovascular Surgery, Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology

2007
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM – Coronary Artery Disease Gold Performance Achievement Award.
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM – Heart Failure Silver Performance Achievement

2008
• HEALTHGRADES ranks DMC among the TOP 5% nationally and third in the state for coronary interventional procedures
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM recognition for treating cardiac patients
• CIGNA QUALITY DESIGNATION for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM – Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Awards
• HEALTHGRADES 5-STAR RATING for cardiac interventional care

2011
• CHEST PAIN CENTER ACCREDITATION from Society of Chest Pain Centers
• GET WITH THE GUIDELINESSM – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
• Valley Heart Institute of Doctors Medical Center OPENS

2013
• FIRST cryoablation
• TOP PERFORMER ON KEY QUALITY MEASURES® by The Joint Commission, Heart Attack and Heart Failure
• MISSION: LIFELINE® GOLD QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – fi rst California hospital to achieve Mission: Lifeline Accreditation as a Stemi Receiving Center.

2014
• TOP PERFORMER ON KEY QUALITY MEASURES® by The Joint Commission for Heart Attack and Heart Failure

2015
• Valley Heart Institute of Doctors Medical Center RELOCATES