For more than 25 years, the HeartCare Institute at Riverside Community Hospital has provided top-quality cardiac and vascular care to patients throughout the Inland Empire and surrounding regions.

We provide a wide range of services so all your heart and vascular care can happen in one place. From diagnostic testing to minimally invasive heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation, we are committed to keeping your heart as healthy as possible.

Riverside Community Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) with Resuscitation from the American College of Cardiology. We are designated as a STEMI heart attack receiving center by the ACC and REMSA. Additionally, we are recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care in 2024 by Healthgrades.

Find a cardiologist: (951) 410-4542.

Riverside cardiology services

Our specialists at the HeartCare Institute include board-certified cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, interventional cardiologists and vascular surgeons, as well as a highly trained team of nurses and technicians. Together, they work to treat a range of cardiovascular diseases and conditions, such as atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart attack and valve disorders.

Our comprehensive cardiovascular services include five cardiac catheterization labs and electrophysiology services, which allow our specialists to rapidly diagnose and treat acute heart attacks, heart disease and repair damaged blood vessels.

Cardiac emergency care

As an accredited Chest Pain Center, our emergency room is staffed 24/7 with experienced emergency care physicians and support staff who are specially trained to deliver life-saving cardiac care. We are a designated STEMI Receiving Center, which means we are highly equipped to diagnose and treat ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction heart attack, the most severe type of heart attack.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Following a cardiac event such as a heart attack, our cardiac rehabilitation program helps patients rebuild strength and return to daily activities. Our program is designed to meet each patient’s fitness level and accommodate individual needs.

Heart screening and imaging

We provide patients with comprehensive heart imaging tests to properly diagnose and prevent heart disease, including echocardiograms, electrocardiograms (EKG), EP studies and stress tests.

Additionally, our specialists perform a wide array of interventional imaging cardiology procedures using the latest diagnostic technologies, including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) — previously called angioplasty with stent — as well as cardiac ablation and device implantation.

Heart surgery

The cardiologists at the HeartCare Institute collaborate with thoracic (chest) and vascular surgeons to perform hundreds of cardiac surgeries each year, including advanced procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), open-heart surgery and minimally invasive heart surgery.

Our team is experienced in on-pump and off-pump procedures, which dictate if the heart must be stopped to perform surgery. If surgery requires the heart to be stopped, a patient will be placed on a heart-lung machine that temporarily takes over heart function.

Riverside Community Hospital is a recipient of the 2024 Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades. Additionally, we have received a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for our patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures.

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Vascular surgery

We are recognized as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery in 2024 by Healthgrades. Our vascular surgeons are highly skilled in both traditional and minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions such as peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms and varicose veins.


Riverside Country EMS Agency

Accredited American College of Cardiology - Chest Pain Center - Primary PCI

STS National Database™ Trusted. Transformed. Real-Time. Participant 2022

2024 Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Cardiac Care

2024 Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Vascular Surgery

2024 Healthgrades Coronary Bypass Surgery 5-Star Recipient

2024 Healthgrades Treatment of Heart Failure 5-Star Recipient

2024 Healthgrades Treatment of Heart Attack 5-Star Recipient