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Providence Heart Institute – Center for Advanced Heart Disease & Transplant

Heart disease varies from person to person. So we work closely with your referring primary care team and other specialists to bring you personalized care – all in the comfort of your own community.

2069.2 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Providence Heart Institute – Center for Advanced Heart Disease & Transplant

Heart disease varies from person to person. So we work closely with your referring primary care team and other specialists to bring you personalized care – all in the comfort of your own community.

2069.2 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Heart Conditions Treated at the Center for Advanced Heart Disease & Transplant

Our cardiovascular experts use the most effective therapies to treat even the most complex heart conditions.

Personalized Treatment for Your Heart Condition

We offer a wide range of treatment options for our patients, including the most advanced therapies and procedures. Beginning as soon as you walk through our doors, your care team works with you to design the most effective treatment plan for your diagnosis and needs.

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Why Choose Us for Heart and Vascular Care?

As the only heart transplant center in the region, we are a heart destination for patients from Washington, northeast Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our comprehensive, leading-edge treatments are just one of the reasons you can trust Providence with your advanced heart disease care. Here are six more:

For patients with advanced stages of heart failure, your plan may include nonsurgical and surgical options based on your wants and needs. We also help you optimize the quality of your life. And we continue to support you through your entire heart health journey. This patient-centered approach is why patients have trusted Providence Heart Institute – Advanced Heart Disease & Transplant with their care for more than 30 years.

We’re the only local heart transplant center, so if you need a transplant, your specialists may refer you to our team for evaluation. We’ll guide you through the entire process, from finding a match to preparing for your procedure. Steps involve extensive screening, including physical checkups, a medical history review and various types of testing. You can also discuss your financial, psychological and social needs with your team. After your procedure, you and your doctors work together to create a long-term care plan that protects your new heart and overall health.

When end-stage heart failure sent our patient Greg Soumokil to the Intensive Care Unit, his Providence Spokane Heart Institute care team knew he didn’t have time to wait for a donor heart transplant. We opted for a temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH), a technology so innovative that fewer than 20 patients nationwide had one at the time of Greg’s surgery. This artificial heart allowed Greg to return home to his family while he waited for a heart transplant.

Another innovative therapy we provide is robotic ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy, a long-term treatment for patients who are not candidates for heart transplantation. In addition, we offer VAD as a bridge-to-transplant for patients too ill to wait for a donor heart to become available.

Your heart care team may include specialists in heart failure and transplant medicine, transplant surgeons, cardiac rehabilitation specialists and other caregivers who provide you with personalized care before and after any surgical procedure. You also have access to multidisciplinary support services from nutritionists, pharmacists, behavioral health experts, palliative caregivers and social workers who provide holistic care.

If you have advanced heart failure, you can be confident knowing our team has an in-depth understanding of the disease, its complexities and the various stages of care. This care may include managing symptoms and medications, slowing the progression of the disease or performing surgical treatments. Our experts provide the latest innovations and techniques – such as implanted devices, mechanical hearts and heart transplants – to improve outcomes.

We understand that the impact of heart disease is greater in some communities. Genetics plays a part, but unequal access to great health care is also a factor. At Providence, we make sure each of our patients has access to the best heart care. As part of this commitment, we also offer social work services. In keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible. 

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse community. We welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to treat every patient equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you are in your journey.

We are part of the Providence Heart Institute of Spokane, which features world-class cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, and specialty trained nurses, therapists and advanced care teams throughout the Inland Northwest. Every heart patient at Providence benefits from our local experts, with extended connectivity to a collaborative network that includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 450 people with advanced heart disease choose us for their care each year.


Some of the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States have recognized our dedication to our heart patients. We are proud to have earned the following recognition:  

  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Heart Attack
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Heart Bypass Surgery
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Heart Failure
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Aortic Valve Surgery
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Learn How Our Caregivers Are Impacting Patients

Patient Stories

Brian Starr is getting a second chance at life. He jokes that his transplant team was like an entourage: “The doc and assistant. The transplant coordinator. The person doing recording and the pharmacist. There was an entire team in the room to attend to me. It was quite a scene.” Read Brian’s story

Brian Starr

“I appreciate the physical therapists who helped me by pushing me to walk the halls of the floors I was on, and the different methods they taught me to work on being self-sufficient until I had recovered enough.”

Scott Huxoll Jr.

Supporting Our Heart Patients

We offer key support services beyond conventional treatment to help you and your loved ones through your treatment journey as comfortably as possible.

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chaplain services
  • Counseling
  • Financial counseling
  • Interpreter services
  • Nutrition services
  • Palliative care
  • Pharmacy services
  • Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart (PATCH) Program
  • Social work services

By the Numbers

We are committed to providing our patients with compassionate, world-class heart care. This is why thousands of patients trust Providence Center for Advanced Heart Disease & Transplant at Sacred Heart Medical Center with their heart care every year.

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Part of Providence Spokane Heart Institute

For over 60 years our patients have been the heart of everything we do.

  • You’ll experience innovative heart care here. Our Spokane doctors pioneered emergency surgery to repair heart arteries during a heart attack to make treatment less invasive.
  • With the only heart transplant center and the only adult and teen congenital heart center in the Inland Northwest, we are here for your heart care.
  • With six hospitals and more than 20 outreach locations, you can access leading-edge care close to home.

Learn More About Providence Spokane Heart Institute