Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, has announced a $10 million gift from a private Bay Area foundation.
Made through the Sequoia Hospital Foundation, the largest gift in the hospital's history will support renovations to the hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute, including enhancements to its cardiac electrophysiology program. According to the hospital, Sequoia was the first facility on the West Coast to implant leadless pacemaker technology and use a type of irrigated ablation catheter that can resolve an irregular heartbeat in a single treatment. To date, the program has performed more than six thousand ablations for atrial fibrillation and more than ten thousand total cardiac ablations.
"Sequoia Hospital is proud of our rich history in the field of cardiac and vascular medicine," said Sequoia Hospital president and CEO Bill Graham. "Within our Heart and Vascular Institute's [catheterization] labs, nationally renowned cardiac electrophysiologists continue to pioneer leading research and development of heart rhythm management treatment and devices, making Sequoia one of the highest performing institutions on the West Coast. The partnership of philanthropy enables us to look ahead and empowers us to advance our patient care and outcomes even more quickly in this area."