NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced that Dipti Itchhaporia, M.D., F.A.C.C., Robert and Georgia Roth Chair for Excellence in Cardiac Care and director of disease management at the Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute, was elected Chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
As the new Chair Elect, Dr. Itchhaporia will serve as the voice of the board of governors, providing key bio-directional communications between the chapters and the board of trustees. She will work side-by-side with the immediate past-Chair and the current Chair to help set the agenda of the state chapters. Dr. Itchhaporia will assume her term as the Chair of the Board of Governors in April 2012.
Dr. Itchhaporia has a long history of leadership with the ACC, having served as the state chapter's Southern California Governor, immediate past-President and Orange County Councilor. Additionally, she has served as a member of the CA chapter's ACC Executive Committee, Chair of the Membership Committee, Chair of the Women in Heart Disease Committee, the advocacy committee and the CT working group.
"I am honored to assume the role of Chair of the Board of Governors for the ACC in 2012," said Dr. Itchhaporia. "The American College of Cardiology has a solid reputation of being an advocate for quality cardiovascular care through education, research promotion, and development and application of standards and guidelines of care. In this role, I plan to continue to uphold the college's mission in improving standards of care as well as fostering education and knowledge and advocating professionalism."
Since 2001, Dr. Itchhaporia has served as director of disease management for Hoag's Heart & Vascular Institute where she leads the congestive heart failure management program and the anticoagulation clinic. In addition to her support of the ACC, Dr. Itchhaporia is actively involved with various other professional organizations, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Heart Association. As part of her commitment to industry education, Dr. Itchhaporia regularly conducts community lectures on cardiovascular disease, and has authored and co-authored many scientific papers related to the medical specialty of cardiology.
About the American College of Cardiology
The ACC is firmly dedicated to transforming cardiovascular care through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. Comprised of 39,000 members, the college is a nonprofit medical society inclusive of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals, and prides itself on supplying valuable industry education to cardiovascular specialists.
About Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute
Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast and is well respected for delivering the highest level of quality care. Angioplasty and cardiac stent placement services are available 24/7 with median times for opening coronary arteries under 64 minutes, well above the national standard. Hoag is recognized as a leader in emergency heart care. Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute is a leader in cardiovascular medicine offering the most advanced and pioneering surgical techniques including minimally invasive heart surgery, intraoperative ablation for treatment of arrhythmia, beating heart surgery, and heart bypass with endoscopic vein harvesting. For more information visit www.hoag.org/heart.
About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag is a not-for-profit regional healthcare delivery network in Orange County, Calif. that treats nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers and a network for more than 1,300 physicians, 5,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health care services including Centers of Excellence in cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences and women's health, and orthopedics through Hoag's affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County's most preferred hospital for the past 15 consecutive years. And for an unprecedented 15 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county's best hospital in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org/heart.
SOURCE Hoag Hospital