Many of our well-trained clinical staff members hold special certifications indicating ongoing training in complex procedures.

The following non-invasive procedures are available at both our Walnut Creek and Concord campuses:


Uses an electrocardiographic (EKG) machine to evaluate the electrical activity generated by the heart at rest and with activity.


Uses ultrasound, or high-frequency sound waves, to create graphic images of the heart's structures, pumping action, and direction of blood flow. Stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) are also available.

Nuclear stress testing

A method of producing images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after the administration of a radioactive tracer material.

Coronary angiography

Uses 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scan to reveal the internal structures of the heart and the coronary arteries (Concord campus only).

Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report Top Hospital

Since 2010, our hospitals have been included the annual list of America’s Best Hospitals, as well as rated as high-performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

Both of our hospitals were named in Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs for 2013"

Both John Muir Health hospitals are accredited chest pain centers

John Muir Medical Center, Concord is recognized as Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.