Cardiology Initiative

Successfully funding 5 echocardiogram systems

The Foundation has fully funded one of its top priorities for 2020 -- funding the purchase of 5 new echocardiogram ultrasound systems for patients at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. With your help, we have provided $887,000 in funding for this cutting-edge technology.

An echocardiogram, or "echo," uses ultrasound to create a detailed moving image of the heart, including its chambers, valves and blood vessels. The test can identify many kinds of heart disease, including valve disease, myocardial disease, pericardial disease, congenital heart disease or infective endocarditis.
With this new 4D equipment, doctors can see even greater detail than older 3D and 2D machines while eliminating the need for a CT scan, exposure to radiation and numerous other tests. At Palomar Health, each system can prevent as many as 10 patients per week from having to undergo invasive exploratory surgery.


We appreciate your support in funding this important project. You have our heartfelt thanks! 


  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido


    2185 Citracado Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92029


  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido


    555 East Valley Parkway

    Escondido, CA 92025


  • Palomar Medical Center Poway


    15615 Pomerado Road

    Poway, CA 92064