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Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center

Jan and Jim Moran

Jim Moran’s Legacy with Heart and Vascular Services

Jim Moran donated $1 million to Holy Cross Hospital for a cardiovascular intensive care unit after undergoing life-saving, open-heart surgery here in 1988.  In 2000, Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. contributed $6 million for the construction of the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center. The Center specializes in the education, prevention, detection and treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases.

Not content to stop there, in 2006 they created a $26 million challenge - The Moran Challenge - and pledged $10 million to create The Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute to bring early-stage clinical trials in heart and vascular medicine to our community. The Moran Challenge matches $1.00 for every $1.60 contributed up to $16 million for this vital research.

The vision of The Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute is to:

•    Advance medical discoveries into effective therapies
•    Offer new and innovative therapies earlier to patients in our
•    Apply high-level, cutting-edge science to clinical practice providing
      more options to patients
•    Attract leading physicians, studies, and therapies from around the
      world for the advancement of science and better care of our patients

During his treatment at Holy Cross Hospital, Jim Moran was cared for by Holy Cross physician Dr. Richard Luceri, a renowned cardiac electrophysiologist, author of numerous scientific articles and contributing author for multiple cardiology book chapters.  Dr. Luceri carries on the legacy of Jim Moran at the Institute as a member of the Institute’s Clinical Advisory Committee, providing oversight of the Institute’s research activities.

To date, nearly $19 million has been contributed from generous community donors, Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises, Inc., toward the $26 million challenge to support the work of the Institute.  While we are nearing our goal, there’s more work to be done.

At The Jim Moran Heart & Vascular Research Institute, we are in a unique position to attract research studies evaluating the most advanced technology and therapies for heart and vascular disease. We continuously strive to expand our offerings with more clinical trials and potentially life-saving treatments to patients not available through current standard of care.   By collaborating with industry, academic medical centers and other translational research institutions, The Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center and Research Institute at Holy Cross Hospital are poised to be the preeminent heart and vascular providers in South Florida and a bridge for extending therapeutic advances to our patients and community.

We are seeking partners like you to support this vital work.   Join the Moran Challenge and enjoy the benefit of matching dollars to make your gift have even bigger impact.  For more information, please contact the Holy Cross Development Office, (954)229-8562 or    

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