Welcome to Penn State Hershey Children's Heart Group
Penn State Hershey Children's Heart Group is a team of experienced pediatric cardiologists and pediatric and congenital heart surgeons, working together to provide the most advanced heart care for patients with congenital acquired heart disease from the smallest newborn, children, teenagers and adults with congenital heart defects within Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. With pediatric cardiologists in every subspecialty, and two expert pediatric cardiovascular surgeons, we have experience treating even the rarest of heart defects and conditions.
Our comprehensive program is a regional center of excellence in the care of children with heart disease. A focus on superior care distinguishes the Children's Heart Group from other teaching and academic centers. At our institution, the care of your child is entrusted to our fully trained, board-certified physicians. Children benefit directly from the expertise of pediatric cardiologists, pediatric and congenital heart surgeons, pediatric intensivists, pediatric anesthesiologists and a faculty of highly trained pediatric specialists, sub-specialists and support staff.
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is part of a first-of-its-kind report on pediatric and congenital heart surgery by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). The report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes is a first in Pennsylvania, and is the only statewide reporting effort like it in the nation. The report shows that the outcomes for pediatric and congenital heart surgery at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital are the same or better than the national average.
The most recent report from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Congenital Heart Surgery Database ranks the pediatric heart surgery program at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital among the Top 15 in the country in survival following pediatric heart operations. These results have been achieved utilizing a multi-disciplinary team of pediatric specialists including heart surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, neonatologists, nursing staff, and technologists in heart-lung bypass and respiratory care. Click here to learn more about about our outcomes.
Specializing in heart surgery – Caring for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with congenital heart disease
Penn State Hershey Children's Heart Group offers an experienced team of physicians and surgeons who specialize exclusively in the management of congenital heart disease (heart defects that are present at birth). The pediatric cardiology team is comprised of doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and medical management of heart defects. The team boasts a full complement of physicians with diverse individual expertise in echocardiography (ultrasound evaluation of the heart), fetal ultrasound, electrophysiology, and cardiac catheterization; as well as exercise physiology, hypertension, obesity, and cardiovascular wellness. Continue reading more about our services.
Our Pediatric Center provides in-depth information on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of conditions that affect newborns, children, and adolescents. This center will help parents be more aware of their child's stages of development, the steps they can take to keep their children healthy, and the options they have when their children need medical services.
Penn State Hershey now offers our patients a convenient and secure website to help manage your health. My Penn State Hershey Health lets you connect with your care providers, manage upcoming appointments, check test results as they become available, and view personal health information.
As each of our Penn State Hershey Medical Group offices adds electronic medical record capabilities, patients will be able to sign up for My Penn State Hershey Health. Check with your clinic to find out when My Penn State Hershey Health will be available to you.
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