Penn State Children's Heart Group, Hershey, PA

Specializing in heart surgery – caring for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with congenital heart disease

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866-CHG-CARE (866-244-2273)

Children's Heart Group

Penn State Children's Heart Group is a team of experienced pediatric cardiologists and pediatric and congenital heart surgeons within Penn State Children's Hospital. We work together to provide advanced heart care for patients with congenital (present at birth) or acquired (developed later) heart disease. We treat newborns, children, teenagers and adults who have congenital heart defects.

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. Children benefit from the expertise of:

Award-winning heart care

Penn State Children’s Heart Group treats kids and adults who need surgery to correct congenital heart defects. Our success and survival rates are much higher than the national average.

Penn State Children’s Hospital has received a three-star rating for congenital heart surgery (the highest available) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (for the rating period July 2012 - June 2016) and is proud to be included in U.S.News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals 2017-18 specialties rankings.

Missionary Program

The Children's Heart Group provides care to children from several underserved areas throughout the world.  With the help of Variety Club International Lifeline Program and the Rotary Club, we have provided open heart surgery to many children from Colombia, Honduras, and Ecuador at no charge to their families. This is the only hope of treatment for these children. Without surgery, they have little chance of reaching adulthood.

Giving to the Children's Heart Fund

You can be part of the Children’s Heart Group family! To learn how you can help fulfill our aim of providing world class heart care to the children and families of central Pennsylvania, please contact the Office of Development at 717-531-8497 or

To make a secure gift online or learn about other ways to give, visit