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:
- Pediatric cardiologists
- Pediatric and congenital heart surgeons
- Pediatric intensivists
- Pediatric anesthesiologists
- Faculty of highly trained pediatric specialists, sub-specialists and support staff
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Three-Star Rating
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) awarded Penn State Children’s Heart Group a three-star rating for congenital heart surgery - the highest designation available. The international nonprofit organization represents cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers and other health care professionals.
The latest STS report is based on national data over a four-year period, from July 2013 to June 2017, and includes most of the congenital heart surgery programs in the U.S. The Children’s Hospital is one of 11 in the nation to receive a three-star rating.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a secure gift online or learn about other ways to give, visit givetopennstatehershey.org.