We are proud to announce that Nationwide Children's Hospital ranks #11 in the specialty ranking of Heart & Heart Surgery in U.S.News & World Report's 2009 Edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals. Learn more about this and other U.S.News & World Report specialty rankings.
Nationwide Children’s Accepted into CIGNA LifeSOURCE Transplant Network
Nationwide Children’s Hospital becomes the first Center of Excellence (COE) for Pediatric Heart Transplant designated by the Network in the state of Ohio, and one of 25 COE’s in the United States.
The OptumHealth Centers of Excellence network of elite programs was developed by identifying “best practice” specialty programs throughout the United States. These centers provide patients and case managers with access to cost-effective, high-quality pediatric health care. Nationwide Children’s was re-designated in the subspecialty for Pediatric Heart Transplant this year.
The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's has developed a patient education program that aims to successfully transition adolescents with congenital heart disease to continue specialized cardiac care as adults.
Mark Galantowicz, MD, chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and John P. Cheatham, MD, director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Therapy and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s, were honored with the Murray D. Lincoln Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery and the George H. Dunlap Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology, respectively. Click here to read more.
Visit http://www.hybridsymposium.com to learn more about this annual conference.
The first heart/double lung transplant at Nationwide Children's Hospital occurred Saturday, December 24, 2005, when 22-year-old Sandy Shreck received a heart and lungs provided by an out-of-state donor. Read more here.
Physicians at The Nationwide Children's Heart Center have coupled the benefits of cardiothoracic surgery and interventional cardiology in two suites to help critically ill patients with congenital heart disease achieve improved therapeutic outcomes. Click here to read more.
In June 2004, the Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital opened the doors to the country’s first Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Lab Suites. View video
Two Kurdish girls from Iraq began 2004 with a new lease on life following open-heart surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital Heart Center. Click here to read more.