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News & Highlights

Heart & Heart Surgery Ranked #11 by U.S.News & World Report

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 Heart Center is an OptumHealth Center of Excellence

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.


Transition Program Provides Life-Long Cardiac Care

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, and John P. Cheatham, MD, Honored with Endowed Chairs - December 2007

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.

Children's Cares for Complex Congenital Heart Conditions - February 2006

As one of the nation’s leading heart centers, Children’s Heart Center has the resources to care for the most complex congenital heart conditions. Click here to read more.
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Nationwide Children's Heart Center to Host 2006 International Symposium on the Hybrid Approach to Congenital Heart Disease - January 2006

Visit http://www.hybridsymposium.com to learn more about this annual conference.

Young Woman Undergoes First Heart/Double Lung Transplant at Nationwide Children's Hospital - December 2005

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.

First-Generation Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suites Install 5 Axis Biplane Positioner and Flat Panel Detectors at Nationwide Children's Heart Center - July 2005

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.

Nationwide Children's Is Pioneering The World’s Most Advanced Technology For Some Of The Tiniest Hearts - July 2005

At Nationwide Children's Heart Center, we’re constantly searching for new and better ways to deliver the finest care to babies born with heart defects. Click here to read more. View video

Nation’s First Hybrid Cardiac Suites Open at Children’s Hospital - June 2004

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

Young Iraqi-Kurdish Patients Treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital Heart Center - January 2004

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.

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