Heart Center Overview :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

About The Heart Center

Pediatric and adult heart care. When everything matters, you seek world class.

Expertise. Compassion. Advanced technologies. The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital provides pediatric and adult heart patients with outstanding diagnostic, treatment and research facilities. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, patients and families experience innovation and advancements unlike any other institution.

Under Co-Directors Timothy Feltes, MD, FACC, Mark Galantowicz, MD, FACS, and John Cheatham, MD, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI, The Heart Center consolidates all cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services into a comprehensive model for family-centered care and convenience. One, comprehensive location for care, education and research. We are prepared to treat patients from 0 to 100 years of age with experts in all areas of surgical and medical subspecialties.

The Heart Center Expertise

View an overview of the team expertise, comprehensive services and extended capabilities offered at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's.


Change Makers

Mark Galantowicz, MD, FACS was recently featured in the Change Makers promotional spots that aired this summer on USA Network.

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Featured Heart Center Quality Initiatives

Fast Facts

July 2014 to June 2015

Heart Center Inpatient/Obs
Total Discharges: 1,255
Inpatient Discharges: 788
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 467
Total Patient Days*: 8,416
Average Length of Stay*: 10.7
Average Daily Census*: 23.1

Cardiac ICU
Total Patient Days*: 3,744
Inpatient Discharges: 819
Average Length of Stay*: 4.6
Average Daily Census*: 10.3

Ashland KY Cardiology Visits: 0
Athens Cardiology Visits: 71
Cardiology Clinic Visits: 10,136
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic Visits: 336
Chilicothe Cardiology Visits: 240
Dayton Cardiology (PAA) Visits: 207
Dublin Cardiology Visits: 1,166
East Broad Cardiology Visits: 186
Findlay Cardiology Visits: 78
Ironton Cardiology Clinic: 112
Kawasaki Clinic Visits: 85
Lima Cardiology (PAA) Visits: 401
Mansfield Cardiology Visits: 205
Marietta Cardiology Visits: 161
Marion Cardiology Visits: 180
Portsmouth Cardiology Visits: 169
Westerville Cardiology Visits: 227
Zanesville Cardiology Visits: 209
Total Cardiology Clinic Visits: 14,169

*Excludes Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Cases.

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000