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 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

Total Discharges: 1,057
Heart Center Inpatient/Obs
Inpatient Discharges: 630
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 427
Total Patient Days*: 7,257
Average Length of Stay*: 11.5
Average Daily Census*: 19.9

Cardiac ICU
Total Patient Days*: 3,729
Inpatient Discharges: 576
Average Length of Stay*: 6.5
Average Daily Census*: 10.2
Total Cardiothoracic Surgeries: 418
Total Interventional Cardiology Procedures: 686
Total Non-Invasive Cardiology Visits: 27, 726
Total Clinic Visits: 13,169

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

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000