OLBH Announces Partnership with Columbus Childrens Hospital; Offers Pediatric Outpatient Cardiology Services

June 4, 2007

Officials at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) have announced a partnership with the Heart Center at Columbus Childrens Hospital (Ohio). The center is now providing outpatient pediatric cardiology services at OLBH.

The Heart Center at Columbus Childrens Hospital is internationally recognized for its expertise as a diagnostic, treatment and research facility, OLBH pediatrician Cheryl Cook, M.D., said. To have physicians from the Heart Center evaluating pediatric patients on the campus of OLBH is an exciting development and a wonderful opportunity the hospital has offered the community.

Pediatric patients (ages six months or older) are evaluated at the OLBH Same Day Surgery Center, Suite 280, by pediatric cardiologists from Columbus Childrens Hospital. Patients will be evaluated for congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease (such as those conditions which result from Rheumatic Heart Disease and Kawasaki Disease) and subsequent cardiac follow-up will be provided at OLBH.

Services available as a result of the new partnership include:
-new patient screening for infants, children, and adolescents
-ECG (electrocardiograms) and ECHO (echocardiograms)
-heart murmur evaluation
-chest pain and syncope (fainting) evaluation
-cardiology evaluation for school sports participation
-follow-up visits for cardiac patients

Physicians may make appointments for their patients by calling the Columbus Childrens Heart Center at (614) 722-2555 and requesting OLBH as a location. For more information, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.