Heart Institute In the News

View current and past news clips below featuring the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC patients, programs and staff. Check back for updates.


Congratulations to the nurses honored in Pittsburgh Magazine's Excellence in Nursing feature, including those representing the Heart Institute.


Diane Hupp, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Honorable Mention:

Kristen Straka, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Advanced Practice Nurse
Jamie Bloch, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

See full list here

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (06/25/16)

Visits to Children's don't end for some adults with heart conditions
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (02/23/16)

National Donor Day highlights importance of lifesaving organ gift
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (02/14/16)

Wear Red Day - February 5, 2016

Staff from the Heart Institute at Children's wore red on National Wear Red Day, Feb. 5, to raise awareness of heart disease in women. And for Heart Month, marked each February.

Google Cardboard saves baby's life
CNN (01/07/16)


Sub Marathon Man
90.5 WESA (06/20/15)

We first met our guest Darren Miller as attempted to become the first American man to complete the Ocean’s Seven Challenge. Having accomplished that mission Darren has set his sights on a new challenge. This Saturday he will attempt the Sub 3 Marathon at Presque Isle State Park on Lake Erie. Like his other athletic endeavors this challenge is to raise money and awareness for charity. Also taking part in the conversation is Miller’s fiance, marathon swimmer, Alli DeFrancesco.

Carpenters from Seoul constructing Korean Nationality Room at Pitt
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (06/17/15)

Essential Pittsburgh: Healing the Hearts of Pittsburgh Children
90.5 WESA (06/11/15)

For a heart-transplant patient and her family, Pittsburgh’s food helps heal
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (04/08/15)

Teen is Heart Hero at Westmoreland and Indiana Heart Ball
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (03/29/15)

Couple create T-shirt fundraiser to give back to hospital
New Castle News (03/10/15)

Boxing Champ's Daughter Doing Well After Heart Transplant
ABC Action News (03/09/15)

My Grandson Nolan's Journey
Pennsylvania State Representative Garth Everett recounts the medical journey of his grandson Nolan, who underwent a heart transplant at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Medical professionals learning more about hypoplastic heart disease
Uniontown Herald-Standard (1/26/15)


Pittsburgh doctor's discoveries could help pediatric cardiac patients
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (12/07/14)

Cunningham's daughter recovering
ESPN Boxing (12/6/14)

Cornell Junior-Senior High student, mom recall teen's near-death experience
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (11/26/14)

Heart transplant in kids: speedy operation 'better than waiting for match'
Medical News Today (11/20/14)

Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says
Healthday (11/19/14)

12-year-old's donated heart joins families, lets her memory live
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/20/14)

Steve Cunningham: Fighting for Her Life
Grantland (10/16/14)

Daughter's ailment keeps things in perspective for Cunningham
Philly.com (10/16/14)

Morell to lead new Children's partnership
Pittsburgh Business Times (10/06/14)

Dr. Bill Neches, Hosting Heart Camp for Kids
90.5 WESA (07/25/14)

Half a heart, full life: Teen stands as walking miracle
Las Vegas Review-Journal (07/12/14)

Kindergartner with heart defect throws first pitch Saturday
The Daily Athenaeum (04/28/14)

Young hearts at risk
Uniontown Herald-Standard (02/24/14)

Middle-schooler recovering from heart surgery at center of fight to raise awareness
Valley News Dispatch (02/10/14)


Concerned parents, organizations moving to get kids moving
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (12/11/13)

Go Red event shows women can move beyond heart disease diagnosis
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (11/17/13)

Peca Labs: three young entrepreneurs developing a heart valve for children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (08/06/13)

Kids Find Common Bond, Comfort At Heart Camp
CBS-Pittsburgh (06/14/13)

Events help mom and Boardman boy raise Heart Walk money
Youngstown Vindicator (06/06/13)

Fear of ICD Shock Impairs Sexual Function
Medpage Today (06/04/13)

Charity provides photo memories for families of children in ICU
WTAE-TV (02/12/13)

New Legislation Hopes To Prevent Cardiac Deaths
KDKA-TV, CBS (02/12/13)

Adults Treated for Congenital Heart Disease at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
WPXI-TV (02/07/13)


Children’s Book Helping Little Girl Share Her Story
CBS (11/08/12)

Transplants provide inspiration for recipient to become medical tech
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (08/15/12)

Transplant Recipient Doing Well in Hospital
Altoona Mirror (05/22/12)

Sanchez’s ‘Little Bro’ Gets Heart
Altoona Mirror (05/19/12)

Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease
U.S. News & World Report (Healthday) (05/04/12)