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We know how important it is to select the best program for your child's treatment of their heart condition. Many factors are important to consider, including quality, patient safety and care, and convenience.
The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC would like to help you sort thru information and assist with this sometimes difficult process. Knowing that you have choices, we offer this assessment tool to help you select a heart program that's right for your child.
Below we've provided a list of questions to help you evaluate each facility that you are considering for your child's care. We've also provided responses by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
If you have further questions, please contact Carrie Vincett, clinical director of the Heart Institute at 412-692-5411 and let us know how we may help you.
Children’s Hospital has a top rated high risk infant program thru our partnership with Magee Women’s Hospital and provides prenatal assessment for congenital heart disease, including evaluation, diagnosis and counseling. Learn more about our Fetal and Perinatal Cardiology Program.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is identified as a regional center of excellence by the Adult Congenital Heart Association. We have a team of dedicated professionals who are experts in providing comprehensive care for the adult congenital heart patient. We follow proven recommendations for care of these complex patients and are able to support the broad range of care needs for not only cardiac needs but also genetic counseling, reproductive considerations and access to financial counseling. Learn more about our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center.
Children’s Hospital accepts most medical insurances, including Highmark. A clinical social worker who is dedicated to the needs of our Heart Institute patients and families is available to discuss financial needs and concerns by phone at 412-692-5190.
The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital sees patients in many locations throughout the Pittsburgh region. In addition to our clinic at the Lawrenceville campus, we see patients in the North and South Hills, Monroeville, Hermitage, Wheeling WV, Johnstown, Altoona, DuBois, Erie, Latrobe, Greensburg, and Chippewa. Learn more about our regional locations.
As part of the UPMC Health System, Children's Hospital is committed to offering appointments with one of our general cardiologists at one of our many locations within 72 hours for all new patients.
Children's Hospital is a dedicated hospital specializing in the care of not only cardiac neonates and pediatric patients, but we also care for adult congenital cardiac patients. We are consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the country, by U.S. News & World Report. Patient and family-centered care is the care delivery model utilized at Children's Hospital and it represents our belief that in pediatrics, caring for the entire family unit ultimately ensures the best overall care for the patient. Learn more about our approach to family-centered care.
Children's pediatric cardiovascular surgery program has outcomes that are among the highest in the nation. Children's had one of the lowest overall four-year surgical mortality rates among all high-volume programs with a mortality rate under 2 percent and was awarded a 3-star rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2012-2016), one of only eleven programs to receive this distinction. Nationally, the average mortality rate for all pediatric cardiovascular programs was 3.1 percent during the same reporting period.
Children’s provides a dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) staffed by specially trained physicians and nurses who are experts in the care of our most critically ill patients. Learn more about our CICU.
Children’s has a team of five dedicated pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists who are expert in supporting the unique anesthesia care needs of our pediatric cardiac patients. Learn more about our pediatric cardiac anesthesia program.
Our Heart Institute team partners with a dedicated pharmacist. This person is present for patient care rounds in the CICU and is available as a resource and expert to assist the care team in the medication reviews of all our CICU patients.
Children’s cardiac nursing team is skilled in the care of congenital cardiac patients across the lifespan. We have dedicated teams of CICU and acute care nurses who are expertly trained to support the needs of congenital cardiac patients in these specialized environments. Learn more about our cardiac nursing team at the Heart Institute.
Families can stay near their child: Children’s hosts a Ronald McDonald House on campus. Additionally, our social services team is connected with hotels in the local area to offer discounts for our patient families facing extended stays. For families who are traveling from out-of-state or outside of the United States, we offer a PassportCare program to support the challenges that out-of-town families may face.
With so many locations in our surrounding communities, Children's Hospital can often support follow-up visits close to your home. With advances in telemedicine, there are also opportunities for follow-up through the use of our state-of-the-art Telemedicine Center.
Children’s Hospital opened its new 10-acre home in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood in May 2009. Designed with input from physicians, nurses, and families to ensure that patients receive care in a comfortable setting, the hospital is a benchmark for quality care built on five principles including: family-centered care, patient-safety and quality, technological sophistication, green campus and quiet building. It has been named one of the world's most beautiful hospitals by HealthExecNews.com. Learn more about our hospital campus.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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