Bristol's Story

Family of emergency responders rely on Penn State Health Children's Hospital for daughter's cardiac arrest treatment.

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Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment

The expert pediatric cardiologists and congenital heart surgeons of Penn State Health Children's Heart Group provide comprehensive care for patients with heart disease that was present at birth or developed later. Dedicated to diagnosing and treating children of all ages, we offer a full range of services from diagnosing heart disease or defects, to treatment and surgery, if needed. With pediatric cardiologists in a variety of subspecialties, we provide a level of expertise and breadth of services you won’t find nearby. Learn more about our approach to care.

A long history of providing expert heart care, close to home

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has provided compassionate, expert heart care to central Pennsylvania infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease since the hospital was founded in 1963. Our pediatric services have been based in Penn State Health Children’s Hospital since 2012. We see patients across the region through a network of 13 locations in Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

Seamless lifelong care

We offer care for people of all ages with congenital heart disease. In the early teen years, we begin preparing patients for a move from our pediatric care at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital to our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program in HarrisburgHershey, Lancaster, Reading, State College and York. The program is accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association as a Comprehensive Care Center.

Enhancing treatment through research

Through Penn State Health, Children’s Heart Group patients have access to tomorrow’s treatments for congenital heart defects and heart surgery. We are dedicated to improving the understanding of diseases and enhancing treatment and prevention of childhood illnesses through our research. Patients who come here get the latest, researched-backed care. Find out if a clinical trial is right for your child.