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Penn State Health Children's Hospital ranks among the top 15 hospitals in the country for survival following pediatric heart operations, according to data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Congenital Heart Surgery Database.

Surgical outcomes, including survival rates and length-of-stay in the hospital, are important factors to consider when you have a child who needs surgery. Families can rest assured that the trusted team at Children’s Hospital provides congenital heart surgery and postoperative care, with outcomes that surpass national averages.

Award-winning heart care

Children’s Heart Group treats kids and adults who need surgery to correct congenital heart defects. Our success and survival rates are much higher than the national average.

Our Children’s Hospital has received a three-star rating for congenital heart surgery (the highest available) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (for the rating period July 2013 - June 2017).

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For more information about our outcomes, please call 717-531-2050.