Our goal is to provide the best possible care for infants, children, and adults with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease. We achieve this goal through the expertise of our internationally known faculty combined with the facilities and resources of the University of Michigan Health System. We strive always to deliver highly competent, skilled, and knowledgeable health care services guided by respect for our patients and families.
The University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center is an integrated medical, surgical, nursing, and administrative program within the University of Michigan Health System. Located in C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Center offers state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities. As an international referral center for children with complex congenital heart problems, approximately850 heart operations and 600 heart catheterizations are performed here each year.
Discover the Michigan Difference:
- Experience matters. We perform more cardiac surgical and open-heart procedures than nearly every other program in the nation. Research shows that this experience is a key determinant of quality of care.
- Important discoveries and bold new approaches to care. U-M physicians revolutionized the surgical approach to treating Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. We are now a world leader in caring for children with HLHS. We are working on new medicines, procedures, processes and equipment that will make a world of difference for congenital heart patients around the world. The National Institutes of Health applauds our work so much that we are one of the nation's best-funded research programs.
- Each patient is an individual. We develop an individual care plan for each and every patient. Our internationally recognized team of cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, cardiac nurses, anesthesiologists and allied health professionals specializes in caring for this special group of patients.
- Focused on kids being kids. We were the first pediatric hospital in the country to create a Child Life program where children can still be children even though they are sick.