Kids at Heart Family Dinners

Kids at Heart Family Dinners are open to all Kids at Heart families and all patient families on the Cardiac Step-down Unit or the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). 

They give patients and families who are currently in the hospital a chance to:

  • Spend time with families who have been at Children's in the past and who have faced similar issues.
  • Enjoy a 30-45 minute educational presentation on cardiac topics or resources.  
  • Eat a group dinner, which we provide free of charge.

Date and Time
The 4th Tuesday of the month (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED), January through October
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Children's at Egleston, First floor Conference Center - Classroom 5

For more information please email or call 404.785.6109.

2014 Schedule

This dinner will be rescheduled at a future date. 

February 25 - Camp Braveheart
Kati Keyes, Assistant Director, Camp Braveheart
Richard Lamphier, R.N., Clinical Program Manager, Project S.A.V.E
Matthew Gunther, Camp  Braveheart Camp Counselor

March 25 – Access Lines – What They are and What to expect
Phyllis Marchant, R.N.

April 22 - Being prepared for Lifelong Care
Allie Griner, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Advocate and Survivor

May 21 - Pediatric Cardiology Research at the Center for Cardiovascular Biology - Please note, this dinner is NOT the fourth Tuesday of the month

Michael Davis, Ph.D., Director, Emory Children's Center for Cardiovascular Biology

June 25 - Infant and Child Massage - Please note, this dinner is NOT the 4th Tuesday of the Month.
Mary Beth Fazi-Norwood, R.N., CIMI, Sibley Heart Center

July 22 - Project S.A.V.E.
Richard Lamphier, R.N., Clinical Program Manager, Project S.A.V.E

August 26 - Where to Turn? Navigating the Web of Community and State Resources 
Jennie Mulligan, L.M.S.W., Sibley Heart Center Cardiology

September 23 - Genetics and CHD
Linda M. Knight, M.S., C.G.C., Certified Genetic Counselor, Sibley Heart Center

October 28 - Coordinating Care of the Medically Complex Patient 

Jeryl Huckaby, RRT,MS, CCRC  & Patricia Lawrence,RN, MSN, CPNP , Pulmonary Hypertension Program




Former Family Dinner Presentations [Archives]