Cardiac Volumes and Outcomes

What does this data mean?

In 2012, Children’s performed 732 heart surgeries. This volume ranks us among the largest in the U.S.

Why are volumes important?

You want an experienced team to care for your child. Larger volumes also mean that we:

  • Are able to offer the latest treatments.
  • Have dedicated staff trained and experienced in caring for kids with heart conditions.
  • Provide dedicated hospital space and technology for children with heart conditions, including the largest pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Southeast and a pediatric Cardiac Step-down Unit.
  • Lead and participate in clinical research that results in better treatments and outcomes for our patients.
How do we make sure we are providing high-quality care?

The Children’s Sibley Heart Center is the most complete pediatric cardiac program in Georgia and the largest in the Southeast.

We continue to support families even after they leave the hospital.

  • Our Kids at Heart program is an opportunity for parents, families, and caregivers of children with heart defects to connect, learn and share experiences.
  • Camp Braveheart is a chance for kids with congenital heart disease or heart transplant to experience camp and make lasting memories.