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New Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit in Central Texas

Dell Children’s Medical Center hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, Tuesday June 25, 2019, to celebrate the opening of its new pediatric cardiac care unit, a part of UT Health Austin’s Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. The 24-bed inpatient unit includes state-of-the-art technology and will be the first and only dedicated pediatric cardiac care unit in Central Texas. As a result, more infants, children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with congenital and acquired heart conditions will be able to receive the most advanced care close to home.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is a focused pediatric and congenital heart program leveraging the power of the partnership between Dell Children’s, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Med.

The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is led by one of the world’s leading pediatric heart surgeons, Dr. Charles Fraser, Jr. He, along with his team of dedicated cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, anesthesiologists and cardiac critical care physicians are creating a world-class pediatric cardiac and congenital heart disease program for infants and children. The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease was established in September 2018 at Dell Children’s.

Charles Fraser, MD, Congenital Heart Surgeon and Director of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease says, “It’s a big step for the hospital as well as the patients and families. Having a dedicated cardiac intensive care unit is really state-of-the-art. It is consistent with the very best programs anywhere in the world and it emphasizes a level of commitment that we have to the patients and their families.”

For more information about the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease or to request an appointment at Dell Children’s Medical Center please visit here or call 1-855-324-0091.

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