New Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit in Central Texas

Dell Children’s Medical Center hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the morning of Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to celebrate the opening of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center. This new pediatric cardiac care unit is a 24-bed inpatient unit that 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 led by one of the world’s leading pediatric heart surgeons, Charles Fraser, Jr., MD, who serves as the Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. 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.

Dr. Fraser 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.

About the Partnership Between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center

The collaboration between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center brings together medical professionals, medical school learners, and researchers who are all part of the integrated mission of transforming healthcare delivery and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society. This collaboration allows highly specialized providers who are at the forefront of the latest research, diagnostic, and technological developments to build an integrated system of care that is a collaborative resource for clinicians and their patients.

About UT Health Austin

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide patients with an unparalleled quality of care. Our experienced healthcare professionals deliver personalized, whole-person care of uncompromising quality and treat each patient as an individual with unique circumstances, priorities, and beliefs. Working directly with you, your care team creates an individualized care plan to help you reach the goals that matter most to you — in the care room and beyond. For more information, call us at 1-833-UT-CARES or request an appointment here.