Welcome to the Only Comprehensive Congenital Heart Program in Downstate Illinois
Since our first congenital heart defect repair in 1972, the Congenital Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Illinois has continually expanded to become the region’s leading congenital heart center. Today, our center is the only comprehensive congenital heart program outside of Chicago.
Each year, the Congenital Heart Center manages more than 9,000 clinic visits.
Approximately 250 cardiac surgeries per year are performed by our two full-time board-certified congenital heart surgeons for patients of all ages, from newborns to adults. And our board-certified pediatric cardiologists and adult congenital cardiologists are transforming the way we treat congenital heart disease.
As the only comprehensive congenital heart program in Illinois outside of Chicago, we offer the region’s widest range of advanced treatment of congenital heart disease.
Annually, we average more than 9,000 clinic visits, giving us the most experience in the region in a wide variety of congenital heart defects. Check all the conditions we treat at the Congenital Heart Center.
Our congenital cardiologists and specialists work as an interdisciplinary team, collaborating at all times to find the best solutions for the best outcomes.
With two primary centers and 14 satellite clinics, we’re where you need us most. Find a location that’s near you and your family.
Innovation & Education
Teaming Up to Transform Cardiac Care
Our collaborative partnerships with Jump Simulation & Education Center and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria are helping us pioneer meaningful transformations in congenital heart care.
Meet some of our patients
After the Ruder family’s newborn twins, Beau and Brooklyn, received great care as premature infants in the NICU at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, the grateful parents wanted to give back.
For Referring Physicians
2016 outcomes report
See how the Congenital Heart Center is improving the treatment of congenital heart disease and transforming health care.