For Families

To contact the Heart Institute, call us toll-free at 1-844-205-8826 or fill out our online form.

For Physicians

To speak with a cardiac specialist, or for inpatient transfers, call Physician Priority Link and ask for the cardiology or the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) attending physician: 513-636-7997 or 1-888-636-7997.

For Business Needs

Mark McDonald, MA

Assistant Vice President, Finance, Heart Institute
Phone: 513-803-4451  

Mark McDonald.Mark McDonald received an MA from the University of Cincinnati. Subsequently, he held positions with Kaiser Permanente as Manager, Management Engineering, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati as the Vice President for Cardiovascular Services, and the Ohio Heart and Vascular Center as the Chief Operating Officer prior to joining the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s as the Assistant Vice President (AVP). The Heart Institute AVP role is responsible for the integration of the clinical and research missions of the Heart Institute, strategic planning and daily operational business management. The institute encompasses Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, elements of other medical specialties and basic science research as a completely integrated service line. McDonald is published on strategic planning, operations analysis, facility design and cardiovascular business development. The articles reflect extensive experience in private practice, integrated delivery networks, adult and pediatric cardiovascular services.

Jean Storey, MSN, RN

Assistant Vice President, Patient Services, Heart Institute and Pediatric Intensive Care
Phone: 513-636-3974 

Jean Storey.As the Assistant Vice President of Patient Services in the Heart Institute and Pediatric Intensive Care, Jean Storey participates in strategic planning to accomplish short- and long-term goals and achieve quality, service and growth targets. Jean has extensive experience leading people, building teams and improving and expanding programs in nationally ranked pediatric academic medical centers. She oversees all regulatory and accreditation requirements for the Heart Institute.

Prior to her role at Cincinnati Children’s, Jean led efforts at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas to become the first Fetal Heart Program in the country to be certified by the Joint Commission. There, she implemented the first home surveillance program for neonates with complex congenital heart disease and established their first nursing morbidity and mortality (M/M) conference. She also has facility design experience serving as a key leader in the design of a comprehensive, state-of-the-art heart center at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas.

Mailing Address

The Heart Institute
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Location C
MLC 2003
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229