Services & Specialties
Joint Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program


Top-Ranked Heart Care

When you or your child have a congenital heart condition, finding the best care matters. That’s why Cincinnati Children’s and UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children’s Hospital have teamed up to form the Joint Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program.

This unique program combines the expertise of the #1 children’s hospital in the nation with the  #1 hospital in Kentucky. And it was named one of the top ten pediatric heart programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Why Choose Us

World Class Care Close to Home

Our innovative collaboration allows us to offer multidisciplinary care at more than 25 convenient locations throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. We can see your child at one of our locations within three days of request—sooner if needed. 

Superior Outcomes

Our average surgery survival rates are among the nation’s best, compared to other children’s hospitals. We have especially favorable outcomes for the most complex cases. And because of our focus on exceptional care from diagnosis to discharge, our heart surgery patients have some of the shortest post-surgical hospital stays compared to other children’s hospitals.

Unparalleled Leadership and Experience

Our case conference comprises a collaborative team of more than 50 cardiologists, surgeons, interventionists and other experts from both organizations who work together to determine the best treatment for each patient. Meet the specialists of Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute and Kentucky Children's Hospital.

Specialized Care from Before Birth through Adulthood

We offer more than 25 subspecialty heart programs—from our Fetal Heart Program, which allows us to care for babies even before birth, to our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, which allows us to care for patients born with heart defects into adulthood.

Care for the Whole Patient, the Entire Family

We provide resources, activities and programs to support you and your family throughout your entire journey—from mental health care, to support groups, to special camps and events designed specifically for our heart patients and their families.

From Our Patients and Families

“We were really excited not to have to drive three and a half or four hours to see Dr. Keller in Cincinnati. It's very convenient."

—Parent of Owensboro, KY, Patient