Dear Colleagues,The Heart Center’s mission is to ocus on providing the highest quality, amily centered,most cost eective and comprehensive care to all patients, regardless o age, withcongenital heart disease. In doing so, the Heart Center at Columbus Children’s Hospitalis one o the leading congenital heart disease centers in the world or inants, childrenand adults.And we are accomplishing that mission without losing site o an important act: Atthe Heart Center, we treat patients and amilies, not customers. We provide expertiseand diagnostic and therapeutic technology that is second to none. At the same time,we believe that the patient deserves an ongoing relationship that is built not only ontechnical competence, but also on communication and trust. The patient, the amily andthe reerring physician are at the center o the circle, not o to the side. Thus, our motto:“Out in ront. By
side.”In the pages that ollow, we will provide inormation about all aspects o our Center.In each o the sections o the Center we will present data about our outcomes as theycompare to the rest o the state, country or world. We will also display our complicationrates, volumes, inormation about access to services and stories about individual patientsand amilies who have used the Center.
Mark Galantowicz, MD, FACS,
Co-Director of the Heart Center, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Associate Professor of Surgery, The Ohio State University Collegeof Medicine
Timothy Feltes, MD, FACC,
Co-Director of the Heart Center, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Intensivist, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics,The Ohio State University College of Medicine