New Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute provides space for collaboration and growth of children’s heart services
The 20,000-square-foot clinic is located on the second floor of the 841 Building, across the street from Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Jacksonville, FL —
As part of a continuing effort to expand and enhance children’s heart services throughout Northeast Florida and far beyond, Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville celebrated the opening of a new C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute location Tuesday, June 28, 2022. This is Wolfson Children’s ninth outpatient cardiology location.
The 20,000-square-foot space features 20 exam rooms, five echocardiography rooms and one stress test room. Located on the second floor of the 841 Building, across the street from Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the new clinic houses pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiac intensivists, advanced practice partners and other subspecialists providing outpatient and inpatient cardiovascular services on Wolfson Children’s downtown Jacksonville campus.
“Children come from all over the greater Jacksonville area, South Georgia and from around the southeastern U.S. to access our cardiovascular services at Wolfson Children’s,” said Michael D. Aubin, FACHE, president of Wolfson Children’s. “This new space will help us provide the optimal experience to our patients, who will benefit from having all of their providers in the same place.”
Pediatric cardiologist Rajesh Shenoy, MD, medical director of Pediatric Cardiology for Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute, said, “Caring for a child with a serious heart issue can be complex, so it’s beneficial to have all the experts from cardiology and heart surgery, and everything in between, in close proximity to one another so we can consult on the best approach for each patient. This space was not only designed for collaboration, but to be a healing and comforting environment to the children and families we see each day.”
Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Michael Shillingford, MD, surgical director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery for Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute, and faculty member with the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, said, “When a child has a heart condition that requires surgery, it can be a stressful time for the whole family. Parents can rest assured knowing each patient’s care plan is determined with input from a wide range of experts, and we’re able to collaborate more efficiently than ever thanks to this new space. It also enhances our ability to collaborate with our colleagues at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh via telemedicine to plan for our surgery patients.”
The specialists with Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute treat a full range of pediatric cardiac conditions, including complex congenital (present at birth) heart defects. The team cares for patients of all ages, including babies still in the womb and adults with congenital conditions. Wolfson Children’s has nine outpatient cardiology locations throughout Florida, including the new 841 Building office, a location on Jacksonville’s Southside and at Baptist Medical Center South, and at Wolfson Children’s Specialty Centers in Fleming Island, Lake City, Daytona Beach and Tallahassee. In Georgia, pediatric cardiology services are provided at Wolfson Children’s Specialty Centers in Brunswick and Valdosta.
To learn more about services provided through Wolfson Children’s Terry Heart Institute, visit wolfsonchildrens.com/heart.