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Wolfson Children's Hospital Heart Service


When your child is diagnosed with a heart problem, it can be overwhelming. But the caring experts at Wolfson Children’s Hospital are here to help you understand the condition, how it affects your child and how it can be treated. Now more than ever, there are advanced treatments available to help little ones live life to their fullest potential.

C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute

Caring for patients in our region

We treat a full range of pediatric cardiac conditions, including complex congenital (present at birth) heart defects. Our highly skilled team cares for all children, including babies still in the womb, and even adults with congenital conditions. The Terry Heart Institute serves the North Florida and South Georgia community, with patients seeking care from all over the country and throughout the world.

C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute

Why Wolfson

Little hearts need big expertise. That’s why we believe children with heart conditions deserve the focused attention of the most practiced specialists around, working as one team, to deliver outstanding care. You can trust your child’s little heart to our accomplished team that provides compassionate, family-centered care in our world-class facility.

Programs and Services

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Congenital Heart Conditions

Care for people of all ages born with heart problems

  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Many other types
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Heart Rhythm Disorders

Keeping little hearts in rhythm for a healthy life

  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Many other types
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Acquired Heart Conditions

Advanced care for children who develop heart problems after birth.

  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic fevers
  • Cardiomyopathy

Quality and Outcomes

Wolfson Children’s is dedicated to the very best cardiac care and outcomes for every patient. We believe that what gets measured always gets better, and this focus on quality ensures the best care for our patients. Our outcomes are some of the best in the country, and we provide this information alongside national benchmarks from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) so you can make better decisions about your child’s care.

Overall Survival Rates for Pediatric Surgery1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 96.9%, STS National Benchmark 97.2%

Neonatal Heart Surgery Survival Rates1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 92.3%, STS National Benchmark 92.0%

High-Complexity Stat 4 Heart Surgeries1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 94.1%, STS National Benchmark 93.9%

High-Complexity Stat 5 Heart Surgeries1

July 2015 – June 2019

Wolfson Children's Hospital 90.9%, STS National Benchmark 86.6%
  1. Based on 842 congenital heart operations during the last 4 years.

Our Team

Our highly skilled doctors, nurses and staff members are the heartbeat of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Their passion and dedication sets us apart as leaders in pediatric heart care.


We provide outstanding pediatric heart care in Jacksonville and at satellite locations throughout North Florida and South Georgia, so help is never far from home.

Patient Stories

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Giving to Wolfson Children’s

Advanced Technology From Donations Leads To Better Outcomes

Young patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital needing repair of congenital heart defects have access to the first pediatric lab in the world to feature new technology custom designed by GE Healthcare, which was made possible by a lead gift from community philanthropist Mary Virginia Terry. Terry’s generosity enables Wolfson Children’s to provide state-of-the-art facilities and services to the little hearts that need it most.

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