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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 Center

Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides pediatric cardiology in partnership with University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more

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 Center 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 Center

University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides pediatric cardiology in partnership with University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Learn more

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Why Wolfson Children's Hospital

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

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

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Keeping little hearts in rhythm for a healthy life

  • Sinus tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Many other types

Acquired Heart Conditions

Advanced care for children who develop heart problems after birth.

  • Kawasaki disease
  • Rheumatic fevers
  • Cardiomyopathy

Quality and Outcomes

Our Terry Heart Center 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 so you can make better decisions about your child’s care.

Overall Survival Rates for Pediatric Heart Surgery1

Jan 2012 – Dec 2015

Neonatal Heart Surgery Survival Rates

  1. Based on patient volumes for the last 4 years, totaling 766 cases

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.

Locations

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.

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Patient Stories

Daytona Beach boy born with complex heart defects thriving after multiple surgeries in Jacksonville

See how Derrick Schachte thrives, despite being born with four life-threatening heart defects, and immune and blood-clotting disorders.

Read Derrick’s Story

Jacksonville Beach Woman Born With Congenital Heart Condition Thrives With Benefit of Ongoing Care

Advancements in treatment and care are helping Jennifer Killingsworth thrive in adulthood with condition diagnosed back in 1969.

Read Jennifer’s Story

Teen’s Switch From Tuba to Football May Have Saved His Life

Student-athlete screening revealed high schooler’s undiagnosed heart rhythm disorder.

Read Nigeire’s Story

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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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