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Why Choose Us

Our model is an integrated one, where teams engage around your child’s individual diagnosis and medical needs. In Florida, the Nemours Cardiac Center isn’t one physical place — it’s a connected network of cardiology experts across the state, because we believe home is where healing happens.

From diagnosing fetal heart problems to managing heart disease in adolescents, Nemours Cardiac Center in Florida offers general and highly specialized pediatric cardiology services, advanced diagnostics and inpatient cardiac critical care with a family-centered approach.

Family-Centered Cardiac Care

Although our team may know your child’s heart, you know your child best. That’s why we focus on delivering family-centered care. No matter where our care happens, you are an active participant in the decision-making and we make certain you understand exactly what’s going on at all times.

Family-centered care means we’ll take the time to:
  • explain the diagnosis and treatment in understandable terms
  • present all of the options
  • invite your family’s input for creating the right treatment plan for your child
  • encourage you to stay by your child’s side as much as possible
  • make sure your questions are answered and your fears and concerns are addressed

Throughout your family’s journey with your child’s heart condition, we do everything in our power to give your child the very best, most compassionate care possible. We’ll be there to help your child and your family every step of the way.

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Expert Care With Heart

Highlights of Our Pediatric Heart Care

Specialty Heart Care Just for Kids. Because Nemours is dedicated exclusively to the care of children, our heart specialists understand how children develop physically, emotionally and socially — and all of our resources and initiatives are dedicated solely to helping kids reach their full potential.

Medically Integrated Cardiac Center Means Better Quality. We organize teams of pediatric cardiology specialists, subspecialists, nurses, therapists and support staff to manage your child’s condition from diagnosis throughout the spectrum of care.

Integrated Cardiology Care With Comprehensive Specialty Services. In Florida we offer many specialty cardiology programs and services. Plus, we have immediate access to specialists in more than 30 additional medical and surgical disciplines. We often work in multispecialty teams to reduce the number of appointments needed.

Expert Care for the Tiniest Hearts. The Nemours Cardiac Center in Florida specializes in fetal diagnostics and caring for infants (including newborns only hours or days old) with congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease.

State-of-the-Art Cardiac Imaging and Diagnostics. Nemours Cardiac Center in Florida is equipped with the safest, most advanced CT and MRI technologies — with equipment designed specifically for children — and a renowned group of experts who exclusively do pediatric reports.

Expertise From the Nation’s Leading Heart Centers. Our pediatric cardiology leadership in Florida comes from top-ranked pediatric heart centers throughout the country, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins, the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Cedars-Sinai. 

Access to Nemours Cardiologists Across the System. For highly complex cases, our pediatric cardiologists have immediate access to Nemours specialists throughout our system — it’s like a second opinion without leaving home.

Convenient, Hassle-Free Locations. Our key Florida Nemours Cardiac Center locations in Orlando and Pensacola are easy to get to from anywhere in the region. Satellite locations and telecardiology services — plus care at collaborating hospitals — bring our high-quality heart services closer to home.

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Awards and Recognition in Florida

As national leaders in pediatric heart care, Nemours pediatric cardiologists have earned recognition as well as published frequently in professional journals and participated in national and international medical meetings. Nemours Children’s Hospital has also earned an array of top facility honors.

  • Best Doctors in America® — Many of our physicians are named to its list, year after year.
  • Caregiver of the Year (2015) — Dr. William Blanchard was recognized at the Florida Hospital Association's annual Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Awards.  
  • Guardians of Excellence Award (2015) — Nemours Children’s Hospital was named among the top-performing health care organizations in the country based on surveys from families who had an overnight stay in the hospital (collected by Press Ganey Associates Inc.).
  • Leapfrog “Top Children’s Hospital” (2014) — This is a recognition for patient safety and quality from The Leapfrog Group, which selected Nemours Children’s Hospital and only eight other hospitals across the country.
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission — Nemours Cardiac Center, Pensacola has earned accreditation for its echocardiography. 
  • The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® — Nemours Children’s Hospital earned this accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety.
  • The Lantern Award — The Emergency Nurses Association honored our kids-only Emergency Department with its prestigious Lantern Award, which recognizes our commitment to quality and safety along with a healthy work environment to provide exceptional emergency care for children.
  • Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety Award — The Clinical Logistics Center at Nemours Children’s Hospital was recognized by the Florida Hospital Association.
  • High patient and family satisfaction ratings — Families consistently say they would recommend inpatient and outpatient care at Nemours Children’s Hospital.
Teamwork Makes the Difference

The Nemours Cardiac Center is staffed by dedicated experts who engage around your child's individual diagnosis and medical needs — not departments.

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Our Approach to Your Child's Care

At Nemours, we assemble an expert care team solely focused on your child’s health and healing — and your family’s well-being. Learn More »