LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2022) — A collaboration between Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center brings together the expertise of Kentucky’s top hospital and one of the country’s best children’s hospitals to create one of the top pediatric heart programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
In this “UK at the Half,” UK Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Carl Backer, M.D., discusses the collaboration, known as the Joint Pediatric and Congenital Heart Program. Backer is the director of the program, an innovative one-program, two-sites model that allows pediatric cardiology experts and a team of pediatric heart surgeons at Kentucky Children’s Hospital to benefit from the support of other pediatric heart specialists at Cincinnati Children’s to provide a full spectrum of children’s cardiology services.
Now in its fifth year, this collaboration provides Kentucky families with the reassurance of knowing they have access to exceptional heart treatment for children close to home.
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