The Dorothy and Larry Dallas Heart Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is home to centralized, comprehensive care for children with heart defects. The very latest technology and the expertise of world-class providers ensures the best possible care for children of all ages with a variety of issues.
Proceeds from Heart & Soul have funded numerous enhancements to the Dallas Heart Center, including an expansion of the outpatient clinic, allowing us to serve more families and reduce overall wait times for appointments that may last more than an hour. In addition, the event has supported large-scale upgrades to imaging and surgical services that enable our skilled physicians and surgeons to diagnose and treat various heart abnormalities more quickly and with less sedation and radiation exposure.
Funds from the 2018 event enabled the hospital to purchase a new supply of portable cardiac monitors, which are used for children who have had surgery and are returning for follow-up care, such as physical therapy. They provide accurate, real-time readouts of heartrate and rhythm, blood oxygenation and more, allowing staff to keep our young patients safe at all times.
Additionally, support of Heart & Soul allows our dedicated staff to take part in educational opportunities that keep us at the forefront of the field of pediatric medicine. Our caregivers benefit from attending conferences and training events hosted by other prominent children’s hospitals and those geared toward specific disciplines, such as echocardiograph technicians.