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Children's Hospital Heart Center Continues to Expand Outreach Efforts to Increase Access to Quality Care for More Families
Date:2/14/2008

and expertise of Children's Heart Center.

Sharon

In the Sharon area, Children's Heart Center provides a pediatric cardiologist and echocardiogram services every Monday for appointments on the campus of UPMC Horizon in Farrell, Mercer County. Francis M. McCaffrey, MD, offers diagnostic evaluations for pediatric patients with cardiac conditions. Dr. McCaffrey also will perform echocardiography studies, utilizing ultrasound technology to develop images of the heart and valves. These echo studies aid in the diagnosis of congenital heart defects.

Johnstown

In central Pennsylvania, pediatric cardiology care is part of a bigger initiative to provide world-class specialty pediatric care by the experts at Children's in a setting that is much closer to home for families in the center of the state. Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center Johnstown opened recently within Children's Health Center, 1322 Eisenhower Blvd., Johnstown, PA 15904. Pediatric cardiologists, as well as neurologists and surgeons, from Children's travel to the Johnstown center to provide outpatient services on an ongoing basis including diagnostic evaluations and follow-up care to families.

Lee Beerman, MD, from Children's Heart Center also sees children on a regular basis at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, 1086 Franklin St., Johnstown, Pa. Dr. Beerman is the director of the Electrophysiology Services, as well as the Pediatric Arrhythmia Program at Children's.

Children's Hospital plans to expand the services being offered at the Johnstown center to possibly include diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology and weight management.

"Children's focus on providing the best cardiac care possible to as many families as possible in the tristate region extends beyond the walls of our hospital here in Pittsburgh," Dr. Webber said. "We hope that the availability of our specialty care outside Greater Pittsburgh eases some of the stress our patients and their familie
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