The pediatric cardiologists of Capital District Pediatric Cardiology are members of the Congenital Heart Program at Albany Medical Center Hospital. The Congenital Heart Program is a team approach to the management of congenital heart disease and congenital heart surgery under the leadership of congenital heart surgeon Dr. Neil Devejian. In addition to a congenital heart surgeon and pediatric cardiologists, the team consists of pediatric anesthesiologist, pediatric intensive care physicians, neonatologists, and specialized nurses. The team works closely together every day and formally meets once a week. All cardiac in-patient care, including all surgeries and all cardiac catheterizations, take place at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Congenital cardiac surgery programs in New York State are closely monitored by the New York State Department of Health. Available data from 2002-2009 show that the Congenital Heart Program at Albany Medical Center Hospital has the lowest observed (actual) mortality rate (OMR) in New York State.
|1||Albany Medical Center||624||13||2.08|
|6||NYU Hospital Center||618||23||3.72|
|8||Westchester Medical Center||497||22||4.43|
|9||Long Island Jewish||1273||57||4.47|