Expert Care in the Communities We Serve

At Valley Children’s, our team of board-certified, pediatric heart specialists provides expert cardiovascular care before birth and for newborns, infants, children, adolescents and young adults, including patients over 21, whose needs are best served by congenital cardiology specialists. The Willson Heart Center has long been known for cardiovascular expertise and pioneering new treatments for improved outcomes by national standards. We work together with all pediatric specialists at Valley Children’s for comprehensive care, including a close partnership with our Maternal Fetal Center specialists to diagnose and treat congenital disorders before birth.

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care 

The Willson Heart Center is a high-volume, multidisciplinary center serving more than 9,000 children and families a year, with over 13,000 combined visits, day surgeries and inpatient stays. The department is fully integrated with the complete range of services for both inpatient and outpatient care, including:

First-rate Heart Care for California’s Children

Valley Children’s received a $1 million donation in 2006 from Georgia philanthropist, Jane Seddon Willson. This gift serves as a catalyst to grow an endowment designed to help The Willson Heart Center continue to provide expert care to all of Central California’s children.

Mrs. Willson’s gift honors her daughter, Jane H. Willson, vice president of corporate development, at Valley Children’s, and her son-in-law, Dr. Malcolm J. MacDonald, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at the Heart Center. The Center was named The Willson Heart Center in appreciation of the donation.

If you’d like to donate to The Willson Heart Center Endowment, click here and select “Willson Heart Center Endowment” from the dropdown menu.