Pediatric Cardiology Expertise at Our Children’s Heart Center

The Willson Heart Center at Valley Children's provides the highest level of pediatric cardiac care in Central California – all in a family-centered environment. Our pediatric cardiologists offer advanced technology and state-of-the-art cardiac care for children with heart disease and heart defects, including congenital cardiovascular disease, pediatric-acquired cardiovascular disease and heart failure. Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, whose surgeons are from Stanford University School of Medicine, is part of one of the largest pediatric cardiothoracic surgical heart programs in North America.

Valley Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation. Our pediatric heart center provides services at our main children’s hospital campus in Madera and various outpatient locations throughout the Valley, ensuring convenient access to all pediatric specialists. For all cardiovascular care, both routine and very complex, our multidisciplinary team of board-certified experts takes care of children of all ages, right in the communities we serve. 

Madison And Mackenzie: Two Of A Kind

Madison's Story

Madison's Story

Months before twins Madison and Makenzie were born, an ultrasound revealed that one sister had Ebstein’s anomaly, a rare, life-threatening congenital heart defect that can cause blood to leak through valves. After they were born, Madison spent weeks in Valley Children’s Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), then later underwent open-heart surgery to repair the hole in her heart.

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Meet Our Central California Heart Center Team

The professional team at The Willson Heart Center offers services throughout a child’s entire continuum of care. Alongside our pediatric cardiologists, we provide board-certified and fellowship-trained clinical expertise with a range of pediatric specialty care, as well as highly trained support staff for compassionate, expert care.