The Willson Heart Center at Valley Children's provides the highest level of cardiac care in Central California – all in a family-centered environment. Our team of cardiac specialists offers advanced technology and state-of-the-art care for congenital cardiovascular disease and pediatric-acquired cardiovascular disease. Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program, whose surgeons are from Stanford University School of Medicine, is part of one of the largest pediatric cardiothoracic surgical programs in North America.
Valley Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation. The Willson Heart Center provides services at our main children’s hospital in Madera and various 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.
For Matthew Alvarado, that expert care close to home made all the difference when he nearly died six years ago following a high school water polo practice. Read more about how our specialists at The Willson Heart Center saved his life.