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Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes

The most recent report from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Congenital Heart Surgery Database ranks the pediatric heart surgery program at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital among the Top 15 in the country in survival  following pediatric heart operations. These results have been achieved utilizing a multi-disciplinary team of pediatric specialists including heart surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, neonatologists, nursing staff, and technologists in heart-lung bypass and respiratory care. Click here to learn more about about our outcomes.

Nursing Staff

  • Maryellen Reilly-Druby, RN, BSN
  • Barbara A. Coble, LPN
  • Patricia Damon, LPN
  • Alesha Hamilton, MA    
  • Kathleen Malatestic, LPN      
  • Paula Schwalm, RN, BSN
  • Pam Sutcliffe, LPN
  • Joanne Urban, LPN
  • Marie Viercinski, RN

Exercise Physiologists

  • Matt Dean, MS
  • Elizabeth Wackerie, MS

Social Worker

  • Warren Smith, MACS
    • Office phone: 717-531-8343 or
    • E-mail:  wsmith@psu.edu