Texas Children’s Receives 2023 Outstanding Heart Failure Care Team Award From Heart Failure Society of America

Press Release

HOUSTON (JUNE 28, 2023) – The Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Failure Team has been named the 2023 Outstanding Heart Failure Care Team award winner by the Heart Failure Society of America. The team will be formally recognized at an award ceremony in Cleveland, OH later this year.

The Heart Failure Team is part of Texas Children’s Heart Center, recently ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery for the seventh consecutive year. The team is uniquely suited to care for the most complex cardiac patients from infancy to adulthood with its world-class expertise in fetal and neonatal cardiology, congenital heart surgery, cardiac intensive care, and adult congenital heart disease.  Texas Children’s Heart Center also leads the nation in pediatric heart transplants, an area in which it has excelled since performing the first successful infant heart transplant in the United States.

“I’m extremely proud of our Heart Failure Team at Texas Children’s,” said Dr. Daniel Penny, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Co-Director of Texas Children’s Heart Center. “This team provides the highest standard of care to a group of extremely complex patients and their efforts have left a lasting impact on countless families. We are thrilled to see their work recognized in this way by such an esteemed body of colleagues.”

The experts at Texas Children’s Hospital helped set the standard of care guidelines for heart failure treatment around the nation and the globe. They currently manage the nation’s largest outpatient population of patients utilizing ventricular assist devices and  contributed to innovations in the miniaturization of those devices for pediatric use. Texas Children’s Hospital was named the first Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in Texas and is home to the nation’s first pediatric Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit.

The Heart Failure Team at Texas Children’s Hospital is led by Dr. William Dreyer, Medical Director, and Dr. Iki Adachi, Surgical Director, of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s, a nonprofit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The system includes the Texas Children’s Duncan NRI; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; Texas Children’s Pediatrics, the largest pediatric primary care network in the country; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, visit www.texaschildrens.org