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Congenital Heart Defects

A congenital heart defect is a health issue involving the structure, or build, of the heart. It often happens at birth.

Programs + Services

Congenital Heart Disease Program

The Congenital Heart Disease Program at Floating Hospital for Children is committed to helping children with the most complex heart conditions and provides personalized, family-style care not typically found in a major academic medical center. Learn more and request an appointment.
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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class pediatric teaching hospital shouldn’t make you and your child feel small.  At Floating Hospital for Children our littlest patients are our biggest priority. This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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A child in the pediatric emergency department at Floating Hospital for Children.

Floating Ranks With the Best

The Leapfrog Group gave Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts Medical Center an “A” rating for outstanding patient safety in 2014.

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Floating Hospital for Children has a strong history of innovation.

A Fresh Breath of Air

Floating Hospital for Children began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.

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