Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children's Hospital Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 4440 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (708) 684-5580
Appointment Requests: (708) 684-5580
Year Formalized: 2012
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Advocate Christ Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Advocate Hope Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Joel Hardin, MD, FAAP, FACC
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 66%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 500
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:Advocate Christ Medical Center
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Gail Prokop, APRN, MSN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 396
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 8
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
This a collaborative program that covers a large geographic region with collaboration across multiple sites of care. ACHD clinical experts from across the greater Metropolitan Chicago are integrated into ACHD patient's care.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD program
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A