Innovation & Education

Collaboration and teamwork is crucial in not only saving lives, but in fulfilling our Mission to serve with the greatest care and love. That’s why the Congenital Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Illinois is committed to working closely with Mission partners and other health care leaders in pioneering new innovations that can transform our care.

Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center

innovation-education-jump.jpg Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) is an incubator where innovation is leading the transformation of health care worldwide. Through collaboration with OSF HealthCare and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Jump programs and objectives are key to improving the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of care for community members across the region.

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University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

innovation-education-uicomp.jpg University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) is one of four campuses that make up the nation’s largest public medical school. Our close collaboration with UICOMP makes Children’s Hospital of Illinois the major pediatric teaching affiliate for UICOMP – and the only site of pediatric training for medical students & residents in central Illinois.


Virtual Reality

innovation-vr2.jpg Virtual reality technology offers our surgeons a leap of understanding into the structure of a patient’s heart and the defects that may be present. Through our collaboration with Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, our surgeons and some patients that qualify, can tour the heart and use wand technology to explore the heart’s structure. Virtual reality is allowing our surgeons to better prepare for surgeries, which ensures the best patient outcome.

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3D Printed Heart Innovation

innovation-education-3D-heart.jpg Through our collaboration with Jump Simulation & Education Center, we’re bringing cardiologists and surgeons exact 3D printed replicas of their patients’ hearts. Giving surgeons and physicians the chance to hold a physical 3D model creates a vastly improved understanding of each patient’s unique heart and how best to treat it – before surgery.

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Sonographer Education

innovation-education-sonographers-ed.jpg This newsletter is created for the sonographers who perform pediatric echocardiograms in primarily adult echo labs. Each issue features tips on echocardiography of congenital heart disease, short case reports, congenital heart center news, and information on upcoming educational programs.

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