Our New Partnership in China: The Patient at the Center of Care

A surgeon, cardiologist, anesthesiologist, nurses and other experienced cardiac specialists from UK training their peers at our new partner hospital in China   Our fifth and newest partner hospital in China, Qingdao Women and Children’s Hospital (QWCH), with one of the largest children’s heart centers in the country, recently completed its first cardiac training! The Children’s HeartLink training … Continued

Our Partners in Vietnam Learn from World-Renowned Surgeon Dr. Sano

Children’s HeartLink training visit at Vietnam Children’s Hospital in Hanoi, November 2018   Fifteen heart surgeries were performed at Vietnam Children’s Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital of over 30 million, during a week-long training visit with our medical volunteer team from University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF). Among our medical volunteers was Dr. Shunji Sano, a world-renowned surgeon who pioneered … Continued

Welcome to Our International Advisory Board, Dr. Liesl Zühlke and John C. Langenbrunner

 We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Liesl Zühlke and John C. (“Jack”) Langenbrunner to our International Advisory Board.  “We’re grateful to them for sharing their expertise in global health and their life-long advocacy for improving health care as we enter into new partnerships with more hospitals around the world and expand our reach to help more children with congenital heart disease,” says … Continued

Get to Know Jackie Boucher, Children’s HeartLink President

Jackie: Why am I at Children’s HeartLink? I believe all children should have access to health care    Jackie and her daughter en route to a vacation in Colorado   What does a typical day at work look like? Every day is different, but each day involves meetings and phone calls with key stakeholders in … Continued

Volunteer Stories: Story of Wang Haiyan

Our dedicated medical volunteer Jeff Paurus with Wang Haiyan, a nurse from China, that he trained 15 years ago   Our medical volunteers fly halfway around the world to help their peers from our partner hospitals treat children with heart disease. Meet our volunteer Jeff Paurus from Minnesota, a nurse educator, who has been training … Continued