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Shaun White’s Heart Condition Story

Published March 1, 2023 Shaun White is a household name and an inspiration to many throughout the world, including – and perhaps especially – the one in 100 children born with congenital heart disease each year.  The five-time Olympian and Olympic gold medalist in half-pipe snowboarding was a guest at the Children’s HeartLink Global Gathering … Continued

Call for Nominations | 2023 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Published March 2, 2023 Children’s HeartLink is seeking nominations for its 2023 Founders Award. The award, established in 2019 to honor the late Dr. Joe Kiser, is to recognize an individual who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and contributions to the Children’s HeartLink mission. The winner will be recognized at the fall Global Gathering in October 2023. … Continued

Meet our 2023 Board of Directors & International Advisory Board

Published January 6, 2023 Children’s HeartLink has two boards that guide the organization: The Board of Directors and the International Advisory Board. The Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors is a governing board that oversees our activities and guides us toward a sustainable future in pursuit of our vision and mission. The Children’s HeartLink International Advisory … Continued

Welcome Tom Armitage as Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors Chair

Published January 5, 2023 Tom Armitage, retired executive from Medtronic, Inc., to serve as Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors Chair. For nearly 30 years, Tom Armitage has been involved with Children’s HeartLink. “Children’s HeartLink is family for me. There is no other organization I would rather work with and for than Children’s HeartLink. It’s such … Continued

Empowering Peers in the Medical Community

Published January 4, 2023 Updated March 6, 2023 Written by Lee Koch, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Children’s HeartLink The word empowerment comes to mind when I reflect on my very first trip with Children’s HeartLink. I participated in the continuation and growth of a Children’s HeartLink partnership, of a medical community per … Continued

Welcome to the Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors Kristy Duffey

Published December 21, 2022 Kristy Duffey, Chief Nursing Officer of Optum Health, to serve on Children’s HeartLink Board of Directors and International Programs Committee. An accomplished clinician with a focus on the geriatric population, Kristy has over 20 years of experience at UnitedHealth Group and is a distinguished clinical leader within the enterprise. She oversees … Continued

Reaching Children with Congenital Heart Disease in Bangladesh

Updated on February 14, 2023 Published on December 9, 2022 Bangladesh has become the sixth country where Children’s HeartLink is partnering with local hospitals to improve access to high quality heart care for children with congenital heart disease.  Children’s HeartLink, a global nonprofit organization, is partnering with the National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute … Continued

India Hospital Welcomes First Medical Volunteer Since Pandemic

Published November 15, 2022 It’s hard to believe that the last in person training visit for the pediatric cardiac care team at Children’s HeartLink partner hospital G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital (GKNM) was in January 2020. Children’s HeartLink and our medical volunteers and partner hospitals have been using phone calls, virtual meetings, texting, WhatsApp, Zoom … Continued

Children’s HeartLink Welcomes Fourth Partner Hospital in Brazil

Published November 10, 2022 One of the largest hospitals in the populous northeast region of Brazil, Real Hospital Português in Recife, joins Children’s HeartLink as our fourth partner in the country. The team will train with Children’s HeartLink new medical volunteers from Texas Children’s Hospital. With a waiting list for cardiac surgery, Real Hospital Português … Continued

Recap of 2022 Children’s HeartLink Global Gathering

Thank you for helping further our mission! Many of our supporters gathered on October 14, 2022, at the Children’s HeartLink Global Gathering to celebrate and raise funds to help transform pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. Thank you to all those who joined us virtually and in person. Thank you for your … Continued