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Faces of Heart Care: A Medical Training Visit to Vietnam in Pictures

Published May 22, 2023 Medical volunteers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Showa University in Japan joined clinicians in Hanoi, Vietnam in April 2023 for a week-long Children’s HeartLink training visit. National Children’s Hospital (NCH) hosted the volunteers as well as their peers from Nhi Dong 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, … Continued

International Nurse Training Programs Supported by Gifts to Children’s HeartLink

Published May 17, 2023 Nurses are often the closest members of the heart care team to a child and their family after surgery, making them well-positioned to deliver patient-centered, personalized care. Despite their value, academic training for nursing in many underserved countries does not adequately prepare them for a pediatric cardiac care setting. Nurse training … Continued

Support Nurse Training to Save Lives

Your gifts help train nurses in underserved countries to provide lifesaving care for children with congenital heart disease. “If a baby is going to collapse after surgery, we know now how to identify the early warning signs.” – Aswathy S., nurse at Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence Amrita Hospitals, Kochi, India, and participant in the … Continued

Global Partners Share Training Memories & Gratitude for Medical Volunteers

Published April 3, 2023 “Our appreciation for the medical volunteer team’s assistance is beyond words.” -Dr. Nguyen Ly Thinh Truong, National Children’s Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam Medical volunteers are the backbone of Children’s HeartLink. They are the medical professionals who generously share their time and knowledge to train clinicians around the world and expand expertise of … Continued

Volunteers Inspire Children’s HeartLink to Work Harder to Reach More Children

Published April 1, 2022 Updated April 1, 2023 Medical volunteers are at the heart of the Children’s HeartLink mission. We can’t do our work without them! During National Volunteer Month, we recognize those who have contributed to 2,253 hours of volunteerism in one year — that’s more than 93 days! Medical volunteers supported learning virtually … 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

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

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