Call for Nominations | 2024 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Published January 1, 2024

Children’s HeartLink is seeking nominations for its 2024 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 2024.

Nominate someone today!

The submission deadline is April 26, 2024. 

Previous Founders Award Winners

2023: Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney
2022: Peter Hesslein, M.D.
2021: Glen Van Arsdell, M.D.; Jim Rice, Ph.D.; Steven Schwartz, M.D.
2020: Sandra Staveski, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-AC
2019: Joseph Dearani, M.D.

Watch a video about Children’s HeartLink founder Dr. Joe Kiser:

About Children’s HeartLink
Children’s HeartLink saves children’s lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. The global nonprofit organization (NGO), partners medical volunteers from top teaching and research institutions with doctors, nurses and health care professionals in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam to develop or improve pediatric cardiac care programs. Since 1969, the organization has reached more than 1.5 million children.