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Our Center of Excellence in Malaysia Helps Improve Cardiac Programs in Several Countries

This is the third in a series of posts featuring Children’s HeartLink Centers of Excellence. These hospitals became regional training centers after enhancing their own pediatric cardiac programs with the help of our medical volunteers. Our Centers of Excellence in India, Malaysia and China commit to training pediatric cardiac specialists from low-resource regions. This is … Continued

3D Heart Models: “Unique Opportunity to Get Hands-On Experience”

We are excited when our global partners benefit from technologies in education. Five junior surgeons from our partner hospitals in India and Vietnam completed an online simulation-based hands-on surgical training (HOST), focused on the repair of Tetralogy of Fallot. This course was organized by our medical volunteer partner The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Surgical … Continued

Our Center of Excellence West China Hospital Uses 3D Heart Models in Training

This is the second in a series of posts featuring Children’s HeartLink Centers of Excellence. These hospitals became regional training centers after enhancing their own pediatric cardiac programs with the help of our medical volunteers. Our five Centers of Excellence in India, Malaysia and China commit to training pediatric cardiac specialists from low-resource regions. This … Continued

“My Child Has Heart Disease”: Ly’s Story from Vietnam

This is the heartwarming story of a 4-year-old boy, Minh Sang, and his mother, Ly Huong, from Vietnam. Minh Sang had heart surgery in February 2021 at Vietnam National Children’s Hospital, our partner hospital in Hanoi. Every day, Minh Sang, who loves his ukulele and Legos, is doing better. After two months away from school … Continued

Fiscal Year-End Campaign: Help Us Continue to Save Children with Heart Disease

“Thank you for being kind and caring to children with heart defects. Thank you for connecting the wonderful expertise, doctors and nurses together, to improve healthcare quality.” – Ly, mom of Minh Sang   As the pandemic began in early 2020, Children’s HeartLink committed to continuing work with partner hospitals around the world, training health … Continued

Center of Excellence in Kochi, India: Our Trainees Establish Cardiac Programs

This is the first in a series of posts featuring Children’s HeartLink Centers of Excellence. These hospitals became regional training centers after enhancing their own pediatric cardiac programs with the help of our medical volunteers. Our five Centers of Excellence in India, Malaysia and China commit to training pediatric cardiac specialists from low-resource regions. This … Continued

Our Partner in India Performs Ozaki Surgery after Training

Photos by Scott Streble   Born with heart disease, Mythilli and Mohamed from India were at high risk for surgery because of the complexity of their heart defect. This is no longer the case. They both had successful heart surgery based on the Ozaki technique that hadn’t been used in India before. Dr. Raju Vijayakumar … Continued

Medical Volunteer Stories: Serving to Help Children

During National Volunteer Month, our medical volunteers share their stories with us: why they serve as volunteers, what challenges they face, and how their volunteer service has enriched their life and professional experiences. We spotlight ICU nurse and nurse educator Glen Au from Mayo Clinic, and pediatric heart surgeon Dr. James St. Louis from Children’s … Continued

Welcome New Board Members Abhi Patangay and Peter Quimby

A warm welcome to Abhi Patangay and Peter Quimby “Abhi’s and Peter’s personal and professional backgrounds bring unique perspectives and passion to our board, and we’re delighted to welcome them,” says President Jackie Boucher. “They share our commitment to helping more children with heart disease, and we look forward to benefiting from their contributions and … Continued

Medtronic Foundation and Children’s HeartLink Announce Multi-Year Partnership

On World Health Day we’re thrilled to share the news of our new partnership with the Medtronic Foundation. This first-of-its-kind partnership between our two organizations is significant because it is multi-year, multi-country and engages Medtronic employees who will contribute their time and skills to accelerate quality patient care and outcomes. This transformational partnership will position … Continued