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Children Dying Preventable Deaths from Congenital Heart Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, MN, USA – Over one million children are born with congenital heart disease (CHD) each year. When children with CHD receive timely treatment, 85% can survive into adulthood to live healthy, productive lives. Sadly, 90% of the children with CHD live in poor regions with little or no access to care. … Continued

HeartLink Gala Presented by Cargill a Huge Success!

Thanks to our many generous sponsors and donors, we raised over $900,000 at HeartLink Gala Presented by Cargill! This is a record for our organization and will help us expand our work and save thousands more children with heart disease next year. We are grateful for your support! You can find photos from the event on … Continued

Macalester Fellows Study Sustainability in Pediatric Cardiac Care

by Ryn Wiebe, Communications and Grants Specialist Anyone who has been to the Children’s HeartLink headquarters in Minneapolis knows that it is not as  grand as it might sound. Our 11 Minnesota-based staff occupy a small brick building in the parking lot of a funeral home. Our building used to serve as their administrative offices, … Continued

Five Generations

by Ryn Wiebe, Development and Communications Associate Just before heading to Kolkata, India, for my first full-team training visit to a Children’s HeartLink partner hospital, I got one last email from my dad. He wished me safe travels and “a little bit of adventure” and ended with “You are the fifth generation of your family … Continued

Susan Bordson: Telling Children’s HeartLink’s Stories Through Film

by Faith Adams, Communications Director Filmmaker Susan Bordson has shared her time and talents with Children’s HeartLink for more than a decade. In a recent interview she talked about her experiences working with us, and her approach to telling stories through film. Why did you first decide to volunteer at Children’s HeartLink, and what keeps … Continued

Congratulations to Institut Jantung Negara, Our Newest Center of Excellence

by Faith Adams, Communications Director Our partner hospital Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has achieved the status of Children’s HeartLink Center of Excellence, a major achievement and the ultimate goal for all of our partner hospitals. Our Centers of Excellence consistently deliver high-quality complex care to children with heart disease and commit … Continued

From One Coast City to Another: Seattle Children’s Partners with Our New Site in Fortaleza, Brazil

by Faith Adams, Communications Director A pediatric cardiac team from the Heart Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital is in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week on a full-team training visit to our newest partner hospital. Children’s HeartLink and Hospital de Messejana have signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching this multi-year partnership, our second in Brazil. We also … Continued

Meet Jackie Boucher, Children’s HeartLink’s New President

We’re happy to share the news that we have a new president. Her name is Jackie Boucher, and she will join Children’s HeartLink on November 4. Jackie has spent her entire career in health care, and she has a passion for improving the lives of individuals, families and communities. “It is an incredible honor for … Continued

The Need is Great: Announcing Our New Partner Hospital in India

by Faith Adams, Communications Director 7,750 miles separate Minneapolis and Kolkata, India. And in many ways these two cities really are a world apart. But a new partnership aims to shorten that distance by reducing some of the disparities. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed and a new Children’s HeartLink partnership launched between the … Continued

See Your Gift at Work in China

A trip to Chengdu, China will be auctioned off at the 2015 HeartLink Gala on September 19. This is a wonderful opportunity to see your Children’s HeartLink gift at work while also visiting the charming capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China. Chengdu has been named China’s most livable city and is home to world-famous … Continued