The success of Heart Care International's training efforts and life-saving heart missions is dependent not only on the talented team brought to the host country, but equally on the support and talent of the members of Heart Care International's host country partners, corporate sponsors and individual donors. Their continuous altruistic support has enabled Heart Care International to successfully maintain its charitable work throughout the years, weathering well the ever more challenging environment with more stringent rules, changing company policies and shifting governments which make our missions tougher to plan. Heart Care International is hopeful that with these strong partnerships it will be able to continue its work for many more years reaching ever more children in need.
Host Country Partners
HCI missions represent a new partnership between HCI's tertiary care organization, the indigenous medical community and host country local lay people, one that focuses both on immediate care as well as on education and training so that local physicians and other health care professionals may eventually be able to provide similar treatment long after HCI has left the country. Over the course of the past 15 years, Heart Care International is fortunate to have partnered with outstanding professionals at UNICAR Hospital in Guatemala, CEDIMAT Hospital and Bloom Hospital in El Salvador. But the relationship would not be complete without the critical input from local lay people, often times small local children's or heart care philanthropies, who help bring key governmental and business relationships to support the mission trip. Heart Care Dominicana (in the Dominican Republic) and Sana Mi Corazon (in El Salvador) have helped pave the way for expedited and effective mission trips in their respective countries.