Second Successful Mission to Mexico April 29, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

April 29, 2016
The Heart Care International team, along with medical professionals from the Hospital de Altas Especialidades Pediatricas in Tuxtla Guttierez, Chiapas, screened 50 children and performed 20 successful open-heart surgeries on children ranging in age from 4 months to 10 years old. All treated children continue to thrive after their heart procedures. This, Heart Care's second mission to Mexico, would not have been possible without its Mexican partners and friends: the DIF-Chiapas, the local non-profit Todo Por El Corazon de un Nino, the Mexican entities SAT and COFEPRIS, the government of Tuxtla Gutierrez and the hospital's administration. Erendira Matzumura, Heart Care's recently retired Executive Director, deserves credit for establishing Heart Care's program in Mexico and guiding it into its second year there. Heart Care returns to Chiapas in September 2016 under Ms. Matzumura's continued able leadership in her new role as Logistics Director-Mexico.

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