ICHF heals 18 hearts during December Ecuador Mission

ICHF ended 2014 with its 20th trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, traveling from Dec. 6 to 20. Operating at Hopsital del Niños Dr. Francisco de Ycaza Bustmante, the team of 20 ICHF volunteers saved the lives of 18 patients from 2 months to 14 years old. Our team came from all over the world for this […]

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ICHF Heals Hearts of 23 Children During November Dominican Republic Mission

We recently returned from our Nov. 8-22 medical mission to Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, with great success! Through our continuing partnership with Dr. Juan Ramirez at Hospital Infantil Regional Universitario Dr. Arturo Grullón (Children’s Hospital of Santiago), ICHF performed 16 pediatric cardiac surgeries and seven cardiac catheterization procedures at no cost to the […]

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ICHF Appoints Rodrigo Soto, M.D., as CEO of Clinical Operations

As International Children’s Heart Foundation continues to evolve, we’re excited to announce the appointment of pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Rodrigo Soto as our new Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Operations. Dr. Soto has worked with ICHF for more than a decade, serving as a volunteer pediatric cardiac surgeon from 2002 to 2012 before transitioning to […]


Joshua’s Day

After an international trip and two separate Babyheart missions it was finally Joshua’s day in surgery! He’d waited his whole life for his turn and now he finally had his CHD repaired by the Babyheart and Santiago team. During his surgery his mother shared the saddest story about how Joshua came home really sick one day and told her he knew […]

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Inaugural Mission to Jimani Complete!

Their journey was long and arduous but they finally made it. 11 families traveled from their homeland of Guyana to a small, remote village called Jimani, Dominican Republic to have their hearts healed, at no cost, provided by the miracle workers of the Babyheart team. Located in the very center of the Caribbean island of […]