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Janine Henson is Vice President of CardioStart International and a BSN graduate from Indiana University School of Nursing. She is certified with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Kumasi Ghana 2016 Invite

CardioStart Mission Announcement to Kumasi, Ghana Adult Cardiac Surgical Mission & Pacemaker Implementation Program February 14-26, 2016 CardioStart International Board and International Missions Committee is proud to announce its 2016 mission to Kumasi, Ghana at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Applicants are welcome to apply at our “Volunteer Interest” form. Team selections will be made based on team needs and professional experience. […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:32+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Ghana, Homepage Featured, News|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2016 Invite

ADULT CARDIAC & CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY MISSION SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC April 17-24, 2016 * Thank you all for your interest in this Mission. We are Fully Staffed for this mission.   The International Missions Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce the return mission to Clinica Corazones Unidos Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   This mission will focus on adult patients.   […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:32+00:00 December 13th, 2015|Dominican Republic, Homepage Featured, News|0 Comments

Big Smiles

BIG SURGERIES BUT EVEN BIGGER SMILES It’s almost impossible not to fall for the pediatric patients at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. Olaoluwakitan was one fine example. He was diagnosed with the ventricular septal defect eight days after birth. Olaoluwakitan was three years old at the time that we met. He is a small child for his age, but his demure stature belies his charismatic personality and inner strength. He’s inquisitive and receptive to others and his surroundings. He quickly learned how to adapt, to endure then to overcome [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:37+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Homepage Featured, News, Nigeria|0 Comments

Brazil Mission Report

2014 Mission to São Luís, Brazil August 31-September 14, 2014 Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal do Maranhão (Hospital Materno Infantile and Hospital Presidente Dutra)   On August 31, 2014 a team of 22 CardioStart volunteers including 2 outreach personnel began a partnership with the Federal Hospital of Sao Luiz, Brazil, which provides free care to impoverished patients in the region of Maranhao State and the Pediatric Hospital. Through daily lectures, hands-on demonstrations and protocol provisions the CardioStart team was able to begin the changes necessary to improve care to benchmark [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:44+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Homepage Featured, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic Report

MISSION # 61 CARDIAC PROGRAM BUILDING IN SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC APRIL 2014 In collaboration with Heart Care Dominica (HCD), CardioStart International returned to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for another successful heart surgery mission. The mission took place at Corozones Unidos Hospital with a focus on adult patient cardiac surgery and education. With an international team of 20 volunteers and the local team this new program was a success. Six patients were chosen to receive life-saving heart surgery during the 6-day mission. As of this writing all were progressing well [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:53+00:00 June 8th, 2014|Homepage Featured, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2014

Adult Cardiac & Older Congenital Pediatric Heart Surgery Mission Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   March 30 - April 5, 2014 The International Management Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce the mission to Es Salud Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   The mission will focus on adult and older pediatric presentations. Facts about the country Capital: Santo Domingo Dialing code: +849 Population: 10.3 million Language: Spanish The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:55+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Past Missions|0 Comments

Kumasi, Ghana 2014

CardioStart Mission Announcement to Kumasi, Ghana March 30-April 11, 2014 CardioStart announces its 2014 mission to Kumasi, Ghana at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).  Applicants are welcome to apply using our Volunteer Form. Team selections will be made based on team needs and professional experience. CardioStart balances each team with returning volunteers and those joining a mission for the first time. […]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:55+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Homepage Featured, Past Missions|0 Comments

2013 Peru Mission Report

On October 6, 2013, CardioStart International performed their 11th Cardiac surgery mission to Arequipa Peru under the direction of Dr. Mariano Brizzio.  A team of 28 volunteers hailing from 5 countries joined together at Honorio Delgado Hospital to give the gift of life to 10 adults and 2 children.  Many of the cases were multiple cardiac surgery interventions yet all did well and were discharged within a week of the team leaving the country. The team struggled with a lack of disposables, which were held in customs with the 40-foot [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:55+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Blog1, Homepage Featured|0 Comments

Outreach public health: Does it really make a difference?

One volunteers story CardioStarts’ mission team brings volunteers from all countries and career specialties including a select few students who come for the infusion of education and experience of their life.  This mission was no different for Emily Harper, premed student at the University of Oregon. Emily was spending special time on the mission with her father, Dr. Richard Harper, Emergency Room Chief and Professor at the VA and Oregon Health & Sciences University.  He, a seasoned mission veteran was part of the outreach team helping to meet medical needs [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:56+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Homepage Featured, Volunteer Profiles|0 Comments

Heart to Heart Benefit Success

Thank you so much for the generous support to “Heart to Heart” Benefit dinner to assist mission teams in saving lives of the children and the poor in Ghana, Uganda, Peru, and Vietnam.  This was our first full-scale fundraiser and the amount of donations you gave was impressive.  There are still some pledges trickling in, but most of the numbers are in. Are you sitting down?  Hold onto your hats if not....  You raised $45,033 dollars! wow... A special thank you to J DiMarce Group family for their generous support of $10,000 dollars [...]

By | 2013-08-10T14:55:35+00:00 August 10th, 2013|Blog1, Recent News|0 Comments