CardioStart International is pleased to announce a return mission to The Clinica Corazones Unido Hospital in Santo Domingo. This one-week mission will focus on managing pediatric cardiac congenital surgery and adult catheterization lab procedures. The Rotary Gift of Life D7490 and Trinity International Missions are providing vital support to make these cases possible.
Cardiostart will host its seventh annual fishing tournament on June 3, 2022.
CardioStart International leadership, coupled with Eugene Southtowne Rotary volunteers, have collected surplus medical supplies and equipment from River Bend and McKenzie Willamette hospitals to send to Poland, to aid in helping Ukrainian refugees who are in need of medical care. Some of the supplies will also be moved in to Ukraine to help victims of the war.
CardioStart’s primary role will be to develop a pediatric cardiac surgery program and pediatric cardiac intervention. This mission will work to reduce the large existing volume of pediatric case, while providing pediatric training to the local team. Priority will be given to cases with late-presenting congenital heart disease and cases that require valve repair.
The CardioStart Thrift Store is located in downtown Sisters Oregon, a beautiful, upscale cowboy town that lies between three imposing Sister mountains that are part of the gorgeous Oregon Cascades. Nearby Mount Bachelor is the summer ski training mountain for the US Ski team.
Cardiostart will host its seventh annual fishing tournament on June 4, 2021.
In 2019, Dr. Mariano Brizzio, (Adult cardiac surgeon with CardioStart International) was invited to lead a mission to Legazpi, Philippines (Bicol Region) Bicol Medical Center to treat adults in need of heart care by the New Jersey Rotary District 7490/Gift of Life. Dr. Brizzio took on the challenge and built a team from Valley Hospital and Healthcare System, Ridgewood New Jersey. Additional team members were invited and vetted by CardioStart administration.
With much sadness, we record the death of our friend and long-term CardioStart volunteer, Chuck, who passed peacefully last week following discovery of stage IV cancer.
Introducing Ms. Christine Lannon.
CardioStart’s third mission to The Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in Dar es Salaam took place January of this year.