El Salvador

The Bloom Hospital and Sana mi Corazón gave a warm welcome to Heart Care International volunteers when they arrived for the first time in 2005. Over the last 10 years the years Heart Care International has built a strong and highly committed relationship with the Bloom Hospital and Sana mi Corazón weathering government changes and different hospital directors.

Together, this partnership has saved over 350 children. In addition, we have provided a fully trained pediatric cardiovascular anesthesiologist to the Bloom Hospital and offered practical and theoretical training to the Bloom Hospital surgeons, perfusionists and nurses. The pediatric heart program at the Bloom Hospital has greatly improved its quality of service and will continue to do so as the partnership transitions to a mentorship role.