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Upcoming Missions in South America


Guayaquil, Ecuador: Pediatric Cardiac Mission

The Team consists of surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and perfusionists. This will be their 22nd trip to Guayaquil to provide evaluations…

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Pediatric Cardiac Mission

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History of CLI Pediatric Cardiac Missions in Guayaquil, Ecuador

History of CLI Pediatric Cardiac Missions in Guayaquil, Ecuador

History of the Penn State University College of Medicine and The Hospital de Ninos Roberto Children’s Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador Dr. John L Myers, MD is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey,…

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Guayaquil, Ecuador / The Penn State Children’s Hospital

The Team consists of surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and perfusionists. This was their sixteenth trip to Guayaquil to provide evaluations and treatment for children of Ecuador who are born with heart defects. This year they only sent one team, which was…

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Ecuador / Johns Hopkins University / Federick Memorial / Children’s Lifeline

Ecuador / Johns Hopkins University / Federick Memorial / Children’s Lifeline

This year's Neonatal Intensive Care Mission to Guayaquil was led by Dr. Fabio Olarte, MD from Frederick Memorial Hospital and Elizabeth Cristofalo, MD, from Johns Hopkins University Hospital. The group consisted of Neonatologists, Respiratory Therapist and NICU nurse Janice Beekman…

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September – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Fredrick Memorial & The Hospital San Ignacio, Javeriana University

“We are all so extremely grateful for Lifeline’s continued commitment to improve the quality of medical care to the neo-nates and their families here.” After returning from his team’s 12th consecutive mission to Ecuador, Dr. Fabio Olarte, the mission’s lead…

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September – Peru: Children’s Lifeline / CardioStart

September – Peru: Children’s Lifeline / CardioStart

 This year, Children’s Lifeline partnered with CardoStart and Dr. Aubyn Marath for another mission to Peru. The 2012 volunteer medical team included members from four countries and 8 different US states. The team returned to Honorio Delgado Regional Hospital in…

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September – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Fredrick Memorial & Holy Cross Hospitals

September – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Fredrick Memorial & Holy Cross Hospitals

A team of neonatologists, neonatal nurses and respiratory therapists from Johns Hopkins University, Frederick Memorial Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital participated in the 2012 neonatology mission to Ecuador.  Led by Dr. Fabio Olarte, the physicians visited two hospitals " Hospital…

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November –  Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

November – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

The thirteenth mission from Penn State Children’s Hospital to Guayaquil Ecuador provided evaluations and treatment for children born with heart defects and was led by Dr. John Meyers for the first group and Dr. J. Brian Clark for the second…

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September – Peru: Children’s Lifeline / CardioStart / Oregon Health and Sciences University

September – Peru: Children’s Lifeline / CardioStart / Oregon Health and Sciences University

Lifeline and CardioStart teamed up for their tenth visit to Peru to further develop a heart program. Led by Dr. Aubyn Marath, a team of thirty-three volunteers, representing five countries and nine American states, made a visit to the Honorio…

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September – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Frederick Memorial and Johns Hopkins Hospitals

September – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Frederick Memorial and Johns Hopkins Hospitals

A team of nine, from Frederick Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital visited two hospitals in Ecuador; Hospital Gineco-Obstrecico Enrique Sotomayor and Hospital de Nino Roberto Gilbert I. Once again, the mission was lead by Dr. Fabio Olarte. The team,…

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November – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Penn State Children’s Hospital

November – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Penn State Children’s Hospital

Dr. John Myers and Dr. Brian Clark of the Penn State Children’s Hospital returned to Guayaquil, Ecuador and the Hospital de Nino’s in November to conduct back to back pediatric cardiology missions. The first week was spent performing evaluations and…

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November – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Penn State Children’s Hospital

November – Ecuador: Children’s Lifeline / Penn State Children’s Hospital

Dr. John Meyers and Dr. Brian Clark of Hershey Penn State Children’s Hospital led two separate missions to Ecuador in November. These missions consisted of a number of firsts including two consecutive surgical teams, catheter treatment and improved diagnostics. The…

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