Our founders and other volunteers have built relationships with Vietnamese colleagues for more than the past decade. These have included Vietnamese politicians, hospitals, physicians, and church members. These trusted relationships have allowed us to have great confidence in the surgeries being performed and the sustainability of the surgery program for years to come.
As of April 2019, over $217,000 has been given and 376 cardiac surgeries have been supported since 2012. Of these surgeries, the majority have been performed on pediatric patients. We have been able to aid patients from Central Vietnam to the Mekong Delta
Our physician volunteers visit Hoan My hospitals, observe procedures, and review quality data to assure the surgeries performed are of excellent quality.
In 2007, Dr. Hoyt traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to teach cardiologists an advanced cardiac imaging technique (transesophageal echocardiography). This new technique has allowed Vietnamese cardiologists to gain optimal pictures of the heart to provide the best care for their patients.
Dr. Forsberg and Dr. Hoyt have taught at numerous hospitals throughout Vietnam in the areas of airway management and advanced cardiac imaging and procedures. They have served as guest lecturers at international medical conferences in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, Vietnam.
Serve in Medical Clinics
Our physicians and other volunteers come alongside Vietnamese partners to provide medical care to underserved regions. Such clinics have been held on the Mekong Delta and Binh Dinh Provence (Central Vietnam). Medical screening and portable cardiac ultrasound have been utilized to identify many patients in need of life-saving surgery.
Healing Hearts Vietnam assures excellent stewardship of the funds given by our generous donors. All surgeries are approved by Healing Hearts Vietnam leadership prior to surgery being performed. In addition, our physician volunteers assure quality of care on visits to Vietnam and review quality data and individual patient reports. Furthermore, third-party Vietnamese representatives of Healing Hearts Vietnam follow up with patients and their families to assure that they are recovering well from their surgeries.
Tell the Story
Finally, Healing Hearts Vietnam brings stories of the work being done and lives changed back from Vietnam to share with our generous donors. Please feel free to email with any questions you may have about what we do.