Healing Little Hearts in Romania.
In 2016, Gift of Life International implemented its fourth Core Program at Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital (GAH) in Bucharest. The Romanian Ministry of Health and the City of Bucharest invested in the creation of a state-of-the-art pediatric cardiac unit at GAH. Gift of Life International global partners Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), Albany Medical Center, and Dr. Rodrigo Soto and his team provided training to the Romanian pediatric cardiac team at GAH between 2016 and 2019.
In 2021, Romania became the 4th Gift of Life International Legacy Program. The Romanian team continues to provide care to Romanian children with heart disease throughout the global pandemic. Hope is now a reality at a public hospital in Bucharest for parents and their children with heart ailments.