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Team Heart Begins Eighth Annual Mission to Rwanda

During the 2012 mission, five of Team Heart’s surgical patients were all smiles at King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, after completing physical therapy for the day.
During the 2012 mission, five of Team Heart’s surgical patients were all smiles at King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, after completing physical therapy for the day.

This week, the BWH-led Team Heart is embarking upon its eighth annual mission to Rwanda to perform life-saving heart surgery for patients with rheumatic heart disease. The team performs one out of every four cardiac surgeries in Rwanda.

Chip Bolman, MD, a cardiac surgeon at BWH, founded the team with his wife, Ceeya Patton Bolman, MSN, RN, in 2008. Read all about the team’s work in this Boston Globe article, and visit Team Heart’s website for more information.

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Hearts of Courage

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Learn more about the work of Team Heart in this new documentary, “Hearts of Courage.” The team is led by BWH Chief of Cardiac Surgery Chip Bolman, MD, and his wife, Ceeya Patton Bolman, MSN, RN. Each year, many BWHers volunteer their time and skills to provide life-saving surgery and care to Rwandans suffering from rheumatic heart disease.