A gift of heart, a healthy baby

WHAT: Announcing HeartGift, UT Health Science Center and University Health System’s partnership and collaboration to provide life-saving surgeries to children with congenital heart disease


Baby Tuvshintur and his mother, Battsetseg Ganbaatar

Timothy Brierty, CEO, University Hospital

Adil Husain, M.D., head of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science

Thomas Mayes, M.D., chairman, Department of Pediatrics, UT Health Science Center

John H. Calhoon, M.D., chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UT Health Science Center

Charlie Deacon, chairman, HeartGift – San Antonio Chapter

Leslie Davis Met, executive director, HeartGift – San Antonio Chapter

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive

Media Contacts: Leni Kirkman, Julie Wiley, or Don Finley (210) 358-2335, Pager (203) 203-3300,
Will Sansom, UT Health Science Center (210) 567-2579


University Health System is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and comprehensive network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the people of Bexar County, and ranked best in the San Antonio region by U.S. News & World Report. University Health System is committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent and high quality healthcare for adults and children, based on a strong foundation of outcomes‐based research and innovative teaching. Learn more at UniversityHealthSystem.com.

UT Kids San Antonio is the academic pediatric practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. With almost 100 pediatric physicians and surgeons – all faculty members of the Health Science Center’s School of Medicine – UT Kids™ San Antonio is the most experienced pediatric practice in Central and South Texas offering top-tier expertise in numerous medical specialties and subspecialties. Most major health plans are accepted. To find the pediatric specialist you need, visit UTKids.org.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 13 percent of academic institutions receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 31,000 graduates. The $787.7 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.


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