Heart Party to Re-Unite Current and Former Patients

WHAT: Rady Children’s Hospital Heart Institute will once again hold the annual Heart Party for current and former patients who have undergone open-heart surgeries or suffer from heart conditions. The event, the 29th Annual Heart Party, is a time for patients and physicians to re-unite and share their stories.

The Heart Institute is the largest pediatric cardiology program in San Diego, Imperial and Orange counties and the second busiest in California. In 2010, doctors performed 500 heart operations. There were about 11,000 cardiology outpatient clinic visits. Rady Children’s cardiology program provides comprehensive cardiac services and state-of-the-art specialized care for infants, children, adolescents and some adult patients.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Rady Children’s Hospital, 8010 Frost St, San Diego, CA

WHO: Current and former patients along with doctors will be on hand to share their stories and be available for media interviews.