Perfectly timed for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week and February Heart Month, Medical City Children's Hospital hosted a pediatric cardiac emergency simulation lab that was open to the public on Thursday, February 11. The simulation, led by Dr. Tia Raymond and demonstrated by team members from Medical City's Congenital Heart Surgery Program, showed the skill and expertise that our world-class specialists possess when handling a pediatric cardiac emergency.

Dr. Eric Mendeloff and CEO Keith Zimmerman, on behalf of Medical City Children's Hospital's Congenital Heart Surgery Program, accepted a generous $82K donation from Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund, formed by a former patient's family, that will help fund the construction of the first simulation lab at Medical City Children's Hospital. 

The simulation lab will allow our medical staff to practice drills mimicking emergencies that may happen with babies with heart defects on simulation mannequins. Since pediatric cardiac emergencies are extremely serious and rare, the simulation lab will allow a specialized and designated area for our staff to train for providing the highest quality CPR to our patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac arrest. 

Our sincere gratitude and thanks to the Duyck family and Hope 4 Tiny Hearts for helping us provide the highest quality care to our patients. Many thanks as well to The Heart Fairy for spearheading this sim lab.

To see more photos from this event, visit the Medical City Children's Hospital Facebook page.