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Doctors help young patients in Guatemala

Nurse Heidi Childs with a patient in Guatemala City

In January, a team of medical professionals led by Dr. Stig Somme and Dr. Fred Deleyiannis traveled from Colorado to Guatemala City to provide free medical care. At the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center, the team performed more than 60 procedures on patients ranging in age from 3 months to 18 years.

Each year, Children's Hospital Colorado and Project C.U.R.E. collaborate to gather all the supplies needed for the surgeries. The medical team, which includes plastic surgeons, pediatric surgeons, nurses, and pediatric anesthesiologists, has focused specifically on microtia repair and general surgery such as hernia repair, circumcisions, and gall bladder surgeries.

Read more on the Children's Hospital Colorado website.

(January 2016)

Regents tour fetal-care center

Dr. Timothy Crombleholme leads the Colorado Board of Regents on a tour of the Colorado Fetal Care Center

The University of Colorado Board of Regents capped off a retreat on the Anschutz Medical Campus with a tour of the Colorado Fetal Care Center (CFCC) at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The CFCC, a collaboration between Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is one of the leading fetal clinical practice groups in the U.S.

Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, director of the CFCC and Professor of Surgery, led the tour. Read more in CU Anschutz Today.

(January 2016)