‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’ Campaign Spotlights Congenital Heart Disease

American Heart Association Donates Knitted Red Caps to Babies Born in February

Congenital heart disease strikes eight in 1,000 babies born in the United States. To raise awareness for this leading cause of birth defects in American children, the American Heart Association is donating red caps knitted by volunteers to all babies born at Diamond Children’s in February, National Heart Month.

Media Opportunity

9-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9

Diamond Children’s at Banner – UMC Tucson

WHAT:            Media are invited to interview a mother and her healthy, red-capped newborn and to interview pediatric cardiac surgeon Mary Jane Barth, MD, who has performed heart defect repairs in nearly 30 Southern Arizona children since joining Banner – University Medical Center Tucson last spring.  

Dr. Barth is a clinical associate professor in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and a member of the UA Sarver Heart Center. She is board certified in thoracic surgery and congenital heart surgery. With Dr. Barth’s arrival, Tucson children born with congenital heart defects no longer have to travel to Phoenix for corrective surgery.

WHEN:            9-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

WHERE:         Diamond Children’s at Banner – UMC Tucson. Please call Katie Riley at 520-626-4828 or 520-954-2340 to be escorted to the Postpartum Unit.