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December 11, 2008 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital and Hospital del Niño de Panamá recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to solidify their longstanding relationship and collaboration in the international fight against pediatric cancer.
“I have watched the Hospital del Niño de Panamá flourish over time,” said Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital. “I look forward to growth in other areas of services that will benefit both hospitals.”
The document, signed by Wallace, Dr. David Poplack, chief of Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Dr. Alberto Bissot, CEO if Hospital del Niño de Panamá formally proclaims their dedication to helping kids in both communities, as well as globally.
“It is a special day for children in the country of Panama, and I’m proud to be here,” said Bissot. “We receive a lot of information and education from Texas Children’s Hospital, and because of our association, we will learn to do the best job available.”
The ceremony also included Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, medical director, Long-term Cancer Survivor Program and Dr. Maria Sabina AhChu, oncologist at Hospital del Niño de Panamá, who will be working together to support education protocols and research. Other key personnel from Texas Children’s as well as the Consulate of Panama also were in attendance.
“Families in Panama dwell on hope,” said AhChu. “By working together, we can give them that hope.”