Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Children’s Hospital To Perform Corrective Facial Surgeries For South Florida Children – Free Of Charge

March 16, 2015

MIAMI, FL– A child’s smile is one of the greatest joys of life. Unfortunately, some children in the United States are born with a facial deformity. For the 14th year, Baptist Children’s Hospital will donate its facilities and charitable funds to perform corrective facial surgeries and other clinically needed reconstructive procedures for South Florida children. These operations will be provided at no cost for children whose families are unable to pay for these types of services.

A screening to identify children who may be candidates for surgery will take place on Saturday, May 30, at Baptist Children’s Hospital. The surgeries will take place on Saturday, June 13.

Types of facial deformities that can be corrected include: cleft palates, cleft lips, scars, tumors, burns, ear deformities, port wine birthmarks and congenital hand deformities. Baptist Children’s Hospital doctors from various specialties, including plastic surgery, dentistry and anesthesiology, will donate their time and expertise for this cause. To be eligible, patients must meet certain surgical and financial criteria. Patients must be 18 years old or younger and residents of Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe County. A detailed financial screening must take place before the clinical screening on May 30. To make an appointment for the financial screening, call Baptist Children’s Hospital at 786-596-3673 or email

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Children’s Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida. Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#23 in the nation) and has remained on the list for 15 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute.


Contact: Damaris Zabala, 786-596-6534

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