Hospital honors babies recovering from major heart surgery

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Levine Children's Hospital threw a celebration on Sunday to honor patients who went through major heart surgery in the first year of their life.

The event highlighted the success the patients experienced through the CHAMP program.

CHAMP stands for Complex Congenital Heart At Home Monitoring Program which helps the parents of the children who underwent surgery.

The parents receive a binder where they have to record the baby's measurements multiple times a day, weigh the baby, feed the baby the exact amount of food, and complete many other tasks.

Officials with Carolinas HealthCare System say a nurse comes by the baby's home a few times a week to help the parents manage these tasks.

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