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Hope

 

It begins with you.

 

Our Chapter Objectives

 

We are heart patient and caregiver volunteers, adults young and old, providing support and hope to patients and their caregivers from the diagnosis of heart disease through treatment and beyond.

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Mended Hearts

The Bellingham Chapter of Mended Hearts normally meets monthly to offer support and information to all heart patients in our community.  Our speakers are cardiologists, heart surgeons, nutritionists, and other health care professionals who offer insights into improving our heart health. 

 

For more information please go to our Contact Page to send a message or contact our message line at 360-788-6928.


Greetings From Our Chapter President

Dave Huber

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The Essence of Change

Changes in our life are inevitable. Changes in work, family, friends…..the list that change applies to is very long. Our health is one of those changes we deal with as it evolves, and for us that includes our heart health. It’s that change that connected us with Mended Hearts and provides us with the opportunity to help others as they face changes to their heart health. Helping others is a great way to pay it forward.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of our Bellingham Mended Hearts chapter. Over those years we have met with literally thousands of patient and family members facing heart health changes. We have helped them in ways they can relate to. We have made a difference and that is significant. During these years we have strengthened our bond with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center to the point we are part of them, and they are part of us. It’s a relationship we can all be proud of.

I have a major change in my life coming very soon and this will be my final address as chapter President. My wife and I are moving to Boise Idaho to be closer to family. We wanted to make this change to allow time to get established before it became imperative to be there. The very capable Marilynn Huffman will step in to complete the months remaining in my term. It has been my great pleasure to be a part of Mended Hearts Bellingham and I wish you all continued health and happiness.

 
Young Mended Hearts

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Since April, 2015, we've been inviting all young heart patients (18 to 55) and their families to join other young heart patients and their families for an informal monthly get-together to discuss the common issues, challenges and successes of being a young heart patient.​

Please join us.  Follow us on Facebook!

    Young Mended Hearts of NorthWest Washington

 

For more information about Young Mended Hearts, please contact Jessica Morton at rogers.jar@gmail.com

or Dianna Konrad at dmk9@sbcglobal.net

Are You Having Open Heart
Surgery Soon?

Before You Do, Would You Like to Talk with
Someone Who Has?

You can get information and questions answered about what it’s like to go through open heart surgery by watching this video featuring two Mended Heart volunteers who share their experiences as open heart surgery patients.  You can also speak with either of these volunteers by contacting them through our “Contact” page.

Our sincere thanks to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center for their encouragement and production of this video. 

Awards

Together, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Mended Hearts Bellingham are making a difference in our community by supporting heart patients and their caregiver families.  These efforts have been acknowledged by the international headquarters of The Mended Hearts, Inc., Albany, GA, with the following awards:

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2020 Western Region Volunteer of the Year

PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center

2018 National Hospital of the Year

 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center

2017 Regional Hospital of the Year

 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center

2016 Regional Hospital of the Year

 

Mended Hearts, Bellingham

2015 President’s Cup Award

For outstanding service in our community

 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center

2014 Regional Hospital of the Year

The Western Region of Mended Hearts chapters includes the states of California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii

 

Bequests and Gifts

We sincerely appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity behind the bequests and gifts given to our chapter.  This helps us remember and honor those special people while continuing our promise to support all heart patients and their families in our community.

 

The Ingram Family, Shirley McCraw, The Bishop Family and The Dircks Family, all close friends of Charlie Heinemann and his family, have made a generous gift to our Mended Hearts chapter in memory of John Heinemann.

Scott Swanson presented a generous gift to our Mended Hearts chapter as a bequest from the estate of his parents, Philip and Joyce Swanson.

The estate of Stephen James Brewster made a significant donation to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation in honor of Mended Hearts, Bellingham.  A cath lab patient room in St. Joseph’s Cardiovascular Center will be named:

Stephen James Brewster

In Honor of Mended Hearts