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Hope

 

It begins with you.

 

Our Mission Statement

 

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.

Mended Hearts

The Bellingham Chapter of Mended Hearts 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. 

 

Meetings are held at St. Luke's Health Education Center, 333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham.  All meetings are open to the public at no charge.  For more information please go to our Contact Page to send a message or contact our message line at 360-788-6928.

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From our Chapter President, John Heinemann

DISCARDING THE FEAR OF TECHNOLOGY

              The vast majority of the people who are members of Mended Hearts Bellingham were born into a world where even a Xerox machine was not even on the horizon. We, as seniors, still struggle with being computer literate, and when in need run to our grandchildren to help us try and solve the problems we have created for ourselves trying to use our computers. In short, we are afraid of these beasts that will not obey our commands.

 

               If you look online regarding current research and development in the care and treatment of heart disease, you will soon realize that smart phone and other related wearable technology is coming our way, and it is in a hurry. The old style heart monitors, etc., are on the way out and you may soon find yourself wearing a stick on patch that will monitor your heart function, or take in other data, and electronically send it to your health care provider. A number of the big tech giants of the world are getting into the health care business and this will lead to even more advanced technical wearable devices.

 

               We should shed our fear of technology and embrace the future of these devices. We at Mended Hearts will be scheduling speakers who will provide us with updates in this and other areas and we encourage you to attend our meetings which occur on the first Saturday of each month at the St. Luke’s Health Education Center on the hospital campus.  EVEN BETTER,  become a member and help us support our fellow patients and educate our community at the same time. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

 

Young Mended Hearts
 

All young heart patients (teens to forties) and their families are invited to join other young heart patients and their families for a informal monthly get-together to discuss the common issues, challenges and successes of being a young heart patient.​

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Young Mended Hearts of NorthWest Washington

 

For more information about Young Mended Hearts, please contact Dianna Konrad at dmk9@sbcglobal.net

Awards and Bequests

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 national headquarters of The Mended Hearts, Inc., Dallas, TX, with the following awards:

 

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

 

2018 Bequest

In April, 2018, 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

 

We are honored by and grateful for the generosity of Mr. Brewster’s estate.

 

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

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