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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.

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

Hello To All Bellingham Chapter 382 Friends

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Covid 19, Delta variant, mandates, six feet separation, masks…. I’m really tired of all of it but yet it’s the reality we live with today. Even though all of this provides a variety of changes and inconveniences, we will get through it, and we will come out the other end more tolerant and, in many cases, more unified.

The same is true for all of us at Mended Hearts. We are a team. We’re always available to support each other and continue to connect with each other though our Zoom meetings and conversations.  As a group, we’re not giving in to Covid. We still have a strong chapter and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is extremely anxious for us to resume our patient support activities at the hospital. We have an extremely strong bond with PeaceHealth and that is due primarily from the service we provide. It’s something we can all take pride in.

As we emerge from the pandemic there may be a form of post-traumatic stress but there can also be post traumatic growth. There are moments in our lifetime where we get to think long and hard about what the future following the pandemic should look like… what Mended Hearts should look like. There are probably some items we should let go of, and many things we can improve on and the best way we can do that is by doing Mended Hearts together… that makes belonging matter.

May this find you all well

 

Young Mended Hearts

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 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