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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 New Chapter President

 

Dave Huber

Hello To All

My name is Dave Huber, and I will be assuming the role of President of Mended Hearts Chapter 382. As the in-coming president, I have the task of filling the exceptionally large shoes John Heinemann has left behind. John has done an outstanding job as he moved through the Mended Hearts Board chairs culminating in his role as president for the last two years. Our hat goes off to him and our sincere appreciation and thanks for his leadership.

As for myself, I have a varied family heart health history that led me to becoming a member and visiting volunteer with Mended Hearts since 2016. For me personally, my heart disease has been limited to a heart stent in 2004. On a more serious note my dad had open heart surgery twice, my sister died from a stroke and my 51-year-old wife died from a heart attack. Initially, after my wife died, I would approach total strangers and particularly couples and encourage them to get their hearts checked. I would get confused looks aimed back at me but in ten seconds I could explain my experience and why I was making that statement of encouragement. When I retired, I wanted to do something on a volunteer basis that would allow me to give back to the community and continue promoting heart health. With the heart health challenges I’ve experienced I happened to meet Marilynn Huffman at the cardiology office, and she convinced me Mended Hearts was an avenue to follow to appease my need to volunteer.

Just know that in my new role I will do my absolute best to maintain the ideology and focus of Mended Hearts to be a source of encouragement and support for patient and their family members. Please note that my door is always open if you should ever have a need to talk. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Dave Huber

 

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 an 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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