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.

On Our Website...

On the Home Page:

  • Check out the photos above to spot our own Howard Milewski playing hockey!


On the Member & Volunteer News Page:

  • New members

  • Newly added numbers of visits and support

From our Chapter President, John Heinemann

Dear Mended Hearts Members and Friends,

This week the board of directors for Mended Hearts voted to cancel all of its public events out of concern for the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  This includes our monthly Mended Hearts and Young Mended Hearts meetings and all visitations at St. Joseph Medical Center.  Our speakers have kindly offered to reschedule their Saturday talks with us at a later date.

Instead we will produce a mini newsletter with a goal of keeping in touch with you and sharing any information we have.

Until this virus has played itself out, we urge you first not to panic, and then to do those things necessary to keep yourself and your family safe.  We will get through this.


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