• We work with the Cardiothoracic Surgery office by escorting PreOp patients to get their x-rays or other tests, giving them an opportunity to ask questions and get answers and reassurance from people who have had open heart surgery

  • We visit heart patients and their families at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in the ICU and Cardiac Ward after their surgery.

  • We talk with patients and their families in the Fireside Room.These patients have been scheduled for a heart intervention procedure.

  • We talk with patients in the hospital during their Cardiac Rehab educational training.

  • We host a separate Young Mended Hearts support group for patients (teens to forties) and their families.

  • We support a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) support group for patients and their caregivers.

  • We support the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Teen Heart Screen Program for community high schools.
  • We provide heart related educational information for our community through a series of talks by medical professionals from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and other informational seminars including a seminar for caregivers and heart healthy health fairs.

  • We built and maintain our website.

  • We publish our newsletter bimonthly.

  • We speak to community groups to spread the word about Mended Hearts.

  • We hold bake sales and raffles to support our non-profit organization’s operational needs.

Major Accomplishments in 2017

  • Established Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) group support team in May.

  • Published first Heart to Heart newsletter in May.

  • Provided support for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Teen Heart Screen Program for community high schools.

  • Began one-week-a month program for volunteers to provide information to heart patients checking in for appointments at the cardiology office.

Mended Hearts National named PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center the

2017 Western Region Hospital of the Year.

Major Accomplishments in 2016

  • Hosted Western Regional Conference in September.

  • Provided support for the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Teen Heart Screen Program for community high schools.

  • Increased membership to 130.

  • Made more than 3,400 visits to heart patients and their caregivers.

Mended Hearts National named PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center the

2016 Western Region Hospital of the Year.

Major Accomplishments in 2015

  • Established Young Mended Hearts support group in April.

  • Awarded Mended Hearts National President’s Cup award for outstanding service to our community.

  • Increased membership to 95.

  • Made more than 3,000 visits to heart patients and their caregivers.

Major Accomplishments in 2014

  • Established Anacortes satellite.

  • Increased membership to 80.

  • Made more than 2,700 visits to heart patients and their caregivers.

  • Created our website.

Mended Hearts National named PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center the

2014 Western Region Hospital of the Year.

Major Accomplishments in 2013

  • Increased membership from 31 to 60.

  • Made more than 1,300 visits to heart patients and their caregivers.

  • Finalized chairperson responsibilities and board of directors

  • First successful craft and bake sale.

Major Accomplishments in 2012

  • Received our charter as a chapter in October from Mended Hearts National.

 

We are survivors.  We are heart patients and caregivers ourselves. When other heart patients and their caregivers talk with us, they get to ask us questions about our own experiences. During all these talks our goal is to offer hope and support.  We want to be role models for them.  We are examples of people living a full life with heart disease.

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