Chapter 138 - Cleveland

Contact Information


Our chapter officer contact information is as follows:

Name (Ascending)
Position 
Phone 
Email 
Eitman, ScottPresident, Newsletter editor(216) 372-1116gro.831straehdednem@tnediserp
Goellner, WilliamTreasurer(614) 296-9637moc.liamg@renlleogmw
Johnson, ErnieVisiting Chair(440) 655-4627ten.tta@13nosnhojhe
 

Mended Hearts of Greater Cleveland

General Information
 
 

Monthly Programs

About Us

Become a Member

Visiting Program 

Links

 

Monthly Programs

 
Mended Hearts of Greater Cleveland holds monthly programs where we provide inspiration and support to each other by sharing “heart success stories” and learning about heart healthy living. Various healthcare professionals speak on current heart research and developments. We make long-lasting friendships with others who have “been there” with respect to heart disease.

Our Lake Health Satelite programs are held the 1st Wednesday of the month. See the calendar HERE for the exact dates, times and locations.
 
If you would like to attend a program, hear a speaker, or just meet some of the people involved with Mended Hearts, come visit us at any of the events. 

“Our staff frequently comments on the value to patients of visits made by the Mended Hearts trained visitors.  They have been a positive factor in the recovery of our Cleveland Clinic patients.”

Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President Cleveland Clinic.

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 About Us

OUR HISTORY

Mended Hearts of Greater Cleveland was founded on October 30, 1982.  For the complete chapter history through the summer of 2012, click here.
 

OUR MISSION

Dedicated to inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart disease patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support.

OUR MEMBERS

We’re like the very people we serve – heart patients and families – sharing our experiences as we offer hope. Healthcare professionals also join our mission by providing their expertise and support.

OUR METHOD

We partner with hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to help those affected by heart disease to have a positive patient-care experience. We provide our services through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums.

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VISITING PROGRAM

Accredited visitors, with support of hospitals and clinics, serve heart patients by listening, sharing their experiences and empathizing with their anxieties and concerns. Heart patients and families gain hope by meeting our members, who have survived heart disease and are healthy.

The Accredited Visiting program is the foundation on which Mended Hearts was formed.  As an Accredited Visitor, you will play a crucial role in helping Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts carry out its mission to offer hope and encouragement to heart patients and their families.

Locally, Mended Hearts members visit patients at the following twelve area hospitals:

Patients discovering that they have heart disease and will need surgery or another procedure often feel scared, angry, sad and sometimes lost. They worry that life will never be the same and that they won’t be able to do things they could do before the surgery or procedure. They frequently wonder if they will survive.

Patients and parents facing the diagnosis of a child with a heart defect need to know that they are not alone and that there is hope in the midst of the crisis. However, even well-meaning family and friends and compassionate medical staff may not be able to offer them the strength and comfort they need. By speaking with a trained patient or parent volunteer whose has survived these same difficult situations, patients and parents in crisis can work through their overwhelming emotions as they focus on the vital medical decisions at hand. Through the support system and educational resources of Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts, patients and families will be able to develop an immediate connection and begin to build sense of hope for the future.

During a hospital visit, a trained visitor offers a PATH Pack to each heart patient/family.  The folder includes health information, support group connections, guidance for making healthy lifestyle changes and maintaining a good quality of life after a heart event, local MHI chapter information, etc.  The current annual distribution is 160,000 households.

Who is visited?

  • Patients with heart disease and their caregivers.  

Who can visit?

Members in good standing of Mended Hearts who are Accredited Visitors.

  • All Accredited Visitors must attend annual re-accreditation training.
  • Must be a heart patient. Caregivers may visit family members. A caregiver Accredited Visitor should be accompanied by an Accredited Visitor who is a heart patient. 
  • Newly Accredited Visitors who have attended training. New visitors should be accompanied by an experienced Accredited Visitor until comfortable. These new visitors are evaluated during this time so they can receive the feedback they need to become the best Accredited Visitors possible

 

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BECOME A MEMBER

You’ll learn more about heart disease and interact with members through local chapter programs, volunteer activities and special events.

Mended Hearts membership entitles you to:

  • Receive our quarterly magazine, “Heartbeat,” and this monthly newsletter.
  • Participate in the visiting program for heart patients and their families (chapter members only).
  • Access the “members only” area of our national Website.
  • Most importantly, help ensure that many heart disease patients and families get support and encouragement.
Interested in helping Mended Hearts to help others? As a business, community organization or individual, you can assist us in our objectives to offer hope and educate patients about cardiovascular health, empowering them as they manage a heart-healthy lifestyle.Your time and financial assistance will make a difference in the lives of heart disease patients and their families, ensuring that Mended Hearts continues to extend encouragement and hope.

Always looking to grow our family, Mended Hearts welcomes you to join our cause. You‘ll be able to make a difference in a patient’s recovery and outlook on life, as well as interact with other members through local chapter meetings, volunteer opportunities and special events.

How You Can Join Mended Hearts

It’s easy to join. Simply fill out this form and mail it in:  

Application

Most important, your membership helps ensure that many other heart disease patients and families receive the support and encouragement they need.

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Chapter and National Links

 

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MendedHearts138

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MendedHearts

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mendedhearts

Join the online conversation at Inspire at www.mendedhearts.org/inspire

Find us at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4IrrPqkTRqjxgivbhn5C-A

 

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