Welcome to Mended Hearts - Chapter #248
Our organization was founded to offer support to both current and former cardiac patients, their families, and their friends. We offer this support in several forms; through in hospital visits with current patients, monthly meetings meant to educate and inform, and social events. We also provide outreach to the community through patient visits at rehab centers. in addition, we attend area health fairs, and facilitate educational presentations at senior centers, libraries, churches, long-term care facilities, and other organizations within the community.
Mended Hearts, Inc. (http://www.mendedhearts.org/) was chartered in 1951 to serve this purpose. Our local Chapter #248 originated in 1993, and is currently affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.Our national organization also maintains partnerships with more than six different cardiac related groups, including:- American College of Cardiology- The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions- Adult Congenital Heart Association- American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association- Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association You may get additional information regarding meetings, membership and contact information at our website: www.mendedhearts248.com.