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Mended Hearts supports patients and families

Mended Hearts is a national, non-profit service organization designed to provide continuing education and emotional support for heart patients and their families.

It is a patient-centered and patient-operated organization.

Mended Hearts offers informative programs and informal social functions.

The SEMO Mended Hearts Chapter, which organized in 1985, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Southeast Missouri Hospital, except those months when social outings are scheduled off-site.

Membership is open to anyone who has a heart problem or who is interested in the objectives of Mended Hearts:

  • to visit and encourage, with the approval of a physician, persons anticipating or recovering from heart surgery
  • to distribute information of specific education value to members of the Mended Hearts and to potential heart surgery patients

To learn more about Mended Hearts, call 573- 331-6630

Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association, has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with 460 hospitals and rehabilitation clinics and offers services to heart patients through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums. Our mission is to "inspire hope in heart disease patients and their families."

Because Mended Hearts is made up of the very kinds of people it serves—heart patients, their families, and others impacted by heart disease, its members draw on personal experience as they help others. Mended Hearts support groups help people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease. Members listen, share their experiences, learn from healthcare professionals and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery, and treatment.

Annually, Mended Hearts volunteers make 227,000 hospital visits to patients and 30,000 visits to family members and caregivers. To learn more about the national organization, visit Mended Hearts website.