Mended Hearts of Central Ohio
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| We Inspire, Support and Educate Heart Patients and Caregivers

Support, Encouragement, Inspiration, and Monthly Heart Education Meetings for Heart Patients and Their Families

Our local "Mended Hearts of Central Ohio" chapter helps people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after a heart event!  We inspire, comfort and support heart patients and their families, share experiences, and learn from healthcare professionals at monthly heart education meetings.  Our group also includes people at risk for heart disease, as no one likes surprise cardiac events!!  

For additional information, please contact Jeff Davidson at (614) 580-1561 or e-mail Jeff by clicking here.   See our member's "heart success stories" and reach out to a specific member if you would like to talk with someone.

As of December 31, 2014, we have over 200 members (age 24 to 95) in central Ohio with a variety of "heart success stories" which include: growing up with congenital heart defects, valve replacements, aneurysm repairs, bypasses and stents, pacemakers and ICD implants, LVAD and heart transplant surgeries.  Our membership consists of heart patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, heart care administrators and people wanting to "not be a heart patient!!" 

Our doctor's are incredible..... and advancements in cardiac care make our success stories possible!   We inspire each other to live heart healthy lives and (always) be positive!!  Since July 2011, we have made over 5,000 heart patient visits at the Ross Heart Hospital.

Chapter Elects New Officers for May 2015 to May 2017  CLICK HERE

OSU Ross "Heart to Heart Award" for Volunteerism (for 2014) to Phil Bowen and Jeff Davidson (with executives of OSU Ross)


See our Giving Back, Past Meetings, Newsletters, Speaker Presentations and More on our News Page 

May 13, 2015:  Presentation by Dr. Sitaramesh Emani on "Living With Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)" (64 in attendance) See Presentation Here 

April 15, 2015: Presentation by Dr. Emile Daoud on "Living With Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and the Therapies and Procedures for Treating It" (69 in attendance)

March 18, 2015:  Presentation by Dr. Juan Crestanello on "The TAVR Procedure" (59 in attendance)

February 11, 2015:  Presentation by Dr. Kavita Sharma on "Advances in Lipid Management" with a lot of Q&A on cholesterol issues (67 in attendance) See Presentation Here  


January 14, 2015:  Presentation by Dr. Christopher Clark, DDS on "Dentistry and Your Health" with a discussion on dental disease, infections, endocarditis and the heart patient (52 in attendance).   See Presentation Here 


December 10, 2014:  Member Holiday Sharing Dinner (63 in attendance) with doctors and members sharing with each other, great food and musical entertainment.  See 2014 Accomplishments and Activities


November 12, 2014:  Presentation by Dr. Tom Ryan on "The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease" (61 in attendance) for a wide ranging discussion on heart issues!!

October 8, 2014:  Presentation by Dr. Jennifer Dickerson on "Cardiac MRI Imaging: What Can The Power of the Magnet Do For Our Patients?"   See Presentation Here 

Sept. 10, 2014:  Presentation by Dr. Ernest L. Mazzaferri Jr., entitled "What's New in 2014: Updates from the Ross Heart Hospital & Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory" See Presentation Here   (Dr. Mazzaferri is at far left of picture above)

Aug. 13, 2014: Presentation by Dr. Maria Pruchnicki entitled "RX Updates: New Guidelines, New Medications - What You Need to Know"  See Presentation Here 



May 14, 2014:  Heart Patient Panel meeting

December 11, 2013 Heart Patient Panel meeting (record 76 in attendance)


Members on Daytime Columbus (NBC 4) - Feb 13, 2013

Mar 29, 2013:  Elaine and "Dr. Russell" (heart therapy dog) pose with Brutus before giving love to heart patients on Good Friday.

March 22, 2013:  Melissa Justice was featured speaker in Dayton, Ohio at The Women of Alpha Phi "RED DRESS GALA" (400 in attendance)  See Melissa's blog:  "Melissa's Heart"

Feb 21, 2013:  Reggie, Maria, Phil, Elaine, Jack, Jeff AND "Dr. Russell" at Monterey's Heart Health Center's 2nd Anniversary luncheon (see Resources & Links page for more on MacIntosh/Monterey)

Jan 31, 2013: Phil/Jeff at "Grand Opening of New Rehabilitation Center" at Kingston of Ashland (see Resources & Links page for more on Kingston)

Dec 14, 2012: "Dr. Russell" (heart therapy dog) makes his 1st rounds at the Ross....heart patients, doctors and nurses loved his bedside manner and his unconditional heart healthy love!!

"Thank You For Being a Friend" (a musical thank you to the OSUWMC, Ross Heart Hospital) - Released June 12, 2012

"Carpe Diem" Video (Heart Patients Seizing The Day!!) -- Released Feb 9, 2012 

"Carpe Diem 2" Video (Heart Patients in Flight)  (a Work-In-Progress)

See our "Inspiration Poster"

Daytime Columbus -- Feb 14, 2012

Daytime Columbus - March 11, 2011