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SMH Starts Mended Hearts Group Chapter

Each year in this country, millions of patients are treated for heart-related illnesses.  While the medical advances continue to improve, managing the emotional aspects of heart disease remains an important element of recovery.

Stephens Memorial Hospital, Vital Connections Program has paired with Mended Hearts, Inc., a national non-profit organization that for more than 53 years has been dedicated to offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.  Mended Hearts members help patients and families understand that their own experiences - including the many facets of heart disease from a personal perspective.


On, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Harper Conference Room, Ripley Medical Office Building, in Norway (located beside of the hospital) you are invited to our first Mended Hearts meeting with Priscilla Soucy, Assistant Regional Director of Mended Hearts, from Hartford Connecticut and Robyn Shaw, Portland Chapter President of Mended Heart.  Priscilla and Robyn will describe the program and discuss the future of Mended Hearts in our community.  You will also hear from Penny York, RN, from Vital Connections, Stephens Memorial Hospital rehabilitation program.  Our special guest speaker will be Joe Cooney from Norway, ME, who experienced sudden death resulting in pacemaker insertion.  He will be speaking about his many experiences. 


Save the date for future meetings which will occur on the third Tuesday of the month. 

For more information or to submit topic suggestions: Penny York RN 743-5933 Ext. 779 or


Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is a member of Maine Health.  Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at




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