OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Mended Hearts Peoria Area Chapter #47

PersonHeart.jpg Mended Hearts is a national organization aligned with the American College of Cardiology, and offers support and the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.  It is a support group of individuals who have experienced some type of cardiac event themselves and, in turn, visit with current patients, their spouses and families to help with the emotional recovery from heart disease. With 280 chapters nationwide, Mended Hearts is the nation’s largest heart-related patient support group.

The goal of the Peoria chapter is to increase membership and continue to provide encouragement, support, education, and socialization for the cardiac population.

The Peoria Area Chapter meets on the second Thursday of each month at Peoria RiverPlex.

For more information about Mended Hearts, contact nurse practitioner Tammy Sarmiento at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at (309) 655-7292.