Mended Hearts: Making a Difference

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Mended Hearts:Making a Difference in Patients’ Lives

“It’s great to be alive – and to help others!”

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Mended Hearts, Inc. HistoryFounded in Boston in 1951 by Four Heart Surgery Patients

Doctor Dwight Harken SupportIncorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1955

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Mission Statement“Inspiring hope and improving

the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support”

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MHI Today300 Chapters & Satellites in U.S. one in Canada

20,000 Members450 Hospitals/Cardiac Rehab CentersOver 225,000 Patient Visits annuallyProvide Support outside of chapters:Phone:

888-HEART-99By Email: support@mendedhearts.org

Online Community:

mendedhearts.org/inspire

,

Facebook and Twitter

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Organizational ObjectivesVisit / Support Patients / Families

Support CaregiversOffer Educational Programs

Promote Community Outreach

Assist Medical Professionals by Improving Outcomes Through Peer-to-Peer Patient Connections

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Patient Visiting ProgramProvide Extensive TrainingComply with Hospital Protocols

Discuss Visiting MethodsConfidentiality / Privacy / HIPAA Comply with Legal/Ethical Issues

Improve Heart Health for Disease ControlNever provide medical advice, or recommend doctors or hospitals

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Chapter RolesSupport Patients and Families via Programs

Encourage Membership and InvolvementPerform Community OutreachElect officers and Operate Within National Bylaws as well as Hospital and HIPPA Guidelines and Rules

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Caregiver SupportMended Hearts recognizes the role of CaregiversIntegral, collaborative effort in the patient’s recovery

Education and support available to patients and caregiversCaregivers inspire others by sharing personal experiences (visiting patient families)Tips and reminders: www.mendedhearts.org

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Reach & Retention

Enlist and retain more heart patients and their families as MHI members

Advocacy

Ensure the patient and caregiver interests are reflected in the legislative and regulatory arenas

Brand

Increase awareness of the MHI brand nationally and in local communities

Research

Quantify the value of MHI’s programs to patients and explore opportunities to increase impact

Organization

Strengthen organizational capacity and effectiveness at the national, regional, and local chapter levels

Funding

Inspire chapters, members, and families to support MHI national

Mended Hearts Major Goals

Patient & Caregiver Outcomes

Offer hope & improve the quality of life for heart patients and their families

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Goals- 5 Year Strategic PlanEnhance Patient and Caregiver programs

Increase Reach and RetentionEffectively Advocate for Heart Patients

Improve Brand RecognitionQuantify our value through research

Further fundraising opportunities

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Getting Started Founding 10 members=satellite of host chapFounding 10 members=chartered chapter

Determine Chapter structureJoin online: National dues: $20 Individual annual or $150 Life; $30 Family annual or $210 Family LifeDetermine optional chapter dues (0 up to national amounts)

Elect chapter officers – Pres., VP, Sec., Treas.

Coordinate Hospital Visiting program

Receive appropriate Visitor training – MH/hospital

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How MHI Works

National Office – Dallas10 staff - Executive Director & 9 others National Board of Directors

Executive Committee and Regional DirectorsAll Elected Volunteers

Two-Year Terms

Committees appointed based on needs

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Mended Hearts Regions

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AK

PR

Heartland Affiliate

Glenn Horn, EVP

WY

MT

CO

CA

NV

UT

NM

TX

KS

NE

SD

ND

IA

MO

AR

IL

MN

WI

IN

TN

LA

MS

AL

GA

SC

FL

NC

VA

MI

KY

WV

OH

PA

DE

NJ

CT

NY

MA

RI

NH

ME

MD

DC

HI

NE

KS

OK

PA

AZ

WA

ID

MI

MHI National Office

Dallas, Texas

Western Region

OR

Rocky Mountain Region

Midwest Region

Southwest Region

Central Region

Northeast Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

Southern Region

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Questions & Answers “It’s great to be alive – and to help others!”


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