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St. Joseph hospital honored for its support of Mended Hearts chapter

Mended Hearts, Chapter 382, the support group in Whatcom County for heart patients and their caregivers, will hold a special celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway.

In addition to marking the chapter’s second anniversary of their charter with the national organization, Mended Hearts Inc., St. Joseph Medical Center will receive an award as western regional “Hospital of the Year” for its support of the Mended Hearts program and volunteers.

People who have had, or who are experiencing, heart issues, and their caregivers, are urged to attend to learn about the program and to meet volunteers who strive to give hope to heart patients and their caregivers. There also will be a raffle and refreshments.

The local chapter has grown from 31 charter members in 2012 to 75 members today. Details: Marilynn Huffman, 360-933-1282, or see http://www.mendedhearts-bellingham.org/.

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