Mended Hearts of Hamilton County Chapter 350 recently presented Riverview Health Foundation with a gift of $1,000 to assist with funding for computerized tomography (CT) heart scans at Riverview Health.
“We’re very grateful for organizations like Mended Hearts who help us further our goal to improve the health of people in our community,” said Megan Wiles, Executive Director of Riverview Health Foundation. “This gracious gift will go toward a new pilot program to help prevent individuals from having a serious cardiac event by providing qualified patients with a gift certificate for a free CT heart scan at Riverview Health.”
CT heart scans can determine the amount of hardened plaque inside your coronary arteries. Plaque build-up inside your coronary arteries can lead to a heart attack if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart is reduced or blocked. A referral from a Riverview Health family physician is required to qualify for a CT heart scan gift certificate.
Mended Hearts is a volunteer organization that provides support and resources for patients who have experienced heart disease. Their mission is to inspire hope and improve the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support, education and advocacy.
For more information about the CT heart scan gift certificates, contact your primary care physician at Riverview Health. For information about Mended Hearts, visit mendedhearts350.org.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.