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Mended Hearts presents monetary gift to Riverview Health Foundation to help heart patients in the community

October 7, 2021

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.

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Mended Hearts presents Riverview Health Foundation with a $1,000 check. Check presentation from left to right: Melinda Nash, Riverview Health Volunteer Manager, Jim Grabowski, Mended Hearts of Hamilton County Chapter 350 Volunteer, Megan Wiles, River