Mended Heart award winners


Linda Mason and Hal Hatch recently attended the National Convention of Mended Hearts, Inc., in San Diego, Calif., where they received the Regional Co-Mended Hearts of the Year Award. This award has never been given to two people and is the highest Regional Award to be presented.

Hamilton County Mended Hearts Chapter 350 received four Central Region Awards. There are eight Regions in the country, with the Central Region being comprised of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and part of Pennsylvania.

Other local award-winners included Bill Kight as Regional Visitor of the Year Award and Linda Mason as the Regional Monthly Newsletter Editor of the Year Award.

Mended Hearts is a non-profit Cardiac Support Group and is 61 years old. There are more than 200 chapters in the nation and more than 70 Mended Little Hearts chapters. Mended Hearts mission is inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through on-going peer-to-peer support.

Hamilton County Mended Hearts Chapter 350 Accredited Visitors visit patients in Riverview Hospital who are dealing with a “heart event.” Riverview Hospital is their partner and sponsor for this program. Mended Hearts also is in partnership with the local cardiology team at St.Vincent Care Group.

Heart patients and caregivers are invited to attend meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at noon in Classrooms A and B at Riverview Hospital, 395 Westfield Rd., Noblesville. Lunch is provided. For more information, contact


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