February 14, 2020 – Southeast Georgia Health System is launching
a local community chapter of Mended Hearts, the largest peer-to-peer cardiovascular
patient support network that provides education, support and hope to all
types of cardiovascular patients and their caregivers.
Learning that there is a problem with your heart can be a frightening experience.
If your condition requires surgery or another procedure, that can add
another layer of stress. What now? Will I be able to resume my routine?
Will I have to make changes to my lifestyle? These are all common questions
those with heart problems may face.
If you are a caregiver to someone who’s just been through a heart
event, you’re probably asking yourself questions, too, such as:
What do I need to do to help take care of my loved one? That’s where
Mended Hearts can help.
A kick-off meeting, led by chapter leader Karl P. Ullrich, Ph.D., will
be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6-7 p. m., in the Southeast Georgia Health
System Linda S. Pinson Conference Center, Room 1, on the Brunswick Campus.
The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the Mended Hearts program
to the community and to recruit volunteers to get involved with the program
to help provide support to those that have experienced a frightening heart
event. The power of sharing your own experiences, offering a voice of
support and a helping hand can help relieve a worrisome mind.
To learn more, visit
mendedhearts.org or call 912-466-1100 or 912-222-9260.