St. Rita’s Health Partners receives Hospital of the Year Award by Mended Hearts

(August 10, 2016, Lima, OH) St. Ritas Health Partners was recently awarded the Central Regions Hospital of the Year Award at the 2016 Mended Hearts National Conference in Chicago, Ill. Larry Hicks, president of Mended Hearts Chapter 111 in Lima, Ohio, nominated St. Ritas because of its continued commitment to the organization and its volunteers.

The hospital does so much for us. They provide conference rooms, set up meetings and help increase public awareness. Hicks said. They even included us in a monthly media spot.

Mended Hearts is the largest cardiovascular support system in the world, and has 300 chapters in North America, which serve more than 460 hospitals. They are a nonprofit that provides peer-to-peer support to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Members of this organization volunteer their time to provide support to heart patients who need it. What makes this organization even more impactful is the volunteers were once heart patients themselves.

The central region of Mended Hearts covers five states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia and parts of Pennsylvania.

Chapter 111 in Lima provides support to the St. Ritas patients at The Henry & Beverly Hawk Heart & Vascular Center. This year, the chapter celebrates 25 years of service to the Lima communityincluding their continued commitment to our organization and patients.

We are proud to have the relationship that we do with Mended Hearts and our local chapter, and are honored to have received this award Sheri Thomas, Outreach Coordinator of The Henry & Beverly Hawk Heart & Vascular Center, said. The support they provide our patients is invaluable, and theyre an incredible group of individuals.

For more information, please contact:
Courtney OBanion
Communications Coordinator
St. Ritas Health Partners
O: 419-226-9802
C: 567- 242-4078