Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) offers the community
Monterey County’s only Mended Hearts program, which provides education
and support to heart patients and their families.
Mended Hearts is the longest running peer-to-peer cardiac support group
in the country and is a physician-endorsed support model. For the past
65 years, Mended Hearts has served 300 chapters and over 460 hospitals
across the country.
The SVMHS chapter meets every month to give members and patients expert
advice while also providing a platform to share their own personal experiences
with heart health, recovery and treatment. Mended Hearts volunteers also
offer personal visits to patients, educational material and rehabilitation support.