Our Mended Hearts Program is intended to provide an organized activity that renders quality support and encouragement to heart patients and their families. This is done through visits from trained, accredited volunteers who are members of our local Mended Hearts chapter. They visit heart disease patients before or after their surgery to help answer questions and concerns, offer hope and encouragement, and share educational materials.
Anyone who is a former heart patient, or a family member of a former heart patient, may apply to be a Mended Hearts volunteer.
Volunteers in this program visit heart patients in our Ronnie Green Heart Center, a specialized recovery unit for patients who’ve undergone heart surgery, CCU or anywhere else a heart patient may be a patient.
Mended Hearts meetings are held at various times during the year in Gainesville and Braselton. Educational speakers for these meetings include cardiologists, Cardiac Rehab instructors, and nutritionists. Members offer hope and encouragement to each other by providing living proof that people with heart disease can lead full, productive lives. All of this helps the members learn to manage risk factors, adapt their lifestyles, and improve their longevity and quality of life.
Become a Mended Hearts Volunteer
Mended Hearts volunteers are vital to the recovery process for cardiac patients, and the experience of supporting patients and their families is life-enriching. To become a Mended Hearts volunteer, you must first become a Health System Auxiliary volunteer. Please complete the volunteer interest form on this page. After we receive it, our staff will reach out to walk you through the next steps including joining the Mended Hearts Chapter in Hall County.
You may also download the volunteer application and send your completed version to email@example.com or mail it to Northeast Georgia Health System Auxiliary, 743 Spring Street, Gainesville, Georgia 30501.