Healing Hearts of Central Ohio
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| We Inspire, Support and Educate Heart Patients and Caregivers

Note the diversity of our heart education meetings!!

Past Meetings (2016):

Thurs., January 14, 2016:  Dr. Rami Khayat spoke on "Reversing Sleep Apnea's Affects To Better Manage Heart Disease"  Meeting Flyer 
Thurs., February 11, 2016:  Laura Newman, MSW, LISW-S  spoke on "Caregivers--How We Help Our Loved Ones"  Meeting Flyer 
Thurs., March 10, 2016:  Amy Sturm, MS, LGC, and Dr. Kavita Sharma spoke on "Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) and Updates on Cholesterol Treatments" with FH Patient, Christian Jacobs    Meeting Flyer 
Thurs., April 21, 2016:  Dr. Maria Pruchnicki, Dr. Danielle Blais, Dr. Kerry Pickworth, Dr. Libby Herman, and Dr. Christopher Min  presented a program entitled "An Evening With the Pharmacist" with lots of Q&A   Meeting Flyer
Wed., May 11, 2016:  OSU Nurses Ashley Guiler, Mallory Sheppard and Ashley Shepherd spoke on "The 1st Critical 24 Hours After Open-Heart Surgery--A Nurses Perspective"  with a celebration of the nursing profession   Meeting Flyer
Thurs., June 9, 2016:  Dr. Garrie Haas and experts on transitional care presented  a panel discussion on "Post Acute Transitional Care"   Meeting Flyer
Thurs., July 14, 2016:  Dr. Raul Weiss speaking on "Living With Afib"  Meeting Flyer 
Thurs., August 11, 2016:  Chef Jim Yue speaking on "Hold the Salt, Please--Learning to Use Spices"  Meeting Flyer
Thurs., September 8, 2016:  Dr. Ray E. Hershberger speaking on "Living to Age 100"   Meeting Flyer
Thurs., October 13, 2016:  Dr. Sitaramesh Emani and CardioSmart from Washington D.C. will present a mega-conference on "Managing Heart Failure"   Meeting Flyer
Thurs., November 10, 2016:  Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D speaking on "Heart & Mind:  Depression, Anxiety, and Heart Disease" Meeting Flyer

Past Meetings (2015):

January 14, 2015:  Dr. Christopher Clark, DDS spoke on "The Importance of Dental Care To Your Heart" and talked about infections leading to heart issues.   Meeting Flyer 

February 11, 2015:  Dr. Kavita Sharma , Clinical Director of the Lipid Clinics at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, spoke on: "Advances in Cholesterol Therapy"  Meeting Flyer   

March 18, 2015:  Dr. Juan Crestanello, heart surgeon and Director of the OSUWMC Division of Cardiac Surgery, spoke on "The TAVR Procedure"  (transcatheter aortic valve replacements)   Meeting Flyer 

April 15, 2015:  Dr. Emile Daoud, MD, FACC, and Section Director of Electrophysiology at OSUWMC, spoke on "Living With A-Fib and Various Therapies"   Meeting Flyer

May 13, 2015:  Dr. Sitaramesh Emani MD, Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at OSUWMC, spoke on "Living With Congestive Heart Failure"  Meeting Flyer 

June 18, 2015:  A Sharing Meeting:  "Safe Travel Vacations for Heart Patients"  Sharing our heart stories and our most memorable travel pictures.  Dr. Deepali Tukaye spoke on traveling safely as a heart patient.    Meeting Flyer 

July 8, 2015:  Dr. David P. Keseg, Medical Director of the Columbus Fire Department, and Gail Hogan spoke on "Saving Lives with Hands-Only CPR" (CPR training provided by EMTs)  Meeting Flyer 

August 19, 2015:  Dr. Charles Bush , long-time leader at OSU and former director of the Ross Heart Hospital, spoke on "Changes in Knowledge and Management of Cardiovascular Issues from 1960 to the Present Day"  Meeting Flyer 

September 10, 2015:  Dr. William T. Abraham, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at OSUWMC, spoke on "Reversing Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Muscle Damage"   Meeting Flyer 

October 14, 2015:  Dr. Robert Cooper, MD, Assistant Professor, Clinical, Department of Emergency Medicine at OSUWMC, spoke on "Chest Pain in the ER--Are Cardiac Workups Doing More Harm Than Good?"  Meeting Flyer 

Thurs., November 12, 2015:  Dr. Kathleen Dungan, MD, MPH will speak on "Managing Diabetes To Better Manage Heart Disease"  Meeting Flyer 
Thurs., December 17, 2015:  Annual Holiday Celebration Dinner with great food, live entertainment, and "A Sharing of 2015 Chapter and Member Successes"   Meeting Flyer 





Monthly Meetings

Healing Hearts of Central Ohio holds monthly meetings where we provide inspiration and support to each other by sharing heart success stories and learning about heart healthy living. Various healthcare professionals speak on current heart research and developments. We make long-lasting friendships with others who have “been there” with respect to heart disease.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

If you would like to attend a meeting, hear a speaker, or just meet some of the people involved with Healing Hearts, come visit us at any of the events listed. Please RSVP so we can better plan our meetings.


Meetings are held at The OSU Medical Center, Ross Auditorium, 452 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 and other locations from time to time.