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Joint Commission certified ventricular assist device destination therapy program

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its ventricular assist device destination therapy program.

Support group

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with heart failure or have a left ventricular assist device, you are invited to join us each month for this support group. The group is led by our outpatient nutritionist, Lisa Mahan, DT. Each meeting will feature an expert on such topics as exercise, diet, financial planning, medications, depression and much more. It is our belief that the support of others and ongoing education contributes to longevity and healthy living.

2016 meetings

  • April 12 - Advances in heart failure. Samantha Kertis, BSN, CCTC, St. Jude Medical
  • May 10 - Staying active with heart failure. Mary Myers, CTRS, recreational therapist, Community Rehab Hospital
  • June 14 - Questions and answers with the cardiologist. Nan Oscherwitz, MD, Community Heart and Vascular

Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. (LVAD attendees meet until 2:45 p.m.)

A complimentary lunch is provided by Thoratec. Lunch is served from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Community Hospital North Professional Building
7250 Clearvista Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46256
3rd floor, multi-service rooms

RSVP

To RSVP for lunch or if you have questions about the program or would like to be notified of upcoming meetings, please call Lisa Mahan, DT, at 317-621-8667.

Please also let us know if you need valet service so we have enough staff (patients only, please). 

In case of inclement weather, groups will be canceled if Lawrence Township Schools are closed. Your safety and health are our top priority! 

Proud sponsor

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Ed Carpenter Racing
  • Indy Eleven
  • Indy Fuel

Health and wellness shopping

  • Wellspring Medical at Home for medical supplies and equipment
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop
  • Wellspring Pharmacy

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