Our Programs & Services.
Cape Cod Mended Hearts chapter activities include monthly support meetings that always feature a health education topic of interest to the heart patient community.  

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4 to 6pm in the Martins Conference Room on the 2nd Floor of Cape Cod Hospital.  

At each meeting, there is also an opportunity to interact with other heart patients with similar conditions.  Individuals with any type of heart condition, their families, caregivers, medical professionals, or anyone else interested in helping cardiac patients are welcome to attend a meeting and find out more about Mended Hearts.


February, 2019
Dr. Amy French, Medical Director, Cape Cod Hospital Heart Failure Clinic.
“The Importance and role of Medical Therapy in heart failure management”

March, 2019
Deborah Hoothay, Cardiac Rehab Nurse from the Cardiac Rehab Center
Eating a plant-based diet and video on Netflix called “Fork Over Knife”

April, 2019
Sherry Clayton, M.D. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Sandwich
“What the EKG can tell us”

May, 2019
Amber Schaub, P.A., Dr. Richard Zelman, Interventional Cardiologist specializing in: Angioplasty, Stents, Cardiovascular Transcatheter Procedures and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair. 

June, 2019
End-o-year Luncheon

September 19, 2019
Nick Ruggieri, Chatham Fire and Rescue EMT

October 17, 2019
Caregivers Panel Discussion

November 21, 2019
Sarah Montgomery, Office of Dr. Peter Friedman, Cardiologist
“Life saving Pacemakers and Defibrillators”

December, 2019
Holiday gathering—TBD


September, 2018
Dr. Dan Loberman, Cape Cod Hospital
Cardiac Surgery Service

October, 2018
Tina Soares, BSN, RN, CHPN, Director,
Quality of Life Initiative of Cape Cod Healthcare

November, 2018
Donald A. Guadagnoli, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Cape Cod Healthcare
UMMS Associate Dean for Medical Education

December, 2018
Annual Holiday Luncheon

January, 2019
No meeting 

Dr. Claude Laurent-Sader
Internal Medicine; Intervention Cardiology

Shannon M. List, FNP, Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Sherri Clayton, Internal Medication
Associate Director at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital of Cape Cod
“Recovering from Heart Surgery


Dr. Dan Loberman, Cape Cod Hospital Cardiac Surgery Service, Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair;
Dr. Richard Zelman, TAVR, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replarment.  

September, 2017
Welcome Back, Karen Lynch, MD, Stroke Prevention and Recover
ALSO installation of new officers by Sue Trinique, Mended Hearts Northeast Chapter Director

October, 2017
Pauline Phillie, The ABC’s of EKG’s

November, 2017
Bryan Cargill, Ph.D. Psychology

December, 2017
Annual Holiday Luncheon
  No meeting January, 2018

February, 2018
Dr. Claude Laurent-Sader
CCHC Cardiovascular Center


Pauline Philie, RN, NSN, Cape Cod Community College;
Courtney Driscoll-Shea, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Cape Cod Hospital;
Brian Leary, EMS Officer; 
John Bornas, “New Heart, New Life”
Deborah Hoothy, RN, Physical Therapy Programs, “Risk Factors”

Group Meetings
Support - After diagnosis, treatment or surgery for heart disease, patients and families have serious concerns and strong feelings…..often questioning why they became ill and how to prevent future problems

Health Information – Healthcare professionals provide valuable information and answer questions at chapter meetings.

Visiting Program
Accredited visitors, with support of hospitals and clinics, serve heart patients by listening, sharing their experiences and empathizing with their anxieties and concerns. Heart patients and families gain hope by meeting our members, who have survived heart disease and are healthy.

Internet Visiting Program
Our trained volunteers offer online support, answer questions, and help locate resources. If you would like to talk to an Internet Visitor about your condition and concerns, please visit our national Web site at www.mendedhearts.org.

1-800 Help Line
When you dial 1-888-HEART99 (1-888-432-7899), we'll direct you to a chapter within your area. Trained volunteers also answer questions and concerns of heart patients and families.

Become a Member
You'll learn more about heart disease and interact with members through local chapter meetings, volunteer activities and special events.

Mended Hearts membership entitles you to:

Our chapter publishes a bi-monthly newsletter that keeps our members informed of our activities, and provides articles of information helpful to the Mended Hearts community of Cape Cod. The newsletter is available online at www.capecodmendedhearts.com/Newsletter_Page.html