WomenHeart

CAMC is proud to work with WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease in the National Hospital Alliance to provide information, education and patient support services to women with heart disease.

WomenHeart is a patient-centered organization dedicated to providing peer-to-peer support and community education for women living with or at-risk for heart disease. Through the program, women can learn more about their diagnosis, risk factors and effective treatment by connecting with other women who have gone through the same experiences.

WomenHeart Champions:

WomenHeart Champions are women living with heart disease who have been trained as educators and advocates to provide patient support services and community education to the community. They are trained to:

  • Support you as you learn about your condition
  • Help you discover new strengths
  • Connect you with women who understand and have lived through your struggles
  • Share health information
  • Connect you with community resources

We invite you to join our monthly meetings for education, peer-to-peer patient support and access to local resources. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month (except November and December) from 6 - 7 p.m. in the large conference room of the CAMC Heart and Vascular Center in Kanawha City.

2019 Schedule:

  • January 22
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 22

For more information or to register, call the Volunteer Service Office at (304) 388-3779 or email our WomenHeart Champions:

  • Janet Lutz
  • Kimberlee Kill
  • Jodi Bradley
  • Alice Vande Linde
  • Carol Bradley

Interested in becoming a WomenHeart Champion?
Every year, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, selects up to two women heart disease survivors from CAMC to attend the Science & Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. This prestigious four day training conference brings together dedicated women heart disease survivors to train them to be WomenHeart Champions: volunteer community educators, national spokespersons and advocates for women living with heart disease. They are available to speak to various audiences about the prevalence of heart disease in women and how it is so often underdiagnosed and mistreated. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to become a WomenHeart Champion, contact the Volunteer Service Office at (304) 388-3779. 

HeartScarves:

The HeartScarves program is sponsored by the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. The program involves collecting donations of handmade red scarves that are then hand-delivered to female heart disease survivors recovering from cardiac procedures. Since it was founded in 2005, thousands of scarves have been donated and given to thousands of women cardiac patients as symbols of comfort, support and encouragement.

If you’re interested in participating in the HeartScarves program, here’s how you do it:

  • Knit, crochet or weave a red scarf. We suggest a size of about 3-4 inches wide and 50-60 inches long. No loop or infinity scarves.
  • Visit womenheart.org/heartscarves to download a customizable note. You may request that your scarf be returned to CAMC once it’s been properly sanitized by attaching this note to your scarf.
  • Package your scarf and note in a waterproof/protective mailing envelope. You can mail the package directly to HeartScarves using this shipping label or you can send the package to CAMC Cardiac Rehabilitation and we can mail it for you:
    CAMC Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services
    3200 MacCorkle Ave. SE
    Charleston, WV 25304

For more information, please visit the HeartScarves website.