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Remember Riverview In Your End of Year Giving
Christmas night 2006, I was nestled all snug in my bed, while visions of sugar-plums danced in my head. Then, I received the call no one wants to receive. My Dad was being rushed to Riverview and I needed to come right away. He underwent a triple bi-pass surgery, was diagnosed as a diabetic, and later that week had a stent implanted. I am so thankful to Riverview because the Cardiac team saved my Dad’s life.
Each year millions of families like mine are affected by heart disease – through heart attack, congestive heart failure, vascular disease, or stroke. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that the number one killer in Hamilton County is heart disease. Here are some staggering facts about this deadly disease:
· More than 5 million people will suffer chest pain this year
· One out of every 300 of those patients will die on the way to an emergency room
· For every 30-minute delay in treatment, death within one year increases by 7.5%
Riverview’s commitment to the cause has led to the development of the first open heart surgery program in the County, a state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory (cath lab) and a widely respected cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.
We are now investing in the most advanced and precise diagnostic treatment package available anywhere in central Indiana. Our cardiac catheterization lab equipment is the gold standard in care and the only lab offering direct capture image technology.
No other hospital has this combined package of diagnostic and treatment technology. Our extraordinary team of physicians, nurses, and technologists now has the ability to use the most advanced technology available in the industry.
Your help is needed. Technology, training and further advancements in cardiac care are critical to the long-term health and well being of Hamilton County residents. Without the continued support and generosity of the community, Riverview will be unable to maintain these high standards.
Your partnership with Riverview Hospital Foundation is an integral part of the most progressive cardiac initiative in Hamilton County and beyond. Your support is invaluable. I would like to ask you to support us, as our need is greater than ever. As a special offer, if you donate $1000 or more you will receive two complimentary heart calcium scoring certificates. Calcium scoring is a screening tool that uses non-invasive Computed Tomography (CT) to evaluate your risk for heart disease. This would make a great stocking stuffer for a loved one, colleague, friend or neighbor. Please consider giving the gift of life today. Riverview Hospital gave my Dad the gift of life in 2006. Please help us pass that gift onto others like you and those in need.
With Sincere Thanks,
Riverview Hospital Foundation
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