November 18th 2010 - |
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
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
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,