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Author name Dena Jalbert with her family

Author title Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) patient

Grateful Patient


Our family wanted to further support the physicians, programs and advanced technologies of the Cardiovascular Institute. As a grateful patient, I am inspired to give back to the hospital that saved my life.

Author name Dena Jalbert with her family

Author title Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) patient

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Grateful Patients

Valeria's Cross Country Cardiovascular Journey

Malin’s 14-year-old daughter Valeria is a normal, active teenager. Valeria became passionate about running cross country and started running every day but soon began to feel short of breath while on her runs and would need to stop to walk. Malin didn’t give it much thought until her daughter was running on the treadmill at home one day and Malin saw Valeria’s heart rate reach 250 beats per minute.

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  • 72,000+

    Annual Patients Treated

  • 4650+

    Heart Surgeries Annually

  • 1000

    Trina Hildago Patients Treated Free Each Year

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Board Members

  • Mrs. Dena Jalbert - Board Chair
  • Mrs. Jacqueline Benton - Vice Chair
  • Mr. Bob Miles - Treasurer
  • Mr. Bora Erbilen - Secretary
  • Mrs. Lee Alexander
  • Mr. Steve Alexander
  • Mr. Trevor Arnold
  • Mrs. Vernice Atkins-Bradley
  • Mr. Richard Baldocchi
  • Mr. Greg Braithwaite
  • Mr. Shawn Bush
  • Mr. James Dicks
  • Ms. Ericka Dunlap
  • Mr. Robert Hamilton
  • Mr. Kenneth Henderson
  • Mr. Jeff Jennings
  • Mr. Roderick Love
  • Mr. William Lowman
  • Mr. Neil Menard
  • Mr. Kevin Murphy
  • Mr. Joe Nunziata
  • Mr. Jeff Sweeney
  • Mr. Ed Varnes
  • Ms. Nekeshia Woods
  • Mrs. Patricia Bornstein
  • Mr. Gordon Wesley
  • Mr. Clay Worden