Local Cardiac Expert to be Featured at Mended Hearts Support Group March 12

Cardiac Support Group Inspires Hope and Improves Quality Of Life

Mended Hearts, Lower Hudson Valley (NY) – Chapter # 368 will be sponsoring a free community program: “What’s new in Cardiac Surgery? An informal dialogue with Dr. Rawn Salenger” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at the Bon Secours Charity Building located at 1 Campbell Avenue in Suffern, NY.

Mended Hearts is a support group that offers compassion, hope and encouragement to heart patients and their families. At the meetings, participants listen, share their experiences and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery, and treatment. This free group is open to all individuals affected by cardiac disease.

A Cardiac Surgeon at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Dr. Salenger is board certified by both the American Board of General Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is also a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the Union College/Albany Medical College Seven Year Medical Program, Dr. Salenger completed his internship and residencies at the Albert Einstein Medical Center where he received the Exemplary Chief Resident Award. He also completed a residency at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center and was awarded an Alley Sheridan Fellowship from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation of Harvard University. Prior to coming to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Dr. Salenger was an instructor in Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

There is no charge for the event, however, seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Barbara Demundo at 845-368-5545 or barbara_demundo@bshsi.org.