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Fundraising Priorities - Cardiovascular

The Trina Hidalgo Heart Care Center for Uninsured Patients

The Trina Hidalgo Heart Care Center provides exceptional medical treatment and compassionate care to hundreds of uninsured heart failure patients who have nowhere to go upon discharge from the hospital.  Their health is at stake and they can’t afford to pay medical bills. The Heart Care Center sees over 750 uninsured and Medicaid heart failure and cardiology patients a year. It is the ONLY clinic in Central Florida where low-income heart failure and cardiology patients receive free treatment, medication assistance and access to other community resources.  Countless underserved patients have their lives back because of the care they receive at The Heart Care Center.

The Cardiovascular Institute’s readmission rate for advanced heart failure patients within 90 days is 4% - that’s seven times less than the national readmission rate of 29%!  Florida Hospital’s heart clinic is a national model to reduce health care costs for all. Gifts to Florida Hospital’s Heart Care Center help patients recover from heart failure, return to work and be heart healthy for life.  When you invest in our community’s underserved heart failure patients we save lives.

Women’s Heart Disease Prevention

Women need to wake up to the threat of heart disease! The facts are astonishing. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women. One in three women has heart disease and 65% of women who die suddenly of coronary disease had no previous symptoms.   Yet, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. Heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. While 1 in 31 American women die from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 die of heart disease, killing approximately one woman every minute.  Countless women have never been screened and go undiagnosed until they end up in the emergency room with a heart attack. The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood. Many women don’t have access to health care, underestimate their risk for heart disease, or put everyone’s needs above their own. Florida Hospital is on a mission to help Central Florida women improve their heart health by providing EKG’s via our Women’s Wellness Mobile Coach, whether they are insured or not. Our goal is to screen 1,000 women in 2014, and provide additional tests and treatment to high-risk women. Women’s lives are being saved because of Florida Hospital Mobile Coach screenings, early detection and follow up care made possible by the Women’s Heart Disease Prevention Fund. Donate and be a part of something truly LIFESAVING! Investing in heart screenings, diagnostics and treatment for uninsured high-risk women prevents heart disease and saves lives!

Critical Care Nurse Training Scholarships

Dedicated, highly skilled critical care nurses are key to patient treatment, recovery and life saving situations.  Grateful patients and their families state over and over again that nurses are their lifeline during their hospital experience.  Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute has over 350 critical and progressive care cardiovascular nurses, many of whom seek advanced cardiac training opportunities. Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute needs scholarship funds to send more nurses to the AACCN (American Association of Critical Care Nurses) National Training Institute and other conferences, and help cover their personal expenses such as travel and accommodations. Advanced education fosters professional excellence in nurses. Your gift to the Critical Care Nurse Training Scholarship Fund is a wonderful way to recognize nurses for exceptional patient care. Investing in our nurses improves patient care and save lives!