Doylestown Hospital
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 345-2200
V.I.A. Health System
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Heart to Heart Volunteer Program Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Patient and Family Support

Heart to Heart


The goal of Doylestown Hospital's Heart-to-Heart volunteer program is to provide a
positive transition to healing and wellness for heart patients and their family members
through reassurance, compassion and inspiration. Heart-to-Heart volunteers have all
had some past involvement with a cardiac event, and most are former heart patients.
Their mission is to help others like themselves.

Our Heart-to-Heart volunteers touch the lives of many heart patients and assist them
through what can be a difficult and emotional time. They offer individual, non-medical
support based on their personal experiences with cardiac diagnoses and past events.
Many volunteers say that they feel this is an opportunity to give others the support
they were given, and to express their gratitude.

All Heart-to-Heart volunteers must complete hospital orientation and a specialized
training program given by The Heart Institute. They also attend various workshops
through the year that assist them in helping others. Because patients and their family
members may feel overwhelmed after surgery, this service provides much needed
support during a very stressful time.

                                            Heart to Heart Volunteers