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Support Groups

Joining a support group and talking to people who are going through situations similar to yours can provide just the encouragement and friendly help you need to have the best recovery experience possible. We invite you to attend one or more of these convenient support groups:

Name: Cardiac Patient Education Series
Location: North Shore University Hospital 
Meets: Quarterly, call for dates and times
Contact: Sarah Siemers, NP (516) 562-8410
Name: Heart Club
Location: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Teaching Center
Meets: Quarterly, call for dates, 2:00-3:30pm
Contact: Janet Hyland, RN (718) 470-3533
Name: Women Heart of Huntington
Location: Dolan Family Health Center
Meets: Fourth Monday of the month at 2:00-3:30 PM
Contact: Mary O'Connell at (631) 499-4160 or Peggy Sanesky at (631) 271-3766
After surgery, patients at North Shore University Hospital, LIJ Medical Center or Southside Hospital are invited to a "Welcome Back Conference." This is an opportunity to speak to your surgeon after your procedure and meet other patients who have had cardiac surgery. Please ask your doctor for more information.


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