Local Cardiac Expert To Be Featured At Mended Hearts Support Group March 12

Cardiac Support Group Inspires Hope and Improves Quality Of Life 

SUFFERN, N.Y. (February 18, 2013) – 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 12th 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.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.

Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit


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