Heart Failure Support Group

March 06, 2012

Heart failure is a chronic disease that requires lifelong management. Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare has created a support program called “Healthy Living with a Heart Condition” for patients living with heart failure and their families and caregivers.  

“Our goal is to make our patients lives more comfortable,” said Jenny Prinsen, ANP-C, one of the cardiology nurse practitioners leading the program. “This program will give our patients helpful information, support and an opportunity to share their experiences with others experiencing the same challenges.”

The program is free and open to the public. All meetings will be held from 3-4pm in Marycrest Auditorium on the second floor of the hospital, 700 West Avenue South, La Crosse. Refreshments will be provided starting at 2:30pm.

Meeting Schedule and Topics:

After each presentation there will be time for questions as well as sharing with the group.

Tuesday, March 13
“Living with Heart Failure”
Jenny Prinsen, ANP-C, Mayo Clinic Health System Department of Cardiology

Tuesday, May 15
“Fatigue Management”
Kimberly Bloss, COTA
Mayo Clinic Health System Occupational Therapy Assistant

Tuesday, July 17
“Wellness and the Mind/Body Connection – Tools for Self Care”
Marlene Runyon, RN, OCN, BSN
Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Guide

Tuesday, September 18
“Cooking with Herbs”
Chef Michael Tangen
Mayo Clinic Health System Executive Chef

“Eat for Flavor and Your Heart”
Mayo Clinic Health System Registered Dietitian

Tuesday, November 20
“End of Life Decisions – Making Your Wishes Known”
Art Peek, MSW
Mayo Clinic Health System Social Worker


For more information about the “Healthy Living with a Heart Condition” program, call 608-392-6789.

Press Contact

Rick Thiesse
e-mail: thiesse.ricky@mayo.edu
phone: 608-392-9425