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Suburban Hospital Honors Annual Mended Heart Award Winner
Contact: Staci Lindblad
; 301-896-3405 ; slindbla1@suburbanhospital.org

Neal Gregory, president of the local chapter of Mended Hearts, and Violeta Pantangco at the annual Nurses Week recognition ceremony.
BETHESDA, Md. (May 28, 2013) – Suburban Hospital recently honored Violeta Pantangco, RN, of Alexandria, as recipient of the Mended Heart Award for Excellence in Cardiac Care. Pantangco, clinical supervisor for cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, has been a nurse at Suburban Hospital for almost six years.

Pantangco was selected because of the skill and compassion she uses daily to make valuable contributions to patient care at Suburban Hospital, said Chief Nurse Officer Barbara Jacobs, RN.

Neal Gregory, president of the local chapter of Mended Hearts, presented the award at the hospital’s annual Nurses Week recognition ceremony on May 8, 2013. Mended Hearts was founded in 1951 by Dwight E. Harken, MD, when he recruited three of the first ever heart surgery patients to provide support and help others facing similar cardiovascular experiences. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts is now aligned with the American College of Cardiology.

About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for close to 70. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit suburbanhospital.org.


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