Events and Meetings

Our Chapter Meetings are held at the Smullin Education Center of Rogue Valley Medical Center on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  In January we have re-accreditation of Visitors, in August we have a Chapter BBQ at a member's home or a park and in December we have a Christmas Party at a local Restaurant.


Next Meeting

Dr. David Folsom, cardiothoracic vascular surgery, will be at our November 21, 2017 meeting to answer questions and tell us about advances in heart surgery.

Dr. Folsom attended and graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1987, having over 30 years of diverse experience, especially in Cardiac Surgery.

The Public is invited to attend our meeting on Third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Smullin Center on the RRMC campus.

The Smullin Center is on the Rogue Regional Medical Center campus between the parking structure and the hospital.

Upcoming Events

2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 17th - Visitor Reaccreditation and general business meeting

  • February 21st - Beth Coker, Managers of RRMC's Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, will talk about the benefits of cardiac rehab and what you can do to stay healthy.

  • March 21st - Dr. Miruais Hamed, Southern Oregon Cardiology - will discuss heart disease prevention as well as steps heart patients can take to minimize reoccurance.

  • April 18th - Dr. Junyang Lou, Southern Oregon Cardiology, will tells us about Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), it's future.  It's a valve replacement without surgery.  He will also talk about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) causes, prevention and treatment.

  • May 16th - Dr. Jim Bales, DDS, will talk about gum disease and sleep apnea's connection to heart disease.  This is something we should all be aware of, but will be of significant interest to heart disease patients.

  • June 20th - Shane Van Handel, Pharmacist, will talk about new drugs, old drugs and financial assistance programs.

About Our Meetings

3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Smullin Education Center on the Rogue Regional Medical Center Campus.  No meeting in December.  However, we do have our Visitor's Training in January, Annual Potluck Picnic in August and holiday lunch in December.

The Smullin Center is on the Rogue Regional Medical Center Campus between the parking structure and the hospital.