Thank you for a wonderful EHAC Year!
Last month, we recognized the EHAC 2013 Person of the Year and the nominees. At the time, I thanked everyone for their tremendous response in adapting the Deputy Heart Attack Program and sharing Early Heart Attack Care education within their communities.
However, I would be remiss if I did not thank all of the people at the Society who work so hard to make this program a success. Not only do our employees reach out within their own communities to spread the message, they also dedicate countless hours to share our mission.
I'm indebted to each of them because they all see the big picture. Many of them are like me - people who have experienced the harsh reality of what cardiovascular disease can do to a life, to a family - and they understand that we can drastically reduce the death rate in the United States. Because it's not just a death rate to us - it's someone who mattered that didn't have to die.
So I thank all of you for your dedication to increase the number of EHAC pledges. Keep in mind that we are trying to change the culture to act on the early symptoms of a heart attack. Our plan is to grow until it reaches "viral numbers" and to ultimately view it as "an idea whose time has come". We think that this will happen when we reach about one million pledges. Can we do this?
It will only be possible with your help. You are a vital part of this overall strategy. You can help us by creating new processes and sharing new ideas. Every ounce of energy you bring to the program works miracles and inspires me to work even harder on this mission of love that I started over 40 years ago.
Of course I cannot write a piece for the newsletter without reminding you that the holidays are a season of stress and heart attacks spike this time of year. Please be alert to the early heart attack symptoms and if you need a reminder, visit the Deputy Heart Attack website for more information.
May you and yours have a happy and healthy holiday season and I look forward to working with you in 2014!
How can you use this information in your education programs?
- Download the EHAC brochure
- Request the badges from the Society via e-mail
- Take the program and the EHAC oath by visiting the Deputy Heart Attack website
- Spread the message about the free app for Best HeartHospitals that can be downloaded to Apple or Android devices. This program gives you instant access to the location of the nearest accredited chest pain center.
Dr. Raymond Bahr's Articles & Videos
Dr. Raymond Bahr writes a monthly article about the EHAC movement that appears in the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care newsletter. He has also done several videos that outline the importance of Early Heart Attack Care.
- Deputy Heart Attack Program Achieves 500,000 EHAC Pledges
- Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Bahr
- One Mission Requires Many Partners
- Thank you for a Wonderful EHAC Year
- Inspiration on a Mission: Science of Peace Lecture
- Speaking EHAC at IU Health
- EHAC Zooms Past 100,000 Pledges
- Beyond the Doors of a CPC
- Implications of Global EHAC
- EHAC Expansion to Include Hospital Employees
- Q & A with Dr. Raymond Bahr
- Surging Ahead in Heart Attack Care
- February is Heart Month
- He Declared War on Heart Attacks
- How to Foil Death by Heart Attack
- Amazing Results in EHAC
- Winning the Battle on Heart Disease
- How Do You EHAC?
- Recording the EHAC Moment
- Share the EHAC Symbols
- Share the Tools
- Finding the Rosetta Stone
- The Power of An Idea
- Are you a Saver or an Enabler?
- A Golden Opportunity
- Heart Appreciation Month
Meet our Founder
Dr. Raymond Bahr is passionate about cardiac care and preventive education. As the founding father of SCPC, his passion to disseminate lifesaving information is a driving force at SCPC. Throughout his career, he has created multiple programs to help others understand the life saving measures that can save a life. In 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Bahr established the Chest Pain Emergency Department (CPED), the first such unit in the world. The initial purpose of this CPED was prompt and effective treatment of patients presenting with heart attack/sudden death. The CPED was coupled with an aggressive education program that taught the community the early warning signs of a heart attack. This education program extended to middle and high school students via health and science curricula.