Bayshore Medical Center October 17, 2012

Bayshore Medical Center (BMC) celebrates twenty years of healing hearts, one beat at a time. BMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program supports heart patients by providing physical therapy, support groups, events, exercise, and healthy nutrition seminars. BMC sponsors local members meeting for Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association, in an effort to help cardiac patients and their caregivers the opportunity to join and find the resources they need through a network of caring individuals. The support group meets regularly at BMC and offers hope, inspiration and understanding.

Cecil Ghormley, a former patient at BMC and a Mended Hearts representative helped celebrate the day by presenting D’Lana Hitt, a Cardiac Rehabilitation RN with a $500 scholarship from BMC’s Mended Heart’s Chapter 38. He also presented Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell’s Declaration of Cardiac Rehabilitation Day in Pasadena to be recognized each September 26th.

“I value the chance to perform cardiovascular surgery here at Bayshore because of the tremendous support from not only our staff but the community as well,” said Dr. George Letsou, Cardiovascular Surgeon.

In recognition for the more than 350 cardiovascular surgeries he has performed at BMC, Dr. Letsou was presented an award by the Cardiac Rehabilitation staff to commemorate his years of caring and service to his community.

“It has truly been an honor to have completed over 350 open heart surgeries here and I hope to continue serving this community for many years to come” continued Dr. Letsou.

“Bayshore is very grateful to have such amazing physicians work with our cardiovascular programs” said Jeanna Barnard, Chief Executive Officer. “Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program would not be what it is today without their support.”

The Cardiac Rehabilitation staff would like to thank all the physicians that support the program and those that were able to attend the event.

For more information about the program call (713) 359-1375 or visit