The Northeast Ohio PCNA Chapter was started in 2001 by Emma Groethe and Rebecca Angerstein. It serves the Akron, Cleveland area and surrounding suburbs.
Members consist of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses in family care, primary care and cardiac rehab as well as exercise physiologists and cardiovascular disease researchers. Membership is open to all nurses and health care professionals who manage cardiovascular disease risk and who are committed to forwarding the care of patients in cardiovascular health.
The goals of the Northeast Ohio Chapter are to encourage membership to all health care professionals committed to managing cardiovascular disease researchers, to continue to provide excellent educational seminars, to serve as a source of leadership and support for cardiovascular patients and care providers and to engage in community activities that promote cardiovascular health.
This chapter has developed several educational events with help from local expert practitioners including topics such as exercise, diet, electrophysiology testing, pacemakers and defibrillators. Recently they have established a collaborative partnership with the local American Heart Association Chapter to combine resources for educational programs and community involvement.
“Our members have contributed greatly to our success and include cardiovascular and family practice physicians, nurses and advanced practice nurses, educators and exercise physiologists, dieticians and managers for cardiac wellness and rehabilitation.” - Emma Groethe, Founding Chapter Leader
Akron Heart Walk, Sunday September 13th held on the Akron University Campus
Below: Pam Belfiore, Alice Luce, and Marsha Wineland