The Annual Fund provides critical operating and programmatic support for Arnot Health's life-changing work and enables the Foundation to respond to the healthcare system's immediate needs.
My name is Jane Murphy. I consider myself a relatively intelligent woman and I was well aware that my gene pool put me at risk for a heart attack. I had been monitored by a cardiologist for years.
I had what I thought was indigestion and my kids were urging me to get it to check out. I went to the Emergency Department at Arnot Ogden Medical Center just to pacify them. I was sure it was not a heart issue.
I was incredibly blessed to have a gifted cardiologist at my bedside when my heart stopped. Dr. Kanwar Gill leads a team that saved my life that Sunday morning. I was whisked to the Cath Lab where I was treated with both technical expertise and warmth and compassion. What extraordinary care we have right here in Elmira, New York! My stubbornness nearly cost me my life. Don't let the same happen to you!
Jane shares her story for one reason, so both men and women will learn the symptoms of a heart attack. They may be different for each person, so Jane wants you to pay attention to the warning signs and take action to protect your health.
She also encourages you to donate to the Arnot Health Foundation. Funding from our community makes life-saving stories happen every day.
Please consider a gift to the Arnot Health Annual Fund to carry on your dedication to this healthcare system. Your gift will be wisely invested back into the programs, equipment, people, and facilities that you or your family members may need when the unexpected becomes a reality.
So when patients like Jane are facing an urgent need, a devastating disease, or seeking to improve their quality of life, Arnot Health has the resources to serve our patients better, thanks to you!