Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Heart Division was established to support health and wellness in our community. Through their role as heart division board members,our community volunteers raise funds for Spartanburg Regional Heart Services, promote our Heart Center, and educate our community in heart health.
The Heart Division’s leadership created and supported the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center, provided community members, schools, and organizations with lifesaving training and automated external defibrillator (AED) access, and helped navigate low-income patients through cardiac rehabilitation.
Due to these efforts, the nation’s best is right here in our community. Spartanburg Regional’s Heart Center was recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2016 and for three years in a row, from 2015 – 2017 has been continuously awarded a five star rating for excellence in cardiac surgery. Additionally, our Heart Center has been designated as a Chest Pain Center with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and resuscitation. We are the first in North or South Carolina to receive this worthy status.
Heart Division Advisory Board
Jeff Berry, MD
Sidney Fulmer, MD – Immediate Past Chair
Yogi Hiremath, MD
Kaye McIntyre – Vice-Chair
Susan Rothemich – Chair
Jason Rousseau, DO
Eliot Stone – Secretary/Treasurer
Joella Utley, MD
The Harrison Chapman Fund was initiated to assist cardiac rehabilitation patients through monitored classes and educational sessions (including lifestyle education and nutritional consults).
The David Ike Patient Assistance & Education Fund was created to navigate patients through Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase III – continuing healthy lifestyle practices (including smoking cessation) and rebuilding health and confidence after cardiac arrest.
The Community CPR Fund supports community-wide CPR training and events.
The Heart Failure Program Fund provides medication, equipment, and transportation fees for heart failure patients.
The Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center Fund supports our heart resource center’s outreach program – including nutrition consults, grocery store tours, heart support groups, and heart health education/advocacy in our community.