January 16, 2016 Southern Regional Cluster Meeting – Osceola, Florida

Mended Hearts – Osceola is delighted to host the first Cluster meeting of 2016. We look forward to attendance by individuals from around the Region and have prepared speakers and networking opportunities for all. This will be the 4th full day Educational event we have held at Osceola Regional Medical Center, our host hospital. Please Register early.

Schedule of Events
Schedule based on a 50 minute presentation and a 10 minute break each hour.

7:30 am Registrations

8:00 am Registration Continues, Breakfast, & networking

9:00 am Opening: Color Guard & Message of Welcome

9:10 am “New Cardiac Procedures TAVR – (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement)” presented by
Dr Jooby John, MD, Osceola Regional Medical Center

10:00 am “Chronic Heart Failure” presented by Kristine Hammer, Osceola Regional Medical Center

11:00 am “Lifestyle Changes After a Heart Event” Pradip Jamnadas, MD, MBBS, FACC, FSCAI, FCP,
FACP, Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Interventions, P.A. Orlando, FL

12:00 pm Lunch, Group Photo in Atrium, & first round of Door Prizes

1:00 pm News from National, Donnette Smith, President , Mened Hearts, Inc. and Gus Littlefield,
Past President, Mended Hearts, Inc..

1:50 pm Cookies and Coffee

2:00 pm “Visiting Programs, News and Recertification”, presented by Dr. Fredonia B. Williams,
Southern Regional Director, National Visiting Chair.

3:00 pm “Public Relations, Social Media, getting the word out”, presented by Ed Wainwright,
President, Manded Hearts of Osceola

4:00 pm Round Table Discussion  – Improving meetings, membership, & programs

4:50 pm second round of Door Prizes

To Register:


I have two more bits of information.  The requests have been made by various Mended Hearts Members. Please take it with a grain of salt. I personally have not stayed in any of them.  I have taken too long searching and reading so here they are.

Transportation via shuttle from the Orlando Airport to the Kissimmee Hotels:

  1. One way$21.00
  2. Round Trip $31.00


I have listed 3 potential hotels, each has a good rating of 3 / 5 in guest reviews or better, but I think you should check them out on line before you book. There are no Hotels within walking distance.

Satisfaction Orlando Kissimmee Resort
1500 North Thacker Avenue, Kissimmee, FL

1.3 miles to Osceola Regional Medical Center
est 1/15 to 1/17 2016, $108.00 per night

Days Inn Kissimmee West
4125 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL, 34741
2.5 miles to Osceola Regional Medical Center
est. 1/15 to 1/17, 2016, #70.00 per night

Super 8 Kissimmee Suites
1815 W Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL, 34741 United States
1.1 miles to Osceola Regional Medical Center
est 1/15 to 1/17 2016, $60.00 per night

The hospital has suggested the Super 8 for families of patients in the hospital.  To find a 3 diamond AAA hotel one needs to drive about 7 miles.

Thank You
Ed Wainwright