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Adaptive Sports Program Engages Patients Following Rehabilitation

Editor’s Note: The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement program for its Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program. Based at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida, the program provides opportunities for people with cognitive and physical impairment to begin or resume participation in athletic and recreational activities […]

2019 Sherman Award Honorable Mention

Firsthand Experience Inspires Friends to Help Others with Heart Failure

Editor’s note: HeartBrothers Foundation received an Honorable Mention from the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement program for its support of heart failure patients and their families and its work in the community to improve awareness of heart disease. HeartBrothers Foundation was among a number of organizations recognized for their accomplishments during a ceremony […]


Hamid Mahdavy Hamid Mahdavy was diagnosed with LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) at age 20. He remained asymptomatic until age 51, when he developed atrial fibrillation. Hamid’s condition continued to deteriorate for more than 10 years. Since receiving a heart transplant on Nov 2, 2016, he has dedicated his life to giving back to the community and is an active volunteer for HeartBrothers. Hamid works with New England Donor Services and Charlene Slaver, the mother of Joey Slaver, the 23-year-old donor whose heart Hamid received, to raise awareness and promote organ donation. Last but not least, Hamid is helping to raise his grandson.

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