July 9, 2013 -- The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to announce that Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director of Cardiac Surgery, and Pat Delaney, Director of Cardiac Outreach, have been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for their commitment to promoting heart health.
Dr. Zapolanski was named a 2013 Heart Champion by the AHA. The 2013 Heart Champion award is rewarded to renowned leaders who have demonstrated an equally outstanding passion and commitment to their professional career and to philanthropic excellence relating to heart health. Individuals are selected based on their “measured professional status, sphere of influence, and overall support of the organization and its life saving mission,” according to the AHA.
Dr. Zapolanski was one of 12 recipients of the award. He received his award at the 16th Annual Affair of the Heart Ball on Saturday, May 4th.
Ms. Delaney was named a Woman of Distinction in the category of business, industry, and healthcare by the AHA Garden State Go Red for Women program. The Woman of Distinction Award, sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, recognizes “New Jersey women making sustained, unique or extraordinary efforts to improve the community; nurture, support and advance women’s issues; serve as a role model to women; and promote a healthy lifestyle for or among women,” according to the AHA.
Pat received her award at the Garden State Go Red for Women Luncheon on Monday, May 13th at The Palace at Somerset Park.
About The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute
The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) brings together dozens of board-certified cardiologists and surgeons dedicated to providing high quality cardiovascular care to our patients and our community. The HVI provides comprehensive services, ranging from advanced diagnostics and interventional, vascular and surgical procedures, to cardiac wellness and home care. For more information, call 201-447-8456, or visit www.ValleyHeartandVascular.com
Caption: Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director of Cardiac Surgery, and Pat Delaney, Director of Cardiac Outreach at The Valley Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, have been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for their commitment to promoting heart health.