Heart To Heart Event Educates And Empowers Women

Heart Disease survivors join at the end of the Unity Health Cardiology Clinic, Heart to Heart Fireside Chat, held at Harding University Cone Chapel, Feb. 10. In addition to giving information about heart health, the luncheon also celebrates those who have survived heart disease.

The annual Unity Health Heart to Heart Fireside Chat event was held recently at Harding University Cone Chapel and more than 170 were in attendance. Educating women on the importance of heart health, the event featured a vendor fair of informational and retail booths, a luncheon and a personal story from Unity Heath Ambassador, Karen Churchill and a fireside chat with Cardiologist, Katherine Durham, M.D., and heart survivor, Katie Sheffield. Together, they discussed Sheffield’s story and how it reflects several of the same characteristics that Durham sees in many of her patients. Durham was happy to answer audience questions and reminded attendees of the importance of heart health and the proper steps to take toward living a healthier lifestyle. Survivors of heart episodes were also celebrated.

Platinum Heart Sponsor was Medtronic, Silver Sponsor was Pfizer and Bronze Sponsors included Tara & Co. Diamonds and Unity Health Carousel Gift Shop.

Vendors provided materials for education and information on heart health and medication, and local businesses offered handmade items and gifts perfect for the Valentine’s Day holiday. Booths included Carolyn’s Custom Jewelry, CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, Han Written, Medtronic, Novartis, Pfizer, Searcy Athletic Club, The Natural State Yoga, Unity Health Cardiac Rehabilitation, Unity Health Carousel Gift Shop, Unity Health Dietitians, Unity Health Foundation, Unity Health Healthworks, Women for Harding, and West End Salon & Day Spa.


As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The Searcy facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – After Hours Clinic, Unity Health - Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.

Cardiologist, Katherine Durham, M.D., and heart survivor, Katie Sheffield, share a fireside chat discussing the importance of heart health and Katie’s story of hope and healing.