Heart Failure patients get a taste of normalcy

Heart failure patients Megan, Gene and Eldred enjoyed a taste of normalcy last week when they went for lunch at Hotel Eleo. They were joined by Tony Calkins, ARNP, and Haley Podeschi, MD.

They have been on the floor for 338 days (Gene), 264 days (Eldred), and 38 days (Megan) waiting for hearts. These patients hadn’t been out of the hospital prior to this outing.

UF Health Chief Executive Officer Ed Jimenez saw the group and stopped for a quick photo (and bought lunch too!)