Getting to the heart of the matter—and at the heart of the matter is love. Throughout the month of February, the American Heart Association’s national Heart Month, The Medical Center of Plano are hosting an exhibit of 40 pieces of original artwork by the children of Journey of Hope: Grief Support Center.

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The exhibit, which features hearts in all shapes, sizes, and art mediums, is currently on display at the Medical Center of Plano, brightening the skybridge over Coit Road. Created by children of all ages, the works of art are inspired by love and hope, symbolizing these children’s journey as they are supported by Journey of Hope through a difficult time in their lives.

“We are proud to support Journey of Hope as they provide assistance to grieving children in our community,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of The Medical Center of Plano. “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. There’s no better place to demonstrate that mission than with the children of Plano.”

Journey of Hope: Grief Support Center

Journey of Hope: Grief Support Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing group grief support to children, adolescents, and their parents or adult caregivers who have lost a loved one.

To learn more about Journey of Hope, visit

The Medical Center of Plano

The Medical Center of Plano, this year, celebrates 40 years of caring for residents of Collin and adjoining counties. It is a full-service, 493-bed, acute-care facility with more than 1,600 employees, including 1,000-plus physicians who represent upwards of 70 specialties and subspecialties. Accredited by The Joint Commission, The Medical Center of Plano is a Level II Trauma Center and recently was designated a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Center. Other honors and accolades include the Level III recognition granted to the NICU and the hospital’s Magnet designation for nursing excellence. The Medical Center of Plano also owns the distinction of having been Collin County’s first Chest Pain Accredited hospital and will soon open the county’s first burn center in October 15, 2015.


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