The Rutherford American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently welcomed Dr. Britt Mioton and his wife, Jan, as the co-chairs for the 2018 Rutherford Heart Ball set for February 10, 2018 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN. Additionally, longtime Rutherford County resident and physician, Dr. Warren McPherson, will be the evening’s honoree as a survivor of heart disease.
Dr. Mioton, a cardiovascular physician at Saint Thomas Heart Rutherford, completed his fellowship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. Dr Mioton is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology.
Britt and Jan moved to Murfreesboro 10 years ago from New Orleans. Their son, Christopher, lives in Chicago with his wife, Jessica, and their son Greyson. Christopher works in private equity. Their daughter, Lauren, is a plastic surgery resident also in Chicago. She and her husband, Jon, have a son, Britton.
“I have been fortunate to have practiced cardiology for 34 years – a period which some have called the ‘golden age of cardiology.’ All too often I have seen firsthand the devastating effects heart disease and stroke can have on patients and families, yet it is so gratifying and rewarding to now have the tools to stop heart attack and stroke in its tracks. Because these and so many other advances have been developed through research funded by the American Heart Association and American Heart Association, Jan and I are honored to support their efforts by serving as chairs of the 2018 Rutherford Heart Ball,” stated Dr. Mioton.
“I guess you could say cardiology and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is in my blood,” says Jan Mioton. “My father was a cardiologist and my mother served on the board of our local AHA/ASA in New Orleans and both felt very strongly that the AHA/ASA was instrumental in advancing heart care through their research and educational programs. Britt and I are honored to chair this year’s Rutherford Heart Ball. It is an opportunity to combine several of our favorites: the wonderful people of Rutherford County (the reason we moved to the “Boro”), great food, and terrific music by Guilty Pleasures all while raising money for such a worthy cause!”
The evening’s honoree, Dr. Warren McPherson, a renowned neurosurgeon now retired, devoted 30 years caring for his patients and continues to work tirelessly in his community in several leadership roles. Additionally, Dr. McPherson is a heart survivor himself who’s story highlights the important role the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association plays in the Middle Tennessee community. Dr. McPherson and his wife, Beverly, reside in Murfreesboro, TN.
For more than 44 years, the Heart Ball has supported the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the number one and number five killers of all Americans. This year, with over 400 attendees expected, the Rutherford Heart Ball was designed by Lori Sain Smith of Daffodilly Designs and will feature live music by Guilty Pleasures, a silent auction with prizes including a trip to Rosemary Beach, Fl.
The 2018 Rutherford Heart Ball is presented by Saint Thomas | Ascension.
For more information about the 2018 Rutherford Heart Ball, please contact Bailey Read at Bailey.Read@Heart.org.
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