PC-HEART is the major project of Patient-centered Education and Research, a Utah based 501(c)(3) public charity. Patient-centered Education and Research Board oversees the activities of PC-HEART.

PC-HEART was directed by a steering committee for its first 7 years.

Donations and Contact

You may contact Sarah Goodlin, President of Patient-centered Education and Research for more information or if you are interested in helping us accomplish our work in any way.

To donate to our work by mail, write to us at
5005 South 900 East, Suite 120,
Salt Lake City UT


PC-HEART began with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2003 and 2004. Other important funding came from:

  • The George S. and Dore Eccles Foundation
  • Scios
  • Patrick Byrne
  • The Byrne Foundation
  • Boston Scientific
  • Medtronic
  • The family of Ray Hall
  • The St. Jude Medical Foundation
  • The Hospice Foundation of Northern Utah
  • Smith Barney
  • The Shafer family
  • Jean Larsen
  • Pat Farquar
  • The Mayday Fund
  • James Seale
  • The Regence Foundation
  • Home Instead
  • And many other generous individuals

PC-HEART Steering Committee Members include:

  • Kathleen Dracup DNSc, RN, Dean School of Nursing, University of California-San Francisco
  • Arthur Feldman MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
  • JoAnn Lindenfeld MD, Professor and Director Heart Transplantation Program, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • John W. Luber MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Chairman of the Research Committee for the Franciscan Heart Center, Tacoma Washington
  • True Ryndes ,ANP, MPH CEO, National Hospice Work Group and Vice-president for Public Policy and Advocacy, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Marc Silver MD Chairman, Department of Medicine Director, Heart Failure Institute, Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Porter Storey MD Executive Vice President, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Mary Walsh MD, Director of CHF and Nuclear Cardiology, The Care Group LLC, Indianapolis, IN
  • Clyde Yancy MD, Medical Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, TX