Victory Lap reunites heart attack survivor, caregivers

victorylap_largeLife-changing battles happen every day in the cardiac intensive care unit at The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital - a place where even small victories are celebrated. 

But it’s not every day the nurses, doctors and staff get to see one of their toughest fighters return to greet them. In the hospital’s first Victory Lap, Ken Henning tearfully met and thanked many of the people who saved his life.

What is Victory Lap?

Victory Lap is a new program that helps heart patients reunite with their critical care teams, born from a desire to share successes with caregivers, who often don’t get to see long-time patients once they’ve recovered.


Ken Henning, 65, of Clayton, hugs nurse Stacey Daughenbaugh and greets other caregivers during a Victory Lap at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital. Henning spent 37 days in intensive care after a heart attack.

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