Dartmouth Health’s annual Love Your Heart Night during New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game happening Saturday, August 26

Eric S. Rothstein, MD, on the drums, and Pete Meijer, on guitar, perform together at the Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland Four Corners, Vermont.
Eric S. Rothstein, MD, on the drums, and Pete Meijer, on guitar, perform together at the Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland Four Corners, Vermont.

Dartmouth Health and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats are gearing up for the sixth annual Love Your Heart Night on Saturday, August 26, at the Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. As the home team faces off against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, representatives from the Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth Health’s Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) will be on hand for a night of fun and to share tips and information on the importance of cardiovascular health.

The evening will include free heart-health screenings, CPR demonstrations, educational activities, and an inspiring video message from Eric S. Rothstein, MD, a cardiologist with the Heart & Vascular Center, and his patient Pete Meijer, of Windsor, Vermont. Rothstein treated Meijer when he suffered a heart attack. In recovery, Meijer, a singer and guitarist, and Rothstein, a drummer, bonded over a shared love of music. In addition to their doctor-patient relationship, the two have developed a friendship and become bandmates as well.

“Relationships like the one between Dr. Rothstein and Pete Meijer are a perfect example of what makes our Heart & Vascular Center at DHMC so special,” said Richard J. Powell, MD, director of the Heart & Vascular Center. “Our cardiologists truly do their job with ‘heart’—in addition to providing the highest quality care in a cutting-edge facility, they care deeply about their patients. We strive to not only heal our patients, but also truly improve their quality of life. This year’s Love Your Heart Night will be a wonderful opportunity to educate the public about the quality of care we provide and how they can take the best care possible of their hearts.”

Attendees are asked to wear red to Love Your Heart Night, which will conclude with a fireworks display. Gates open at 6 pm and the game begins at 7:05 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at nhfishercats.com or by calling 603-641-2005.

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.