The McConnell Heart Health Center is named in honor of John H. and Peggy J. McConnell for their extraordinary commitment to advancing the care and prevention of heart disease.

John H. McConnell provided the major gift that made the McConnell Center a reality. His vision was to provide a holistic approach to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease for the Columbus, Ohio community.

Mr. Mcconnell stated his goal was "to help prevent heart disease and to also help those who already have heart disease."

The McConnell Center has fulfilled his goal with programs that are designed for those who are healthy but want to improve lifestyle habits to prevent heart disease, and for those with heart disease seeking to optimize health and quality of life.