Welcome to the Pacific Open Heart Association (POHA)

    POHA is comprised of individuals who have undergone open heart surgery in Greater Vancouver.

    We are a member based organization, offering a volunteer hospital visitation program where our teams of members visit heart patients at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. In addition, we visit heart patients in Lower Mainland hospitals before transfer to a surgery hospital. We offer non-medical advice and encouragement before and after surgery.


    Your Support Matters 

    With your support, POHA donates to the various cardiac hospital wards each year for the purchase of cardiac equipment and other resources. Your support helps us achieve our greater mission of raising awareness, and providing guidance and support to the community. 

    Contact Us, and one of our members will be pleased to assist you. 


    COVID-19 Update - Video Visits 

    Currently, POHA volunteers cannot make hospital visits due to COVID-19 restrictions. Adrienne White, who had bypass surgery, has created "A Video Visit".



    A new cardiac surgery video, produced by Providence Health (St. Paul's Hospital) has been added to our website. 

    Click to see Cardiac Health Videos or St. Paul's Hospital - Cardiac Surgery Discharge


    Stay Connected

    What's new at POHA?

    • August 2021 Bulletin has been posted.
    • Annual General Meeting:

    Saturday October 23, 2021 at 1:30 PM

    Unitarian Church

    949 West 49th Avenue  (Oak & 49th Avenue)

    Vancouver, BC

    Speaker:    Adrienne White  -  Leadership Development Speaker & Coach

    Membership registration desk will open at 1:00 PM


    Online Access

    POHA accepts online donations and online payment of annual membership dues.

    To make a donation, click here.

    To pay your membership dues, click here.


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