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


    Welcome to the Pacific Open Heart Association (POHA)

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

    We offer a volunteer hospital visitation program. 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.

    We invite you to look through our website for information about our activities.

    If you wish, one of our members will be pleased to assist you. Please see our Contact Page.

    Currently, POHA volunteers cannot make hospital visits. Adrienne White, who had bypass surgery, has created a "A Video Visit".


    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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