Created in 1954 by pioneering Canadian cardiologist Dr. Paul David, the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) was the first hospital in Canada to specialize in cardiology and performed the country’s first heart transplant in 1968. The Institute takes a multi-disciplinary approach within the cardiology field, supporting significant programs devoted to patient care, research, teaching and prevention.
Every year, some 60,000 patients come through the doors of the MHI. All receive a standard of care that’s considered among the best in the world, given the 2,000 professionals who work at the MHI and the state-of-the-art services they provide. As patients are helped and healed, they return to their families and loved ones, greatly multiplying the human impact of this remarkable facility.
The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation raises and administers funds to support research, care, teaching, prevention, rehabilitation and the assessment of new technology at the MHI. Power Corporation is a proud supporter the Foundation which promotes excellence at this internationally renowned institution serving the entire Quebec community, and allows it to fulfill its mission to fight cardiovascular disease, the number-one cause of death worldwide.