Welcome to our group's website! PHA support groups provide support, education and most of all hope. If you are in the area, we encourage you to join us.
We have patients attending from Iowa, south of Rochester and from the north, as far as Duluth, MN, plus from La Crosse, WI on the east, besides locals and other near by towns like Stewartville and Kasson. Due to the long driving involved, it is not possible for everyone to attend all the meetings. However our local members like to have one meeting every month from Spring through the end of the year. We do not meet in Winter due to inclement weather conditions.
Our meetings are held on Saturdays with a date prioritizing speaker's convenience from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A lunch is provided at meetings held in Victoria's Ristorante with free parking on the street and downtown ramps. The address is 7 First Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
We welcome all patients and caregivers to our meetings.
Leader Contact Information
Feel free to contact our group's leaders to share your story, ask questions and get connected with our group.
Group email address: MN-Rochester@PHASupportGroups.org
Leader : Neeta Pai, Rochester, MN 55902
Co-Leader: Jodi McCarty, Rochester, MN
Upcoming Meetings and events
Holiday Party and final meeting for this year:
December 7th, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a Grand Lunch by Chef Pasquale and Holiday Fun!
Speaker: Dr. Eric Fenstad, Mayo Clinic, Cardio Pulmonary Medicine.
Topic: Pulmonary Hypertension and Associated Diseases
Venue: Centennial Hall, Mezzanine level - Kahler Grand Hotel.
20 Second Avenue S.W. Rochester, MN
It is important that you call Neeta with number of attendees from your family and each person's entree selection from the choices below accompanied by three other courses.
- Florentine chicken
- Slow roasted Minnesota Pork loin
Thanks to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Support Group Central Fund for sponsoring our meeting’s refreshments and meal.The Support Group Central Fund is made possible by a Platinum level sponsorship from Actelion Pharmaceutical, Pfizer Inc. & United Therapeutics, a Gold level sponsorship from Gilead Sciences, Inc. and a Silver level sponsorship from Lung LLC.
Save the Date:
Next meeting will be in Spring or April. An e-mail will be sent out to notify all the members, followed by a post card reminder informing of our next meeting and venue details.
Take care - Stay healthy, happy and warm this winter! Happy Holidays!
Please do check out our blogs of news titbits by clicking on 'Blog' on the left corner of this page.
Your PH story and photos are welcome to be posted here and on Our Journeys page. Do e-mail them to to Neeta Pai. Thank you!