Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
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Location Pomona, California, United States
Care system Private, Medicaid, Medicare
Affiliated university Western University of Health Sciences[1]
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Beds 446
Founded 1903
Website PVHMC
Lists Hospitals in California

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is a 453-bed acute care, not-for-profit, teaching hospital in Pomona, California, United States.

Founded in 1903, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit facility, the Hospital’s services include Centers of Excellence in oncology, cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, and kidney stones. Specialized services including centers for breast health, sleep disorders, a Neonatal ICU, a Perinatal Center, physical therapy/sports medicine, a full-service Emergency Department, robotic surgery, and the Family Medicine Residency Program affiliated with UCLA. Satellite Centers in Chino Hills, Claremont and Pomona provide a wide range of outpatient services including physical therapy, urgent care, radiology and occupational health. Serving eastern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is currently staffed by over 800 physicians, 2400 employees, and 1,000 volunteers. PVHMC recently earned from The Joint Commission The Gold Seal of Approval™ for a certification as a Primary Stroke Center for Los Angeles County. PVHMC was also recently named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters. www.pvhmc.org.


  • The Outstanding Patient Experience Award (OPEA),” HealthGrades 2011'
  • The 2011 Top 5% in Emergency Medicine by HealthGrades.
  • The 2011 Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals.
  • Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) “Superior” rating - 2007-08, 2008–09

Multiple HealthGrades Awards: “Outstanding Patient Experience Award (OPEA),” HealthGrades 2009, 2009 / 2010 (denotes top 5 percent in California)“Maternity Care Excellence Award” – 2009/2010 “Women’s Health Excellence Award” - 2010/2011 “5-Star Rated” in 2009 for the areas of heart failure, treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, treatment of sepsis, maternity care, stroke, and hip fracture repair.

  • Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence - 2006
  • 100 Top Hospital; achieved rating 4 times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000) earning the coveted distinction of Benchmark Hospital from Thomson Reuters (formerly Solucient)
  • Consumer Reports ranked PVHMC as the fourth highest-rated hospital in the Los Angeles County area putting it in the top ten percent of hospitals in California (2009)

Stead Heart & Vascular Center Distinctions:

  • National American Heart Association (AHA) "Get with the Guidelines" Gold Recognition award for treating Heart Failure patients with 85% compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care (2009 & 2010)
  • National American Heart Association (AHA) "Get with the Guidelines" Silver Recognition award for treating Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) patients with 85% compliance for at least 12 months to core standard levels of care (2009)
  • National recognized in July 2009 edition of “US News and World Report” as among America’s best hospitals (2009–10)
  • PVHMC’s Stead Heart and Vascular Center has earned the Blue Distinction, Center for Cardiac Care, 2009, for quality measures and patient satisfaction for Blue Shield/Blue Cross of America
  • Blue Cross Distinction award as a Cardiac Center of Excellence (2005–08)
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) has recognized PVHMC with a 3-star rating (the highest distinction given) for its quality of care provided by PVHMC’s Stead Heart and Vascular Center for its Cardiac Surgery Program (2010)
  • Los Angeles County designation as a STEMI (ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center in 2007; San Bernardino/Riverside Counties STEMI Receiving Center designation, 2009
  • Designated as among the “Most Wired” hospitals in the category of “Most Improved” by Hospital and Health Network Magazine 2007
  • “San Gabriel Valley Environmental Award” 2008 and 2009 from the Los Angeles Regional Agency (LARA) for significant reduction of waste through the use of reusable materials
  • US Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration conferred its Exemplary Donation Practices Award for Achieving a 75% conversion rate for total number of organ donations (2007)
  • One Legacy, the federally designated transplant network in Southern California, Achievement Award in Recognition of Organ Donations of 65-74% (2008)


  1. ^ Yochum, Richard E. (October 3, 2013). "Patients will benefit from health care reform: Guest commentary". San Bernardino Sun. 

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