Meet the Staff
Mr. Yochum, President/Chief Executive Officer, has served in his present capacity since 1993 at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), and has been employed at the Hospital since 1978. Before coming to PVHMC, he served as an Assistant Administrator at City of Hope National Medical Center, in Duarte, California.
He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Loyola University, L.A. and a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
In addition to his responsibilities at PVHMC, Mr. Yochum also serves as President of the PVHMC Foundation. He is active in many professional and community agencies including:
− Board Member & Officer of the Hospital Association of So. California (HASC)
− Board Member of the California Hospital Association (CHA)
− Board member & Officer of the California Healthcare Insurance Company (CHI, Optima)
− Board Member, VHA West Coast
− Board Member, Inter Valley Health Plan
− Board Member of the L.A. County Fair Association
− Member of the President’s Council of California State Polytechnic University
− Member of the President’s Society of University of La Verne
− Member of the President’s Society of Mt. San Antonio College
He served as former Board Member of Mt. Baldy United Way, Boy Scouts of America, and McKinley Children’s Center; Past President, Pomona Chamber of Commerce; Past Chairman of the Board, Pomona Valley Red Cross; and Past Board Member Pomona Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Yochum has received the following Recognitions: Los Angeles Business Journal, Health Care Who’s Who, 1994; Boy Scouts of America, Good Scout of the Year, 1998; Los Angeles Times Most Influential People, 2000; Inland Empire Leaders of Distinction, 2001; Congressional Record, House of Representatives Private Sector Award, 2003; Boys and Girls Club, Golden Hands Achievement Award, 2003; Pomona Chamber of Commerce Community Award for 2004.
Mr. Yochum has also been an instructor and lecturer at the University of La Verne, Pasadena City College, and at various seminars and conferences. Mr. Yochum resides in Glendora with his wife.
Jim joined Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation as Vice President of Development in January 2009. Jim began his fund development career in 1999 as Vice President of Major Gifts at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, CA. At Hoag, he was in charge of the successful $75 million capital Campaign for the Bill & Sue Gross Women's Pavilion.
In 2006, Jim accepted the position of Executive Vice President and COO of Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, in Scottsdale, Arizona and remained at Scottsdale Healthcare until he joined Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in January 2009.
Jim finds Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) to be an important element of the quality of life to the community it serves. The high quality of the Hospital physicians and staff, along with providing the latest in technology, is a testament to the commitment of the Hospital’s leadership to provide excellence in healthcare to every patient the Hospital serves.
The members of the three boards of the Hospital, Foundation, and Auxiliary are extremely loyal to the Hospital and their local governance is another factor in what makes PVHMC such a special community and regional medical center.
Jim received his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Chapman University in Orange, CA and his Masters of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Jim and his wife Cheri live in Tustin, CA. They have a son, Alex, who is in college studying to become a chef.
Sue joined the PVHMC Foundation in 1997 as the part-time Clerical Support. Since then she has held a number of positions within the Foundation, including Executive Secretary and Development Assistant. Sue likes to take the initiative and learn new things. Sue is very appreciative of how she has been encouraged to take on more responsibilities by past and present Foundation Directors.
Sue lives in the mountain community of Crestline with her daughter, Rachel. She enjoys telling a good joke and sharing memories of her experiences from growing up in England and serving five years in the Women’s Royal Naval Service.