Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), the largest birthing hospital
in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, recently held its “NICU Reunion”
on June 15 to celebrate the lives of their tiniest patients. Among these
families, those with twins and triplets attended the event to connect
with other families who have experienced the challenges and victories
that come with caring for multiples. All graduates and their families
were able to reunite with the Doctors, Nurses and Staff that helped deliver
and care for their babies in their first months of life.
Isreal Vallejo, a twin and current Military Service member born at PVHMC
23 years ago, addressed the crowd as he spoke about his successes in life
and the obstacles he and his family have had to overcome. The event also
honored the dads and father figures in attendance with medals of recognition.
Event activities included a photo booth, decorating headbands, games and
With more than 5,000 births at PVHMC in 2018, including 100 multiple births,
the Hospital’s Women’s Center is committed to improving the
safety and quality of care for women and their babies during labor and
delivery – including decreasing its already low Cesarean birth (C-section)
rate. PVHMC, the largest birthing hospital in Los Angeles and San Bernardino
Counties, has a state-of-the-art 53-bed level III NICU facility for the
treatment of sick or premature babies from all over Southern California.
With one of the largest maternal transport teams in California, PVHMC
brings women with high-risk pregnancies who are experiencing complications
to the Hospital by ground or air in a mobile intensive care unit. Over
150 high-risk pregnant women are transferred to the Hospital each year,
which includes those with babies born prematurely.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), a nationally recognized
and accredited 412-bed, not-for-profit community medical center and trauma
center, proudly serves residents in eastern Los Angeles and western San
Bernardino counties. PVHMC’s accolades include The Joint Commission’s
Gold Seal of Approval® for advanced certification in inpatient diabetes
care, palliative care, sepsis, perinatal care and total joint replacement.
As the largest birthing hospital in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties,
PVHMC is honored to hold the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation. The
Hospital is among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals in
the United States to receive the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence
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