PVHMC's Recognition

Nationally Distinguished for Quality of Care and Patient Safety

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is a 453-bed acute care, not-for-profit, teaching hospital serving Eastern Los Angeles and Western San Bernardino counties. In addition to its many national designations, PVHMC is also recognized throughout the state and the region for superior medical care and the efficient use of resources. Founded in 1903, PVHMC is accredited by The Joint Commission. These distinctions include:

2013 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

2013 “A” Hospital Safety Score (SM) by The Leapfrog Group

►California Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2013 as Improvement Champion for (the prevention of) Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) and Venous Thrombolytic Embolism (VTE) or blood clots.

2013 Blue Distinction Center for Spine Care, Knee and Hip Replacement, and Cardiac Care

►Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) “Superior” rating – 2007-08, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012

The 2011 Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Multiple HealthGrades Awards:

     “Outstanding Patient Experience Award (OPEA),” 2009, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011, 2012

      “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 Sepsis

       Maternity Care                     •     Stroke

       Hip Fracture Repair              •    Treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia

      “Emergency Medicine Excellence Award” – 2011
 

100 Top Hospital” - achieved rating four times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000) from Thomson Reuters (formerly Solucient)

►U.S. News & World Report ranks PVHMC for leading Gynecology and Nephrology care in Los Angeles Metro area, 2011

►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 and Vascular Center distinctions:

  • National American Heart Association (AHA) “Get With The Guidelines” Gold Plus Recognition award for treating Heart Failure patients with 85% compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care (2012/13)
  • National American Heart Association (AHA) “Get With The Guidelines” Gold Plus Recognition award for treating Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) patients with 85% compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care (2012/13)
  • National recognition in July 2009 edition of “U. S. News & World Report” as among America’s Best Hospitals (2009-10)
  • 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 Thoracic 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
  • The Joint Commission certifies PVHMC as a Primary Stroke Center; included as part of Los Angeles County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency’s Approved Stroke Centers (Jan. 2011);
  • Identified by Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) as a Neurovascular Stroke Receiving Centers (NSRC) in San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties (Dec. 2011)

Designated as among the “Most Wired” hospitals in the category of “Most Improved” by Hospitals 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 Designation 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)

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