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  • Creative Corridors Program

    Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce that in conjunction with The dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, we will be showcasing paintings in the waiting area of Outpatient Surgery on the second floor of the Robert & Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion. A portion of sales goes to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation. Artwork will be rotated in order to feature a ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Physical Therapy & Pain Management - Ten Effective Methods

    “Each October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) celebrates the profession of Physical Therapy. This year, no doubt influenced by America’s opioid abuse challenges, the role Physical Therapy plays in pain management is being highlighted. Pain is one of the primary reasons patients seek out care from their physicians, and reducing or eliminating pain is typically one of ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Recognizing Delays In A Child's Gross Motor Development

    Gross motor development involves the muscle groups required for larger-whole body. It is the development of these muscles that enable a child to hold their head up, roll, sit, crawl, and eventually walk, run, and skip. Below are the most basic and typical developmental milestones for gross motor skills that should be accomplished by the age stated. Red flags are listed and if present, indicate a ... Read Full Article [+]
  • From a Fractured Ankle to the Finish Line

    Fractured ankles are among the most common orthopedic injuries and are often caused by a fall. For Adam Guerrero, 33, of Rancho Cucamonga, a fall at a local rock climbing gym landed him in the Emergency Department. He was diagnosed with a fracture in his left ankle...and as an avid runner with three races scheduled on his calendar, his disappointment was obvious. After it was determined that he ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Is Your Child's Backpack Making the Grade?

    Fall seems the perfect time to talk about student backpack safety and injury prevention. The following news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) lays out the injury risks associated with carrying an overloaded or improperly worn backpack and provides tips and suggestions for safe backpack use. Read the APTA’s article to help you protect your children. The tips and ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Women's Health Care is a Local Issue

    Long before the advent of the Affordable Care Act, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), was making big strides towards improving access to care for women in our immediate and surrounding communities. Thirty years ago the Hospital made it a priority to provide state-of-the-art care to the women in the region by investing in both the physical and the human resources necessary to accomplish ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Water Safety is a Priority!

    Its hot outside and many parents take to the pool to help their children cool off and burn some energy. While it can be fun for the whole family, safety needs to come first. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children between 1 and 4 years old. Here are some pool safety tips for you to keep in mind when preparing for a day in the water. Know What to Do in an Emergency. If a ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Less Screen Time and More Sunscreen

    As a primary care physician, I see skin cancer on a weekly basis during routine physicals and skin checks. I have extracted skin cancer in patients as young as 30. By the time they reach their late 60s, their back becomes heavily scarred due to the extraction process. This article is not aimed at diagnosing skin cancer, but rather at preventing it. So how do we prevent skin cancer from occurring? ... Read Full Article [+]
  • A Life Saved!

    After reading a “US News and World Report” magazine article about our Heart program Fred Faught, of La Verne, told his wife Joanne to always take him to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) if something happened to him. Well, the night of May 24, 2017, they went to bed, as they would any other night. While Joanne was brushing her teeth, Fred suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. ... Read Full Article [+]
  • How a Big Sister Helped Bring her Little Brother into the World

    The Women’s Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is known for offering family-centered care, but on June 26, 2017, Danielle Rodrigues and Ernest Ortegon truly had a family-involved birthing experience. Under the direction, supervision and guidance of Stephanie Cropper, MD, OB/GYN, Hailey Ortegon, 15, assisted in the delivery of Danielle’s third son, Matthew Ortegon, born ... Read Full Article [+]
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