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  • President's Circle Honoree: Lauren Vazquez, MSN, RN, PCCN

    Clinical Practice Improvements, or CPIs, are a hallmark of patient care in hospitals such as ours. They help us enhance the quality of care we provide, increase safety standards and improve the patient experience. One such CPI that was recently implemented at our hospital came about through the keen eye and inquisitive nature of Lauren Vazquez, MSN, RN, PCCN, a nurse on Telemetry Unit 3, Stations ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Making Pediatric Rehabilitation Services More Accessible to Families

    A number of babies are born each year pre-mature, with chromosome abnormalities or other birth defects – and many other infants and toddlers receive a diagnosis of autism which contributes to an increased need for pediatric rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy. Hilda Correa is a mother who knows just how vital these services are to families of children ... Read Full Article [+]
  • An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

    On June 1, 2019, when Thomas Stites, a 22-year-old La Verne resident, walked into the shower for the third time, his mother and girlfriend knew something was terribly wrong. They immediately called 9-1-1, and it was a good thing they did. Thomas had just suffered three mini strokes. The paramedics brought Thomas to our Emergency Department, where he was also diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis, a ... Read Full Article [+]
  • See More, Do More with Low Vision Rehabilitation

    Degas. Monet. O’Keeffe. What did they all have in common? Each of them created masterpieces despite severe problems with their eyesight. These famous artists did not give up simply because they had trouble seeing, instead, they made the very best of what vision they had. You, too, can make the most of your sight. Low Vision Rehabilitation can help you see more and do more! What Is Low ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Aquatic Therapy - A gentle, effective form of rehabilitation

    For some patients, and for some conditions, rehabilitation from injury or illness can be a long, difficult and painful process. Sometimes traditional land-based exercises may cause symptoms to actually flair in these individuals. In those cases, warm water Aquatic Therapy may offer an alternative road to recovery. Aquatic Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy conducted in ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Walking Towards Pain-Free Living

    After a hip surgery in 2016, 66-year-old Pomona resident Sally Soverns had hoped she’d get back to an active lifestyle. However, a burning pain in her legs just 15 minutes into walking her dog now was forcing her to stop, sit and rest until the pain subsided. A day at the Los Angeles County Fair, one of her favorite pastimes, seemed completely out of the picture. For years, Sally blamed her ... Read Full Article [+]
  • President's Circle Honoree: Eli Tanenbaum

    Each of our Volunteers works their magic with our patients, but Eli Tanenbaum has some special tricks up his sleeve. Eli, who attends Scripps College as a Post-baccalaureate in the Pre-Med program, also spends his time at our Hospital as one of more than 156 active College Volunteers. He began volunteering here in August of 2017 and originally signed up to volunteer in our Emergency Department ... Read Full Article [+]
  • President's Circle Honoree: Hema Persaud

    On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Hema Persaud, a patient care support tech in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), reached out to other Associates with a request. She was caring for a patient who had been diagnosed as brain-dead and was just hours away from a scheduled organ donation surgery through our organ donation partner, OneLegacy. Hema had heard that the patient was a veteran, and ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Breath of Life

    On January 26, 2019, 37-year-old Ernesto Guzman’s sore throat and cough just wasn’t going away. After visiting a local urgent care, his caregivers recognized he needed more advanced care and he was directed to the emergency department at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Our emergency medicine physicians detected that Ernesto had dangerously low oxygen levels and diagnosed him ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Rialto Community Players Bring Play to Life to Raise Funds for The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center

    During the 2018-2019 theatre season, the cast of the Rialto Community Players, a theatre troupe, put on the production of “Calendar Girls,” which tells a funny, heartfelt story of a close-knit group of women who deal with the loss of one of the husbands to cancer. In the play, the women devise a plan to raise funds for a new seatee in the hospital’s waiting room by creating and ... Read Full Article [+]
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