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  • President's Circle Honoree: Dr. Rama Thumati

    Oftentimes, the legacy of one person touches the hearts of an entire community, and this is true for our very own Dr. Rama Thumati. His legacy at our Hospital has touched the lives of our patients, inspired the paths of our nurses and physicians, and paved the way for a now nationally-recognized cardiovascular program that provides exceptional medicine. Dr. Thumati began his journey here in 1981 ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Better Hearing & Speech Awareness Month: Communication across the Lifespan

    Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive- communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Our SLPs are certified in working with patients of all ages – from neonatal and pediatric to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Ailments occur at any stage of life; because of this, SLPs have ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Our Palliative Care Team Champions Patients' Wishes

    While hospice and palliative care are often confused because they share similar goals of providing symptom relief and obtaining a better quality of life, their role in patient care is different, said Lisa Raptis, MD, Medical Director of Palliative Care at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). A good example is a cancer patient who is receiving chemotherapy from an oncologist while the ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Happy Earth Day!

    Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, we’re excited to share with you just a few of the many ways that PVHMC has committed to implementing environmentally-friendly practices. Through our partnership with Valley Vista, which sorts through our comingled regulated waste for all recyclables, NONE of the discarded cans, bottles, and/or other recyclables generated at PVHMC are dumped into the ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Why I Volunteer - Pat Holt

    By Pat Holt Adult Volunteer, Tender Touch Gift Shop (Pictured Left to Right: Tender Touch Gift Shop Volunteers Sharon Statler and Pat Holt) I have had such a blessed life. Not always easy, but definitely blessed. I have been given so much – a wonderful family, great friends, a satisfying career teaching and now the ability to travel and enjoy doing the things I love. I feel I must try to ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Why I Volunteer - Joan Luke

    By Joan Luke Adult Volunteer, Shuttle Service As long as I can remember I wanted to be a nurse and serve people. After graduating, I went on to do just that. As a child I was taught in church that it is a privilege and honor to serve others. My wonderful neighbor is such an example of service to others and is a volunteer at PVHMC. She encouraged me to volunteer when I retired and I did just that. ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Welcome to the World, Little Leonel!

    On March 31 at 8:37pm, little Leonel was brought into the world at PVHMC. Iliana Ortiz and George Berruecos, Pomona residents and first-time parents, hadn’t been able to stop looking at their newborn baby boy. “We can’t sleep because we can’t stop staring at him,” said Iliana. “I just love my son.” Leonel was delivered via C-section by Maria Siu, DO, ... Read Full Article [+]
  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    By Urvashi Iyer, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to communicate and regulate their behavior. Autism can be diagnosed at any age, but is typically identified in the first three years of life and is known as a “developmental disorder”. Autism presents itself on a spectrum ... Read Full Article [+]
  • A Special Visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    On March 22, we had a special visit from a patient born here at PVHMC nearly seven years ago! Nova was born in July 2012 at 33 weeks and was adopted immediately by her fathers, Tim and Steven. After spending more than two weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Nova made the trip to her new home in New York. As part of Nova’s, and her older sister Tova’s, spring break this ... Read Full Article [+]
  • National Nutrition Month Recipe of the Week - Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Spinach

    National Nutrition Month Recipe of the Week – Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Spinach March is National Nutrition Month. In celebration of eating nutritious meals, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is serving a special, healthy menu item each Thursday of the month in our cafeteria and sharing the recipe! Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Spinach Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes ... Read Full Article [+]
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