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  • President's Circle Honoree: Toni Leathers

    The kind smile of a volunteer is often one of the first interactions our patients and visitors have when they arrive at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Their caring personalities can calm an uneasy patient coming to the Hospital for a procedure, or provide confidence to a visitor worried about the status of their family member. This is especially true for patients checking-in for ... Read Full Article [+]
  • The ABCs and 123s of Backpack Safety

    Wearing a backpack safely is easy! Under the recommendation of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s (PVHMC) Rehabilitation Services team, children—or anyone—should follow these simple tips when wearing a backpack: 1. Wear both straps. Use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By wearing ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Your Baby-Friendly Hospital is Committed to Helping Moms Succeed at Breastfeeding

    A strong support system is vital for breastfeeding moms. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, the largest birthing hospital in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties – and a Baby-Friendly hospital – is always available to help breastfeeding moms. When you’re in the hospital with your newborn, support is provided to breastfeeding moms 24 hours a day from a lactation consultant ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Mammograms Save Lives

    With no family history of breast cancer, Vivian Ong, a pharmacy technician at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, was shocked to receive a diagnosis of early stage breast cancer earlier this year. She never imagined that the mammogram appointment she made on a whim would end up saving her life. It had been 10 years since Vivian’s last mammogram, so when she saw a flyer advocating for ... Read Full Article [+]
  • 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 [+]
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