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  • 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 [+]
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center receives get with the guidelines - heart failure and stroke gold plus quality achievement awards

    Pomona, Calif., (June 25, 2019) - Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Heart Failure and Stroke Care Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards. The awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure and stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, ... Read Full Article [+]
  • President's Circle Honorees: Dr. James Kim & Angela Besiant

    Building on our commitment to provide the highest quality care and an excellent patient experience to the communities we serve, our Hospital was proud to announce a new 24-hour Provider on Arrival program in the Emergency Department (ED) in September of 2018. What does Provider on Arrival mean? It means that on any given day, when one of more than 250 patients walks into our ED, one of the first ... Read Full Article [+]
  • 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 [+]
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