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  • The Heart of the Heart Surgery Program

    The days are full for Kathy Soderlund, BSN, RN, CCRN, Cardiac Coordinator for all heart surgeries at PVHMC. Once a patient is scheduled for surgery, Kathy meets with the patient and their family at the Pre-Admitting office or Cardiac Catheterization Lab to provide education on what to expect before, during and after surgery. Kathy is a warm and caring person who connects easily with everyone she ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Heart Attack Q & A with Guangqiang Gao, MD

    Heart Attack Q & A with Guangqiang Gao, MD Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Q: Can people of normal weight and who have exercised regularly all their lives have heart attacks? A: There are multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease. They are hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight or obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Surviving a Heart Attack with a Team of Angels and a Cuddly Bear

    Carlos Lemoine, 72, of Chino has been a skier all his life. In the 1980s, he worked for two major ski manufacturers, testing skis in France and topping out at 87 miles per hour in a 4,000-foot vertical drop. He declined an invitation to join the 1982 United States Olympic ski team. He is such an experienced skier, it was a shock when he fell during an easy recreational run with friends in ... Read Full Article [+]
  • The Value of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to the Community We Serve

    Richard E. Yochum, FACHE President/CEO In its more than 25-year history, the 340B Drug Pricing Program has been critical in helping hospitals like Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) expand access to lifesaving prescription drugs and comprehensive health care services in vulnerable communities across the country, including to low-income and uninsured individuals. As a 340B hospital, ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Recognized By Smart Care California For Reducing C-Sections

    M. Hellen Rodriguez, M.D., Medical Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine For nearly four years, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), on behalf of Smart Care California, has honored hospitals throughout California who have met or surpassed a federal target aimed at reducing C-section births to 23.9 percent for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. We are pleased to be ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Opens Second Milestones Center For Child Development In Chino Hills

    In response to increased demand for pediatric rehabilitation services, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has expanded its successful Milestones Center for Child Development to a second location to serve Chino Hills families and surrounding areas in the Inland Empire. The new center opened on December 3. Dedicated exclusively to the rehabilitative needs of infants and children, the new, ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month

    What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by unpredictable seizures. Epilepsy and “seizure disorder” are interchangeable terms. The seizures in epilepsy may be a result of a brain injury or occur due to family history. Often times, the cause is unknown. 3.4 million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy; 470,000 of those cases involve children. Children ... Read Full Article [+]
  • A Thanksgiving Message from the President and CEO

    Every day, our Associates and Physicians aspire to advance healthcare for patients and their families by enhancing services and evolving the way we deliver care – that hasn’t changed in the 115 years we’ve served the community. Our accomplishments this past year exemplify the efforts of our dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic team and their commitment to the health and ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Thanksgiving Recipe - Healthy Pumpkin Pie Custard

    Our Thanksgiving Gift to You! Enjoy a healthy pumpkin pie custard recipe curated from one of our registered dieticians, Shannon Perrett – and Mary Felix and Riley Healey. Healthy Pumpkin Pie Custard 8 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes 2.2 GRAMS FIBER | 6 GRAMS PROTEIN | 1.8 GRAMS FAT | 12 GRAMS CARBS INGREDIENTS 1 can (15 oz) Pumpkin puree 1 can (12 oz) Evaporated low-fat ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Graduate Residency Nursing Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation

    Ann Mendoza, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Education Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is delighted to announce that our new Graduate Residency Nursing Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation – making our Hospital one of five in California and one of 43 in the nation to ... Read Full Article [+]
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