Blog Posts in 2018

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  • 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 [+]
  • Sweet Success: Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms

    Diabetes is a complication for 7-14 percent of pregnant women. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s (PVHMC) Sweet Success program is a California State Diabetes and Pregnancy Education Program affiliate that helps pregnant women with diabetes or gestational diabetes deliver healthy babies. “During pregnancy, good blood sugar control is very important for both the mom and the ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

    By Lisa Diaz, RN, MSN, CDE Your chances of developing type 2 diabetes depend on a combination of risk factors. Learn about risk factors for type 2 diabetes below and see which ones apply to you. You are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you:​ are overweight or obese are age 40 or older have a family history of diabetes are American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Announces New Emergency Department Provider on Arrival Initiative

    Building on our commitment to provide the highest quality care and an excellent patient experience to the community we serve, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is pleased to announce 24-hour Provider on Arrival at the triage desk in the Emergency Department (ED). This means that when patients now arrive at the ED, they have access to a certified Emergency Department physician, who can quickly ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Three Times the Fun-Mom Gives Birth to Healthy Triplets at PVHMC

    With three daughters, ages 15, 11 and 9, Elizabeth Martinez-Jimenez, 34, and her husband Mario Jimenez received the surprise of their lives when they discovered Elizabeth was pregnant again. But they got an even bigger shock when they went for their first ultrasound and found out they were having triplets. “It was overwhelming and there was a lot of emotion,” Elizabeth said. “My ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Down Syndrome & ADHD Awareness Month

    Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a duplication of chromosome 21. Each year, approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States. This makes Down syndrome the most common chromosomal birth defect in the nation. People with Down syndrome typically have recognizable facial features, as well as developmental disorders and intellectual difficulties. ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Physical Therapy and Pain Management - It's What We Do

    Physical therapy is one of the most safe and effective alternatives to using medication to manage pain. Each of our physical therapists offer a variety of treatments both in our facilities and through personalized take-home treatment plans. Here are just a few of the ways we can help you better manage your pain and increase your day-to-day quality of life: MANUAL THERAPY — Best for: Any ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Sports Medicine Center's "$$$ for Physicals" Program Raises Thousands For Local High Schools

    In late May and early June of this year, as we’ve done for the last 12 years, our Sports Medicine Center (SMC) physicians, physical therapists and Associates spent several evenings providing student-athletes with California Interscholastic Federation- (CIF) required Pre-Participation Examination (PPE) sports physicals. This year, Bonita, Charter Oak, Claremont, Damien and San Dimas high ... Read Full Article [+]
  • What is Safe Sleep for Babies?

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the diagnosis given for the sudden death of an infant younger than one year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between one month and one year of age. Most SIDS deaths occur between the ages of two and four months. While the cause of ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Are You Trying to Get Pregnant - or Already Pregnant? - Get Your Flu Shot!

    Are You Trying to Get Pregnant – or Already Pregnant? – Get Your Flu Shot! Dr. M. Hellen Rodriguez, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center P erinatology/Neonatology Specialist Preparing for the birth of a child is one of the most exciting and exhilarating experiences of a lifetime. There’s so much to do – preparing the nursery, buying adorable clothes and taking birthing ... Read Full Article [+]
  • PVHMC Joins the Pink Patch Project

    Our Security Department is proud to announce its first official year participating in the Pink Patch Project (PPP)! The PPP is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The goals of the PPP are to: Raise awareness about breast cancer and the ... Read Full Article [+]
  • President's Circle Award - A Dance for Kelly

    Each year, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) recognizes Associates who have truly lived out our organization's C.H.A.N.G.E. Values through their exemplary actions. Our C.H.A.N.G.E. Values, which stand for Customer Satisfaction, Honor & Respect, Accountability, New Ideas, Growing Continuously, and Excellence, are values that each of our Associates commit to implementing in their ... Read Full Article [+]
  • "Gift of the Valley" Honors the Late Donald R. DesCombes, Long-Time Supporter and Board Member

    Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President/CEO It’s so very fitting that we honor and remember Donald R. DesCombes, who tirelessly devoted many years of his life to serving Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, with the Hospital’s new mural, “Gift of the Valley” – because he was indeed a gift to our organization. We are deeply grateful to Elizabeth “Betty” ... Read Full Article [+]
  • SET for PAD - Saving Limbs, Saving Lives

    September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month! PAD is a chronic circulatory condition, which if left untreated can result in unnecessary limb amputations. PAD affects approximately 18 million US citizens, and 160,000 to 180,000 of those patients are estimated to undergo limb amputation this year. PAD is a condition in which plaque build-up reduces the blood flow to your extremities. ... Read Full Article [+]
  • What School Lunch Items Would Your Child Choose?

    Lisa Diaz, Diabetes Manager, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) empty calories from sugars and fats contribute to 40 percent of the calories ingested by children ages two to 18 every day. A recent CDC study also indicated that childhood obesity is still on the rise. These numbers shed light on the importance of parents having ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Pedaling Past a Hamstring Injury with Physical Therapy

    As Garret Lopez, a 39-year-old Glendora resident, began to ride his bike up a steep section of the Corona Hills, he began to feel pain behind his knee. He pushed through the pain by restricting the rest of his 40-mile session to using only one leg. At home, he elevated his leg, took Advil, applied ice and even used an at-home e-stimulation machine, but after two weekends of continued training ... Read Full Article [+]
  • President's Circle Award - A Lifesaving Response

    Each year, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) recognizes Associates who have truly lived out our organization's C.H.A.N.G.E. Values through their exemplary actions. Our C.H.A.N.G.E. Values, which stand for Customer Satisfaction, Honor & Respect, Accountability, New Ideas, Growing Continuously, and Excellence, are values that each of our Associates commit to implementing in their ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Annual New Beginnings Picnic

    We hosted our Fourth Annual New Beginnings Picnic on July 26 to celebrate cardiac rehab, heart failure and stroke survivors along with their families and caregivers. While both heart and stroke patients have individual support groups, this picnic provided the opportunity for survivors and caregivers to come together to share their experiences and celebrate triumphs. Our cardiovascular team also ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Summer Camping Safety

    It’s no wonder that camping is rising in popularity (2018 North American Camping Report), as busy, over-programmed families seek activities that allow them to unplug and recharge their emotional and physical health. Connecting with nature can be good for the body and mind, but there are some health and safety tips to keep in mind before you pitch a tent at your favorite campground. 1. ... Read Full Article [+]
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