Blog Posts in 2018

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  • 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 [+]
  • President's Circle Award - Honoring Pomona's Finest

    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 [+]
  • Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section?

    By Maria Siu, DO, FACOG, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Between 1970 and 2016, the Cesarean-section (C-section) rate in the United States increased from 5% to 31.9%. The belief in "once a C-section, always a C-section" is one of the reasons that the C-section rate has increased. However, in 2010, the National Institutes of Health recognized that trying vaginal birth after C-section was a ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Avoid Trauma This Fourth of July

    By Dr. Michael Jimenez, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Director of Trauma If there’s one thing that says “summer,” it’s the thought of celebrating July Fourth. Americans across the country fire up the grill, lay out their blankets for the biggest and best fireworks that light up the night, and enjoy libations with friends and family. But sometimes, the fun comes with ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Screening Tests Every Man Should Consider

    By Elmer Pineda, M.D., President, Medical Staff Most of us know that routine physical exams are critical to maintaining good health. So, why are men less likely to get annual physicals and screening exams? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women are 33 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor—even excluding pregnancy-related visits. The CDC also ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Five Ways to Prevent the Most Commonly Diagnosed and Most Preventable Type of Cancer

    Five Ways to Prevent the Most Commonly Diagnosed and Most Preventable Type of Cancer By Preeti Chaudhary, MD, Medical Oncologist, PVHMC Did you know Pomona has an average of 284 sunny days per year? This means we are vulnerable to the dangerous effects of the sun for most of the year. But in the summer months, we tend to spend even more time outside—visiting the beach, a baseball game, ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Aquatic Therapy Pool in La Verne Now Open!

    Our Second Aquatic Therapy Pool is Now Open in La Verne! We are pleased to announce our brand new aquatic therapy pool in La Verne is Medicare approved and ready for Aquatic Therapy and Aquatic Wellness. The pool is located inside our Physical Therapy Clinic at the new PVHC La Verne—2333 Foothill Blvd, Suite A. Our other aquatic therapy pool is housed inside our Chino Hills Physical Therapy ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Recognizing and Reducing Stress

    By Dr. Michael Deanda, Medical Director at Pomona Valley Health Center La Verne One of the best ways to manage stress and its effects on the body is to become aware of it. Now is an ideal time to pause and assess your stress, the toll it might be taking on your mental and physical well-being and ways to better manage it. What is stress? Stress is the tension you feel when dealing with challenging ... Read Full Article [+]
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