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 wellness of the patients we serve. Here’s
a few of the highlights:
Our stroke program was awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive
Stroke Centers with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s
Heart-Check mark – making us the only truly multidisciplinary stroke
program in the region. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we have advanced
imaging capabilities, availability of specialized treatments, and physicians
and Associates with the unique education and competencies to care for
complex stroke patients all 24/7, 365 days a year.
- We were 5-star rated by Healthgrades for multiple procedures and treatments
including coronary bypass surgery, back surgery, treatment of Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, carotid procedures, and gallbladder removal
- We established 24-hour Provider on Arrival at the triage desk in the Emergency
Department (ED). With an ED-certified physician performing rapid medical
exams at triage, we’ve reduced wait times and decreased the amount
of time from arrival to discharge. PVHMC is one of the first in the region
to staff ED arrival with emergency physicians exclusively.
- The La Verne Health Center opened to serve the communities of La Verne
and San Dimas, offering Primary Care, Urgent Care, Radiology and Rehabilitation Services.
- And we welcomed more newborn babies to the world than any other hospital
in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties – with more than 6,000
To the patients and their families who put their trust in us every day
– thank you for making Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center your
To the members of the community, including our volunteers, who have rallied
around us and supported our vision – thank you for championing the
importance of having a not-for-profit community hospital close to home.
To our donors for their faithful generosity – thank you for the countless
initiatives you have funded and for believing that our community deserves
specialized services and state-of-the-art technology comparable to academic
To the Hospital, Foundation and Auxiliary board members, who ensure that
we have the resources to keep improving our services – thank you
for your leadership that has helped us become a nationally recognized hospital.
Together, we have advanced the quality of healthcare in our region, and
we can’t wait to do even more in 2019 to further the health and
wellness of our community.
Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
Richard E. Yochum, FACHE
President and CEO