Impact of Giving
Transforming Healthcare Through Philanthropy at The Robert and Beverly
Lewis Family Cancer Care Center
In 1989 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation conducted a feasibility
study on the community need for a cancer treatment facility. At that time,
people living in the Pomona Valley and Inland Empire had to travel a great
distance to receive quality cancer treatment at a major medical center.
It was determined that there was a huge need for a local, quality cancer
treatment facility with appropriate supportive services to ease the cancer
experience, not only for the patient, but for their loved ones as well.
Philanthropy Aids Bright Future for Cardiovascular Care
Thanks to a generous gift in memory of Charles and Marion Stead, the Stead
Heart and Vascular Center was formally established in 1986.
For nearly 25 years, the Stead Heart and Vascular Center has continued
in its quest for excellence by being the first in the region to offer
such services as pacemaker implantation, coronary stenting, electrophysiology,
MAZE procedure, robotic assisted cardiac vein grafting, and carotid, peripheral
and Abdominal Aorta stenting, to name just a few.
Many of these services and services still to come would not be possible
without a strong philanthropic group of supporters.
Women's & Children's Center
Your generous philanthropic support of The Women’s and Children’s
Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, makes a difference in
the lives of the women and children who are cared for in the Hospital.
Our Women’s and Children’s Services team consists of highly
skilled medical professionals committed to providing uncompromising quality
healthcare with sensitivity, compassion and excellence. However; all the
skilled medical care that we provide can only accomplish so much—state-of
the-art medical technology is also needed.
Fortunately, the community has been generous with their philanthropic support
so that the Hospital is able to purchase these technologies. The largest
source of funding has come through the Foundation’s Annual Wine
Tasting event that is held in the spring.
In 2005, Foundation board member and owner of LIQUORAMA Fine Wines and
Spirits in Upland, CA, John Solomon had a desire to help the little miracles
in the Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as
infants that are admitted to the Hospital’s Pediatric Unit.
Ladies Plastics Golf Organization
In 1998, Dolores “Dee” Lancia-Ketner’s friend was diagnosed
with breast cancer. A year later, her sister, Nancy, who lives on the
East coast called to tell her she too, had "breast cancer”
and the two of them cried. It was at that point she set out to help her
sister fight this disease by accessing information for the patient and
Dee said in an effort to assist her sister, she found herself on the doorsteps
of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley
Hospital Medical Center.