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PVHMC's Awards & Accolades

Nationally Recognized Hospital

As a not-for-profit hospital, we at PVHMC have always been focused on delivering a superior quality of medical care to our local community. Founded in 1903, we have lived out this commitment for more than a century. We have received many national designations in our 110+ years of world-class service, as well as recognition throughout the region and state for the specialized level of care and resources we offer. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is also accredited by The Joint Commission.

For more information on PVHMC or any of the services we offer, please call 909.865.9858.

How We Stand Out in the Healthcare Community

  • 2020-2021: US News and World Report - Best Regional Hospital, Top 13% in Nation
  • 2020-2021: US News and World Report - Top Performing Hospital for Heart Failure – 2nd year in a row
  • 2020-2021: US News and World Report - Top Performing Hospital for Aortic Valve Surgery – 2nd year in a row
  • 2020-2021: US News and World Report - Top Performing Hospital for Bypass Surgery
  • 2020-2021: US News and World Report - Top Performing Hospital COPD
  • 2020: Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Gold Plus Achievement Award for Treating Heart Failure – 10th year in a row
  • 2020: Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Gold Plus Achievement Award for Treating Stroke
  • 2020: Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - “Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award – Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll” – 4th year in a row
  • 2020: Healthgrades - Patient Safety
  • 2020: Healthgrades - Treatment of Sepsis, 5 Stars
  • 2020: Healthgrades - Treatment of Heart Failure, 5 Stars
  • 2020: Healthgrades - Gallbladder Removal Surgery, 5 Stars, 2nd year in a row
  • 2020: Healthgrades - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 5 Stars, 2nd year in a row
  • 2020: Healthgrades - Coronary Bypass Surgery, 5 Stars, 3rd year in a row
  • 2019 Healthgrades - Patient Safety (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Healthgrades - Gallbladder Removal Surgery (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Healthgrades - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Healthgrades - Carotid Surgery (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Healthgrades - Back Surgery (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Healthgrades - Coronary Bypass Surgery (5 Stars)
  • 2019 Healthgrades - Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, Top 10% in the Nation
  • 2019 Commission on Cancer - Cancer Center Accredited Program
  • 2019 American College of Radiology - Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • 2018 American College of Surgeons - Trauma Center Accreditation
  • 2018 US News and World Report - High Performing Hospital in GI Surgery & Gastroenterology
  • 2018 Joint Commission - Laboratory Accreditation
  • 2018 Los Angeles Regional Agency (LARA) and City of Durate, San Gabriel Valley Environmental Award
  • 2018 Joint Commission - Comprehensive Stroke Center Accreditation
  • 2018 Emergency Medical Services Agency - Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • 2018 Healthgrades - Back Surgery (5 Stars)​
  • 2018 Healthgrades - Coronary Bypass Surgery (5 Stars)
  • 2018 Healthgrades - Carotid Surgery (5 Stars)
  • 2018 Healthgrades Excellence Award - Cardiac Surgery
  • 2018 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award - Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
  • 2018 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Gold Plus Achievement Award for Treating Stroke
  • 2018 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Gold Plus Achievement Award for Treating Heart Failure
  • 2017 Healthgrades - Pacemaker Procedures Award (5 Stars)
  • 2017 Joint Commission - Certification for Orthopedic Joint Replacement
  • 2017 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award - Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
  • 2017 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Gold Plus Achievement Award for Treating Stroke
  • 2017 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA)- Gold Plus Achievement Award for Treating Heart Failure
  • 2017 Healthgrades - Patient Safety Excellence Award (5 Stars) Top 10% in Nation
  • 2017 Healthgrades - OB/GYN Excellence Award Top 5% in Nation
  • 2017 Healthgrades - Labor & Delivery Excellence Award Top 5% in Nation
  • 2017 Healthgrades - Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award Top 10% in Nation
  • 2017 Healthgrades - Vaginal Delivery 5 Stars
  • 2017 Healthgrades - C-Section Deliver 5 Stars
  • 2017 Healthgrades - Hysterectomy 5 Stars
  • 2017 Healthgrades - Gynecologic Surgery 5 Stars
  • 2017 American Association of Critical Care Nurses - Silver Beacon Award for Excellence.
  • 2017 Joint Commission - Perinatal Care Certification
  • 2016 & 2017 Healthgrades - Patient Safety Award
  • 2015 Healthgrades - One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventions and Overall Cardiac Care
  • 2015 Healthgrades - Cardiac Care Excellence Award - America's Best Specialty for Heart Care
  • 2015 Healthgrades - Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award - America's Best Specialty Heart Care
  • 2015 Healthgrades - Coronary Interventional Excellence Award - America's Best Specialty Heart Care
  • 2015 Get with the Guidelines (AHA) - Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Treating Heart Failure
  • 2015 CalNOC - Sustained Excellence Award - Best Performance in the Reduction of Pressure Ulcers
  • 2015 Healthgrades - America's 100 Best Hospitals - Coronary Intervention
  • 2015 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Gold Plus Target Recognition for Treating Strokes
  • 2015 LEAPFROG Group - "A" Rating
  • 2015 US News and World Report - Ranked as Best Hospital
  • 2015 Healthgrades - America's 100 Best Hospitals - Cardiac Care. One of only three Hospitals in California to receive all 3 Recognitions
  • 2015 EMRAM - Stage 6 Recognition on Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model
  • 2015 Joint Commission - Certification for Orthopedic Joint Replacement. Only 24 Hospitals in California
  • 2015 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Mission Lifeline Silver Receiving for STEMI's
  • 2015 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Target: Stroke Honor Roll
  • 2015 Joint Commission - Gold Seal of Approval as Primary Stroke Center Certification
  • 2015 Joint Commission - Overall Hospital 3-year Accreditation
  • 2014 Healthgrades - Cardiac Care Excellence Award - America's Best Specialty Care
  • 2014 Healthgrades - Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award - America's Best Specialty Care
  • 2014 Healthgrades - Coronary Interventional Excellence Award - America's Best Specialty Care
  • 2014 Healthgrades - Maternity Care Excellence Award - Top 5% in Nation
  • 2014 Healthgrades - Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award
  • 2014 Healthgrades - Spine Surgery Excellence Award - America's Best Specialty Care
  • 2014 US News and World Report - Best Hospitals Nephrology & Urology
  • 2014 Get with the Guidelines (AHA) - Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Treating Heart Failure
  • 2014 Blue Shield/Blue Cross of America - Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care
  • 2014 CalNOC Sustained Excellence Award - Best Performance in the Reduction of Pressure Ulcers
  • 2014 Healthgrades - America's 100 Best Hospitals - Coronary Intervention
  • 2014 Get with the Guidelines (AHA/ASA) - Gold Plus Target Recognition for Treating Strokes
  • 2014 Baby-Friendly - Baby-Friendly Designation Earned Distinction
  • 2014 LEAPFROG Group -"A" Rating
  • 2014 US News and World Report - Ranked as Best Hospital
  • 2014 Joint Commission - Palliative Care Certification. One of only three Hospitals in California
  • 2014 Healthgrades - America's 100 Best Hospitals - Cardiac Surgery
  • 2014 Healthgrades - America's 100 Best Hospitals - Cardiac Care
  • 2013 Healthgrades - Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • 2013 “A” Hospital Safety Score - (SM) by The Leapfrog Group
  • 2013 California Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) - as Improvement Champion for (the prevention of) Falls, Pressure Ulcers, Surgical Site Infections (SSI) Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) and Venous Thrombolytic Embolism (VTE) or blood clots.
  • 2013 Blue Distinction Center - Spine Care, Knee, and Hip Replacement, and Cardiac Care
  • Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) “Superior” rating – 2007-08, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012
  • The 2011 Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
  • Multiple Healthgrades Awards:

“Outstanding Patient Experience Award (OPEA),” 2009, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011, 2012 Maternity Care Excellence Award” - 2009/2010

“Women’s Health Excellence Award” – 2010/2011

“5-Star Rated” in 2009 for the areas of:

Heart Failure

Treatment of Sepsis

Maternity Care

Stroke

Hip Fracture Repair

Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  • Emergency Medicine Excellence Award” – 2011
  • ”100 Top Hospital” - achieved rating four times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000) from Thomson Reuters (formerly Solucient)
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks PVHMC for leading Gynecology and Nephrology care in Los Angeles Metro area, 2011
  • Consumer Reports ranked PVHMC as the fourth highest-rated hospital in the Los Angeles County area putting it in the top ten percent of hospitals in California (2009)

Stead Heart and Vascular Center distinctions:

  • National American Heart Association (AHA) “Get With The Guidelines” Gold Plus Recognition award for treating Heart Failure patients with 85% compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care (2012/13)
  • National American Heart Association (AHA) “Get With The Guidelines” Gold Plus Recognition award for treating Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) patients with 85% compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care (2012/13)
  • National recognition in July 2009 edition of “U. S. News & World Report” as among America’s Best Hospitals (2009-10)
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) has recognized PVHMC with a 3-star rating (the highest distinction given) for its quality of care provided by PVHMC’s Stead Heart and Vascular Center for its Cardiac Thoracic Surgery program (2010)
  • Los Angeles County designation as a STEMI (ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center; San Bernardino/Riverside Counties STEMI Receiving Center designation, 2009
  • The Joint Commission certifies PVHMC as a Primary Stroke Center; included as part of Los Angeles County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency’s Approved Stroke Centers (Jan. 2011)
  • Identified by Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) as a Neurovascular Stroke Receiving Centers (NSRC) in San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties (Dec. 2011)
  • Designated as among the “Most Wired” hospitals in the category of “Most Improved” by Hospitals and Health Network Magazine, 2007
  • San Gabriel Valley Environmental Award” 2008 and 2009 from the Los Angeles Regional Agency (LARA) for significant reduction of waste through the use of reusable materials
  • US Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration conferred its Exemplary Designation Practices Award for achieving a 75% conversion rate for the total number of organ donations (2007)
  • One Legacy, the federally designated transplant network in Southern California, Achievement Award in Recognition of Organ Donations of 65-74% (2008)

These are just a sample of the numerous awards, accolades, and distinctions Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has been honored within our more than a century of medical care. If you would like to learn more about our award-winning health services, contact us today!