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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Recognized By Healthgrades® As Top 10 Percent In The Nation For Cardiac Surgery

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Recognized By Healthgrades® As

Top 10 Percent In The Nation For Cardiac Surgery

Hospital Also Receives 2018 Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, and

Five-Star Rating for Coronary Bypass Surgery and Carotid Surgery

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) was recently recognized by Healthgrades for being among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiac surgery — as measured by volume-weighted performance. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. PVHMC also achieved 5 stars for its performance in coronary bypass surgery and carotid surgery. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

“Patients who choose PVHMC’s Stead Heart and Vascular Center have the comfort of knowing they are part of the Pomona Valley’s top-rated, comprehensive heart program,” said Rama K. Thumati, MD, Medical Director of Cardiology Services. “We offer advanced technology and clinical innovation that allows us to deliver the highest standards of cardiac care.”

“The Healthgrades recognition demonstrates our commitment to provide state-of-the-art care to patients,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President and CEO. “We have invested in both the physical and the human resources necessary to ensure that we have the most complete line of cardiovascular and stroke services in the region.”

“Consumers value information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction from Healthgrades prove a commitment to high-quality patient care.”

*For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

About Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), a nationally recognized and accredited 437-bed, not-for-profit community medical center and trauma center, proudly serves residents in eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties. PVHMC’s accolades include The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for advanced certification in inpatient diabetes care, palliative care, sepsis, perinatal care, and total joint replacement. It is also the only hospital in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties to receive all three Healthgrades® Women’s Care Five Star Excellence Awards™ for its exemplary work providing women with labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery and obstetrics and gynecology care. As the second-largest birthing hospital in California, PVHMC is honored to hold the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation. The Hospital is among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals in the United States to receive the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award. For more information, visit