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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has achieved multiple 5-star ratings for clinical quality excellence in the areas of cardiac, pulmonary and gastrointestinal care, according to new research by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2021
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery 2021 (three consecutive

years – 2019-2021)

Additional recognitions PVHMC has received from Healthgrades this year include:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for two consecutive years (2019-2020)
  • Named among the top 10% in the nation for Patient Safety for two consecutive years (2019-2020)

“These five-star recognitions give our patients and their families confidence in the superior quality of care that Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s highly-skilled Physicians and Associates provide,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President and CEO of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. “They are a clear demonstration of our commitment to patient safety and high-quality outcomes through investments in state-of-the-art technology and innovations.”

Each year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and all-payer data from 16 states for bariatrics and appendectomy procedures.*

“The importance of hospital quality is top of mind for consumers, as they are becoming more aware of the differences of care provided by different hospitals. Consumers can feel confident knowing that hospitals are recognized for their performance in providing high quality care and superior outcomes,” said Dr. Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at