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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Named Among Best Hospitals In Los Angeles Metro Area By U.S. News & World Report

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POMONA, Calif. (August 2, 2021) – Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. PVHMC is among an elite top 25 hospitals in the region that won “Best” honors.

PVHMC also earned a “High Performing” ratings for eight procedures and conditions, including: stroke, heart failure, heart attack, heart bypass, diabetes, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.

The annualBest Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“Our hospital’s recognitions affirm the continued commitment of our Associates and Physicians to providing exceptional patient care and improved outcomes through innovation and clinical excellence,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, PVHMC President/CEO. “Even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PVHMC emerged a leader in offering lifesaving COVID-19 treatments unavailable to patients at other hospitals in the region.”

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitalsmethodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit theFAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469975), available for pre-order now from theU.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores October 5.

For more information on the nationally-recognized services offered at PVHMC, visit

About Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), a nationally recognized and accredited 412-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. As the largest birthing hospital in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, 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 and was named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit


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