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Pomona, CA – November 1, 2022 –Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) announced that it has been recognized as a 2023 Stroke Care Excellence Award recipient by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. Healthgrades’ Stroke Care Excellence Award recognizes the top 10% of hospitals nationwide with superior clinical outcomes in the treatment of Stroke. This achievement reflects PVHMC’s dedication to their patients and distinguishes it as one of the nation’s leading hospitals for Stroke Care.

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is also recognized as a:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2021-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2022-2023)
  • Five Star Recipient for Stroke in 2023
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2023

“Stroke care requires immediate intervention and a multidisciplinary team to achieve good outcomes and we’re proud to rank among the nation’s top 10% of hospitals for stroke treatment,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President/CEO at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. “This recognition demonstrates the expertise that our physicians, nurses and staff dedicate to providing exceptional patient care.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals with a 2023 Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Award and hospitals that did not receive the award. From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Stroke Care Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, a 40.2% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

“We commend Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients being treated for Stroke,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Stroke Care Excellence Award have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

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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 Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence and 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 one of the largest birthing hospitals in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, PVHMC is honored to hold the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation. The Hospital is named a Best Regional Hospital and High-Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit

About Healthgrades

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