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PVHMC Named U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

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PVHMC Named U.S. News & World Report  2024 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) earned a ‘High Performing’ rating, the highest rating available, in Best Hospitals for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report.

Best Hospitals for Maternity Care is an annual evaluation designed to assist expectant parents, in consultation with their prenatal care team, in making informed decisions about where to receive maternity care that best meets their family’s needs.

PVHMC earned a High Performing designation in recognition of maternity care as measured by factors such as newborn complication rates.

“Last year, we delivered 4,939 infants, serving thousands of families who put their trust in our maternity services,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President/CEO at PVHMC. “We are proud to be named as one of the nation’s high performing hospitals for maternity care and this recognition is a testament of our doctors, nurses and staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care for our expectant and new mothers.”

Nurses with Award

U.S. News evaluated hospitals from across the nation that provide labor and delivery services and submitted detailed data to the publication for analysis; 680 hospitals, an all-time high, participated in this year’s U.S. News survey. Fewer than half – 46% – of all hospitals that offer maternity care and participated in the survey received a High Performing designation.

“Hospitals that receive a High Performing designation as part of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care meet a high standard in caring for parents with uncomplicated pregnancies,” said Jennifer Winston, health data scientist at U.S. News. “These hospitals have C-section rates that are 26% lower, and newborn complication rates that are 37% lower than unrecognized hospitals. Parents-to-be can research their local hospitals’ performance metrics for free at to help them choose where to have their baby.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, early elective delivery rates, birthing-friendly practices and transparency on racial/ethnic disparities, among other measures.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. To learn more about PVHMC, visit: