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PVHMC Named Among Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement by Healthgrades

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PVHMC Named Among Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement by Healthgrades

Pomona Valley Medical Center (PVHMC) has been recognized as a 2024 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors, patients and hospitals. Healthgrades Specialty Excellence Awards recognize the nation’s leading hospitals across 18 specialty care areas – recipient hospitals represent the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for each specialty. This distinction, along with numerous other accolades from Healthgrades, reflects PVHMC’s outstanding clinical performance and distinguishes them as one of the nation’s leading hospitals.

Along with this distinction, PVHMC will also be recognized for three 5-star achievements for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Treatment.

“From surgery to recovery, our joint replacement team is dedicated to helping our patients regain their mobility using the latest minimally invasive surgical methods and practicing the highest standards in rehabilitation,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President/CEO at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. “It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top 10% hospitals in the nation for joint replacement and this accolade confirms our commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care.”

Unlike other hospital quality studies, Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most–patient outcomes–Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement. The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020-2022, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ have, on average, a 63.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“Healthgrades congratulates PVHMC for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As health systems nationwide endeavor to elevate their quality of care, these elite facilities provide a roadmap for success. We commend Pomona Valley Medical Center for their dedication to excellence in patient care.”

Consumers can to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.

To learn more about joint replacement and orthopedic services at PVHMC, click here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Awards and Ratings Methodology.