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PVHMC Trauma Center Named American College of Surgeons Surgical Quality Partner

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PVHMC Trauma Center Named American College of Surgeons Surgical Quality Partner

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has been named an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Quality Partner as part of its Trauma Verification and participation in the ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP). ACS programs are designed to save lives, prevent surgical complications and improve quality of care.

“The ACS designation recognizes our continued dedication to constant improvement and the best surgical procedures,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, President/CEO of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. “We’re honored to be named a surgical quality partner by such an esteemed organization known for its quality-driven surgical procedures and techniques.”

The ACS Surgical Quality Partnership aims to spotlight hospitals with the highest standards in surgical quality, based on clinical evidence and decades of the college of surgeons’ experience.

"ACS Quality programs are grounded in more than a century of experience and participation is an important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality. As an ACS Surgical Quality Partner, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has shown a commitment providing the best possible patient care, evaluating that care in a rigorous fashion, and dedicating themselves to continuous self-improvement," said ACS Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS.ACS quality programs increase surgeon engagement and give patients the confidence knowing the facility is at the forefront of surgical expertise, having been verified through an ACS review.

ACS TQIP ensures that a hospital has acquired the strongest surgical data to analyze and improve patient outcomes. ACS TQIP complements the ACS Trauma Verification Review and Consultation (VRC) program by providing centers with the information they need to make changes to care so they continually improve the outcomes of their patients. Together, the programs help patients cared for in an ACS-verified trauma center receive the best care possible, which is critical because trauma patients often have little choice in where they receive care. ACS TQIP includes interactive data tools that provide multiple opportunities for centers to learn best practices in trauma from other centers and subject matter experts.

“Being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons means something and being an ACS-verified or accredited hospital means something,” adds Dr. Turner.

PVHMC received an official verification as a trauma center by Los Angeles County in March 2017 and re-verification in 2022. Since then, it has become one of the largest volume trauma centers in the region.

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