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Transforming Healthcare Through Philanthropy at The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center

building frontIn 1989 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation conducted a feasibility study on the community need for a cancer treatment facility. At that time, people living in the Pomona Valley and Inland Empire had to travel a great distance to receive quality cancer treatment at a major medical center. It was determined that there was a huge need for a local, quality cancer treatment facility with appropriate supportive services to ease the cancer experience, not only for the patient, but for their loved ones as well.

Philanthropy Aids Bright Future for Cardiovascular Care

surgeonsThanks to a generous gift in memory of Charles and Marion Stead, the Stead Heart and Vascular Center was formally established in 1986.

For nearly 25 years, the Stead Heart and Vascular Center has continued in its quest for excellence by being the first in the region to offer such services as pacemaker implantation, coronary stenting, electrophysiology, MAZE procedure, robotic assisted cardiac vein grafting, and carotid, peripheral and Abdominal Aorta stenting, to name just a few.

Many of these services and services still to come would not be possible without a strong philanthropic group of supporters.

Women's & Children's Center

women and childrenYour generous philanthropic support of The Women’s and Children’s Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, makes a difference in the lives of the women and children who are cared for in the Hospital.

Our Women’s and Children’s Services team consists of highly skilled medical professionals committed to providing uncompromising quality healthcare with sensitivity, compassion and excellence. However; all the skilled medical care that we provide can only accomplish so much—state-of the-art medical technology is also needed.

Fortunately, the community has been generous with their philanthropic support so that the Hospital is able to purchase these technologies. The largest source of funding has come through the Foundation’s Annual Wine Tasting event that is held in the spring.

In 2005, Foundation board member and owner of LIQUORAMA Fine Wines and Spirits in Upland, CA, John Solomon had a desire to help the little miracles in the Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as infants that are admitted to the Hospital’s Pediatric Unit.

Ladies Plastics Golf Organization

Women in PinkIn 1998, Dolores “Dee” Lancia-Ketner’s friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. A year later, her sister, Nancy, who lives on the East coast called to tell her she too, had "breast cancer” and the two of them cried. It was at that point she set out to help her sister fight this disease by accessing information for the patient and the caregiver.

Dee said in an effort to assist her sister, she found herself on the doorsteps of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.