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Elective, Non-Urgent Procedures and Services Resume

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has resumed elective, non-urgent procedures and services that had been deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PVHMC is committed to the health and wellness of the communities we serve, and we are eager to see our patients get the deferred care that they need. We want to assure you that it is safe to get care at our hospital and the Pomona Valley Health Centers. We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and Associates.

If your elective procedure or service was deferred, we encourage you to call your physician’s office to reschedule your appointment at your earliest convenience. Or if you have a screening procedure or service that is coming due, such as a colonoscopy, you should feel confident scheduling your appointment.

Following are the safety and quality measures that we have put in place:

Hospital Safety and Quality Measures

  • PVHMC is adhering to all guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health and California Hospital Association for resumption of elective procedures and services.
  • PVHMC has enhanced its disinfection processes to exceed all state and national guidelines.

Patient Safety Measures

  • Patients and visitors must wear a cloth face covering or mask upon entering our facilities. A mask will be provided immediately upon arrival if they do not have one.
  • Patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to their procedure. If the test results are negative, the procedure will proceed. If test results are positive, the procedure will be cancelled unless deemed medically necessary by the physician.
  • Patients can bring one healthy person with them to the appointment (e.g., someone who can drive the patient home after the procedure). This person must wear a cloth face covering or mask at all times and is able to wait in a socially distanced waiting room.

Associate and Physician Safety Measures

  • Associates and Physicians are self-monitoring their health. A policy is in place to send symptomatic Associates home.
  • The Hospital has sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) and will ensure that Associates and Physicians have the appropriate PPE for the particular procedure.
  • Social or physical distancing will be maintained.

Your health is important, so don’t delay getting the care you need.