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Postponements of Some Elective Surgeries and Procedures

Data from Los Angeles County is continuing to show a steep increase in the number of community cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) is following recent recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS) to decompress in preparation for a surge of patients.

Beginning on Monday, July 13, 2020, in consultation and agreement with our physicians, we are again postponing some elective surgeries and procedures that can be safely delayed without risk to patients until further notice. We are working with our staff to ensure affected patients are notified of postponements.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has recommended this action to all hospitals in response to the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in recent weeks. These numbers are projected to continue to rise in upcoming weeks.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and community. Our hope is that by postponing procedures, we can limit potential exposure for staff and patients, preserve critical resources, such as personal protective equipment, and manage hospital beds that may be needed in the event of a surge of patients.

We understand the difficulties these decisions may present to our patients and their loved ones and appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented time. We hope to reopen in the near future for elective procedures and surgeries.

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