Hospital also named a High Performing Hospital in four conditions and procedures
Pomona, CA — Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report. PVHMC is among the elite 13% nationally that won “Best” honors.
PVHMC also earned a “High Performing” ratings for aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“As a leading medical center and teaching hospital, we are honored to be recognized as a Best Regional Hospital,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, PVHMC President/CEO. “Each of these prestigious distinctions represents our commitment to delivering outstanding, high quality clinical care. This recognition is especially important as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We are profoundly grateful to our Associates for their tireless efforts and dedication to safe patient care.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.
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For more information on health care services at PVHMC, visit: www.pvhmc.org.
About Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC), a nationally recognized and accredited 412-bed, not-for-profit community medical center and trauma center, proudly serves residents in eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties. PVHMC’s accolades include The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for advanced certification in inpatient diabetes care, palliative care, sepsis, perinatal care and total joint replacement. As the largest birthing hospital in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, PVHMC is honored to hold the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation. The Hospital is among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals in the United States to receive the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award and was named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit pvhmc.org.
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