Claremont Courier Logo

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center recognized

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center received two national American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines awards recently, including Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and the Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, the latter for the sixth year in a row.

The hospital earned the awards by “meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure and stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

“These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines,” read a PVHMC press release. “Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their conditions and overall health. Patients get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.”

As a designated comprehensive stroke center, chest pain venter and STEMI receiving center, PVHMC has also met “specific scientific guidelines featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke and heart failure patients admitted to the emergency department,” read the release.

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke or heart attack, and heart disease and stroke are the number one and number five causes of death in the U.S., respectively.

To learn more, visit


Submit a Comment