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The 453-bed acute care Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center ( is nationally recognized as a 100 Top Hospital and as a HealthGrades 2009 Outstanding Patient Experience award recipient. The not-for-profit teaching hospital serves eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties. In addition to its national designation, PVHMC is also recognized throughout the state and the region for outstanding medical care and the efficient use of resources.

Founded in 1902, PVHMC is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. PVHMC’s more than 600 physicians, 3,100 employees and 1,000 volunteers serve the community with comprehensive medical services through four Centers of Excellence — The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center, The Stead Heart Center and The Women’s Center and the Regional Kidney Stone Center. PVHMC’s specialized services include:
• Regional Kidney Stone Center
• Sleep Disorders Center
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center
• Family Health Center and Family Practice Residency Program
• Central Avenue Urgent Care Center
• Pain Management Program • Diabetes Management Program
• Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Program
• Women’s Diagnostic Imaging Center

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Casa Colina Hospital ( is a fully licensed and accredited acute-care hospital that provides medical rehabilitation services. The hospital has special facilities for physical restoration — such as a therapeutic swimming pool, rehabilitation gym, adapted fitness center and state-of-the-art therapy equipment. With specialized caregivers and support staff, Casa Colina serves children and adults who have been disabled by injuries, chronic disorders and illnesses. The hospital also has a sub-acute rehabilitation unit and outpatient clinics, and provides case management and patient/family support services.


Founded in 1977, Western University of Health Sciences is a nonprofit graduate university for health professions. The university’s campus includes nine major buildings on 22 acres in downtown Pomona, and a $100-million campus expansion currently underway will add four more major structures — a Health Education Center, Patient Care Center, Veterinary Pathology Center and six-story parking garage — by January 2010. Western University is one of the largest graduate schools for health professions in California. Alumni rank among the very top leaders in healthcare and medicine through the world. All of the school’s programs have professional accreditations. Western University’s nine colleges are:
• College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
• College of Allied Health Professions College of Optometry College of Podiatric Medicine
• College of Dental Medicine
• College of Graduate Nursing
• College of Pharmacy
• College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate
• College of Biomedical Science

Western University’s Impact on the Community: The College of Veterinary Medicine was the first to open in the country in 20 years, and is the first in Southern California. Western University’s medical center on Second Street offers primary care services to more than 10,000 clients a year — regardless of their ability to pay. The university has nearly 2,600 students and 600 full-time employees, and employs more than 1,200 professionals as adjunct faculty members. The university is home to the nationally renowned Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions.

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