Pomona Deserves Better

Something's wrong at Pomona Valley Hospital

Our hospital executives' priorities are upside down, putting profits and their own pay before our patients and their care. This non-profit company made $47 million in profits in 2014 and pays its CEO $1.7 million a year.

That money should be going to increase hospital staffing, improve safety and patient care, and to ensure good healthcare jobs in our community. 

Latest News:

Pomona hospital workers say they were pressured to stay silent about dirty conditions

Six workers at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center say management tried to keep them from speaking out about possible patient infections and unsafe working conditions by asking them to sign confidentiality agreements.


Column: Patients pay price when hospital won’t listen

For years, workers at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center raised concerns about patient care issues but were ignored or dismissed by our managers.


Los Angeles Times: Pomona hospital employees say patients are at risk of superbug infections

Employees of one of the San Gabriel Valley’s largest hospitals say they that fear patients are being sickened by dirty conditions that management has ignored.


New report exposes ‘Superbug’ Infections, Unsanitary Conditions, Lack of Training at Pomona Valley Hospital

Public records show PVHMC management is struggling to control two deadly bacterial infections ... and they are failing to take important steps necessary to protect patients and hospital staff.


Univision, Channel 34: Union questions hygiene at Pomona Valley Hospital and talks about “superbugs”



Feds, State Urged to Investigate Infections, Short Staffing at Pomona Hospital


Healthcare workers at Pomona Valley Hospital called on federal and state investigators on Oct. 24 to examine the mishandling of highly contagious patients and the treatment of some patients in hallways due to short staffing at the facility.




Elected Leaders, Community Join Battle Cry: Pomona Hospital Needs to Put Patients Before Profits and Executive Pay


With hundreds of healthcare workers and supporters watching, state and local elected leaders all joined our fight, voicing support for Pomona Hospital caregivers.

Healthcare Workers Urge Pomona Valley Hospital to Put Patients Above Excessive Profits, Executive Pay


Seven hundred healthcare workers and their supporters rallied on Oct. 19 at Pomona Valley Hospital to push back against hospital officials who workers say have put profits and executive pay above quality, affordable patient care. Elected officials came out in force to show their support for workers.




1,120 Hospital Workers in Pomona Vote to Unite in SEIU-UHW

More than 1,120 healthcare workers at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center have voted to join SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West in the largest hospital unionization in California in nearly 15 years.

Results of the Jan. 22, 2016 election were confirmed June after the National Labor Relations Board rejected a prolonged challenge to the vote from hospital executives.


Pomona Valley Hospital employees demand talks to negotiate contract

Hundreds of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center employees called on hospital administrators to meet them at the bargaining table and negotiate a labor contract during a rally in front of the facility on October 19.




KRCA - Estralla Affiliate: Hospital workers raise their voices in Pomona

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Pomona Proud: Workers protest at Pomona Valley Hospital

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Elected Leaders Support Pomona Valley Hospital Workers

Concern is growing about Pomona Valley Hospital CEO Richard Yochum’s refusal to recognize workers’ vote to improve patient care by joining a union, as several elected officials in recent weeks have urged the hospital to stop stalling and begin negotiating a contract with 1,120 workers.

Read their letters to CEO Richard Yochum below:

U.S. Representative Norma Torres

Senator Ed Hernandez

Senator Connie Leyva

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez

L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

Pomona City Councilmember Cristina Carrizosa

Pomona City Councilmember John Nolte

Pomona City Councilmember Debra Martin




Pomona Valley Hospital Management's priorities are upside down. While they cut corners and staffing, the CEO made $1.7 million in 2014. That would mean so far in 2016, he's made:

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