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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Announces New Director of Sports Medicine

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POMONA VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Hanh H. Larson, D.O., Brings Sports Medicine Expertise and Community Outreach to Leading Role at Hospital

 

Pomona, Calif., November 1, 2018 – Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) announced its new director of sports medicine, Hanh H. Larson, D.O.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Larson to our medical staff,” said Richard E. Yochum, FACHE, president and CEO of PVHMC. “She is an accomplished physician in sports medicine and will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to PVHMC and the unique needs of our patients and community.”

Dr. Larson, a Chino Hills resident, is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Sports Medicine. She has served as the team physician for high schools throughout Southern California, and provided medical coverage at athletic events and tournaments as well.

Dr. Larson brings her expertise to in the evaluation and treatment of injured athletes in to the Sports Medicine Center (SMC) Physician Clinic at PVHMC. She will ensure the delivery of top-quality care, remain current in the latest sports medicine, teach musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment to the next generation of young physicians, and serve as an educational resource to our community. She will also provide leadership as the SMC medical representative at community events such as the Holiday Half Marathon, and the $$$ for Physicals fundraiser for local high school athletic training programs.

The SMC provides care for athletes of all skill levels from their injury through their returning to play. Board certified physicians and licensed physical therapists work together to evaluate, diagnose, and rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries and concussions. Pre-participation sports physicals are also provided. The focus is on expert, personalized and cost effective care.

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to work alongside an outstanding team of doctors and physical therapists,” said Dr. Larson. “And I’m excited to care for our community, and assist local high schools and their athletic trainers.”

Dr. Larson completed her residency, internship and fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Hospital, and is licensed by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, DEA licensed, board certified in family medicine, has an added qualification in sports medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Science in psychobiology and gerontology from University of California, Los Angeles. She graduated college Cum Laude with honors in LatinDr. Larson received her D.O. from Western University in the School of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

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. It is also the only hospital in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties to receive all three Healthgrades® Women’s Care Five Star Excellence Awards™ for its exemplary work providing women with labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery and obstetrics and gynecology care.  As the second largest birthing hospital in California, 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. For more information, visit pvhmc.org.