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Stead Heart & Vascular center: A legacy of love

        William R. “Bill” Stead and his
wife Carole have been Inter Valley
Health Plan members for almost two decades; Bill Stead has been a member since 1995, and Carole Stead has been a member since 1999.
        Bill Stead is also a member of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) Board and an emeritus board member of the PVHMC Foundation. And Carole was also an active hospital volunteer for many years.
        Born there in 1929, Bill has had a lifetime connection to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. His father was a member of the Hospital board, and his mother was a founding member of the Auxiliary. Both of Bill’s parents dedicated many hours to helping pursue the Hospital’s vision of community focused healthcare. Bill’s father received the first pacemaker ever placed by the Hospital.
        In 1986, Bill generously donated funds to PVHMC to help establish the Stead Heart Center, an act that shows his family’s commitment to the Hospital’s mission. The Center was named in memory of Bill’s father and mother, creating a legacy of love.
        Bill’s parents would be proud to know that the Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Stroke Center and has been named one of Thomson Reuter’s 2011 50 Top Cardio Hospitals in the nation and ranked nationally in the top 5% for patient care. In 2006, the Center expanded and is now known as the Stead Heart and Vascular Center. For more information visit www.

Organ Donation: Make the choice to save lives


        Have you considered signing up as an organ donor, but just haven’t gotten around to it? Recent statistics show that more than 57,000 people are on the waiting lists for organ transplants.
Organ donation is not limited by
age, anyone can sign up.  Remember, your decision to donate organs could save lives.
        For more information on how to become an organ donor or how
to obtain a donor card, go to the
website at
or call your local California State
Department of Motor Vehicles.
You may also call the Southern
California Organ Procurement
Center at 800-786-4077.
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