Laboratory & Pathology

The Department of Pathology is accredited by HFAP and is currently transitioning to CAP accreditation.

The Department of Pathology is accredited by College of American Pathologist (CAP).

The Department of Pathology is responsible for the performance of all laboratory procedures, which are required to support the medical mission of Victor Valley Global Medical Center (VVGMC). Requests for laboratory procedures beyond the capabilities of the Laboratory will be supported to the fullest extent possible. Appropriate specimens will be collected and routed to the appropriate referral laboratory for analysis. The procedures and technical information in this pamphlet applies to all VVGMC personnel who utilize the services of the laboratory.

The Laboratory Medical Director is board certified by the American Board of Pathology. All Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLSs) employed at VVGMC are state licensed to perform all respective testing.

Outpatient Laboratory Services: Normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Routine services are offered during these hours. The Specimen Procurement Section is responsible for outpatient phlebotomy, specimen receiving and processing, and shipping samples to reference laboratories. Limited staffing and services are available during non-business hours, weekends, and federal holidays.

Clinical Laboratory Services: Offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Maternal Child Health Services

Victor Valley Global Medical Center’s Maternal Child Services Department includes our Labor and Delivery, Post Partum, Nursery, Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric departments.

Victor Valley Global Medical Center’s Maternal Child Services Department includes our Labor and Delivery, Post Partum, Nursery, Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric departments.

Victor Valley Global Medical Center consistently works toward a renewed vision of being the premiere healthcare facility in the High Desert.  We look forward to our partnership with the community, the physicians, and other providers in ensuring our community remains strong and healthy.

Labor and Delivery and Post-Partum
Focusing on our philosophy of patient centered care, VVGMC makes every aspect of your visit an extraordinary experience. From the birth of your first baby to the delivery of your first grandchild, count on the experienced, compassionate staff to make every addition a blessed moment allowing you to focus on what matters most.

Nursery
VVGMC believes in skin-to-skin contact bonding with newborns. At every opportunity, we encourage this bonding practice between you and your new baby and make every effort to accommodate both parents’ practices. As you recover from the delivery of your baby, the caring staff watch over your new addition backed by decades of experience and knowledge.

Women’s Health Services
Additional services are available for Women’s Health including the Outpatient Imaging Center, “The Center” located in the White Dove Professional Building across from the hospital. Please see the links below for more information on services offered through The Center.

Medi-Cal Enrollment

Should you need assistance with Medi-Cal enrollment, please visit our Medi-Cal office located just to the left of the main entrance of the hospital. Onsite enrollment specialists are here to help.

Business hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday

Medical & Surgical Care

 Quality of patient care comes first

Talented staff, priority is to ensure the well-being and speedy recovery of all patients.

Holding strong to our hospital vision of being the premier hospital of the high desert.

Comments about our Medical & Surgical floor care:

“I can’t say enough about the nurses on the floor.  They are an asset to VVGMC and nursing.  They are friendly, professional, caring, attentive and where very nice to me and made me feel better.  Thank you for caring about me and my welfare, and well being”n“Just the genuine interest and concern you showed and how calm you handled my questions.  Way above what I would of expected.“

Surgical Services
It is the policy of Victor Valley Global Medical Center (VVGMC) to provide services for operative and other invasive procedures and immediate post-operative care on a 24-hour basis. The department is staffed to operate 3 OR suites Monday through Friday, 0700 to 1500 and 2 OR suites Monday through Friday, 1500 to 1900. An on-call staff is available 1500 to 0700 for emergency procedures.

Social Services

It is the policy of Victor Valley Global Medical Center (VVGMC) to make social services available to patients, families and hospital personnel.

To reach social services, please ask for them when calling the main hospital number: 760-245-8691

Pediatrics

VVGMC’s Pediatric Department is unsurpassed in the High Desert for patient centered care. It can be traumatic for you and your child when a stay at the hospital is required. The patient and gentle staff in Pediatrics understands. They are dedicated to helping your child get better and back home to family and friends

Physical Therapy

It is the policy of Victor Valley Global Medical Center (VVGMC) to provide quality and comprehensive physical therapy at VVGMC that will restore, improve or maintain the patient’s optimal level of functioning, self-care, self-responsibility, independence, and quality of life in the inpatient setting. These services will be provided in a timely and professional manner, as prescribed, and in a manner consistent with the mission of VVGMC, as well as provide a compassionate rehabilitation environment for the patient and their family or significant others conducive to obtaining the above goals.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Care Services
Types of Patients Inpatients, ambulatory patients, home care patients and outpatients.  Age of Patients Services will be provided to patients in the following age groups: neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

Procedures / Services Diagnostic and therapeutic Cardiopulmonary Services
Hours of Operation Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Diagnostic testing is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the exception of cardiac stress testing, which is available Monday through Saturday, 0700 – 1530.

Goals Cardiopulmonary care designed in the treatment, management control and diagnostic evaluation in patients with deficiencies and abnormalities and alternatives of gas exchange.

Allied health specialty guided by a Medical Director.

The Center

The Center serves at Victor Valley Global Medical Center’s outpatient and inpatient imaging center and offers visitors the convenience of a one-stop preventative diagnostic imaging center, with state-of-the-art examination equipment by such manufacturers as Instrumentarium, Hologic and Toshiba.

The Center performs mammogram, ultrasound and bone densitometry testing.

The quiet, warm, comfortable pre-exam environment of The Center helps to relax visitors for examinations that can often be stressful, sensitive and uncomfortable experiences.

Our goal is to continually assess and meet the healthcare needs of the community we serve.

Please contact us (760) 245-4555

Pastoral Care Services

It is the policy of Victor Valley Global Medical Center (VVGMC) to provide spiritual support to employees, patients, families and guests if requested. Pastoral Care Services is viewed as an integral component of patient care.

A chaplain or on-call chaplain is available to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day if requested.

Delivery Land™

At Victor Valley Global Medical Center, we believe every delivery is special-from your first to your next. Each labor and delivery room is uniquely designed and offers soon-to-be-parents a unique experience during the delivery of the newest family member.

We look forward to welcoming your new King or Queen!
Delivery Land ™ where Kings and Queens are Born!

Urgent Care

Global Urgent Care of Victorville is dedicated to serving the health and wellness needs of you and your family. Our highly trained, compassionate providers have years of experience and are skilled in the latest healthcare technologies and treatments.

Global Urgent Care of Victorville is staffed by care providers trained in the treatment of non-life-threating injuries and illnesses, giving you and your family access to diagnosis and treatment faster than the average emergency room process.

Our commitment to health care is patient centered and specialized to meet the needs of you and your family. Providing the highest level of care with compassion and respect is at the core of our service to you and your family.

The Global Urgent Care of Victorville treats medical problems that can’t wait until your next Primary Care Provider (PCP) visit, but are not life-threatening and our skilled providers will see you on a walk-in basis and our wait times can be shorter than an Emergency Room (ER). We are open 8am to 8pm seven days a week excluding holidays. Holiday hours are 8am to 2pm.

Hours – 8am – 8pm every day
Holiday Hours  8am to 2pm

For more information please visit MyUrgentCare-VV.com

Radiology

The Imaging Department of Victor Valley Global Medical Center serves a pivotal and critical role in support of patient care provided by the KPC Health System.  The department serves the Victorville community with highly trained radiologists in the foundation of Diagnostic and Interventional services. Our friendly staff and radiologists provide excellent customer service and continuous support to an inpatient and outpatient population. The department serves as a community leader in emerging technologies in the pursuit of optimal care of our patients.

We strive for excellence and are committed to creating a highly skilled imaging department for our Diagnostic, Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional, Mammography/Dexa, and Vascular Ultrasound services.

Venous Access

  • Placement of PICCs (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters)
  • Placement of chest ports
  • Temporary central venous catheters
  • Tunneled central venous catheters

Dialysis access treatments

  • Percutaneous dialysis fistula I graft treatments
  • Vascular recanalization
  • Tunneled central venous catheter

Percutaneous Biopsy

  • Image-guided soft tissue and bone biopsy
  • Percutaneous soft tissue or organ biopsy
  • Transjugular liver biopsy

Interventional Pain

  • Intraarticular steroid injection
  • Kyphoplasty Nertebroplasty

Gastrointestinal

  • Placement and maintenance of gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy feeding tubes

Drainages

  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Percutaneous drainage of abscesses and fluid collections
  • Placement of chest tubes

Obstructive Uropathy

  • Nephrostomy, nephroureterostomy
  • Percutaneous access for stone retrieval
  • Suprapubic drainage

Women’s Health

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Infertility – Selective salpinography

Biliary Intervention

  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cholecystostomy

Arteriography

  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Renal vascular disease – renal artery angioplasty and stenting
  • Visceral angiography
  • Vascular Embolization

Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency

  • Varicose veins – Legs
  • Varicose veins – Other

Venous Thromboembolic Disease

  • Venous thrombolysis, angioplasty and stenting
  • Permanent and temporary caval filtration

Cancer Therapy

  • Chemoembolization of liver tumors
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) of liver tumors, kidney tumors, and osteoid osteomas

Medical imaging

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • 64 Slice CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Echo Cardiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology

For Scheduling call (760) 245-4555

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