Chino Valley Medical Center President and CMO Named Physician of the Year

Chino Valley Medical Center President and CMO Named Physician of the Year


(Chino, Calif., September 16, 2016) – Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC) is proud to announce that, amongst over one-hundred-thousand physicians, Dr. James M. Lally, DO, MMM, President & CMO has been named physician of the year for 2016 by the American Osteopathic Association (AOF). AOF is the philanthropic arm of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

To be considered a nominee for this prestigious award, the physician must meet the listed criteria, and more, per

• Makes an extraordinary impact on the lives of others, has unwavering dedication toward patients, and is consistently looked upon as a role model by his or her peers.

• Has made innovative contributions either in medicine or to the community even when faced with adversity.

• Embodies the values of the profession through leadership and service to the public and the profession.

A Doctor of Osteopathy practices a different philosophy on patients. Per, “D.O.’s focus on prevention by gaining a deeper understanding of your lifestyle and environment, rather than just treating your symptoms.” A DO is trained to listen intently and focus on your whole body, holistically. Dr. Lally has been a Doctor of Osteopathy since 1991, and has since touched the lives of so many.

Dr. Lally was recognized and officially awarded at the Honors event held by the AOF on the 16th of September. He met, and at times exceeded, the criteria set by the AOF for a physician to be considered. Dr. Lally takes giving back to his community very seriously, and proudly supports local causes, businesses and more. True to the criteria on the AOF website, he “makes an extraordinary impact on the lives of others.” Christen Grelling, MSN, FNP, PHN and Interim Chief Nursing Officer of CVMC shares, “This award could not have been bestowed upon a more deserving physician. We are so lucky and proud to have such an outstanding leader here in Chino, at CVMC. On behalf of his staff, congratulations to our Dr. Lally.”

“Bringing good people together to do great things,” is Dr. James M. Lally’s personal brand and mission. He has continued to fulfill this charge by providing quality care to all that come through

his hospital doors, his staff, and the community at large. This prestigious award could not have been better-suited for a Doctor that gives so much back to people he leads and serves.

CVMC, established in 1972, is a 112-bed community hospital centrally located in beautiful Southern California. After significant investments, Chino Valley has achieved outstanding quality and patient safety recognition from organizations including The Leapfrog Group, US News & World Report, Healthgrades, Women’s Choice Award®, and the National Research Corporation “Path to Excellence” award. The hospital provides the latest technology and services for improving lives including a da Vinci Robotic Surgery Unit and top-rated orthopedic and gastrointestinal care. A short drive away from all that Southern California has to offer, the suburb of Chino is considered a wonderful place to work, live and play.

Chino Valley Medical Center is consistently recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation, who stands ready to serve their local community with compassionate, quality care.

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