Planning for the Future of Health Care in Our Community

Since 1901, Riverside Community Hospital has been a vital part of the Inland Empire region, and for decades people in the community have depended on the hospital for comprehensive healthcare and its highly specialized services.

Today, Riverside Community Hospital is investing more than $400 million in the health of the community through the construction of a major hospital expansion project to meet the needs of a growing community, and to ensure an even higher level of care and service. Scheduled to be completed in 2017, the expansion and renovation project will give Riverside Community Hospital the ability to better serve the Inland Empire Region by improving access to healthcare with a total capacity of 558 acute-hospital beds.

General Project Features and Details

New Tower Facts

  • The addition of a 260,000 square-foot, seven story tower
  • Construction to start early 2013
  • Approximate cost: More than $400 million, funded by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
  • New patient tower to add 123 private patient rooms which include: 
    • 35 Intensive Care patient rooms
    • 70 Medical and Surgical patient rooms with ability to add 18 additional beds
  • 373 existing beds, bringing the total number of licensed beds to 478
  • New hospital laboratory and Cafeteria
  • Four additional Operating Rooms and Endoscopy expansion
  • New 3-floor Medical Office Building
  • A new 5-level, with an additional 1,061-space Parking Garage
  • Seismic retrofit and cosmetic upgrades to existing patient tower
  • Medical Imaging Department equipment additions and expansions


  • A variety of technological advances will support quality of care and enhance patient experience and satisfaction
  • Wireless Internet Access for patients, families and visitors
  • Operating Patient Room Progress Monitoring Board
  • Enhanced automated medication dispensing system
  • Bar code medication verification scanning


Phase I

  • Begin construction of a new parking garage in early 2013
  • Begin construction of a 3-floor, 60,000 square foot Medical Office Building Summer 2013
  • Seismic retrofit of existing buildings 2013 - 2017

Phase II

  • Demolish existing Medical Office Building 2014
  • Begin construction of new patient tower in 2014 to be completed in 2017

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