Riverside Community Hospital proudly announced the official opening of its new beautifully designed 7-story patient tower. 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, once a 373-licensed beds, will be a 478-licensed bed acute care medical facility when the final floors are complete.
The 285,000 square-foot tower includes 105 private patient rooms, a new cafeteria, kitchen and a new state-of-the-art Laboratory. The 105 beds are comprised of- 35 additional ICU beds, 70 Medical and surgical beds, and a new surgical pre-operative and postoperative Surgical Recovery area located in what is referred to as the G-Tower.
All new rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views- some highlighting downtown Riverside or Mt. Rubidoux. The G-Tower beds are private rooms that feature tiled bathrooms with showers, allowing patients to experience a serene atmosphere for their recovery.
In addition, the new patient tower opens space for the construction of four more operating rooms, including one for Transoartic Valve Replacement (TAVR) an advanced minimally invasive cardiac procedure to replace heart valves. This will allow Riverside and surrounding community’s access to some of the most advanced procedures available so patients can stay close to home to receive the best care the region can offer.
Overview of the Expansion Project
Riverside Community Hospital is a part of the Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA). The $460 million expansion project began in March of 2013.
The total expansion project included a three-level medical office building, a new parking garage adding 1,061 additional parking spaces, seismic retrofitting of the hospital’s existing patient tower and the addition of the new 7-story patient tower. Throughout the duration of the construction, the project had a significant economic impact in the community providing more than 400 temporary jobs, and will offer close to 300 permanent jobs over a period of time. The hospital was designed by HCA architects and was constructed by DPR and Skanska Construction who have extensive experience with healthcare building projects.
As one of the largest Emergency Departments in the Inland Empire region and a level ll Trauma Center, RCH sees over 23,000 patient admissions a year, cares for more than 123,000 emergency patients and last year treated close to 750 stroke victims by 3rd quarter.
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 285,000 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