Riverside Community Hospital and Bear Valley Community Hospital pose for photo to commemorate new life-saving partnership

Riverside, CA - Riverside Community Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Bear Valley Community Healthcare District for advanced stroke care services. Riverside Community Hospital is a leading Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Inland Empire region, designated by REMSA and accredited by DNV. Patients and caregivers at Bear Valley Community Healthcare District will have 24-hour, on-call access to award-winning, leading stroke and neuroscience experts through TeleStroke at Riverside Community Hospital.

Both Riverside Community Hospital and Bear Valley Community Healthcare District have been aggressively working on a strategic partnership to grow access to world-class services and deliver high quality healthcare to the Bear Valley region.

“It takes a dedicated team of experts working together to ensure more people in our communities not only survive a stroke but also have fewer long-term disabilities,” said Jackie Van Blaricum, Chief Executive Officer at Riverside Community Hospital. “Every second counts when it comes to stroke and Riverside Community Hospital is proud to deliver advanced technology and neurological resources through the TeleStroke Network to Bear Valley Community Healthcare District and its patients. It’s an important partnership that overcomes geographic and transportation barriers with reliable technology.”

“This innovative collaboration with Riverside Community Hospital will help save lives and preserve brain function when someone suffers a stroke,” said Evan Rayner, Chief Executive Officer of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District. “The “TeleStroke Network” aligns with our commitment to partner with high caliber tertiary organizations to provide high-quality, innovative healthcare to patients, close to home. Bear Valley Community Healthcare District looks forward to working with Riverside Community Hospital’s stroke and neuroscience team to assist our emergency room providers in ‘real-time’ evaluation and treatment of patients that may be having a stroke. The technology and expertise provided by the TeleStroke Network will help our patients receive care much faster and ensure they have a seamless transfer for high-acuity stroke and brain injury care for a stroke or other brain injury.”

Bear Valley Community Healthcare District is slated to start using TeleStroke with Riverside Community Hospital in early 2023.

Photo L to R:

Steven Knapik, DO, Bear Valley Community Hospital

Tom Cronin, Vice President Business Development, Riverside Community Hospital

Shaun Kinsey, EMS Outreach Director, Riverside Community Hospital

Jackie Van Blaricum, CEO, Riverside Community Hospital

Evan Rayner, CEO, Bear Valley Community Hospital

Peter Boss, MD, Board Chair, Bear Valley Community Hospital

Steven Baker, Board Treasurer, Bear Valley Community Hospital

Mark Kaliher Board Secretary, Bear Valley Community Hospital

Jack Briner, Board 2nd Vice President. Bear Valley Community Hospital