After nine years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Riverside Community Hospital, Mr. Patrick Brilliant, announced his retirement effective the end of April. Mr. Brilliant has worked in healthcare administration for over 37 years. Prior to coming to Riverside, Patrick was the Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Center of Arlington in Arlington, Texas as well at The Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Weston, Florida.
During his leadership, Riverside Community Hospital achieved many notable accomplishments including the recent completion of a $500+ million campus expansion project that included a new patient care tower, parking garage, medical office building and seismic upgrades, demonstrating a long-term commitment to the hospital and the community.
Mr. Brilliant was also instrumental in the development of the hospital's rapidly growing Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs with academic partner UCR's School of Medicine to provide long-term resources, strategic growth for the hospital and community as well as to help address the shortage of physicians in the Inland Empire. GME, which began in 2016 with an Internal Medicine program and 25 residents, has now grown to seven programs with 120 residents and will be adding two more programs by the end of this year. The hospital's GME Internal Medicine program will celebrate the first graduating class this July.
"Not everybody has the opportunity to wake up every day and go to work with a mission of reducing human suffering and saving lives! I've cherished that opportunity for over 37 years now," says Patrick Brilliant. "It has been an incredible privilege and honor to serve with the RCH team as a hospital leader for the past 9+ years and be a part of this wonderful community! I am very proud of my entire team for the amazing transformation that we have and continue to orchestrate on our campus and in our organization. It amazes me to look back over the past nine years of how much our hospital has grown. We have completed many efforts to be a leading healthcare provider in the region offering more innovating, life-saving procedures, providing easier access to quality healthcare while bringing leading technology close to home. We are no longer your ordinary community hospital and extremely proud of the quality services we are now able to offer through the investments we have made."
HCA Far West Division President, Brian Cook, thanked and congratulated Mr. Brilliant for his outstanding career with HCA at Riverside and his well-deserved retirement. A national search for Mr. Brilliant's replacement is underway.