September 26, 2016
Riverside Community Hospital is proud to announce accreditation, by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), of a brand new Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The three-year program was approved for eight residents each year for a total of 24 residents.
The Emergency Medicine program is the second physician residency at Riverside Community Hospital, joining the Internal Medicine residency which started on July 1, 2016.
“We couldn’t be more excited”, said Gregory Guldner, M.D., Program Director of the new Emergency Medicine residency program. He added, “Our program will help bring highly qualified physicians to an area of California that really deserves more access to health care.”
Riverside Community Hospital and the UC Riverside School of Medicine have worked together to develop the Emergency Medicine residency program to train the next generation of emergency physicians.
"I am delighted that our outstanding Emergency Department team including our physicians, nurses and staff, led by Dr. Guldner, will have the opportunity to train future emergency physicians. The entire Emergency Department team has worked hard to develop a great teaching and learning environment for this residency program”, said Patrick Brilliant, President and CEO of Riverside Community Hospital.
"This is an important milestone for Riverside Community Hospital and I am proud of our team who have devoted significant time to building the Emergency Medicine Residency program,” said Ken Dozier, MD and Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Community Hospital. “We hope to provide improved emergency care to individuals in our community, freeing up other staff and services for more advanced conditions.”
About Riverside Community Hospital Graduate Medical Education
Graduate Medical Education is a recent addition to Riverside Community Hospital. As one of approximately 250 HCA hospitals and surgery centers located in 20 U.S. states and in the United Kingdom, Riverside Community Hospital is a 373 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 2,100 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. Creating residency programs to train new physicians, in conjunction with University of California Riverside School of Medicine, was a logical step in the growth and development of RCH. Since RCH houses one of the largest Emergency Rooms and Trauma Centers in the Inland Empire, the recently accredited Emergency Medicine Residency program was a natural fit. In addition to an Internal Medicine Residency program started in 2016, RCH is planning residencies in Family Medicine, Neurology, and General Surgery, as well as future fellowships. RCH Centers of Excellence include the largest STEMI (heart attack) receiving centers, a fully accredited Chest Pain Center, the HeartCare Institute, and the Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program, the Cancer Center and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a campus expansion project that includes a new 7-story patient tower, and a 3-story medical office building. Riverside Community Hospital is excited to be training the next generation of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education program.
Riverside Community Hospital
4445 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92501