Medical Center News

Moreno Valley Clinic Specializes In Caring For Patients With Mental Disabilities

February 13 & 14, 2017

KCBS-TV's Elsa Ramon talked to the doctors about what inspired them to open the facility.

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Riverside County Reaches Milestone in Housing Homeless Veterans 

November 12, 2016

Riverside County has become the nation’s first large county to meet “functional zero,” a federal benchmark for making permanent housing available for all homeless veterans who seek assistance from the county. ​

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Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible? Myths and Realities of This Disease​

​By Ángela María Naso, La Prensa​
November 11, 2016

Bernardo Eustaquio has had type 2 diabetes for the past 43 years and, now that he has turned 73, he is trying to take better care of it.​

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Why Does Diabetes Affect Latinos More?

​By Ángela María Naso, La Prensa​
November 1, 2016

[An] alarming finding is that more than 50% of Hispanic adults will develop Type 2 diabetes throughout their lives.

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Opinion: Don't Scale Back Drug Discount Program

​By Greg Prouty, Contributor, Press-Enterprise
October 28, 2016

Riverside University Health System has served as the safety-net provider in Riverside County for more than a century. That means we treat all sick people regardless of their ability to pay.​

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First Responders Discuss San Bernardino Terror Attack Experience

​By Zak Dahlheimer, KESQ and CBS Local 2
October 28, 2016

Hundreds of emergency personnel gathered in Moreno Valley Friday morning to hear from first responders and incident managers about their experience from last year's terror attack in San Bernardino, also known as the Waterman Incident.

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Walk-In Mental Health Crisis Center Opens In Palm Springs ​​

​By Barrett Newkirk, The Desert Sun
October 28, 2016

A mental health crisis center able to help people around the clock has opened in Palm Springs.

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Emergency Director Shared Lessons from San Bernardino Terrorist Attack ​​

​By Imran Ghori, The Press Enterprise
October 28, 2016

Being prepared is key, but coincidence also helped when gunfire erupted at the Inland Regional Center, he says.

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New Mental Health Urgent Care Opens Doors to Adults in Crisis​​

By Chloe Morales - Banning Patch​
October 27, 2016

A mental health urgent care opened its doors on Thursday, Oct. 27 to begin providing around-the-clock assessment, psychiatric support, medication management and customized services to adults who are voluntarily seeking assistance in crisis situations.

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Riverside County Medical Center Earns Cardiac Ultrasound Accreditation

By Suzanne Hurt, Press-Enterprise
October 6, 2016

Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley has won national accreditation for a heart-based diagnostic program to evaluate cardiovascular disease risk using sound waves.

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Moreno Valley Hospital Gets New $53 Million Electronic Records System

By Jeff Horseman, Press-Enterprise
October 4, 2016

A $53 million electronic medical records system is now online at Riverside University Health System - Medical Center in Moreno Valley and a network of health clinics throughout Riverside County, officials announced Monday, Oct. 3.​

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County Hospital Transportation Service Expands to Include Another East Valley Stop​

September 29, 2016

A van providing patient transportation services to the county's Moreno Valley hospital has expanded its coverage to include a stop in Mecca, and made its inaugural trip to the community Thursday morning. The service is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, but riders must have a hospital appointment.​

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​​Clinic Offers Top Quality Healthcare to Developmentally Disabled Adults and Much Relief for Their Families​

By Iqbal Pittalwala, UCR Today
September 26, 2016

Launched by two UC Riverside School of Medicine physicians in partnership with Riverside University Health System, the “Access Clinic” sees 150 patients from all over inland Southern California.

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Sepsis Deaths Dropping at Riverside County's Hospital

​By Suzanne Hurt, The Press Enterprise
September 13, 2016

Deaths from sepsis – a leading killer in the nation caused by the body’s overwhelming response to infection – have fallen dramatically at Riverside University Health System Medical Center in thanks to new detection and intervention efforts.

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RUHS Medical Center Earns Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care

​By De Castillo, Banning Patch
September 8, 2016

RUHS Medical Center has earned recognition from The Joint Commission for the high-level care it provides to patients with diabetes, RUHS officials announced today.​

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How Interpreters Help Soothe Final Days

​By Eryn Brown, The Press Enterprise
August 29, 2016

Routinely helping those who speak limited English in the hospital, interpreters become even more indispensable during patients’ dying days.

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Riverside University Health Upgrades Digital Healthcare To The Tune Of $53 Million

​By Mark Brohan, Internet Health Management
August 26, 2016

California health system is spending $53 million on a new electronic medical records system that at the same time upgrade’s the system’s digital healthcare capability.

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Moreno Valley Hospital to Feature Farmer's Market​

​By Imran Ghori, The Press Enterprise
August 12, 2016

A farmer’s market will begin operating week​ly in Moreno Valley starting Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Riverside University Health System Medical Center.​

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Surgical Robot Debuts at RUHS-Medical Center

By Chloe Morales, Banning Patch
July 15, 2016

The state-of-the-art da Vinci Robot made its debut on Friday, July 15.​

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Health System Generates $1.6 Billion for Area, UCR Study Finds

By Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise

April 29, 2016​

Riverside County’s revamped health care network, anchored by the county-run hospital in Moreno Valley, generates $1.6 billion annually for the local​ economy, according to a new study.

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​​​​​Doctors Making House Calls Again​​​

By Janet Zimmerman, The Press Enterprise​​

January 29, 2016

Medical house calls are on the upswing, particularly among elderly patients.

Barbara Melgar, 92, sits on the edge of the couch in her Moreno Valley home with her walker nearby, waiting for visitors. Her face brightens when Dr. Wael Hamade and Dr. Marcus Uribe arrive in their white coats, toting a medical bag.

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State Senate OKs Measure To Add Physicians In Area

Staff Writer, The Press Enterprise

​​January 28, 2016

A bill designed to add more residencies for doctors in the Inland Empire has passed the California Senate. Sponsored by State Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, the bill would encourage public/private partnerships in building the state’s physician workforce in areas that are in greatest need.

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Turnaround for Riverside County’s Financially Beleaguered Medical Center

by Lauren McSherry, California Healthline Regional Correspondent

January 11, 2016

Riverside County took drastic action in recent years to turn around its financially mired public hospital.

The county loaned the Riverside County Regional Medical Center $200 million, spent nearly $26 million on a contract with Huron Healthcare to turn the hospital toward profitability and this year, embarked on a rebranding effort. The hospital now is called Riverside University Health System Medical Center.

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Riverside Medical Center exemplary

Editorial, ​​The Press Enterprise

November 19, 2015

We have been hard on Riverside University Health System Medical Center in recent years, and not undeservedly so. But we t​​​hink it time to give credit where credit is rightly due. Indeed, the financial turnaround of Riverside County's 122-year-old public teaching hospital is the stuff of business school case studies.

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