11:40 p.m.
Thursday, 27 July 2017

Riverside Community Hospital expansion in 2013

San Diego, California.- Oficials at Riverside Community Hospital announced plans for a $315 million expansion on the facility’s campus that is needed to improve access to healthcare for a growing population.

Construction and a groundbreaking are anticipated to begin in early 2013 and the expansion project is expected to be complete in 2018.

Officials of the 373-bed Hospital describe the centerpiece of the expansion being a seven-floor, 292,000 square-foot tower which will house 12 intensive care patient rooms, 60 medical and surgical patient rooms, a laboratory and food services operations. The expansion project will include several major components including: ■A new 4-level, 861-space Parking Garage ■A new 3-floor, 60,000 square-foot Medical Office Building ■A seismic retrofit and cosmetic upgrades to an existing patient tower ■Imaging Department equipment additions and replacements with facility updates and expansion

In addition, the expansion project will enable Riverside Community Hospital to offer 72 private rooms in the new seven-floor tower, providing more space to accommodate families and expanding its service offerings to more critically ill patients. Several floors of the patient tower will be shelled space available for future growth and expansion.

The project is anticipated to create nearly 400 temporary jobs in various construction trades and nearly 300 full-time hospital positions when completed.

These efforts are part of a continued investment by Riverside Community Hospital to meet the growing healthcare needs of Riverside and surrounding areas.

"From the inception of Riverside Community Hospital in 1901 and through today, we have been dedicated and committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the people we are here to serve. The Riverside Community Hospital campus has evolved over the years. The Hospital opened on our present site in March of 1925 after purchasing a five acre parcel for $10,000 and constructing a single story 85-bed hospital at a cost of $250,000. A six-story patient care tower, added in 1965 for $3.5 million, grew the Hospital to 325 beds. A six-story critical care tower housing intensive care beds, emergency services, surgical services and, later, the HeartCare Institute came online in 1988," said Patrick Brilliant, President and CEO of Riverside Community Hospital.

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