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Long-awaited hospital opens

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Temecula Valley Hospital held its grand opening ceremony October 14. Darlene Wetton, the hospital’s chief executive officer, unveiled the entry sign on the edge of Temecula Parkway, according to a report originally published in The Press-Enterprise. That sparked a celebration of honking car horns and cheers from a crowd of hospital …

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High Desert medical building underway

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Construction has begun on a medical office building at the Kaiser Permanente facility in Victorville. The facility, called High Desert Medical Offices 2, will cover 8,700 square feet next to the healthcare provider’s facility at 14011 Park Ave., according to a report originally published in the Victorville Daily Press. The …

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UCR Medical School opens

Medical Help Coming to Inland Empire

Dr. G. Richard Olds, dean of the new UC Riverside School of Medicine The new medical school’s 50 students began classes Aug. 12, after a week-long orientation that ended with a ceremony during which each student was presented with a white coat, according to a published report. Medical school classes were …

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New medical center to treat serious heart attacks


Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta has been certified to treat victims of severe heart attacks. The hospital is the fifth medical facility in Riverside County authorized to treat heart attacks, along with Riverside Community Hospital and three hospitals in the Palm Springs area, according to a published report. The certification …

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Hospital expansion discussed


Officials with Riverside Community Hospital discussed that facility’s expansion during a recent town hall meeting. The renovation includes construction of a seven-story tower with private rooms and space for more patient beds, according to a published report. The expanded facility, which is expected to create about 300 jobs, will also …

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Tribe assists trauma center


A local Native American tribe has helped the Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation purchase a device that makes it easier to conduct MRI exams on young patients. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donated $20,000 for the purchase of an MRI-compatible anesthesia machine, which doctors use to administer …

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