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Apple Valley looks at losing its only medical center

In a few years, 65-year-old St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley will be shut down and a replacement rebuilt in Victorville. That has Apple Valley officials and residents concerned, but there appears to be little they can do about it.   Thanks to California’s stringent earthquake laws, Apple Valley …

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Apple Valley reacts to potential loss of medical center

Riverside University trauma center receives level one designation

Apple Valley has responded to the potential loss of Providence St. Mary Medical Center, the 213-bed facility that has served the High Desert town since 1956. Last week, Providence Southern California announced it has partnered with Kaiser Permanente and will move the facility at 18300 Highway 18 to a hospital …

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Casa Colina Hospital ranks high with its patients

CSUSB street medicine program receives grant

Casa Colina Hospital in Pomona has been named one of the top patient-recommended hospital in the United States. At least 93 percent of the rehabilitative care hospital’s patients would “definitely recommend” the facility to family and friends,” according to a recent survey by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers …

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New health insurance for small businesses

Cigna, the global healthcare provider, and Oscar Health Inc. are now offering medical insurance to small businesses in eight California submarkets, including the Inland Empire. Covered employees will have access to virtual doctor visits 24 hours a day seven days a week with no co-pay, low cost prescription medicine, behavioral …

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UCR medical school building gets final OK

Final approval has been given for the construction of UC Riverside’s School of Medicine’s Education Building II. The University of California Regents recently gave the last approval needed to begin construction, vote which includes a construction budget, final design plans and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, according to a …

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Plasma donation center opens in Moreno Valley

CSUSB street medicine program receives grant

BioLife Plasma Services, a subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., will open a plasma donation center in Moreno Valley. Collections are scheduled to begin this weekend at the facility at 23727 Sunnymead Blvd., according to a statement. “With plasma donations lower than usual throughout the pandemic …

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