Riverside – A new, seven-story tower opened at Riverside Community Hospital last month. The addition has expanded the hospital’s capacity from 373-licensed beds to a 478-licensed bed acute care medical facility.
The new 285,000 square-foot tower, referred to as the G-tower, includes 105 private patient rooms, 35 Intensive Care Unit beds, 70 medical and surgical beds, a pre- and post-operative surgical recovery area, a cafeteria, kitchen and state-of-the-art laboratory.
The new patient tower also opened space for the construction of four more operating rooms, including one for Transoartic Valve Replacement, an advanced, minimally-invasive cardiac procedure to replace heart valves. This will allow Riverside and surrounding communities the access to some of the most advanced procedures available so patients can stay close to home to receive excellent care.
The hospital is expanding its ability to provide cutting-edge technology and services to critically ill patients, and evidence-based design features that will enhance clinical operations, safety, and quality, as well as a more comfortable place for patients to receive care.
According to the hospital’s President and CEO Patrick Brilliant, “RCH has come a long way over the last decade and the completion of the new tower is a remarkable milestone for us as we continue to support the health and well-being of a growing community.”
Brilliant also stressed, “Our patients will receive the same exceptional care by our staff regardless of which tower they reside in. The addition of our new tower is a representation of our continued commitment to providing high quality, compassionate care in a healing environment for our patients.”
Riverside Community Hospital is a part of the Healthcare Corporation of America. The expansion project, which began in March of 2013, cost $460 million.
Riverside Community Hospital is located at 4445 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside.