Temecula Valley Hospital will break ground in April on the hospital’s first expansion project since its opening in October 2013. The expansion project is a 29,000 square foot addition to the first floor on the east side of the hospital. This project will allow TVH to expand cardiovascular and stroke services while advancing the capabilities of these programs.
The first floor expansion project includes two catheterization (cath) labs, seven post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) bays, seven pre/post-operative care bays, a neuro biplane room, an endovascular hybrid operating room, a new CT scanner and a community room for educational presentations and events. These additions will help TVH better meet the needs of the growing community and allow the hospital to bring advanced care to residents.
By adding two additional cath labs, TVH will be able to increase the number of cardiac cases that are performed. Currently, the hospital is performing nearly double the national average of cases typically performed in only one cath lab.
The neuro biplane room will support TVH’s efforts to become a Joint Commission accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC). Achieving CSC designation will help the hospital become an advanced multidisciplinary neuroscience center in the region.
The hybrid operating room will be equipped with a large fixed imaging system and will support high-quality interventional imaging. It will allow physicians to perform procedures using real-time image guidance and assess effectiveness while managing perioperative complications. Development of an endovascular hybrid operating room will allow TVH to establish a high-quality, integrated heart and vascular program. The strength and collaboration within the hospital’s medical staff provides a strong foundation for building this program.
“We are excited about the opportunities that this expansion will provide to the hospital,” said Darlene Wetton, Chief Executive Officer, Temecula Valley Hospital. “This expansion will allow TVH to better meet the needs of the community as well as help the hospital develop programs that will enhance the outcomes of our patients.”
About Temecula Valley Hospital – Temecula Valley Hospital brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient centered and family sensitive care to area residents. The hospital features 140 private patient rooms; 24 hour a day emergency care; advanced cardiac and stroke care in clinical collaboration with UCSD Health; orthopedics; and general and surgical specialties. For more information, visit www.temeculavalleyhospital.com.