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Southwest Healthcare System Announces Expansion and Renovation Plans at Rancho Springs Campus

Southwest Healthcare System’s Rancho Springs Medical Center Campus in Murrieta announced today expansion and renovation plans. The project is expected to commence immediately and will occur in phases over the next three years, with particular focus to ensure that the facility remains open for patient care with minimum disruption. Southwest Healthcare System is additionally finalizing investment plans for the Inland Valley campus, details of which will be announced soon.

“This project has been years in the making and is focused on continuing to meet the demands of the growing population,” stated Brad Neet, CEO of Southwest Healthcare System. “Our team does an amazing job at delivering award-winning, quality care to our patients and their families. I am proud to announce that we will be undertaking this exciting project to improve and expand Southwest’s position as the preferred provider of healthcare in our communities while offering enhanced capabilities to deliver superior care in a state-of-the-art environment.”

The expansion and renovation at Rancho Springs will focus on Women’s and Children’s Services, the Emergency Department, and other key clinical offerings such as the health system’s Robotics program. New and renovated areas will feature private patient rooms, installation of industry leading clinical technologies for minimally invasive procedures, along with globally sustainable infrastructure enhancements.

It has been more than 35 years since Rancho Springs broke ground in Murrieta.

“Over the years, we have become a preferred destination for healthcare services in the region. We have renovated and updated the facility, but nothing of this magnitude,” stated Neet. “The meticulous attention to every detail and the hours of planning and preparation for this kind of project takes a massive team effort and we are very excited to get the project started.”

Southwest Healthcare System services a vast and diverse population throughout Southwest Riverside County and anticipates steady growth in the years ahead. “This is exactly why our significant expansion plans are essential in order for our hospital system to continue meeting the advanced healthcare needs of our surrounding communities,” said Neet. “In partnership with the medical staff and community, our goal is to be the leading provider of safe, high-quality, innovative, patient-centric healthcare in the region. Our expansion and renovation project here at the Rancho Springs campus will also allow us to continue our vision of Building Relationships that Touch the Heart.”

About Southwest Healthcare System Southwest Healthcare System currently services more than 100,000 patients through its emergency departments, delivers more than 3,000 babies, admits more than 15,000 patients and performs more than 8,500 surgeries per year. Southwest Healthcare System, both Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center, were recently awarded the Top General Hospital Award from Leapfrog (only 35 hospitals earned this distinction nationwide) for outstanding quality of patient safety.

About Rancho Springs Medical Center Campus Southwest Healthcare System – Rancho Springs, awarded the Blue Distinction for Outstanding Maternity Care, features the largest Family Birth Center in the region, including a Rady Children’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The only hospital in SW Riverside County to offer pediatric ER Services from Rady Emergency Physicians for children 14 years and younger, Rancho Springs is also an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, as well as the region’s first facility to perform virtually no-scar single-site procedures using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System.