July 1st began the launch of two new residency programs; Family Medicine and Internal Medicine based out of Temecula Valley Hospital, Southwest Healthcare System and Corona Regional Medical Center.
The Family Medicine Residency Program is under the direction of Carrie Bacon, MD, Program Director. Their first class of 6 Family Medicine Residents will rotate through Temecula Valley Hospital and Rancho Springs Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center. For their outpatient continuity clinic experience, the Family Medicine Residents will rotate through the Rancho Family Medical Group, located on Temecula Parkway.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program is under the direction of Joel Trambley, MD, Program Director. Their first class of 20 Internal Medicine Residents will rotate through Temecula Valley Hospital and Inland Valley Medical Center and Corona Regional Medical Center. Additionally, the Internal Medicine Residents will rotate in one-week blocks at Riverside Medical Clinic in Corona.
The 26 physician residents graduated from 13 different medical schools and are coming to our region from all around the world.
“We are honored to be the host site for these newly accredited programs,” said Darlene Wetton, Chief Executive Officer of Temecula Valley Hospital. “Please join me in welcoming this new graduate medical education team to our hospital and the community. Having these new physicians in our neighborhood will advance health care in our region.”
UHS Southern California Medical Education Consortium was approved to start a new medical residency program by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in February 2019.
The three-year residency program began this month with 26 residents; 20 Internal Medicine and 6 Family Medicine. Each year, an additional 26 residents will be added to the program. Applications have been submitted for Emergency Medicine and Transitional Year, with the goal to apply for Ob/Gyn and Neurology within the next year. The principal goal of the graduate medical education program is to train residents to be compassionate and skilled physicians. The residents will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the exceptional medical faculty at Temecula Valley Hospital, Rancho Springs Medical Center, Inland Valley Medical Center, and Corona Regional Medical Center, and to collaborate with medical faculty in the community. These skilled faculty works as a team ensuring residents receive the educational experiences necessary to prepare them for their futures. The success of the residency program is paramount to begin to address the serious shortage of physicians in this region. According to the latest Advisory Board, there are approximately 45 physicians per 100,000 people in Southwest Riverside County, which is one of the lowest per capita in Southern California.
For more information, visit www.socalresidency.com
Please see the attached photo from the Community and Coats Ceremony hosted at the City of Temecula on Friday, June 28, 2019.
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; emergency care featuring ER Reserve; advanced cardiac and stroke care; orthopedics; and general and surgical specialties. TVH is nationally recognized for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group, with a 2017 Top Hospital Award and 6 consecutive ‘A’ Grades for Patient Safety in Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, and Fall 2016. The hospital also recently received Two 2019 Women’s Choice Award Achievements; One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and One of America’s Best Stroke Centers, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement, 5 Star Medicare Hospital Compare Rating, the American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation, the honor of the Inland Empire’s Top Workplaces 2017 and 2018, has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment-including Cardiac Medical Intervention, Cardiac Rhythm Programs and Cardiac Surgery. For more information, visit www.temeculavalleyhospital.com
About Corona Regional Medical Center – Corona Regional Medical Center is a 238-bed community hospital network comprised of a 160-bed acute care hospital and a 78-bed rehabilitation campus. It is certified by The Joint Commission, employs more than 1,200-trained healthcare workers and has a medical staff of approximately 350 physicians representing more than 40 specialties. www.coronaregional.com
About Inland Valley Medical Center – This campus of Southwest Healthcare System was recently recognized with the Top General Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group (one of only 35 hospitals to earn this distinction nationwide for the highest level of patient safety). Inland Valley is the only hospital in the region to offer Level II Trauma Services, an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, the region’s Total Joint Center now with advanced certification from the Joint Commission for hip and knee surgery as well core certification for shoulder surgery and is a nationally recognized center for weight-loss surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (Also awarded the Blue Distinction for outstanding bariatric surgical services). www.inlandvalleymedcenter.com
About Rancho Springs Medical Center – This campus of Southwest Healthcare System was recently recognized with the Top General Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group (one of only 35 hospitals to earn this distinction nationwide for the highest level of patient safety). Rancho Springs features the largest Women’s Center (Awarded the Blue Distinction for Outstanding Maternity Care) in the region which includes Rady Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Rady San Diego: Ranked one of the tops in the nation for neonatal care by US News and World Report 2018), the only hospital in SW Riverside County to offer pediatric ER Services from Rady Emergency Physicians for children 14 years and younger, an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, and the da Vinci © Robotic Surgical System performing the region’s first virtually no-scar single-site procedures. www.ranchospringsmedcenter.com