News from Southwest Healthcare System
Brain Injury Prevention Presentation reveals frightening truths about our local youths
March 21, 2013
"We have too many of our youth come through our trauma department every week." says Maureen Bowlin, Trauma Program manager at Southwest Healthcare's Inland Valley Medical Center. "The large majority of these accidents are while driving and where alcohol is involved more that 75% of the time. We also see a large portion of our teens in accidents due to driving while on the cell phone or texting. We need this to stop."
Southwest Healthcare System Awarded Large Business of the Year by the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce
June 13, 2012
Southwest Healthcare System was awarded the 2012 Large Business of the Year during the 52nd Annual Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Ceremony held at Monteleone Meadows. Southwest Healthcare System operates both Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.
Teen Injury Prevention Expo Garners Rave Reviews
April 25, 2012
Temecula, CA -- Inland Valley Medical Center, in collaboration with the City of Temecula, Temecula Valley Unified School District, local emergency medical services, and area public service agencies, sponsored the 2012 Teen Injury Prevention Expo of Southwest Riverside County on Saturday, April 21st at Chaparral High School in Temecula. Designed primarily for youth ages 13-19, the expo featured interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and presentations to help teens and their parents learn how to avoid preventable injuries.
Southwest Healthcare System Joins Nationwide Effort To Promote Patient Safety Awareness
March 5, 2012
In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, healthcare providers, and the public, Southwest Healthcare System announced today its participation in the 2012 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Be Aware for Safe Care. Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, 2012, is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).
Anne Marie Watkins appointed Chief Nursing Officer at Southwest Healthcare System
February 13, 2012
Anne Marie Watkins has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer for both Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta.
Southwest Healthcare System Announces Consolidation of Inland Valley and Rancho Springs Women's Services
December 16, 2011
MURRIETA, CA — Now that the recently opened and expanded Women's Center at Rancho Springs Medical Center is the premier family birthplace in Southwest Riverside County, Southwest Healthcare System will complete its plan to move Women's Services at Inland Valley Medical Center into the Rancho Springs facility. The move will allow Southwest Healthcare System to enhance services to families, and provide expansion space for new services at the Inland Valley location.
Statement of Southwest Healthcare System Regarding Passage of CMS Certification Survey
November 7, 2011
MURRIETA, CA — Southwest Healthcare System has passed the CMS Certification Survey recently concluded pursuant to the System Improvement Agreement which Southwest had entered into with CMS and CDPH last year. As a result, the termination notice which had previously been sent by CMS has been rescinded and Southwest has been restored to our deemed status. This outcome was the result of the dedication, devotion and hard work of the employees, medical staff, volunteers and leadership at Southwest. We are also very appreciative of the cooperation and collaboration of the dedicated professionals at CMS and CDPH. Their willingness to work with Southwest during this process was a major factor in our success and we are pleased that their confidence in Southwest was validated. We appreciate the tremendous support we received from our local officials during this difficult period and wish to express our gratitude.
Southwest Healthcare System is Proud to Be a Major Sponsor for This Year's Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure"
October 21, 2011
TEMECULA, CA — Southwest Healthcare System was an Emerald Sponsor of this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to end breast cancer. Thank you to our team of 94 participants from Rancho Springs Medical Center and Inland Valley Medical Center, who helped support this great cause. We had a number of cancer survivors right here from our own hospitals that joined the thousands who raced for the cure.