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Riverside Community Hospital Announces Emergency Medicine Residency Accreditation

Riverside, September 23, 2016 Riverside Community Hospital is proud to announce accreditation, by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), of a brand new Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The three-year program was approved for eight residents each year for a total of 24 residents.

The Emergency Medicine program is the second physician residency at Riverside Community Hospital, joining the Internal Medicine residency which started on July 1, 2016.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Gregory Guldner, M.D., Program Director of the new Emergency Medicine residency program. He added, “Our program will help bring highly qualified physicians to an area of California that really deserves more access to health care.”

Riverside Community Hospital and the UC Riverside School of Medicine have worked together to develop the Emergency Medicine residency program to train the next generation of emergency physicians.

"I am delighted that our outstanding Emergency Department team including our physicians, nurses and staff, led by Dr. Guldner, will have the opportunity to train future emergency physicians. The entire Emergency Department team has worked hard to develop a great teaching and learning environment for this residency program”, said Patrick Brilliant, President and CEO of Riverside Community Hospital.

"This is an important milestone for Riverside Community Hospital and I am proud of our team who have devoted significant time to building the Emergency Medicine Residency program,” said Ken Dozier, MD and Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Community Hospital. “We hope to provide improved emergency care to individuals in our community, freeing up other staff and services for more advanced conditions.”

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About Riverside Community Hospital

Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital is a 373- licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a major campus expansion project that includes a new 7-story patient tower, 3-story medical office building, and a recently completed new 5-level parking garage. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses one of the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 treatment rooms. RCH is the largest STEMI (heart attack) receiving center and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program, the Cancer Center and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Riverside Community Hospital is also committed to training the next generation of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education program.

About UCR School of Medicine

The UCR School of Medicine, one of more than 15 new medical schools established in the U.S. over the last decade, is the sixth medical school in the University of California system. The school’s mission is to expand and diversify the region’s physician workforce and develop innovative research and healthcare delivery models that improve the health of people living in Inland Southern California. The medical school also offers a Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences, and operates five residency training programs in the medical specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery and psychiatry, and partners with Loma Linda University in a primary care pediatrics residency training program.