RUHS Foundation was established in 1989 as a nonprofit philanthropic organization. For nearly three decades the Foundation has collaborated successfully with donors and stakeholders to support RUHS Medical Center’s role as a public teaching hospital and safety net provider. Our founders were inspired by the medical center’s work with kids, particularly in the area of child abuse and neglect, and over the years that commitment has grown and evolved to include much more. RUHS Foundation is proud to support RUHS Behavioral Health and Public Health agencies and the system’s 14 community-based health clinics with a goal of serving and safeguarding the county’s 2.35 million residents.
RUHS received a Project First Line grant from the CDC and the American Hospital Association to provide infection control training and integrate Team STEPPS training into the workplace.
RUHS adopted RUHS Cares (BETA HEART), a multi-year, interactive and collaborative process that moves organizations to a culture of safety, transparency and learning.
Correctional Healthcare Services (CHS) coordinated with DPSS to establish Medi-Cal enrollment for eligible inmates and discharge coordination with Whole Person Care.
Riverside County won eight Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties.
Palm Springs Community Health Center received a International Interior Design Association Award for Best Healthcare Design.
The RUHS Regional Research Symposium allowed 74 authors to present their research and scholarly work.
A team of RUHS doctors and scholars published an article on the Whole Person Health Score in a New England Journal of Medicine publication.
The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative honored RUHS - Medical Center with three Quality and Engagement Awards for providing outstanding maternity care.
The Jurupa Valley Community Health Center received full accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The RUHS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion regional task force hosted a workshop and grand rounds event that was attended by more than 200 healthcare workers from across the county.
HRSA awarded RUHS - Community Health Centers (CHCs) a 3-year new project period.
CHS published an article in RUHS Innovations 4th Edition: “Leaders in the Delivery of an Integrated System of Correctional Healthcare” by Dr. Michael Mesisca, Dr. Thomas Minahan, Terry Fillman, and Shena Patel.
RUHS received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines® Achievement Awards: Stroke GOLD PLUS. RUHS also received a Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award, a Type 2 Honor Roll Award and a Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award.
The Neurology and Integrated Radiology Residency programs began accepting their first residents.
Exact Sciences recognized RUHS for their commitment to stronger, healthier and more equitable health systems.
West Coast University awarded RUHS with the Ultimate Contributor Award in recognition of our efforts to recruit and employ their students.
For the first time, RUHS achieved Commission on Cancer/American College of Surgeons accreditation for their cancer program. RUHS earned the accreditation by reaching optimal cancer care within RUHS.
Express Care launched at RUHS - Medical Center.
RUHS received Excellent Progress Status from Cal Hospital Compare and the Opioid Care Honor Roll for our work on opioid stewardship.
ACR accreditation for Mammography at the RUHS - Medical Surgical Center. First aneurysm treated with coils.
Hip Fracture Program certified by The Joint Commission.
RUHS earned the following Community Health Center Quality Recognition Badges:
• Health Center Quality Leader (Silver): For being in the nation’s top 20% of health centers providing high-quality patient care.
• Access Enhancer: For increasing the number patients who receive services by 5% for two consecutive years.
• Health Disparities Reducer: For demonstrating improvements in chronic disease and/or birth outcomes for at least one racial/ethnic group OR meeting established benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups.
• Advancing Health Information Technology for Quality: For optimizing Health Information Technology services.
The Joint Commission certified RUHS’s Wound Care for Acute Care Inpatient program, the first in nation to receive this certificate.
RUHS Foundation, in partnership with Medical Staff Leadership and RUHS Administration, formally dedicated The Dr. Arnold Tabuenca Surgery Center at the Medical Surgical Center in honor of Dr. Tabuenca's leadership as Chief Medical Officer.
RUHS Foundation’s 33rd Annual Festival of Trees raised more than $585,000 to support pediatric work, including a remodel for a quiet NICU at RUHS - Medical Center and pediatric murals for various CHCs.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission granted Echo lab Accreditation for all modalities at RUHS for excellence in echocardiography.
RUHS received a CAPH/SNI Quality Leaders Award for Care Redesign.
RUHS Medical Center was recognized as one of the most socially responsible hospitals by the Lown Institute. RUHS ranked as 31st in nation and 5th in the state. RUHS received straight “A” grades in outcomes, value and equity on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, giving us the highest rankings in overall social responsibility.