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Thursday, February 09, 2023

The Foundation

Who We Are

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of RUHS Foundation is to foster friends and inspire philanthropic support for the needs of Riverside University Health System.

2019 Was An Awesome Year—Thank You!

These are just some of the the achievements that have collectively been accomplished as an organization.
None of these could have been realized without the effort and teamwork of each and every one of you!

To keep staff, patients and visitors safe, a multidisciplinary Code BERT team is established to assist with the de-escalation of potentially violent situations

Glass window installation begins in the Medical and Surgical Center — that is under construction
Earned the American Heart Association 2019 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll

artner with other local agencies to present the You IQ! event, a community service presentation on aging in Hemet

Expand access to advanced care with new Heart, Neuro and Vascular Cath Lab

Three day CMS validation survey completed
Hospital Pavilion installation of steel at construction site
7th Annual Research Symposium

Community resource for emergency medical care during F-16 fighter jet crash near March Air Reserve Base

Host Epic Thrive Training for family medicine residents

Pediatric playroom renovation begins

Grand opening of the new Jurupa Valley Community Health Center
Structured coaching program for Lean A3 problem solving method launches

Employee Patient Safety Culture Survey provides an opportunity for staff to give input and improve care

Receive The Joint Commission (TJC) Disease Specific Recertification for Sepsis

Launch of remote video monitoring TeleSitter program

Celebrate RUHS Week; online Company Store opens

Five new emergency department and trauma beds open
Welcome 26 new resident physicians

First vascular case performed in cath lab and was successfully completed by Dr. Afshin Molkara

Laken Comfort Baskets made available to families at the hospital through a RUHS Foundation donor
Receive the National Research Corporation (NRC) Excellence Award for Most Improved Overall Hospital Rating among large hospitals; RUHS showed the highest increase in the percentage of patients rating a 9 or 10 on the HCAHPS patient satisfaction survey

2nd District Supervisor Karen Spiegel and 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington tour the hospital and thank staff for the professional and compassionate care of fallen and wounded CHP officers

Selected CBU PA program 2019 Site of the Year Award, with special recognition given to Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics and the GME office
Recognized with a 2020 Healthgrades® Specialty Excellence AwardTMonly given to the top 10% of hospitals

Recognized by the California Highway Patrol for the Medical Center’s rapid response and dedication in providing care to CHP Officer Andre Moye, Jr. and other officers

Emergency department expansion opens new temporary waiting area and intake rooms

Grant funding of $294K awarded to support opt-out screening in the emergency department for Hep C and HIV

Honored with the 2019 statewide California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Merit Award for Correctional Healthcare – reducing unnecessary emergency department visits

RUHS Foundation receives $100,000 from Stater Bros. Charities Believe Walk to help fund innovative cancer diagnosis equipment

NICU Advanced Response and Resuscitation Team launches
County Executive Officer George Johnson visits the Medical Center to see the progress on the expansion projects in the Emergency Department and the new Medical and Surgical Center

Nearly 2,000 staff attend the annual Skills Day
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) completed an Operational Site Visit (OSV) for the Community Health Centers that assessed compliance with the FQHC federal requirements

Received The Joint Commission (TJC) Disease Specific Certification for Palliative Care

New Hospital Pavilion and Panera Bread open
Winner of the prestigious 2019 CAPH/SNI Quality Leaders award for work on redesigning care with a whole person health score

Our Awesome Team

For three decades RUHS Foundation has supported the vital mission of saving lives and improving the health of ourncommunities. We have big plans for the future and they include YOU!
Nicole Orr
Nicole Orr
Executive Director
"We love helping donors make a difference in a way that inspires them; the generosity in this community never ceases to amaze me."
Corinne Awad
Corinne Awad
Director of Development
“A strong community is a community with compassion. I am honored to work at RUHS Foundation that has a compassionate mission, caring work, and giving volunteers. Together we can make a difference in our communities.”
Linda Tra
Linda Tra
Secretary II
"I truly enjoy being a part of RUHS Foundation because I get to work with amazing donors and volunteers who give generously to support our community."