RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Ca. – Two state-of-the-art medical clinics opening next year in the cities of Corona and Jurupa Valley will significantly expand access to patient-centered, team-based healthcare in western Riverside County, representatives of the projects announced this week.
“A team-based approach allows us to treat the whole individual, to improve patient outcomes and ensure there is no gap in services. Whether its diabetes management or depression, our patients will find their providers under one roof working as a team on their behalf,” said Dr. Geoffrey Leung, medical director of Ambulatory Care for Riverside University Health System, which operates Riverside County’s health, public health and behavioral health systems.
Board of Supervisors Chairman John Tavaglione represents nearly a half-million people in Riverside County’s Second District, which includes the cities of Corona and Jurupa Valley. Tavaglione said the comprehensive clinics are part of the county’s thrust to improve access to quality, affordable services through a vibrant and integrated regional healthcare system.
“These clinics are gateways to a brighter future for thousands of Inland households who have struggled in the past to get good healthcare close to home,” Tavaglione said. “They are investments into the future of our local communities and our region as a whole.”
The Riverside County Economic Development Agency contracted premiere medical office developer Boureston | Sudweeks Companies to design and build the projects. Boureston | Sudweeks Companies was represented by Brett Larson and Eugene Hill of Coldwell Banker Commercial SC's Health Care Real Estate Group.” Combined, the two RUHS projects will add 85,000 square-ft. of new medical office space to Western Riverside County.
The contemporary complexes will replace smaller, aging RUHS clinics. Project managers say each facet is being built with RUHS’s model of team-based healthcare delivery in mind.
“We are creating innovative and patient-centered designs,” said Anthony Pings, lead architect for the projects. Pings said the concepts are inspired by innovations in patient care at the Veterans Administration known as PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team).
“These designs are five years ahead of most others in today’s healthcare industry,” Pings said.
The 45,000 square-foot Corona Medical Arts Plaza is on track to open in the first quarter 2018. The two-story complex at 2813 Main Street will include 42 exam suites, laboratory and imaging centers, family medicine and specialty care for infants to seniors as well as behavioral health services and an onsite pharmacy. The 40,000 square-foot single story Jurupa Valley Medical Plaza at the corner of Pedley and Mission avenues is expected to be completed by late next year.