TEMECULA – Temecula Valley Hospital announced its master facility plan includes significant expansion over the next several years. Proposed construction will deliver an integrated delivery system of inpatient and outpatient care to support the dynamic health care needs of the region.
The proposal for the master facility plan has been submitted to the City of Temecula for an environmental impact report and will be announced/opened for public review in June. Presentations to the Planning Commission will occur in October and will then be submitted to the City Council in December 2022.
TVH opened in fall 2013, under the first phase of the master facility plan. The hospital, which currently employs 900, includes a 140-bed tower with five cardiac cath labs, five operating rooms and an endoscopy suite. The hospital has achieved several national quality and safety awards and has been privileged to serve thousands of individuals over the past eight years.
TVH is nationally recognized for patient safety, designated by The Leapfrog Group as a Top Hospital in both 2017 and 2020. Recent accolades have seen TVH recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2021-2022 for Heart Attack, Heart Failure and COPD, as well as named top 10% in the nation by Healthgrades for cardiac surgery.
TVH is the only DNV Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region, designated in 2021 and has received seven Women’s Choice Award Achievements as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety.
The second phase of the hospital’s master facility plan includes the construction of a new 120-bed freestanding facility for behavioral health services; increasing the number of emergency treatment bays from 21 to 30; and providing additional training space for the growing Graduate Medical Education Residency program.
The addition of a new medical office building will expand the hospital’s ambulatory services supporting the Cardiology and Neurosciences Center of Excellence that will include a Cardiac Ambulatory Surgery Center, Wound Care Center and Pulmonology/Cardiac Rehab Clinic. TVH recognizes the extension of hospital services are imperative in supporting the community and creating a comprehensive network of inpatient and outpatient care.
Plans are also underway for a new four-story tower with 82 patient beds with expanded ICU and stroke services. The master facility plan was designed to address and serve the healthcare needs of the community for years to come.
“We have been strategically planning for this expansion of TVH on its 37-acre property from the very start and we are excited to be at a point where we can share our vision with key stakeholders and the community,” said Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital. “In just under 10 years I have witnessed this hospital grow at an astounding rate. We have positioned ourselves as an advanced healthcare facility in the region, offering innovative treatments and award-winning care of the highest quality to our patients. As our local and surrounding populations continue to grow, so too must our hospital to support the increasing health needs of our communities. During the pandemic, we realized that we needed to rethink our approach to healthcare and the services we provide for our patients. The addition of a behavioral health hospital is integral to TVH becoming a comprehensive system of care for our community and the region.”
“This is an exciting time for TVH as we take steps towards realizing our plans for expansion,” said TVH Board Chair Jerry Konchar. “Our mission to deliver exceptional and compassionate care is at the core of what our amazing teams do here every day. As we continue to build and grow, we remain committed to transforming the healthcare experience though compassion, trust, courage, and innovation.”
“We are also committed to increasing the number of physicians in the region through our exceptional UHS GME So Cal Residency programs that are centered at TVH,” Wetton added. “Our city has grown; our region has grown and TVH is prepared to grow alongside it and deliver high-quality care that the community can trust.”
Submitted by Temecula Valley Hospital.