As you may be aware from recent articles, the newly expanded Rancho Springs Medical Center has not been able to open due to some bureaucratic BS. The $53 million, 72,000 SqFt center has been completed since the end of last year and staffed since January. Yet the two state agencies that are responsible for licensing and certification have been playing politics with the health of Southwest California Citizens.
To classify this as disgraceful behavior would be an understatement.
If you’ve read some of the recent media reports, you know that they are claiming compliance issues as their rationale for not approving the opening – however, many of the situations they cite are directly related to the overcrowding of the existing facility and would no longer be an issue with the expansion into the new facilities. By the way, the new facility offers
- nearly 30 private emergency rooms – no more stacking emergency patients ion halls awaiting treatment.
- a womans care center – including south County’s first neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU). No more emergency flights of our areas babies to Loma Linda and beyond.
- 2 neo-natal surgical suites
- allows for expansion of beds in the current facility – no more waiting in the ER halls for days for a bed to become available or shipping local patients out of area to hospitals with beds.