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Turnaround for Riverside County’s Financially Beleaguered Medical Center
California Healthline

Riverside County took drastic action in recent years to turn around its financially mired public hospital. The county loaned the Riverside County Regional Medical Center $200 million, spent nearly $26 million on a contract with Huron Healthcare to turn the hospital toward profitability and this year, embarked on a rebranding effort. The hospital now is called Riverside University Health System Medical Center. Hospital CEO Zareh Sarrafian, who took the reins a little over a year ago, has advocated for equipment and technology upgrades and a hospital expansion that he said are geared toward improving efficiency, quality of care and the hospital’s financial health.

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