Rady Children’s to Expand Pediatric Healthcare Services in Southwest Riverside County
San Diego – Dec. 3, 2014 – Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has announced plans to build a new medical office building on four acres of land in Murrieta. The building, which will be located on Hancock Avenue between Murrieta Hot Springs and Los Alamos Roads, will be known as Rady Children’s Health Services and will offer outpatient services that include pediatric, adolescent and perinatal specialty care.
“There’s a growing demand for pediatric healthcare in southwest Riverside County,” said Kathleen Korn, director of business development at Rady Children’s. “That’s why Rady Children’s is making an enduring investment in the health and well-being of children in the region.”
Rady Children’s currently offers 15 different pediatric and perinatal specialty services at its outpatient office on Medical Center Drive in Murrieta. These services will be relocated to the new medical office building and new specialties will be added. In addition to providing outpatient services, Rady Children’s also operates a 13-bed inpatient Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. NICU services will remain at Rancho Springs.
“We’re so excited that Rady Children’s has selected our community for the expansion of its healthcare services,” said Murrieta City Manager Rick Dudley. “One of Murrieta’s goals is to become the regional healthcare center for southwest Riverside County. As the largest source of pediatric health services in San Diego, Rady Children’s is a great partner in expanding our region’s state-of-the-art health care.”
The new medical office building is scheduled to open for services in early 2017.
About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric health care and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all 10 pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed. For more information, visit http://www.rchsd.org.
Media Contact: Carlos Delgado