From comprehensive stroke care when every second counts to stitching deep cuts and evaluating flu symptoms, UC San Diego Health provides the highest quality of care when patients arrive through the emergency room doors. Now, as part of a long term partnership between UC San Diego Health and El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), patients in the Imperial Valley will receive the same specialty emergency care.
A select group of UC San Diego Health emergency staff will manage services in the ECRMC Emergency Department, improving the capabilities, efficiency and quality of care provided to the nearly 50,000 patients treated there yearly.
“Partnering with UC San Diego Health, the region’s top-ranked health system, will give us the opportunity to implement strategies that will improve wait times and best practices in our emergency room,” said Tomas Virgen, interim CEO, ECRMC. “Utilizing the talent of UC San Diego Health physicians will result in a more comprehensive approach, faster diagnoses and more treatment options for our patients, as well as strengthen the ties within the entire community we serve.”
“This collaboration will allow El Centro to become part of our mission to deliver outstanding patient care though commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching,” said Patty Maysent, interim CEO, UC San Diego Health. “Not only will the partnership provide superior health outcomes to patients in the Imperial Valley, it will give clinical team members at ECRMC access to joint projects and educational opportunities that are cross beneficial, elevating the standard of physicians in the field of emergency medicine.” #helathsystem #hospitals #emergencymedicine #stroke #ucsdhealth