Besides providing critical emergency services around the clock, the emergency
room at Citrus Valley Medical Center's Inter-Community Campus in Covina
is a receiving center specifically for heart attack patients.
This ER has been designated by Los Angeles County as a ST Elevation Myocardial
Infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center (SRC). Inter-Community is the only
hospital in the East San Gabriel Valley with this designation.
When a heart attack strikes, every second counts. The risk of permanent
damage increases the longer the artery remains blocked. The patients who
are now immediately transported to Inter-Community will arrive at a state-of-the-art
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory more quickly than they would have before.
The designation makes it possible for medical professionals to achieve
the goal of opening a blocked heart artery within 90 minutes of when paramedics
perform the first electrocardiogram (EKG) in the field.
Elevating Your Hospital:
New ED Construction Project at Inter-Community
The emergency entrance on College Street has been temporarily relocated
to Fourth Street, across from Covina Park, in preparation for the construction
of a new larger and state-of-the-art ER at Inter-Community. While the
new ER is constructed, the hospital will continue to provide around-the-clock
emergency services in its temporary location.
Once completed, the new ER will nearly double the capacity of Inter-Community's
current 12-bed department. New patient treatment stations and the newest
technology will enable medical, nursing and support professionals to provide
improved urgent care and other diagnostic care and treatment to more than
41,000 patients each year.
This renovation is part of a major modernization project of Inter-Community
that will also involve the construction of a hybrid operating room –
the first of its kind in the region – providing our team advanced
imaging technology and surgery capabilities so they can perform the newest
generation of cardiac and vascular surgical and interventional procedures.
Another component of the modernization project will be the installation
of 3.0 Tesla MRI – also a first for the area. This technology offers
unparalleled image quality for many different specialties.
New Emergency Department entrance during construction starting:
AUGUST 16, 2014
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