Stemi Receiving Center at Inter-Community

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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