Project completed by Rodriguez Park Architecture and Planning
Providing emergency healthcare to a large population in the service area, Inland Valley Medical Center (IVMC) was experiencing overcrowding a majority of the time. The existing facility consisted of several buildings separated with seismic joints and fire-rated walls which needed reorganization. Site limitations were also constraining in a climate with extremely hot weather during the summer months.
In order to improve patient flow to-and-from related patient care areas, entry and accessibility of the ER/Trauma Center expansion was relocated for efficient patient admission and discharge. Interior spaces were redistributed to accommodate the demand for healthcare services, and new technologies and procedures required of new imaging equipment. The expansion ultimately delivered an operationally efficient ER/Trauma Center that could meet and exceed the demand of medical emergency treatment with better performance.