Rogue Regional Medical Center

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Rogue Regional Medical Center
Asante
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Rogue Regional Medical Center is located in Oregon
Rogue Regional Medical Center
Location in Oregon
Geography
Location Medford, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 42°19′03.95″N 122°49′49.98″W / 42.3177639°N 122.8305500°W / 42.3177639; -122.8305500Coordinates: 42°19′03.95″N 122°49′49.98″W / 42.3177639°N 122.8305500°W / 42.3177639; -122.8305500
Services
Emergency department Level III trauma center
Helipad FAA LID: OR99
Beds 378
History
Founded 1958
Links
Website www.asante.org/rrmc/
Lists Hospitals in Oregon

The Rogue Regional Medical Center (RRMC; formerly Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital, Rogue Valley Medical Center, RVMC) is a regional medical center run by Asante in Medford, Oregon, United States. It was founded in 1958, and currently has 378 beds. It is one of two hospitals in Medford, the other being Providence Medford Medical Center. The hospital serves nine counties in Southern Oregon, with patients coming from over 200 miles (320 km) away.[1]

History[edit]

In the 1950s, the Medford community raised $1.9 million for a new hospital.[2] On May 1, 1958, the Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital was built for $2.8 million.[2][3] It had 80 beds and occupied 73,628 square feet (6,840.3 m2). It was later renamed Rogue Valley Medical Center.

The East Wing was added in 1960 for $1.7 million, funded by the Hill–Burton Act, bringing the total number of beds to 160.[2][4] Nearly $200,000 more was granted by the act in 1965 for a new diagnostic and treatment center.[5] A child dental clinic and intensive care, coronary, and cancer units were also added in the 1960s.[2]

In the 1970s, a cardiovascular lab, a linear particle accelerator, an open heart surgery unit, a pediatrics building, and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were added. A child development center opened in the 1980s, along with digital angiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and alcohol treatment centers.[2]

The new addition on the north side was completed in the 1990s. A library was also built. By 1998, the hospital had grown to 305 beds and 506,000 square feet (47,000 m2).[2]

A major renovation was completed in 2005. It included adding a 210,225-square-foot (19,530.5 m2) four-story parking garage, expanding the emergency department by 67,500 square feet (6,270 m2), the diagnostic center by 32,200 square feet (2,990 m2), and the surgical center by 27,500 square feet (2,550 m2). A 98,000-square-foot (9,100 m2) six-story inpatient bed tower was also added, including 112 new rooms.[6]

In 2011, the neonatal intensive care unit was expanded by 9,000 square feet (840 m2), increasing capacity from 20 to 32 beds. the $6 million expansion was designed by TVA Architects, and the new unit was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.[7] [8]

In 2013, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center was ranked as the top hospital in Oregon for Orthopedic Services, with special mention to the joint replacement program by Healthgrades. [9] RRMC was also recognized as the safest hospital in Oregon by Consumer Reports in its 2013 Hospital Rankings.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New 'Vistas' in teamwork". Health Facilities Management Magazine. March 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Varble, Bill (May 3, 1998). "Doctoring differed in RVMC's early days". Mail Tribune. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Rogue Regional Medical Center. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Funds approved for hospitals". Bend Bulletin. October 21, 1960. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Medford Hospital to Receive Grant". Eugene Register-Guard. April 8, 1965. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Rogue Valley Medical Center Rebuild". Rogue Valley Medical Center. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  7. ^ Conrad, Chris (August 27, 2011). "Special Delivery". Mail Tribune. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "RVMC Neonatal Expansion Begins". Rogue Valley Medical Center. December 1, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ Stiles, Greg. "HealthGrades gives RRMC high orthopedic service marks". The Mail Tribune. Retrieved 08/07/2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Hospital Ranking Search Results". Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports. Retrieved 08/07/2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)