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Desert Regional Medical Center recognized with advanced perinatal certification

Desert Regional Medical Center was recognized as the first hospital in the Inland Empire to receive a new accreditation created last year by the Joint Commission and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The recognition honors new standards that demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to multi-disciplinary care, based on practices to ensure the health of

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Avoiding a health code violation: In-depth look at Riverside County’s food safety inspection process

Most people don’t usually think about food safety until they or someone they know gets sick from contaminated food.  Every day, inspectors with the Riverside County Environmental Health Department go out and assess whether food facilities meet health standards. Most inspections are routine, but some are prompted by complaints.  A health scare at Desert Regional Medical

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‘Covered California’ extends healthcare enrollment window

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Covered California announced on Wednesday that those looking for health insurance through the state-operated marketplace now have until midnight of Feb. 9, 2024, to enroll. The previous deadline was set for the end of January, but due to increased demand and recent difficulty getting ahold of Covered California representatives, the open-enrollment period has

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Riverside County infant who died tested positive for RSV, health officials say

An infant from southwest Riverside County who died earlier this month tested positive for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), health officials announced on Friday. The infant died at a local hospital after being taken there with respiratory difficulties. No other information about the infant is being released, officials said. “Public Health mourns the loss of any

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