Enhanced Care for the Corona Area
Corona Regional Medical Center has formed a comprehensive affiliation with UC Irvine Health to enhance the depth and variety of specialty healthcare services available to the residents of Corona and nearby communities.
Several key specialty services supported by UC Irvine's clinical and research expertise have opened since the affiliation was announced in late 2014. These include a stroke telemedicine unit, a maternal-fetal medicine program that specializes in high-risk pregnancies and the UC Irvine Cardiology Clinic.
Future plans include a major hospital expansion which will include an emergency room (ER) that will double the size of the existing ER. The two institutions will also explore ways to bring the resources of UC Irvine Health’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center to Corona.
Stroke Telemedicine Unit
Minutes count when treating a stroke. Corona Regional and UC Irvine Health formed a stroke telemedicine unit that allows patients to receive remote care from UC Irvine’s highly trained neurologists. Combining Corona Regional’s Joint Commission-certified stroke program with the resources of UC Irvine Health gives the community instant access to the region’s greatest concentration of fellowship-trained stroke neurologists and surgeons.
High-Risk Pregnancy Clinic
Corona Regional Medical Center and UC Irvine Health developed a maternal-fetal medicine clinic that builds on Corona Regional’s obstetrical and gynecological program and UC Irvine's expertise in managing complex and high-risk pregnancies. The agreement formalizes a years-long relationship in which UC Irvine’s medical faculty assisted physicians at Corona Regional to manage difficult pregnancies and deliveries through the resources of the UC Irvine Health high-risk perinatal and regional neonatal intensive care services.
The two organizations will also jointly explore developing a neonatal intensive care unit at Corona Regional.
UC Irvine Cardiology Clinic
Through Corona Regional Medical Center’s affiliation with UC Irvine Health, diagnostic and preventive cardiac services are now available at the community hospital. The UC Irvine Cardiology Clinic at Corona Regional offers patients a variety of tests designed to detect cardiac issues. Some of the diagnostic tests include stress testing (echo, treadmill and nuclear testing) and cardiac catheterization.