Riverside Community Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Bowers as the new Chief Operating Officer effective Monday, April 15, 2013. Mr. Bowers replaces Doug Long who left Riverside Community Hospital on January 1, 2013 to join West Hills Medical Center in West Hills, California as CEO.
Mr. Bowers brings extensive health administration background to his new role at Riverside Community Hospital. Prior to joining the Riverside Community Hospital’s leadership team, Bowers served as Vice President for Accountable Care and Clinic Operations at Heritage Provider Network in Northridge, CA.
Before his time at Heritage, Mr. Bowers had a 15-year career with Tenet Healthcare including as Corporate Director of Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Services, and also as CEO of several Tenet facilities including Joellen Smith Regional Medical Center and RINO in New Orleans, San Dimas Community Hospital and JFK Memorial Hospital in California.
“I am very pleased to be a part of the Riverside Community Hospital family and working for the healthcare benefit of the greater Riverside community. I believe Riverside Community Hospital has a long history of being a community partner and I look forward to enhancing that partnership,” said Mr. Bowers. “I have lived and or worked in the greater Riverside area most of my professional career so I feel like I am at home. I am looking forward to developing relationships within and outside the hospital as we continue to move forward with our expansion plans to enhance the overall health of those we serve”.
Dan has a Masters in Organizational Management from Chapman University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winona State University. Dan currently lives in Corona, is familiar with the area and has participated as a member on several community governing boards.
“We are delighted that Dan has joined Riverside Community Hospital as Chief Operating Officer and as a part of our executive team,” says President and CEO Patrick Brilliant. “Dan brings a wealth of health care experience to Riverside Community Hospital along with extensive experience in construction, program growth and development which will be instrumental as we continue to move forward in our hospital expansion project.”
About Riverside Community Hospital (RCH)
Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital is a 373 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,700 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds. RCH is one of Riverside County’s only STEMI (heart attack) receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.