As a teaching research hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) knows the lay of the health care landscape in California's Inland Empire. Affiliated with Loma Linda University, the 1,000-bed health care network includes the main acute care LLUMC hospital, which contains the system's Children's Hospital and offers general acute care and specialized services such as oncology, neurology, transplants, and rehabilitation. The system also includes the LLUMC East Campus, the LLUMC Marietta Campus, a Behavioral Health Center, and a Heart and Surgery Hospital, as well as various regional clinics. Founded in 1905, the not-for-profit medical center is supported by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
LLUMC's Level I trauma center, located on the main LLUMC campus, is the designated regional trauma center for a territory that includes about a fourth of the state, including Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. All of the company's main hospital facilities are located in the town of Loma Linda, with the exception of its satellite hospital campus in Marietta.
Among LLUMC's staff are some 400 physicians that belong to physician management organization Loma Linda University Health Care. These physicians practice at the main campus facilities, the satellite hospitals, and more than a dozen regional clinics that provide general practice and specialty care.
Increasing its services and locations to better serve the region are top priorities for LLUMC. The health care provider opened its first satellite community hospital, the LLUMC Murrieta Campus, in 2011. The $211 million hospital features 100 patient beds and is operated in partnership with the Physicians Group of Murrieta. LLUMC plans to expand its operations further into additional nearby communities.
To keep pace with modern medical technologies and expand services, the company is increasing use of its robotic surgery systems. In 2011 the Loma Linda University Heart and Surgical Hospital began using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for the new indication of treating throat tumors. In addition, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital acquired a new helicopter to improve its transportation services. – less