Riverside Community Hospital (154)



Riverside Community Hospital (RCH), part of the HCA Healthcare Far West Division, became the first hospital in Riverside County to receive Level 1 designation by Riverside County Emergency Services Agency (REMSA) and is one of only 10 Level I trauma centers in Southern California verified by the College of Surgeons on Trauma. 

More than 3,000 patients a year will receive care for their injuries at RCH’s Trauma Center. RCH has been serving the community as a designated trauma center for over 20 years. Through partnerships with paramedics and air ambulance services, the system supports trauma patients from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

The trauma center at Riverside Community includes dedicated trauma resuscitation rooms in the 64-bed emergency department, an immediately available operating room and a 69-bed intensive care unit. Other critical trauma resources that are available 24/7 include interventional radiology capabilities, cardiopulmonary bypass availability, a robust blood bank, and full range of diagnostics including ultrasound, CT and MRI.

Our trauma team

Patients are seen by a multidisciplinary team of highly-trained, experienced specialists, including:

                            Trauma surgeons                                        Trauma Nurses                             Neurosurgery                       

                            Orthopedic surgery                                      Plastic surgery                              Rehabilitation physician    

                            Respiratory therapist                                   Radiology services                        Physical therapist

                            Speech therapist                                         Occupational therapist                  Chaplain services

TSN Coordinator


Wendy McEuen
Email Coordinator

4445 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, California, 92501

Website(s) Riverside Community Hospital – Trauma Center Riverside Community Hospital

Upcoming Programs & Events

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.

Community Resources

 Al-Anon Family Groups

https://al-anon.org/ Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. United States: Telephone: (757) 563-1600 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666 Email: [email protected] Canada: Telephone: (613) 723-8484 Email: [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous

https://www.aa.org/ Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/ Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Americans with Disabilities Act

https://www.ada.gov/ The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

ADA National Network

https://adata.org/ ADA National Network – 1-800-949-4232 The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act

American Chronic Pain Association

https://www.theacpa.org/ Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Trauma Society

https://www.amtrauma.org/ The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.


http://www.empoweringamputees.org/ The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

Amputee Coalition

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/ The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://adaa.org/ The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family.

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org/ The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.


https://www.brainline.org/ Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children. 703-998-2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention –

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/patients/index.html The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder. 1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org/ The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. 1-800-225-0292


https://www.detox.com/ptsd/ Information on support for PTSD and Addiction Helpline available 24/7: call 800-483-2193

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/hospital-discharge-planning-guide-families-and-caregivers The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury

https://www.hopeafterheadinjury.com/links—resources Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

Mental Health America

https://www.mhanational.org/ Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Resources and information for youth, parents, and adults.

National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/ The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center) (202) 467-8700

National Human Trafficking Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/ Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, or visit this website.

National Institute of Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml National Institute of Mental Health This website provides mental health education about Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD. Call 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free) or visit

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Neurocritical Care Society

https://www.neurocriticalcare.org/resources/family-patient-resources The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy. Click the links to learn more about the the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure.

Office of Disability Employment Policy

www.dol.gov/odep The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Office of Personal Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/ The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don’t go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

Rehabilitation Services Administration

https://rsa.ed.gov/ Our mission — to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

www.samhsa.gov This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly – Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center

http://www.chickelly.com/scilinks.htm The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI). It provides funding for SCI individuals to help with educational, physical, or medical needs. It is also committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Visit the website to find out more information and how to get involved.

Tri-State Advocacy Project

http://www.tristateadvocacy.com/ The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources.

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org/ United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

VictimConnect Resource Center

https://victimconnect.org/ The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals. 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence Prevention Resources

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/index.html The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence, and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated, and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth. 1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

Casa Colina Centers For Rehabilitation Foundation

http://www.casacolina.org/ The guiding principle of Casa Colina is stated in its Mission: “to provide individuals the opportunity to maximize their medical recovery and rehabilitation potential efficiently in an environment that recognizes their uniqueness, dignity and self esteem.” 255 East Bonita Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767 Tel: (909) 596-7733

Casa Colina, Inc

http://www.casacolina.org/ Casa Colina will provide individuals the opportunity to maximize their medical recovery and rehabilitation potential efficiently in an environment that recognizes their uniqueness, dignity and self-esteem. P. O. Box 6001, Pomona, CA 91769 Tel: (866) 724-4127

Canine Support Teams, Inc

http://www.caninesupportteams.org/ Canine Support Teams, Inc. provides assistance dogs to persons with disabilities other than blindness, to enrich their independence, at no cost to the recipient. 26500 Scott Rd., Menifee, CA 92584 Tel: (951) 301-3625

Center Therapy For Handi-Capable Equestrians

http://www.thecenterranch.org/ Therapy for Handi-capable Equestrians stands dedicated to improving through cognitive, physical and psychological abilities of disabled children and adults through our therapeutic horseback riding instruction and community based programs. P.O. Box 5337, Hemet, CA 92544 Tel: (951) 658-7790

NDR Therapeutic Riding

http://ndrtherapeuticriding.org/ NDR Therapeutic Riding aims to improve the lives of the people with disabilities through therapeutic horse-related programs. 3659 Pedley Ave, Norco, CA 92860 Tel: (951) 283-3967

Free Wheelchair Mission

https://www.freewheelchairmission.org/ Providing the transforming gift of mobility to people with a disability living in developing nations as motivated by Jesus Christ. 15279 Alton Pkwy, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92618 Tel: 949.273.8470

Family Assessment Counseling & Education Services

http://www.facescal.org/ F.A.C.E.S. provides professional counseling services to children and parents caught in the crossfire of divorce and education to prevent family violence. 1015 E. Chapman Ave, Ste A, Fullerton, CA 92831 Tel: (714)447.9024

Help For Brain Injured Children Inc

http://www.hbic.org/ To provide quality programs of ACADEMICS, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING and INDEPENDENCE to individuals with moderate-severe multiple disabilities, in a safe & caring atmosphere, via a highly qualified staff; al the while providing support to family and care-takers. 981 N. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631 Tel: (562)694-5655

Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC)

https://www.ranchoresearch.org/scims-welcome Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is designated as one of the nation’s 14 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and is the only Model SCI Center in the Western United States. The overarching goal of the Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (RLANRC) is to generate new knowledge that fosters recovery of function, community re-integration, and wellness throughout the lifetime of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Rancho Violence Recovery & Prevention Program

https://www.ranchoresearch.org/rvrpp The Rancho Research Institute (RRI) is committed to ending the cycle of violence in our communities. To this end, RRI is pleased to announce the launch of the Rancho Violence Recovery and Prevention Program (RVRPP). Modeled after similar hospital-based violence intervention programs, the RVRPP aims to identify the best possible interventions that promote Survivors’ recovery from violent injury and reintegration back into their home communities, and develop a validated tool to assess and track the progress of participants’ rehabilitation along their recovery journeys. To achieve these goals, the program is centered upon identifying recent Survivors of Violence among Rancho patients who have sustained life-changing injuries and connecting them with peer counselors, social workers, and case managers to aid them in their rehabilitation journeys throughout the care continuum.


https://www.nextstepsonline.org/ NextSteps is an interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore the ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. NextSteps recognizes that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. It will help you take control of your situation and become more active in your recovery. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase self confidence and feelings of empowerment.

Fiesta Educativa, Inc.

http://www.fiestaeducativa.org/ Fiesta Educativa’s mission is to enhance the lives of Latino families of persons with disabilities, to achieve the potential full participation of Latinos with disabilities in society. 161 South Avenue 24, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Tel: (323) 221-6696

Ralph’s Riders

http://www.ralphsriders.org/ Ralph’s Riders is an organization dedicated to enabling individuals with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments to achieve their highest level of independence, health and personal fulfillment by providing peer guidance, resource information and a supporting network within the community. 1925 Century Park East, Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90067 Tel: (310) 780-3529

The Quad Foundation

http://www.quadfoundation.org/ The Quad Foundation is committed to assist and support survivors of spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegic paralysis. The foundation actively works to improve their quality of life through resource assistance, education, rehabilitation and research. We also strive to provide a support center for survivors and families. 306-N West El Norte Parkway, Suite 441, Escondido, CA 92026 Tel: (858) 663-1360

Freedom to Live

http://freedomtolive.org/ FTL®s mission is to provide affordable housing, expert consulting, planning and coordination of necessary services to ensure a successful pathway from hospital to home for spinal cord injury and other catastrophically disabled individuals with or without family support. 568 Cypress Hill Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 Tel: (760) 445-9509

Vip Neurorehibilitation Center

http://www.vipneurorehab.com/ NeuroRehabilitative brings care to disabled military veterans, children, and the underserved, focusing on those who have difficulty moving secondary to Stroke, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and multiple traumas. 7340 Trade St, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92121 Tel: (858) 689-9643

Stacey Perez, trauma survivor shares her story.