Blog Posts in 2020

  • HHS, El Centro Regional Medical Center launch Imperial County Infusion Center to treat COVID-19 patients

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the El Centro Regional Medical Center today began administering monoclonal antibody therapeutic treatments at a temporary COVID-19 infusion center in Imperial County, California. The center is the first in a pilot program to treat certain COVID-19 patients in order to prevent hospitalization and the severity of illness. The center will treat ... Read More

  • Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team Arrives to Provide Support to ECRMC

    EL CENTRO, Calif. – December 14, 2020 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) has announced the arrival of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) to provide support during the current surge of COVID-19 patients. At the request of the state of California, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services deployed a team of ... Read More

  • ECRMC Announces a Temporary 50-Bed Expansion Facility

    EL CENTRO, CA- November 13, 2020- As efforts continue to combat the coronavirus pandemic El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) announced today that State assistance has arrived to set up a 50-bed temporary facility. The expansion facility will be strategically located adjacent to the hospital on the north side of the campus. Within two weeks, the 50-bed facility will be ready and activated. ... Read More

  • El Centro Regional Medical Center to Collaborate with UC San Diego as They Join a Second Major National Clinical Trial for Novel Coronavirus

    EL CENTRO, CA - October 27, 2020 - AstraZeneca trial will recruit up to 30,000 participants, with a goal to develop and confirm an effective vaccine to prevent COVID-19 by end of year. UC San Diego researchers are collaborating with El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) in the Imperial Valley, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic, to create a subsite of the trial. UC San Diego Health will ... Read More

  • ECRMC to Participate in Immunotherapy Clinical Trial for COVID-19

    EL CENTRO, CA – October 1, 2020 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) has announced it will be participating in an additional clinical trial to battle COVID-19. The trial, which is run by Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., studies the use of a novel immunotherapy for hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Christian A. Tomaszewski, M.D. will be the lead investigator for ECRMC. ... Read More

  • ECRMC to Participate in Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatment with UC San Diego

    EL CENTRO, CA – June 18, 2020 - ECRMC has announced a collaboration with University of California San Diego School of Medicine on a trial for COVID-19 treatment using ACE inhibitors. The trial will study whether ACE inhibitors, used for treating high blood pressure, heart failure and diabetic kidney disease, might also reduce the severity of COVID 19 infections, lowering instances of ICU ... Read More

  • ECRMC to Participate in Clinical Trial Using Tocilizumab For COVID-19 Positive Pneumonia Patients

    EL CENTRO, CA – June 18, 2020 - ECRMC has announced participation in a clinical trial using tocilizumab, brand name Actemra, to treat COVID 19 positive pneumonia patients. This trial will study the drug tocilizumab and evaluate its safety and efficacy in the treatment of patients with severe COVID 19 pneumonia. Tocilizumab is an approved treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other ... Read More

  • ECRMC Awarded Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

    EL CENTRO – March 13, 2020 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) has received Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. As populations continue to live longer it is important that older adults receive well-coordinated quality care. The Census estimates over 23,000 in Imperial County are over the age of 65. ECRMC received Level ... Read More

  • Two Positive COVID-19 Test Results Confirmed

    EL CENTRO, CA – March 11, 2020 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) announced today that they have received confirmation from the San Diego Public Health Department that two individuals have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One individual is a current patient at ECRMC, and the other is quarantined in their home. For more information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for ... Read More

  • EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES POSSIBLE CASE OF COVID-19

    EL CENTRO, CA- March 8, 2020- El Centro Regional Medical Center announced today that a patient has met criteria for testing for the COVID-19 in Imperial Valley. The patient, a female in her 70s, came to the hospital’s emergency room Sunday morning with a complaint of side pain. The patient had recently returned from Florida. We promptly followed established protocols by CDPH and CDC, and the ... Read More

  • El Centro Regional Medical Center Awarded Hospital Accreditation From the Joint Commission Again

    EL CENTRO- January 21, 2020 – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. ECRMC was awarded with three additional years of accreditation. For over 30 years, ECRMC has been accredited by The Joint Commission with ... Read More

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