Riverside University Health System
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Media Toolkit


The digital toolkit is for journalist's use.  It contains resources and information that is believed will be helpful in reporting on matters related to Riverside University Health System.  If additional information is needed, or you would like to speak to a health expert, please email Department Public Information Officer at K.Mabee@ruhealth.org, or call: 951.467.7542



Riverside University Health System (RUHS) is a multi-faceted health organization that serves residents in Rivrside County with a population of more than 2.4 million people.

Embracing a comprehensive approach to care, RUHS houses four agencies that are critical to the care and well-being of individuals.

  • Community Health Centers offer a range of primary and specialty healthcare services by dedicated professionals, along with Express Care and RUHS Mobile Health Clinics that visit Riverside County's rural and urban communities
  • RUHS Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse services with such programs as the largest Friday Night Live Program in California, and the CARES line (Community Access, Evaluation and Support line (800.499.3008).
  • RUHS  Medical Center is a 439-bed teaching hospital and research hub with a Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Riverside County.
  • RUHS Public Health promotes and protects the health of all Riverside County residents and visitors in service of the well-being of the community.
  • Zareh Sarrafian, CEO, Riverside University Health System
  • Jennifer Cruikshank, CEO, Riverside University Health System - Medical Center
  • Dr. Matthew Chang, Director, Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health
  • Michelle DeArmond, Executive Director, Riverside University Health System - Medical Center
  • Kim Saruwatari, Director, Riverside University Health System - Public Health
Fact Sheets

Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers - Pediatric Services, English & Spanish

RUHS - Medical Center


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