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Our History

From our beginnings as a small rural clinic, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is, today, a full acute care hospital and outpatient clinics. Our 60-year journey has served to equip us with the depth of insight, professional expertise, and most importantly, the caring hearts that are vital in positioning us as the partner of choice for our community's healthcare needs.

The staff at RRH considers it a privilege to serve the people of the Southern Sierra Region. We hope that, whether you are an outpatient or an inpatient, you will experience our goal of providing you with the highest quality healthcare in a warm and compassionate environment.

Since 1932


  • Dr. Thomas A. Drummond stopped en route in the then thriving town of Red Mountain

About Us 1932


  • Ridgecrest Community Hospital was introduced

About Us 1960


  • A new Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) opened

About Us 1977


  • Introduction of tele-medicine services and hospital expansion to include an ER department

About Us 1980


  • Ridgecrest Community Hospital marked its 30th anniversary and was re-named to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

About Us 1990


  • A multi-million dollar project broke ground to offer a variety of outpatient services

About Us 2005


Expansion project continued to include a 2-story medical and surgical wing

About Us 2008


  • Rural Health Clinic and Urgent Care Clinic were introduced

About Us 2010


  • With the plan to improve standard of care, RRH took over the management of Ridgecrest Healthcare Center and introduced Bella Sera

About Us 2015


  • The Crisis Stabilization Unit opened in partnership with RRH and Kern County mental Health Department. Occupational Medicine Clinic opened in May. The Cancer Center opens. RRH and SSUSD unite to bring health care to school campuses.

2017 - 2018 about us


  • The first Neurosurgery Spine Clinic opened in collaboration with USC Neurosurgery, part of Keck Medicine of USC. RRH announces the inter to purchase Liberty Ambulance to ensure greater services for patients. 6.4 and 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks RRH!

2019 about us


  • The COVID-19 pandemic impacted everyone's lives and the RRH staff rose to the occasion through innovation, compassion, and service. We saw many people become heroes.

2020 About us