Our History

Our History

Since 1932

1932

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

About Us 1932

1960's

  • Ridgecrest Community Hospital was introduced

About Us 1960

1977

  • A new Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) opened

About Us 1977

1980's

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

About Us 1980

1990's

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

About Us 1990

2005

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

About Us 2005

2008

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

About Us 2008

2010

  • Rural Health Clinic and Urgent Care Clinic were introduced

About Us 2010

2015

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

About Us 2015

2017-2018

  • 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.

2019

  • 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!

2020

  • 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.