Menifee hospital to be renamed, expand its services
The ownership group of Menifee Valley Medical Center was honored in a “Business Spotlight” at the Menifee City Council meeting on Wednesday, with the CEO announcing big plans for expansion of the facility’s health care services.
Peter Baronoff, CEO and Managing Director of KPC Health Global Medical Centers, told council members and guests that the facility on McCall Boulevard — led by a new executive staff and to be rebranded as Menifee Global Medical Center — “will be a resource for the whole community.”
In doing that, Baronoff said his company will open a 7,000-square-foot annex in the Haun Medical Office building, providing expanded services to residents with a group of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and other medical professionals. A Grand Opening of that facility is being planned, and free flu shots will be given next door at City Hall.
Then on Dec, 6, the medical center on McCall Boulevard will officially be renamed in a program that will include a health fair and health screenings for guests.
KPC Global already is providing quality health care and education of professionals at the Hemet Valley Medical Center, which is part of the company’s Physicians for Healthy Hospitals coalition. Baronoff plans to expand the company’s services as teaching hospitals, however, and he announced Wednesday plans to establish a medical school in Southern California.
He also announced that Menifee is one of three cities he is looking at for the facility. If it is built here, Baronoff said, the facility would have a “significant economic impact” on the community, employing about 400 people.