Mr. Rivers background encompasses over 25 years of executive healthcare administration. Currently, Mr. Rivers serves as the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director at Southwest Healthcare System which operates Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta and Temecula Valley Day Surgery in Murrieta.
Along with a dedicated leadership team, physicians and the entire hospital staff, Mr. Rivers directed the opening of the 91 million dollar expansions to both hospitals which include new emergency departments featuring more than 70 bays, expanded ICU at Inland Valley that doubled bed capacity, and the largest Women’s Center in the entire region located at Rancho Springs. His leadership was instrumental in passing one of the largest state and federal surveys and now steers the development for the region’s first NICU at Rancho Springs and Cardiac Services at Inland Valley. Each of these service lines are to better serve the needs of the community and are in partnership with clinically integrated strategies with physicians and community partners.
Besides being a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian, Mr. Rivers serves with many philanthropic and healthcare organizations including Chairman for the Riverside County Chapter of the American Red Cross during his 26 year tenure. The local chapter, on average, responds daily to community members in need of aid stemming from fire, flood or other disasters. Mr. Rivers has a Sc.B. from Brown University and a M.S./M.B.A. from the University of La Verne. He has two incredible children, enjoys travel, life and “plays golf by appointment.”
District 5330 District Governor Cherie Curzon will be visiting our club this week. Please join us to welcome DG Cherie to the Rotary Club of Temecula.
Our speaker for September 29th is Vince Agnifili, CEO/Secretary-Manager Southern California Fair, 46th District Agricultural Association. Vince will share with us the various activities that take place on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds year round and provide us with a behind the scenes update on the up coming Southern California Fair.
Vince has served as the CEO of the Southern California Fair in Perris since 2005.
Our speaker for September 22nd is Don Hughes. Don and his wife are featured in the September Rotarian magazine for their efforts on a water project in Honduras where they install bio-sand filters. Don and his wife, Lori, took a year off from their jobs to work on this project and other humanitarian efforts. He will be sharing their experience. Don is a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of San Diego North.
Don will be joined by Raj Gandhi, District 5330 Water Projects Chair, who will give us a brief update on District 5330 Clean Water efforts.
Alyson Drago and Dr. Dennis Spurgin of the Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club will be presenting this program with information on Project Peanut Butter. This program serves hundreds of thousands of malnourished children. Malnutrition is a critical global problem that impacts millions of vulnerable children each year.
This cost effective proven solution can eradicate severe malnutrition in our lifetime. For more information please visit www.projectpeanutbutter.com
Rotary Club of Temecula was the first known Rotary club to support this program with an club project in 2008 through the research and efforts of club member Tamera Swanson.