San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland, CA and Randall W. Lewis, Executive Vice President of the Lewis Group of Companies, have announced a partnership called the Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute.
Randall Lewis has been a pioneer in developing initiatives that promote healthy living and healthy communities. The partnership serves cities that the Lewis Group of Companies has developed residential communities in such as Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, and Eastvale.
Randall and the hospital have worked together in providing healthcare services throughout the San Bernardino and Riverside county region for many years. Harris F. Koenig, President and CEO of San Antonio Regional Hospital, states that Randall’s passion for health is rarely found outside of the healthcare industry.
“Randall is involved in efforts at the local and regional level to create solutions through bold and innovative partnerships. Together, we are committed to achieving our shared vision of healthier communities in our region.” –Harris F. Koenig, President and CEO of San Antonio Regional Hospital
A Longstanding Partnership
The Lewis Group of Companies has planned and developed the sites of medical facilities associated with San Antonio Regional Hospital since 1990.
San Antonio’s first satellite facility was established in 1990 in the Terra Vista master planned community in Rancho Cucamonga. The development of three additional medical plazas in communities developed by the Lewis Group of Companies has further fueled the collaborative effort between Randall and San Antonio to create healthier communities.
- 1990 – Rancho San Antonio Medical Plaza in Rancho Cucamonga
- 2006 – Sierra San Antonio Medical Plaza at Sierra Lakes in Fontana
- 2015 – Eastvale San Antonio Medical Plaza in the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center
Why the Institute is Necessary
Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute aims to form solutions in response to the high numbers of chronic diseases and low numbers of healthcare personnel in the region.
Cathy Rebman, Vice President of Community Outreach at San Antonio Regional Hospital, describes that U.S. health care is changing its focus from sick-care to prevention.
“The Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute is designed to serve as a vehicle to help create innovative solutions and to support the efforts of local cities by providing structure, programs, and specific training.” –Cathy Rebman, Vice President of Community Outreach at San Antonio Regional Hospital
This infographic outlines the challenges and goals of the Institute:
Looking to the Future
As the Institute evolves, Randall Lewis will participate in planning and developing the Institute. He will sit in on brainstorming sessions facilitated by the hospital staff.
Randall Lewis and San Antonio Regional Hospital anticipate a bright future for the Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute and for the surrounding cities.
“The Institute will serve as another step in our journey to engage people from many disciplines across various sectors including hospitals, school districts, and health and social services organizations, in a collaborative effort to solve the health care challenges we face today.” –Randall W. Lewis, Executive Vice President of the Lewis Group of Companies
“Randall is a true visionary and we value our collaborative relationship. With the establishment of the Institute, we look forward to achieving major milestones in our journey to achieve healthier communities our region.” -Mike Tracey, President of San Antonio Hospital Foundation
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