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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to Hold Drive-Through Community Covid-19 Testing

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will conduct Drive-Through testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) beginning April 9. The COVID-19 testing will be available for the public by appointment only. For appointments, call 1-855-422-8029. Instructions are available at this link:

The following dates are available for scheduling an appointment, as space allows:

  • Thursday, April 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Drive-Through testing will be conducted at the outpatient building entrance on the ARMC campus. The entrance will be on Meridian Avenue at the back of the ARMC campus. Once entering the campus from Meridian, signage will be displayed for the COVID-19 Drive-Through testing. Additional testing dates will be announced at a later date. Here is a map of the testing site.

“We have been treating COVID-19 patients with all of the latest best practices in our fight against this disease,” said Dr. Sharon Wang, infection disease specialist at ARMC. “We would like to provide our expertise to help test members of the community.”

The San Bernardino County Health Officer declared a local health emergency to help ensure county government and the public are prepared. ARMC is working with other county departments and in partnership with cities, schools, and the business and nonprofit communities to ensure an effective response.

For social distancing guidelines and other tips to protect yourself please go to:

For more details, click here.

ARMC names new chief medical officer

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah as chief medical officer. In this position he will oversee the delivery of all medical services to meet ARMC’s health care goals.

Dr. Subbiah brings more than a decade of experience in internal medicine care, health care quality, and hospital operations to his new position. Prior to joining ARMC, he most recently served in several leadership roles at Christiana Care Health System, one of the country’s largest health care providers located in Wilmington, Delaware. These include Medical Director of Patient Access and Flow, Medical Director of Care Management, Senior Physician Advisor for Utilization Review, and Clinical Assistant Professor/Inpatient Hospitalist.

Prior to joining Christiana Care Health System, he was Director of Academic Programs for Crozer Hospitalists at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania; and prior to that he was Attending Physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the United States.

“Dr. Subbiah has superior experience in internal medicine, and a track record as a physician leader focused on improving quality and efficiency of a large health system,” said ARMC Director William Gilbert. “Combined with his passion for education these qualities support ARMC’s commitment as a learning organization and we are honored to have him join our dedicated team.”

Dr. Subbiah earned his medical degree at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his residency at Temple University Hospital, and is board certified in Internal Medicine.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University Of Massachusetts. He has presented at several medical conferences and special sessions, and last year authored “Effectiveness of Multiple Observation Units in Reducing Length of Stay,” which appeared in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by the County of San Bernardino, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, operates a regional burn center, level II trauma center, primary stroke center, a behavioral health center, five primary care centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. For more information about ARMC visit Follow ARMC on Twitter at @ArrowheadRMC for important announcements and updates, and on Facebook at

ARMC to Host Free 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run & Health Expo

Join Arrowhead Regional Medical Center at the free 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run & Health Expo on Saturday, March 17.

Check-in begins at 7 a.m., and the Walk/Run begins at 8:30 with an awards presentation to immediately follow.

The Walk/Run is an outreach effort designed to raise awareness in exercise and healthy eating to help combat rising obesity and diabetes rates. The goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to improve the quality of their lives.

The Health Expo will offer basic health screenings, stay-healthy information, and many local vendors.

ARMC’s Walk/Run is aligned with the Countywide Vision’s Vision2BActive campaign to keep County residents active and moving.

ARMC is located at 400 North Pepper Ave., in Colton.

Please, for everyone’s safety, no pets, skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles.

To register go to:

Free flu shot clinic at ARMC on Oct. 24

flushotArrowhead Regional Medical Center is holding a free flu shot clinic at 8 a.m. on Oct. 24 for people who are uninsured or underinsured.

The first 500 people to attend will receive a free flu shot at the Oak Room on the first floor of ARMC, 400 North Pepper Avenue in Colton.

Flu season is here again and ARMC would like to help people stay healthy. Every year in the United States, influenza viruses are responsible for more than 200,000 hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. Come to ARMC for a free flu shot and learn practical tips that will help families take the right precautions to stay healthy this winter.

Refreshments will be served.

ARMC Pink Glove Dance aids breast cancer fight

Some walk. Some run. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center staff danced to celebrate cancer survivors for ARMC’s entry in the 2015 Pink Glove Dance competition. The Pink Glove Dance raises awareness and funds for the early detection of breast cancer.

“This year’s video submission has a decidedly more serious tone,” says Deborah Pease, assistant hospital administrator, professional services. “We are aiming to tell the story of one person’s journey with breast cancer. We’re hoping to let folks know they are not alone on this journey.”

ARMC_full coloraiThe 90-second vignette features Sharon Kemp, employee and survivor, recounting her experience.

Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink. This sparked the beginning of the company’s breast cancer education campaign. The introduction of the pink gloves helps take the fear out of detection exams and reminds nurses about the importance of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with their patients. A few years later, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video competition, bringing together nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate hope for a cure and honor all who have been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing. More than 16 million YouTube views later, the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition has inspired nearly 1,000 dance videos and raised nearly $1 million for breast cancer charities nationwide.

“We have been part of this national competition for many years in the service of raising awareness for the early detection of breast cancer and to help raise funds for research and prevention,” Pease said. “As health care

professionals, we encourage regular screenings and support our own staff and patients who have survived breast cancer.”

Logon and view the video and vote for ARMC. Also, encourage your friends to vote by sharing this link on social media.

Voting runs through Sept. 23.

Learn to eat and prepare healthy foods at ARMC

Woman Eating Fruit OutdoorsLearn how to add a touch of health to your favorite foods.

Attend Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s next Serving Up Healthy class, featuring a registered dietitian who will show you how to prepare a healthy fall meal.

The class is Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at ARMC.

Food samples and a recipe booklet will be offered. Registration is required by calling 909-580-3143, or log on to:

Click here for more details.

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