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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Fresh produce and artisan breads at ARMC Farmer’s Market

fruitCelebrate Fruit and Veggie Month!

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) hosts a Farmer’s Market each Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in front of the hospital.

Stop by ARMC for certified fresh locally grown produce and artisan breads.

ARMC partners with the Southland Farmers Market Association to bring the weekly Farmers Market to the Medical Center. ARMC is committed to promoting health and wellness to the community in line with the Countywide Vision.

For more information, call 909-580-2198. Click here for more details.

ARMC free screening and stroke assessment event on May 3

ARMC JPG logoArrowhead Regional Medical Center will be hosting a free Screening and Stroke Assessment Event on Saturday, May 3, in ARMC’s Outpatient Care Center lobby.
Participants will be given an assessment by a health care professional of their risk for stroke using screening results.
The event begins at 10 a.m.
Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. Learn what you can do to lower your risk of stroke and how to recognize the warning signs. Screenings will include height, weight, blood pressure, body mass index, blood sugar and cholesterol; nutrition counseling and diabetes education will also be provided. (Due to time constraints, only the first 200 attendees will be screened.)
No babysitting services will be provided.
ARMC is located at 400 North Pepper Avenue, just north of Interstate 10 inColton. For more information, call 909-580-6185.

Click here for more information about the event: ARMC Heath Screening

Veteran healthcare executive named new ARMC director

billfoleyWilliam T. Foley, a veteran healthcare executive who led the recent $50 million turnaround of Riverside County Regional Medical Center is the new director at San Bernardino County’s Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved an employment contract with Mr. Foley who has more than 40 years of experience in healthcare, holding positions such as managing director, president, and chief executive officer of several large health care systems across the United States.

In addition to serving as managing director of Huron Healthcare working on the Riverside County project, Mr. Foley recently served as chief executive officer for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago.

“Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is one of the region’s largest hospitals. More than 258,000 outpatients relied on ARMC for service last year. Our county will clearly benefit from Mr. Foley’s leadership and experience,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Rutherford, who served on the interview panel that unanimously selected Foley following an extensive nationwide search and selection process.

“We also believe Mr. Foley’s experience and relationships in Riverside County will create opportunities for collaboration between the Inland Empire’s two counties,” Chair Rutherford said.

The interview panel that selected Foley was comprised of Chair Rutherford, Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales, County Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux, and ARMC Medical Staff President Dr. Martha Melendez, all of whom are members of the ARMC Joint Conference Committee, and Dr. Brad Gilbert, executive director of Inland Empire Health Plan.

The director at ARMC is responsible for directing, planning, and administering all medical programs and services, ensuring that inpatient and outpatient medical care services are provided to the residents of San Bernardino County.

The director is responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, systems, and programs that are compliant with regulatory, licensing, and accrediting agencies, including all federal and state laws, statutes, and County ordinances while also directing the review of contracts for services provided by the medical center, and directing and implementation of the medical center budget.

Mr. Foley has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from St. Louis University, where he minored in Urban Planning and a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University. He is a current board member with the Illinois Hospital Association, American Heart Association (Metropolitan Chicago), and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. He has also been a board member with the California Association of Public Hospitals, Central Coast Alliance for Health and several other associations over his extensive career.

At ARMC, Mr. Foley will oversee a state-of-the-art acute care hospital that serves as the County’s only public “safety net” facility. Major services and facilities include Level II trauma, emergency care, and primary care. ARMC boasts 3,608 employees and an annual budget of approximately $440.6 million.

The County’s contract with Mr. Foley calls for him to earn a salary of $301,173. He would succeed Patrick Petre, who left ARMC in November for another position in healthcare.

 

Farmer’s market coming to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

VegetablesThe Southland Farmer’s Market Association will operate a weekly certified farmer’s market on the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center campus providing healthy and nutritious food to the community.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the SFMA to operate the farmer’s market in front of the hospital south of the main entrance for one year.

When a patient is being discharged from the hospital or seen in an outpatient clinic, their medical provider educates them about their weight and healthy eating habits and the presence of the farmer’s market will reinforce those ideas. By hosting a weekly farmer’s market, visitors and patients will be able to purchase fresh, locally grown produce and artisan breads once a week. About 69 percent of adults who live in San Bernardino County are overweight or obese. The implementation of the farmer’s market will enhance ARMC’s commitment to promoting health and wellness as part of the Countywide Vision.

More details about dates and times of the farmer’s market to come.

County approves agreement for new mobile medical clinic

adhesive bandage on white backgroundSAN BERNARDINO – Residents on the Westside of the City of San Bernardino will have greater access to health care services after the Board of Supervisors approved a new agreement during Tuesday’s meeting. The agreement will allow Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) to use the Ruben Campos Community Center as a Mobile Medical Clinic site to provide primary care services to County residents.

“This is important because it helps us to provide not only primary care, but also preventative and health education services to the underserved in our community. We chose the Ruben Campos Community Center as a site because of the need expressed by the community, and the Center’s willingness to collaborate with us,” said Laura Ellers, ARMC Respiratory Care Services Director and manager of the Mobile Medical Clinic.

ARMC’s Mobile Medical Clinic is a 40-foot unit that features two exam rooms and a patient education area that can accommodate basic health screenings for conditions like asthma, high blood pressure, etc. and primary care services to remote areas of the county.

“The County and its partners strive towards providing the same opportunities of health to all of our 24 cities and towns. Wherever there is this type of medical need, we are committed to filling it,” said Supervisor Josie Gonzales, whose representative district includes both ARMC and the Ruben Campos Community Center.

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ARMC Joins National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center has entered the 2013 Pink Glove Dance Video competition in support of breast cancer awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The video features ARMC health care professionals dancing to raise awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer. If ARMC wins the competition it will donate its prize to Susan G. Komen, a global organization working to end breast cancer. Starting now, you can vote for the video at: http://www.pinkglovedance.com/videos/2013-video-contest/arrowhead-regional-medical-center/.

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