Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
|Arrowhead Regional Medical Center|
The hospital in October, 2013.
|Location||400 North Pepper Avenue, 92324-1819, Colton, California, United States|
|Care system||Private, Medicaid, Medicare|
|Affiliated university||California State University, San Bernardino,
University of California, Irvine,
Western University of Health Sciences,
Loma Linda University,
Crafton Hills College
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is a teaching hospital located in Colton, California within Southern California's Inland Empire. ARMC is owned and operated by the County of San Bernardino, The emergency room at ARMC has more than 130,461 visits annually, making it the second busiest emergency room in the state of California.
In the most recent year with available data, the hospital had 24,441 admissions, performed 6,483 inpatient and 5,367 outpatient surgeries, and 254,000 outpatient visits. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and is certified by the American College of Surgeons as a level II trauma center.
ARMC is a certified stroke center, and was the first certified stroke center in San Bernadino County.
- General medical and surgical care
- Medical, Surgical, and Burn intensive care
- Cardiology department
- Emergency department
- Family medicine/Satellite clinics
- General Radiology
- Interventional Radiology
- Neonatal intensive care unit
- Neurology department
- Orthopedics department
- Pediatric medical and surgical care
- Trauma Center
The hospital director is Mr. Patrick Petre.
Situated just nine miles from the San Andreas and two miles from the San Jacinto active fault lines, the new center is designed to remain self-sufficient for a minimum of three days after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake. The facility uses a combination of elastomeric base isolators and hydraulic viscous dampers (similar to those used in an MX missile silo) to absorb the energy generated during a seismic event and to protect the building's structural integrity.
The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is the first facility in the U.S. to use film-less radiology hospital-wide. This system makes digital images, which are instantly available for viewing at multiple stations throughout the facility for faster and more accurate diagnosis.
Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy is offered as part of the Medical Imaging Department.
Graduate medical education
Arrowhead operates ten physician training programs, in specialties such as family medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, geriatrics and psychiatry.
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