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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

400 N Pepper Ave, Colton, CA 92324 Phone : (909) 580-1000


What it means to you

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center recognizes and honors your right to formulate an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD). An AHCD means either an individual health care instruction or power of attorney for health care. An AHCD lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences, including the types of treatment you want or don't want at the end of life; your desire for diagnostic testing; surgical procedures; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and organ donation. Through advance planning, you can put into writing what types of treatment you would want or not want in case you are unable to speak for yourself.


Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health and operated by the County of San Bernardino. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates a regional burn center, a primary stroke center, a level II trauma center, a behavioral health center located on the hospital campus, four primary care centers including three family health centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS The Family Health Centers (FHCs) offer comprehensive primary care medical services to individuals and families. The FHCs are staffed with experienced attending physicians and resident doctors from ARMC. Each patient is assigned to a primary care provider to attend to his or her individual health care needs. Center locations: Rialto (Westside Family Center); San Bernardino (McKee Family Health Center); Fontana (Fontana Family Health Center); and Colton (ARMC MOB Primary Care Clinic). Comprehensive geriatric services are provided at the Westside Family Health Center. Women's and Children's Health Services ARMC offers comprehensive care for women and children in a caring environment supporting the total family experience. Designated as a BabyFriendly hospital, ARMC supports the global effort aimed at improving the role of maternity services in encouraging mothers to breastfeed babies for the best start in life. ARMC's postpartum amenities include a remodeled mother-baby unit featuring state-of-the-art private suites for postpartum care. 400 North Pepper Avenue • Colton, California, 92324 • 909.580.1000 D

nEONATAL iNTENSIVE cARE uNIT (nicu) The 30-bed unit offers state-of-the-art intensive care in a nursery setting and provides care for premature infants and sick newborns requiring continuous assessment, observation and intensive treatment. Behavioral Health Services The Behavioral Health Center, located on the campus of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, provides adult (ages 18-65) psychiatric emergency, crisis stabilization and inpatient psychiatric treatment services for the assessment and treatment of acute psychiatric emergencies and mental health issues. The Behavioral Health program consists of 90 licensed beds and is comprised of a Behavioral Health Triage unit, a Crisis Stabilization unit and three Behavioral Health Inpatient units.


B Behavioral Health Burn Center C Cardiology Services Case Management Chaplaincy Services Clinical Laboratory G Gastroenterology Lab M Maternal Child Services Medical Imaging Center N NeuroDiagnostics Lab Nutrition Services P Pharmacy Services R Radiation Oncology Rehabilitation Services S Social Services Stroke Center


Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's Outpatient Care facility offers more than 60 diffrent specialty services and an array of preventive programs designed to ensure optimum health for children and adults.

B Behavioral Health C Cardiology Services Case Management D Dialysis Center Diabetes Self-Management E Ear Nose & Throat Emergency Room F Family Health Centers G Geriatric Medicine Center I Internal Medicine Clinic Lipid, Coumadin, Heptatology, Gastronintestinal, Endocrine, Neurology, Renal Rheumatology, Cardiology Pacemaker M Medical Imaging Center N Neurodiagnostics Lab O Oncology/Infusion Therapy Ophthalmology Orthopedic Clinic P Pain Management Clinic Pediatrics Clinic Pharmacy Services R Radiation Oncology Rehabilitation Services S Social Services Surgery Clinic T Trauma Center W Women's Health Care

The location where you are being scheduled to receive services is hospital-based clinic and, therefore, may have higher costs. The same services may be available at another location that is not hospital-based, which may cost less. Check with your health insurance company for more information about- other locations that may cost less.


Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's School of Medical Technology aims to produce medical technology professionals (Clinical Laboratory Scientists) who are qualified by an academic and applied science education to provide service or research in the clinical laboratory and other areas of healthcare delivery systems. Clinical Laboratory Scientists are professionals that develop, perform, analyze, interpret, troubleshoot, evaluate and assure the accuracy and validity of laboratory information in all phases of testing (pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical) utilizing critical thinking skills. They are also involved in regulatory compliance issues, education of fellow laboratorians and other healthcare professionals and quality assurance/performance improvement processes.

Clinical Laboratory Scientists perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine and body fluids to detect abnormal test results that help the clinician diagnose diseases such as diabetes, cancer and others. They also culture samples from various body fluids and wounds for the presence of bacteria, fungi and yeasts to aid the clinician in the identification of infection and determination of which antibiotics will be effective in eliminating it. Clinical laboratory scientists are responsible for confirming the accuracy and sensitivity of test results and reporting laboratory findings to pathologists and other providers.

Clinical laboratory scientists work in these areas of the lab: blood bank (transfusion service), chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, coagulation, immunology and microbiology.

The Program

The hospital's Clinical Laboratory performs millions of procedures each year, providing students with diverse educational experiences during their training.

Students rotate through all areas of the laboratory during the 12-month (40 hours per week) training program. The program includes both lectures and clinical training. The program charges no tuition. Students receive a certificate upon completion of the program. Successful completion qualifies students to sit for a national certification exam and/or California licensure.

The program is accredited by the California Department of Public Health and the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a BA or BS degree in biological sciences from an accredited U.S. college or university or have approved evaluated transcripts from an international college or university as well as all the coursework required by the state of California for a trainee's license.


The Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center contributes to community health services by providing advanced clinical and didactic educational opportunities in Emergency Medicine.

The EMPA Fellowship will promote the recognition and advancement of the Physician Assistant profession by building on a foundation of primary care through the structured education of National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certified Physician Assistants in the specialty of Emergency Medicine.

The Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship is a fourteen month full-time Program which provides clinical and didactic instruction to Certified Physician Assistants interested in advancing in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. The Fellowship builds upon the knowledge and clinical skills acquired during an ARC-PA accredited entry level Physician Assistant program and focuses on expanding that knowledge and refining the skills required for quality emergency care. During emergency medicine rotations, EMPA Fellows are closely supervised by a team of NCCPA certified Physician Assistants as well as Board-Certified or Board-Eligible Emergency Physicians which are certified by the ABEM and/or the AOBEM.

The EMPA Fellowship was developed in 2009 in response to the demand for both a streamlined pathway to professional advancement, and for improved utilization of the Physician Assistant in the delivery of high quality cost effective emergency medical care. The Fellowship is conducted primarily at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton California. This San Bernardino County facility serves as a Trauma and Burn Center to a large urban population with an annual census of over 130,000 patients providing an excellent opportunity for advanced Emergency Medical education.

The EMPA Fellowship centers on the patient as the most important part of our educational focus. Therefore, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, providing consumer friendly service, and promoting the general health of the community. The EMPA Fellowship has modeled its curriculum from the American College of Emergency Physicians' Model of Clinical Practice and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) Standards for Postgraduate PA programs. The EMPA Fellowship maintains membership with the Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs (APPAP) and shall seek voluntary accreditation from the ARC-PA during its first year of enrollment in 2010.

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