Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Hosts Colton’s State of the City Address
ARMC Hospital Director, William Gilbert speaks to hospital leadership, City of Colton officials and San Bernardino County representatives at the recent “State of the City of Colton and ARMC” event.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) and the City of Colton recently brought together hospital leadership, City of Colton officials and San Bernardino County representatives for the “State of the City of Colton and ARMC” event. Taking place at the Medical Center, key speakers were City of Colton Mayor Frank J. Navarro and Hospital Director, William Gilbert.
Mayor Navarro shared insight into Colton’s growth noting the addition of many new and expanding businesses in retail, industrial and residential sectors. Those investing in Colton include national, regional and local businesses, and now the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) with ARMC being its primary teaching hospital. Special attention was given to ARMC’s role as a key partner and top employer in the region with nearly 4,000 employees.
Mayor Navarro highlighted the milestones achieved in the past year and discussed the future vision for Colton as a “Hub City Center,” with ARMC being an anchor of the local economy. Providing high-quality comprehensive care, ARMC is notably a level two Trauma Center, with a renowned Burn Center, and a Primary Stroke Center. ARMC will continue its growth alongside the City of Colton with plans for a new cardiovascular service line, an oncology center, and the rising campus of CUSM.
“It has been an honor to serve this hospital and our diverse community, while being a part of the phenomenal growth taking place over the past few years,” said Hospital Director, William Gilbert. “We look forward to further enhancing our relationship with the City of Colton with continued collaboration to identify and respond to ongoing changes and growth needs.”
Mayor Navarro’s presentation also addressed the need for green standards, noting recent efforts to include the addition of electrical vehicle charging stations at various locations throughout Colton, including eight at ARMC. Future plans for Colton also include an exciting new sports complex to bring the community together and invite visitors to the city for sporting events.
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is a 456-bed 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. It is ARMC’s mission, in an environment of learning and innovation, to serve our diverse community with high-quality compassionate care. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates the Edward G. Hirschman burn center, a behavioral health center, and five primary care centers. ARMC also 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. ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM). The University welcomed its first class of students in 2018. The School of Medicine is an allopathic (M.D.) school, and is the first new, privately funded, not-for-profit medical school to earn accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) since 1949. For more information on CUSM, visit https://www.calmedu.org/. For more information about ARMC visit www.arrowheadmedcenter.org.