College Graduates Ready For Mission of Service
COLTON, Calif. – San Bernardino Community Hospital Vice President for Mission and Support Services Kimiko Ford will address new graduates of Four-D College as the keynote speaker of its Feb. 11 Winter 2011 Graduation.
At the 11 p.m. ceremony held at the Ontario Convention Center, Four-D College will recognize graduates of its health care programs, which are Vocational Nursing, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Billing and Coding and Pharmacy Technician.
“I am honored,” Ford said. “As a health care provider, in a community hospital, I appreciate the importance of being governed by a mission. I hope to encourage the Four-D College graduates to learn how to define their own personal mission and keep it in mind as they search for employment opportunities.”
Ford has been with San Bernardino Community Hospital for 25 years, and is currently vice president for Mission and Support Services. She oversees the hospital’s community outreach program, marketing, advocacy, volunteer services and patients’ spiritual care.
Ford also is a member of the Kiwanis Club of San Bernardino, the American University Women’s Leadership Council and a board member for several community organizations in the Inland Empire. She is a native of Pomona, and earned bachelor’s degrees in sociology and law and society from the University of California, Riverside. She earned master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Southern California.
Four-D College provides education in the growing health care field at locations in Colton and Victorville. Four-D College offers programs in vocational nursing, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, dental assistant, massage therapy and pharmacy technician.
New courses begin monthly at Four-D College and courses are available in the morning, afternoon and evening to meet the needs of working adults. For more information or a tour, call (800) 600-5422 or go to http://www.4DCollege.edu
Since its founding in 1992, more than 10,000 graduates have completed a health care program at Four-D College. .