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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Celebrates Women in Medicine

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC) Graduate Medical Education (GME) department is hosting a “Women in Medicine Rising Up,” event from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 23, for faculty and resident physicians. The special guest speaker is Roozehra Khan, D.O., FCCP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, and an attending critical care physician in the Neurosurgical ICU.

A special lunch will be presented by ARMC Executive Chef Joe Eidem, recently selected for induction into the American Academy of Chefs, Culinary Hall of Fame for 2018. The luncheon will take place in the Oak Conference Room on the first floor of the hospital at 400 North Pepper Avenue, in Colton.

This event kicks off National Women in Medicine Month, designated for September by the American Medical Association, to celebrate the accomplishments of women in health care. Dr. Kahn, notably a former ARMC Internal Medicine resident and widely recognized blogger at www.thefemaledoc.com, will share challenges that women can face in the medical field. She will also highlight the progress women have made in this field.

According to a recent blog by Dr. Kahn, it is noted that for the first time in history female medical school matriculation rates have surpassed 50 percent, representing a greater number of females pursuing medical degrees. Approximately 50 percent of ARMC resident physicians are female.

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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Expands Dialysis Services and Receives Five Stars from Medicare
Open House on August 30

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC) Dialysis Outpatient Center recently expanded from eight to 24 hemodialysis treatment stations and will hold an Open House from noon – 1 p.m. on Aug. 30, to celebrate its expansion. With ARMC receiving more than 3,500 dialysis patient visits each year, increasing the number of treatment stations gives San Bernardino County residents with kidney disease better access to this life-sustaining therapy. In addition, Medicare recently noted a five-star rating for the Arrowhead Dialysis Outpatient Center.

“The ability to increase the number of dialysis treatment stations at ARMC enables us to accommodate more patients,” said ARMC Dialysis Manager, Edgar Chan. “This ultimately helps to reduce stress and enables patients to lead fuller lives while managing their disease, since they won’t have to travel to other facilities further from home to get treatment.”

While approximately 30 million people in the United States have kidney disease, nearly 700,000 of them have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), in which the kidneys no longer work as they should to eliminate waste and unwanted water from the blood. ESRD requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. Dialysis is the medical process of eliminating the waste and excess water from the blood.

The Medicare star rating shows how well a dialysis center delivers care compared to the national average. The five-star rating means a dialysis center has a quality of care that is considered much above average compared to other facilities.

ARMC’s Dialysis Outpatient Center operates seven days a week. Patients typically undergo dialysis three times per week, which takes four to five hours per visit. Visit www.arrowheadmedcenter.org, or call (909) 580-3911, for more information. The hospital is located at 400 North Pepper Avenue in Colton.

A NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL LAUNCHES IN CALIFORNIA

The California University of Science and Medicine School of Medicine Achieves Preliminary Accreditation

http://www.calmedu.org/news/items/26-a-new-medical-school-launches-in-california.php

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