(Victor Valley) – Pius Omolewa, Ph.D., a behavioral health nurse manager at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, recently published a book entitled, “Coming from Africa: A Journey Through Caribbean, Europe, and America.” The book chronicles his travels from a village in Africa, to the Caribbean and Europe, and to his current position as a nurse manager at ARMC.
Omolewa, who has been at ARMC for about 10 years, said his wife inspired him to write the book so that others could benefit from his experience.
“I gathered a lot of experience from all of the continents I visited,” said Omolewa. “I saw different types of life, from rural life to the big city life, and I enjoyed it all.”
Omolewa says this book connects directly to what he does at ARMC.
“I believe in motivating and inspiring others,” said Omolewa. “The most important ingredient to being a leader is promoting a culture of care and having the right vision.”
Lessons that Omolewa shares in his book include the importance of remaining committed and focused, and striving to exceed each patient’s expectations.
“I believe that we have to satisfy our patients by providing quality health care services,” said Omolewa, who has been a nurse for more than 30 years.
In addition to his work at the hospital, Omolewa contributes to educating the next generation of nurses. He teaches a research analysis class for nurse practitioners at the University of Phoenix in the evenings. He says his teaching provides the perfect balance to his managerial duties.
“My theoretical studies and practical experience at the hospital go hand-in-hand,” said Omolewa. “It helps me to be a better manager.”
Omolewa’s book is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Coming-From-Africa-Journey-Caribbean/dp/1508519161.
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, and is a designated Level II trauma center. ARMC operates a regional burn center, primary stroke center, a behavioral health center, four primary care centers including three family health centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. For more information, go to: www.arrowheadmedcenter.org. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. For more information on the Countywide Vision, visit: www.sbcounty.gov/vision.