By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley) – Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is partnering with Reach Out/Inland Coalition and Colton High School’s Health Education Academy of Learning (HEAL) to encourage students to pursue careers in healthcare. The academy is seeking healthcare professionals for the upcoming school year to mentor a group of students with an interest in the healthcare field. Mentors meet with students once a month for two hours and use materials provided through a curriculum.
Healthcare professionals who are interested in mentoring a student can attend a networking session at ARMC on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Oak Room. Refreshments and light appetizers will be provided. To learn more, log on to: www.BeAMentorEvent.eventbrite.com
ARMC’s ongoing partnership with Colton High School’s HEAL academy has provided students with the opportunity to get a first-hand look at healthcare. Over the years, students have visited with ARMC healthcare professionals from the emergency department, medical imaging, the clinical lab and other departments, which provided them with the chance to see physicians and medical staff in action.
ARMC, along with the County of San Bernardino, is committed to partnering with all sectors of the community to support the success of every child from cradle to career.
The HEAL program is a four-year college preparatory program that operates as a specialized learning community within the high school and combines academic coursework with clinical instruction. The curriculum includes service learning projects, job shadowing, and internships in the community. The mission of HEAL is to place students on a path that prepares them for college while developing the skills essential for employment in the healthcare industry.
About the Inland Coalition
The Inland Coalition serves both San Bernardino and Riverside counties and the Pomona Valley region in collaboration with area health entities to promote diversity and education in the health professions. Visit: www.inlandcoalition.org/
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.