ARMC Foundation Announces Honorees for Fall Gala


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Foundation will recognize four honorees at its 2015 Autumn Extravaganza Gala and Awards Dinner on Oct. 8. Proceeds from the event, which will be held at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, will benefit Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s cancer program.

The award winners for the second annual gala are: Guillermo Valenzuela, MD, Arrowhead Vanguard of the Year; David Lanum, MD, Physician of the Year; Nanette Buenavidez, RN, Nurse Leader of the Year; and Ma Cristina Avendano, RN, Nurse of the Year.

“Our physicians and nurses are on the forefront of ARMC’s efforts to provide quality health care to the community,” said Zachary Tucker, ARMC Foundation president. “These honorees stand out for their exceptional efforts on behalf of the medical center.”

Award winners will be recognized at the Gala with a unique video tribute and a distinctive plaque.

The Gala will feature jazz music from “The Art of Sax,” an auction, dinner and no-host cocktails. Black tie is optional.

Tickets are $125 per person. For more information about the ARMC Foundation Gala and Awards Dinner, call Patty Holohan, 909-580-3167, or email

About the ARMC Foundation

Founded in 1977, the ARMC Foundation’s mission is to assist the Medical Center in providing quality health care and health education to our community by enlisting and increasing public and private interest, involvement and financial support.

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: 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:

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