Brill, Dr. John Brill_Chief Medical Officer_ARMC-CI_08-15-23

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center recently named John H. Brill, M.D. as its full-time chief medical officer. Dr. Brill’s medical expertise, experience working with the latest in healthcare technology and proven track record as a leader in interdisciplinary healthcare environments will be instrumental in helping ARMC to drive even better patient outcomes. 
Dr. Brill has worked with ARMC for the past two years as the chief medical information officer consultant and has driven a significant improvement in efficient patient management. Dr. Brill’s expertise in clinical information technology helped ARMC to streamline its administrative processes, reducing paperwork to increase the amount of time providers can spend delivering personalized care and improving patient outcomes. Dr. Brill further spearheaded the onboarding of ARMC’s Epic electronic health records system, providing all staff across ARMC’s hospitals and clinics with an integrated system to more easily collaborate and unify health care delivery. 

“It’s been a pleasure to be part of the ARMC team these past two years, and I’m looking forward to continuing our work together,” said Dr. Brill. “There’s always more that can be done to drive more efficient collaboration and help our teams deliver exceptional care. The shift to Epic has been a great step, and we’re already looking into other areas where we can drive similar improvements.” 

Dr. Brill came to ARMC with extensive experience and expertise as a physician and healthcare leader. He obtained his B.S. from Manchester University and his M.D. from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Rush University Medical Center and Rush Medical College. He then spent 27 years working at Rush as a primary care physician, an assistant professor of medicine, and in numerous leadership roles. He served as chief medical information officer, associate vice president, associate chief information officer, acting chief information officer, and medical director of information services.  

In his time there, he drove the success of hospital-wide initiatives, transforming the patient care process and improving efficiencies across the hospital. Since then, he has provided management consulting and advisory services focusing on clinical information technology and change management to numerous organizations.  

He is currently a licensed physician and surgeon in the state of Illinois and is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, the American Medical Informatics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians. 

“We’ve been very fortunate to have Dr. Brill as part of our team,” said William Gilbert, ARMC’s hospital director. “We’re always working toward providing our patient population with the best quality of care, and a big piece of that is making sure we’re always using the latest advancements in healthcare technology and ensuring our processes are streamlined, efficient, and modern. His expertise with healthcare informatics is going to be instrumental in driving innovation for the future, and I’m looking forward to having him on our team as a full-time member.” 

ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by San Bernardino County, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. It is ARMC’s mission, in an environment of learning and innovation, to serve our diverse community with high-quality, compassionate care.  

The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, operates the Edward G. Hirschman Burn Center, a Level I trauma center, a comprehensive stroke center, a behavioral health center, and five primary care centers. ARMC also provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the California University of Science and Medicine. The university welcomed its first class of students in 2018. For more information on CUSM, visit For more information about ARMC, visit

Additional County Update News – September 22, 2023