Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Management Officer Steven Dougherty, Sr. was recently named as the chair of the Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) Healthcare Preparedness Planning Partnership (HP3) committee.

ICEMA shares ARMC’s goal to strengthen and enhance emergency preparedness planning and response activities for San Bernardino County residents. ICEMA helps provide structure and guidance to healthcare facilities throughout the county to sustain and enhance medical responses during emergencies and disasters through sharing of information and best practices.

Dougherty shared, “It is an honor and privilege to represent ARMC at HP3 where I can contribute to positive operational changes throughout the IE. I facilitate and lead our monthly meetings and bring vital information to the forefront of the overall committee that will improve healthcare preparedness in our region.”

Jon Hall, ARMC’s facilities operations manager, shared, “As a regional leader in emergency response preparedness, we at ARMC believe the work that Steven is doing at HP3 will have a lasting impact on emergency response best practices throughout the county.”

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 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, California, 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 (CUSM). The university welcomed its first class of students in 2018. For more information on CUSM, visit For more information about ARMC, visit You can also watch this video to learn more about ARMC:

Additional County Update News – May 23, 2024