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VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

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11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA 92357

Phone: 909-825-7084 Or 800-741-8387
Fax: 909-422-3106
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The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is part of the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network. The Healthcare System is comprised of the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center and six community clinics located in Blythe, Corona, Palm Desert, Rancho Cucamonga, Murrieta and Victorville. Opened in 1977, the Medical Center is named in memory of Congressman Jerry L. Pettis, who worked diligently to locate the facility in Loma Linda. It is one of the top 25 employers in the Inland Empire; with over 2,460 employees and 1,367 volunteers that serve over 72,000 Veterans who entrust their health care needs to the VA. The Medical Center provides a wide variety of services through inpatient, outpatient and home care programs. The major bed services are Medicine, Surgery and Behavioral Medicine. The facility has 162 acute care beds and a 108 bed Community Living Center.



Postgraduate medical and dental education programs are conducted with the Loma Linda University. In addition, the Medical Center is also affiliated with 77 other educational institutions and provides training for a variety of allied health specialists.



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Behavioral Medicine



Alcohol & Drug Treatment
Cardiac Catheterization and Angioplasty and Cardiac Stents
Computerized Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic
Sleep Disorder Clinic
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Visual Impairment Services Team
Vocational Rehabilitation
Trauma Recovery Program
Center for Women's Health



Barbara FrisbeyStaff Assistant/Director
Jim RichPublic Affairs Officer
Mark RieloOperation Officer for Chief of Staff
Cindy AnguloHealthcare Quality Improvement Coordinator
Daniel DeveraDSS Coordinator
Eric SorensonChief, Financial Officer
John Byrne, MDAssociate Chief of Staff for Education
Alan Jacobson, MDAssociate Chief of Staff for Research
Sarah MorrisSupervisor, Patient Eligibility Service
Doug WirthgenChief, Information Technology Service
Vicki BradleyChief, Audiology & Speech Pathology
Teresa DunnActing Chief, Canteen Service
Thomas SmithChief, Chaplain Service
Robert KigerChief, Dental Service
Geoffrey SchullerActing Chief, Facility Management Service
Craig CurtisCompliance Officer
Erica BassChief, Library Service
Phillip Roos, MDChief, Medical Service
Bradley Cole MDChief, Neurology Service
Alex Yi, MD Chief, Imaging
Rita Gribbon, RDChief, Nutrition & Food Service
Heather Rojas, MDChief, Pathology & Laboratory Service
 Acting Chief, Pharmacy Service
Esther Lee, MDChief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service
Norvell KingChief, Police Service
Tracey SwopeChief, Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service
Marion Sherman, MDChief, Behavioral Medicine Service
Melissa Conrad, L.C.S.WChief, Social Work Service
Jorge Rivera, MDChief, Surgical Service
Jim RichActing Manager, Voluntary Service
Jennifer PhillipsProgram Manager, Anesthesiology, Audiology, Dental, Surgery Services
Cheryl Hardcastle-DresselProgram Manager, Behavioral Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Rehab Medicine Services
Sally RoldanProgram Manager, Medical and Neurology Services
Terry WellsProgram Manager, Equal Opportunity & Diversity
 Ken Johnson Chief, Veterans Satisfaction
 Rick Bard Chief, Health Administration Service
 Ian Francis Systems Redesign Coordinator