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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 909-825-7084
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



Chelsea Childress Health System Specialist to the Director
Wade Habshey Public Affairs Officer
Susan Flemming Operation Officer for Chief of Staff
Cindy Angulo Healthcare Quality Improvement Coordinator
Daniel Devera DSS Coordinator
Mike Choi Chief, Financial Officer
John Byrne, MD Associate Chief of Staff for Education
Alan Jacobson, MD Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Glenn Legrone Supervisor, Point of Entry
Robert Tanjuakio Chief, Information Technology Service
Crystal Mata Chief, Audiology & Speech Pathology
Teresa Dunn Chief, Canteen Service
Thomas Smith Chief, Chaplain Service
John Tacheff Chief, Dental Service
Ken Eigen Chief, Facility Management Service
Craig Curtis Compliance Officer
Erica Bass Chief, Library Service
Phillip Roos, MD Chief, Medical Service
Bradley Cole MD Chief, Neurology Service
Alex Yi, MD Chief, Imaging
Rita Gribbon, RD Chief, Nutrition & Food Service
Heather Rojas, MD Chief, Pathology & Laboratory Service
Samineh Sam Chief, Pharmacy Service
Esther Lee, MD Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service
Dennis Morin Acting Chief, Police Service
Tracey Swope Chief, Prosthetic & Sensory Aids Service
Marion Sherman, MD Chief, Behavioral Medicine Service
Melissa Conrad, L.C.S.W Chief, Social Work Service
Jorge Rivera, MD Chief, Surgical Service
Vacant Manager, Voluntary Service
Jennifer Phillips Program Manager, Anesthesiology, Audiology, Dental, Surgery Services
Cheryl Hardcastle-Dressel Program Manager, Behavioral Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Rehab Medicine Services
Sally Roldan Program Manager, Medical and Neurology Services
Terry Wells Program Manager, Equal Opportunity & Diversity
 Ken Johnson  Chief, Veterans Satisfaction
 Rick Bard  Chief, Health Administration Service
Mark Rielo  Group Practice Manager