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ARMC's Carol Lee, MD, Nominated for Assembly District 50’s Woman of the Year

ARMC's Carol Lee, MD, Nominated for Assembly District 50’s Woman of the Year

Lee has been selected as a woman of distinction by the Office of Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes for her work with ARMC.

Colton, CA — Carol Lee, MD, the Emergency Medicine Vice Chair and Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), has been selected as a woman of distinction and named a finalist for California Assembly District 50’s Woman of the Year Ceremony.

Each year, the California State Assembly’s 50th District honors women in the Inland Empire for their work and achievements in serving their community. Lee has received this distinction in recognition of her tireless work and leadership in expanding the hospital’s emergency medicine initiatives to address the opioid epidemic in the Inland Empire.

“I am extremely honored to receive this nomination,” said Lee. “Everything we do at ARMC is for the betterment of our patient population, and I’m looking forward to expanding our programs even more in the coming year.”

Lee has worked with ARMC for over 25 years, leading the charge in the hospital’s opioid epidemic initiatives. In 2021, ARMC was named to California’s Opioid Care Honor Roll Program and recognized for “Superior Performance” in encouraging safe and effective opioid use, identifying and managing patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), implementing overdose prevention measures, and applying cross-cutting opioid management best practices. In 2019, ARMC was one of 31 hospitals throughout California selected to participate in the California Bridge Program, which approaches substance use as a treatable chronic illness and strives to make addiction and mental health treatment available at hospitals to those who need it.

Lee is not just a leader in combating the opioid epidemic. She is also a leader and an advocate for the next generation of medical professionals, including the hospital’s resident physicians and medical students. She is a professor who teaches emergency medicine resident physicians and medical students at the California University of Science and Medicine adjacent to ARMC’s primary campus, and she also serves as the university’s Assistant Dean of Clinical Career Development, where she assists students and residents with taking the next step in their medical careers.

Lee obtained her Bachelor of Science degree as well as her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) as well as the Addiction Medicine section of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

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