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ARMC Receives “Surgical Quality Partner” Diamond Designation

ARMC Receives “Surgical Quality Partner” Diamond Designation

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has received the Surgical Quality Partner Diamond designation by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for their participation in the ACS Surgical Quality Improvement program. The designation demonstrates ARMC’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards in surgical care.

ARMC’s Director of Clinical Research and Tactical Medicine Michael M. Neeki, D.O., and Brandon Woodward, M.D., Trauma Medical Director, shared, “The ACS Diamond Seal is trusted by patients, and we are proud of the distinction.”

To earn the ACS Diamond, ARMC participated in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The program is designed to help hospitals improve quality of care, prevent complications, save lives, and reduce costs. Recognized Surgical Quality Partners, such as ARMC, demonstrate their dedication to providing surgical teams with the latest tools and resources needed to put quality at the forefront to ensure better outcomes for patients.

Dr. Neeki added that, “This will help patients and their family members locate and receive the best, high-quality, and potentially life-saving care.”

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 its 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