County Hires New Chief Medical Officer For ARMC

The county has arranged for Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah, to serve as the chief medical officer at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton is the main campus of the San Bernardino County Hospital.
Dr. Subbiah, who goes by Raj, is currently a practicing internist in Newark, Delaware, working out of institutions owned and operated by Cc Hospitalists Partners. He is also affiliated with Aria Health, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Holy Redeemer Hospital & Medical Center.
He has been practicing for 11 years, having graduated from the University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey/Newark in 2006.
Last year he authored the abstract Effectiveness of Multiple Observation Units in Reducing Length of Stay, which appeared in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
In a report dated August 21, William Gilbert, the director of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center said it is his recommendation that the county “employ Raj Subbiah as the chief medical officer.”
The county undertook a nationwide search to fill the position of chief medical officer after Dr. Richard Pitts recently departed from that position for another opportunity in the medical field. Gilbert said “Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s medical staff reviewed a large number of candidates and narrowed it to five. The five candidates were interviewed by a diverse panel. Dr. Subbiah exhibited superior experience in internal medicine, has a track record as a physician leader focused on improved quality and efficiency of a large health system and has a passion for education that will lend itself to Arrowhead’s commitment as a learning organization.”
Subbiah is to be given a total annul compensation package of $417,965, consisting of a $295,131 salary and $122,834 in benefits. His contract becomes effective October 1, 2018 and runs through September 30, 2021.

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