County supervisor visits Loma Linda campus
County supervisor Josie Gonzales listens as Jerry Slater, MD, chair and professor of radiation medicine, and director of the Proton Treatment Center, explains how certain pieces of equipment help to focus and mold the proton beam so that maximum effect is delivered to a tumor with minimal radiation and harm to surrounding tissues.
San Bernardino County Supervisor for the 5th district Josie Gonzales visited the Loma Linda campus on July 19.
Accompanying her was field representative Lisha Smith.
Ms. Gonzales met with top Loma Linda University Medical Center administrators and toured several areas.
Her district includes portions of San Bernardino, Fontana, Rialto, and Colton, as well as the towns of Bloomington and Muscoy.
Following a brief meeting with LLUMC leadership, Ms. Gonzales toured the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and new unit 3800 next door, as well as the Proton Treatment Center.
Speaking with the leadership, she said she hopes to find ways for the Medical Center and other Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center entities to partner with the county in improving the quality of life for her constituents.
By Larry Kidder, MA