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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Retains B.E. Smith in search for Chief Medical Information Officer

March 19, 2019

Create change as Chief Medical Information Officer with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center one hour outside Los Angeles.

The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) will development of the strategic plans regarding clinical information systems at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, while ensuring ongoing communication among physicians in terms of effectively managing existing clinical computerized processes. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Medical staff, the CMIO will help transition to the new EMR and will act as a change agent to guide medical staff and the medical school through technology upgrades. 

As a senior leader, the CMIO will take the opportunity to learn this fluid Academic Public Hospital while leaving a positive mark on the community. This position must be a licensed, practicing physician for one of the Medical Center’s physician corporations.


  • Clinical Informatics Certification and/or a Master’s degree preferred
  • The ideal candidate is a clinician first, CMIO second – must be a practicing physician leader with experience working in clinical informatics
  • Minimum one year of work experience in medical informatics; in lieu of graduate training in medical informatics, a minimum of three years’ work experience in medical informatics systems may be acceptable
  • License to practice medicine in California; board certified by the appropriate specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties

You can find the complete job posting for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s CMIO on the B.E. Smith website.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is a 456-bed, university-affiliated teaching hospital, located in Colton, Calif. The facility operates a Level II Trauma Center, regional burn center, primary stroke center, and features the second busiest Emergency Department in California, taking 116,000 ER patients each year. Arrowhead built a new university-based medical school and offers several residency programs, with the first class of students graduating in June 2019. Arrowhead is also the area’s top employer and provides the inland empire’s second medical school.

As of March 2019, the organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary with innovative improvements to advance healthcare. Namely, Arrowhead is set to achieve a Level I Trauma designation and establish comprehensive Stroke and Cardiac programs within the next two years.

Colton, Calif., is a 52,000-person community just outside Orange County and Los Angeles, which is about one hour away. The city boasts a healthy mix of residential living, outdoor excursions, and big-city entertainment. Residents have convenient access to beaches, luxury shopping, mountains, fine cuisine, and national forests all within an hour’s drive. 

Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith is the trusted partner in Interim Leadership and Executive Search solutions for organizations and healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Exclusive to the healthcare industry, our personalized placement methodology best matches professionals to organizations enabling them to improve clinical, financial, and operational performance. Since 2000, B.E. Smith has supported more than 6,000 leaders advance their careers.

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