Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-31st District) met with officials of Loma Linda University Health on Tuesday, April 2, to hear about exciting developments on campus, as well as the challenges of an academic medical center to remain a global leader in clinical care, education and research. Rep. Miller also toured the renowned James M. Slater M.D. Proton Research and Treatment Center, which is the first hospital-based center in the world to deliver cutting-edge proton beam treatment for cancer. “I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of this fine university. It is a true gem here in the 31st District, providing students with a quality, first-class education, and supporting thousands of jobs here in the Inland Empire,” says Rep. Miller, who called for a rededication to the region’s educational system during his visit. District 31 includes the cities of Redlands, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, San Bernardino, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. In the photo, Rep. Miller (left) listens to Ed Schultz, supervisor of the radiation therapy department, describe the process that patients go through when receiving proton beam treatment in one of the gantries at the James M. Slater M.D. Proton Research and Treatment Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."