The Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) announced that Loma Linda University has been selected as one of its 2017 Honorees.
Selected as Education Partner of the Year, “Loma Linda University has demonstrated exemplary leadership in bettering the business climate and quality of life of the Inland Empire,” said Paul Granillo, CEO and President of IEEP.
Ronald Carter, PhD, Provost of Loma Linda University, said, “Loma Linda is committed to this community and its citizens. As an organization, we strive to provide opportunities for individuals to prosper personally, spiritually and economically.”
At the Loma Linda University Health 2016 Research Affairs Symposium held on campus in October, John Husing, PhD, and chief economist for the Inland Empire, remarked that Loma Linda University Health pumps more than $1.336 billion into the Inland Empire economy each year. Husing predicted that the organization’s financial impact will grow far beyond that in coming years as recent graduates of the college find high-paying health care jobs and begin spending their money in local communities.
Loma Linda University Health’s newest campus, which opened in 2016, will serve as a clinical and educational facility in the heart of the San Bernardino inner city. The Loma Linda University-San Bernardino campus, in addition to providing certificate-level training programs in a variety of health professions, houses the SAC Health System, which provides health care for 200,000 people each year.
“By using their talents, expertise and influence, honorees such as Loma Linda University stand out among those who make the area a better place to live for the 4.4 million people of the region,” Granillo said.
Loma Linda University was recognized at IEEP’s annual dinner, which was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, in January.
The Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) is the region’s voice for business and quality of life. Its membership, a collection of important organizations in the private and public sector, gives the organization the knowledge and perspective needed to advocate and provide a vibrant business and living environment.