Joanna Varner has joined Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU)
as the office manager of the Western University Medical Center in Pomona.
In that position, she will update policy and procedure manuals, ensure
that new employees receive proper training, coordinate correspondence and
maintain timely and efficient patient flow.
The Western University Medical Center, located at 360 E. Mission Blvd.,
opened in 1984. It is an ambulatory, primary care, family practice
facility that employs five full-time physicians and three physician
assistants and provides clinical training opportunities for WesternU
students. The Center is a member of the Pomona Clinic Coalition, and
serves close to 150 patients daily.
Varner previously worked as an office manager at Hemet Family Care Center.
She also has held similar positions at FPA-El Norte Medical Group in
Escondido and FPA Medical Management, Inc. in San Diego, and is a
registered medical assistant.
“”I decided to join the Western University Medical Center because it’s a
learning facility,”” she said. “”One of the goals here is to have physicians
lead regular training sessions for the staff so that everyone can become
more educated on the latest issues and research.””
Dawn Fairley, DO, medical director of the Center, said Varner’s experience
with large health care organizations will make her a tremendous asset to
“”She is detail-oriented and very knowledgeable about the health care plans
we work with,”” Dr. Fairley said. “”She also is extremely empathetic with
patients, and does her best to accommodate their needs as quickly as
Varner is a resident of Temecula and has three children.