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Community Hospital of San Bernardino Receives Major Donation

from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Funds to Support Next Generation Ventilators

San Bernardino, CA — On July 25, 2016, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians presented a check of $452,808 to Dignity Health - Community Hospital of San Bernardino Foundation for the purchase of advanced patient ventilators. This donation is one of the largest gifts received in the last ten years by Community Hospital of San Bernardino and will benefit critically ill patients served in the emergency department, intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit and other areas of the hospital.“San Manuel’s generous gift allowed for the purchase of 13 of the most advanced patient ventilators available,” said Victoria Selby, Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services at Community Hospital of San Bernardino. “These new Hamilton G-5 ventilators are portable, compatible with our new electronic health records system, are more efficient than current systems and will give physicians more real-time information allowing them to better meet patient needs.”Following a demonstration of the new equipment by Community Hospital respiratory therapists, the check was presented by Mindy Silva, a representative of San Manuel, to Community Hospital of San Bernardino President, June Collison, and Tony Myrell, Community Hospital Foundation Board Chairman. The event was attended by members of the hospital Board of Trustees and members of the Community Hospital of San Bernardino Foundation board.“We are incredibly grateful to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for sharing our dedication to the community and for making it possible for us to stay on the forefront of advancements in patient care with this important new equipment,” concluded Collison.-30-About Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San BernardinoDignity Health - Community Hospital of San Bernardino is a 347-bed nonprofit, acute care hospital that has served the Inland Empire community since 1910. Known for its programs in maternity care, behavioral health services and clinical excellence, the hospital’s medical services also include inpatient and outpatient surgery, long term subacute care for adults and children, and health education programs for community members. A member of Dignity Health, Community Hospital of San Bernardino has been committed to serving its community with excellence, compassion and respect for over 100 years. For more information, visit dignityhealth.org/san-bernardino.About the San Manuel Band of Mission IndiansThe San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. Since time immemorial, the San Manuel tribal community has endured change and hardship. Amidst these challenges the tribe continued to maintain its unique form of governance. Like other governments it seeks to provide a better quality of life for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services and promoting social, economic and cultural development. Today San Manuel tribal government oversees many governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment. San Manuel operates San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.