The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians https://www.sanmanuel.nsn.gov, a federal recognized American Indian tribe located in California, is providing funding for $3.2 million over the next three years to the Dignity Health Community Hospital of the San Bernardino Foundation and the St. Bernardino Medical Center https://www.dignityhealth.org.
The objective is to have a positive impact on the health needs of the community. One way to accomplish this goal will be to use the funding to provide care to all who need it without regard for their ability to pay.
The funds going to the Community Hospital will be used to help expand their Children’s Sub-Acute Center to provide services to young adult patients. The Center now serving pediatric and young adult up to 21 will now be able to add 20 private rooms to serve patients ages 21 to 35.
The grant to the Medical Center will be used to renovate and expand the imaging department. The funding will also enable additional patients in various departments use the new imaging equipment. These services will be able to be used in the emergency department, cardiology, neurology, and oncology.
This recent grant funding adds to the nearly $3.1 million previously granted over the last ten years by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to support these hospitals. This funding for the past years, has enable these hospitals to purchase more capital equipment such as patient ventilators, state-of-the-art surgical equipment, and the da Vinci Robotic System.