Hundreds Join San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital for Holiday Tree Lighting

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital was glowing with activity Wednesday evening, when hundreds of people gathered for the Hospital’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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After the Hospital’s Holiday Tree was officially lit in front of the new Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit building, the community was treated to holiday carols sung by Beaumont’s Mountain View Middle School Choir, led by Jennifer Wright, who sang several holiday standards and medleys to great applause.

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Following the carols, children lined up to sit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and everyone was treated to hot chocolate, cookies, and other goodies from San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital’s Food and Nutrition Department. In addition, a beautifully decorated antique fire truck provided more holiday joy for the Hospital’s guests.

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“It was wonderful to have the community join us for our Holiday Tree Lighting, and to have a chance to meet and talk with many of our supporters,” said San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital CEO Mark Turner. “It was amazing to see just how many people came to celebrate the Holiday season with us.”

The Hospital also collected donations for its Toys for Tots campaign, to ensure that every child in our community has a good Holiday season.

To donate to the Toys for Tots campaign, please drop off a new, unwrapped toy for a child ages 0-18, in the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital cafeteria. Or for more information, please contact Lynn Gomez at 951-769-2169.

At San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, our mission is to provide safe, high quality, personalized healthcare services. A 71-bed facility located in the San Gorgonio Pass, we were established in 1951 as a living memorial to our country’s World War I and II Veterans. Now in our 62nd year, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital provides excellent care for our community as we continue to grow along with the Pass region.

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is supported in part by the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Hospital, and by the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Hospital’s volunteer organization. The Auxiliary runs the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, at 3453 West Ramsey Street in Banning.

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is located at 600 North Highland Springs Avenue in Banning. For more information about the hospital and its services, call 951-845-1121 or visit

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