San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Donates to Foundation

The San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held their Annual Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 12th, at Childhelp Merv Griffin Village in Beaumont, where they presented the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Foundation with a donation.

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2014 San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Awards Luncheon

Through funds raised by sales at the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, the Auxiliary raised $35,000 for equipment for the Hospital.

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San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President Rick Thiebaud

The Auxiliary, under the leadership of Board President Rick Thiebaud, presented Hospital CEO Mark Turner with a check at the luncheon.

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San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President Rick Thiebaud, left, presents a donation from the Auxiliary to San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital CEO Mark Turner on May 12, 2014.

“We truly appreciate the Auxiliary’s generous annual donation and we plan to use the funds for needed life-saving medical equipment,” said Turner. “We also greatly appreciate the time and service Auxiliary members donate to our hospital. Without their help we could not possibly provide the level of service quality expected by our patients.”

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San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital CEO Mark Turner

In addition to the check presentation, the Auxiliary honored their volunteers for their 2013 achievements and honors. The luncheon attendees also listened to guest speakers, including Turner and Lynn Elder, the Executive Director of Childhelp.

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San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Dean Jesson, left, and Auxiliary Treasurer Mary Bass at the SGMH Auxiliary Awards Luncheon on May 12, 2014. Dean was honored for 15 years of volunteer service with the SGMH Auxiliary, and Mary was honored for 20 years.

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 63rd 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 http://www.sgmh.org.

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