San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital board votes to enter exclusive affiliation discussions with Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health

BANNING, CA – May 28, 2015 – San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (SGMH) is pleased to announce the decision to officially enter into exclusive discussions with Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health for the purpose of affiliation. The SGMH board voted unanimously during its meeting on May 28, 2015.

“After a lengthy and thorough evaluation of our options, the board made its decision to unify efforts with Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health,” said Dr. Jerilynn Kaibel, board chairperson, SGMH. “Combining our current strengths with the longstanding history of our new affiliates will create a synergy that enhances medical and hospital treatment services to the San Gorgonio Pass communities.”

Over the coming months, representatives from SGMH, Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health will be working to finalize the affiliation process.

Kaibel emphasized that this new affiliation will improve the quality of care and patient safety in the Pass communities by expanding the range of services provided while retaining and recruiting talented personnel and staff. Additionally, this relationship will provide resources to complete the last phase of construction for the patient care building at SGMH.

“San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital’s mission has always been ‘to provide safe, high quality, personalized healthcare services,’” Kaibel stated, “and this new affiliation will allow us to keep that focus, continuing our dedication to care for our community.”

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