San Manuel Band of Mission Indians: Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Awards San Manuel Lifetime Achievement Award

San Manuel Band announces $25 million gift to hospital in California

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is strengthening its relationship with the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in southern California.

The tribe presented a $25 million donation to the hospital during the 26th Annual Children’s Hospital Foundation Gala on Thursday evening. The gift reflected the long relationship between the San Manuel people and the facility, Secretary Ken Ramirez said.

“San Manuel is grateful for the compassion shown to our elders by Loma Linda University Health many decades ago,” Ramirez said. “We are excited about the new opportunities and lifesaving care that the new Children’s Hospital will offer to our shared community and loved ones.”

The donation is the second largest in the hospital's history. It came was the tribe was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the gala.

“We enthusiastically join San Manuel in a commitment to improve healthcare in our community for generations to come,” said Scott Perryman, the senior vice president and administrator of Children’s Hospital. “Their generosity will help us transform maternal care to the benefit of each mother and baby that Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital cares for.”

As part of that relationship, the fifth floor at Loma Linda's new facility will be named the San Manuel Maternity Pavilion. The tribe's donation and the funds raised at the gala -- some $1.638 million -- will go toward the project.

Leaders of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians presented the $25 million gift to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital during a ceremony in Riverside, California, on February 21, 2019. Photo: San Manuel Band

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