24 February 2019 | The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians made a $25 million donation to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital at the 26th Annual Children’s Hospital Foundation Gala on February 21. According to a news story on the Loma Linda University Health website, the gift is the largest donation ever made by San Manuel and the second-largest gift ever made to Loma Linda University Health.
“San Manuel is grateful for the compassion shown to our elders by Loma Linda University Health many decades ago,” said Tribal Secretary Ken Ramirez as he presented the gift. “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.”
“We enthusiastically join San Manuel in a commitment to improve healthcare in our community for generations to come,” said Scott Perryman, senior vice president and administrator of Children’s Hospital, expressing his gratitude. “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.”
In recognition of the gift, the fifth floor of Loma Linda University Health’s new adult acute care hospital and Children’s Hospital facility will be named the San Manuel Maternity Pavilion.