Morongo Donates $5 Million to San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital

Morongo $5M SGMH Donation

BANNING, CA – The Morongo Band of Mission Indians presented a $5 million donation to the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Foundation to help the hospital establish a comprehensive Women’s Health Program and enhance its obstetrics, gynecology, breast health, and women’s wellness programs. The donation will also upgrade critical patient monitoring systems, with $1.4 million dedicated to enhancing technological capabilities and patient care efficiency.

The $5 million donation is the second largest donation ever received by the foundation, following Morongo’s record-breaking $5.6 million contribution to the foundation in 2022.

“San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is profoundly grateful for Morongo’s generous $5 million donation,” said Allen Koblin, Foundation President. “This $5 million donation is a testament to Morongo’s commitment to the health and wellness of our community and will bring transformative change to the well-being of women and families across the San Gorgonio Pass.”

“Morongo is delighted to be building on our partnership with the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Foundation to advance healthcare in the Pass,” said Morongo Tribal Chairman Charles Martin. “It is crucial that we continue to support new advancements at our community hospital to ensure women, mothers and families have access to high-quality care that addresses their unique healthcare needs.”

“Today’s gift by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians will bring profound and positive changes to local healthcare, allowing us to expand our services and improve the well-being of women of all ages in our community,” said Dr. Karan Singh of San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital. “Morongo is helping us set a new standard for healthcare excellence across the San Gorgonio Pass.”

This latest donation aligns with Morongo’s long-standing tradition of supporting vital community resources and services. Over the past decade, Morongo has given over $20 million to support local and regional non-profit organizations that help seniors, families, veterans, youth and those in need.

“Words can’t express our thanks to Morongo and for the incredible support you continue to offer to our foundation and our hospital,” said Susan DiBiasi, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Board Chair. “This donation will improve the lives of women and children across the Pass communities and puts our hospital in a position to provide innovative new healthcare services to our patients.”