Dignity Health – Inland Empire Hospitals Host Thanksgiving Dinner for San Bernardino’s Homeless



San Bernardino, Calif. - Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San Bernardino (CHSB) and St. Bernardine Medical Center (SBMC) provided more than 1,000 free meals in celebration of Thanksgiving. On Monday, November 25, CHSB’s Health Education Center invited the areas underserved to enjoy a warm meal and a visit from the Storm Troopers, free flu shots, and a chance to pick out a jacket or sweater for the winter season.

Subsequently on Tuesday, November 26, SBMC’s Family Focus Center hosted hundreds more for the Center’s 25th Anniversary Thanksgiving Feast. A DJ, family fun zone, free flu shots, and a visit from Cal State San Bernardino’s Mascot, Cody the Coyote, all provided entertainment for the grateful guests.

Linda McDonald, Vice President of Mission Services, Dignity Health Southern California shared, “The families who join us on this day are reminders of our mission to serve our community and provide to those in need.”

About Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San Bernardino

Founded in 1910, Dignity Health - Community Hospital of San Bernardino is a 347-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in San Bernardino, California.  Known for its programs in maternity care and pediatrics, behavioral health and long-term subacute care for adults and children, the hospital also includes inpatient and outpatient surgery.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit dignityhealth.org/chsb for more information.

About Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1931 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center (SBMC) is a 342-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in San Bernardino, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services and it shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. SBMC has been recognized by American Stroke Association - “Get With the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery and for Orthopedic Surgery for 5 years in a row, named among the top 5 percent in the country for General Surgery and Orthopedic Services, a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 years in a row, and earned Blue Distinction for Maternity Care, Gastric Band, Cardiac Care, and Knee and Hip Replacement from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Visit dignityhealth.org/stbernardine for more information.

 

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