In 1944, a group of civic-minded Banning and Beaumont citizens met to establish a living memorial to the veterans who had died during world wars I and II. A letter writing campaign began, and in 1947 the mayors from the 2 cities each appointed 5 community leaders to form the..Read More

The official dedication of the San Gorgonio Pass Memorial Hospital took place on March 4, 1951. The 30,000-square-foot hospital included 34 medical and surgical beds and 10 maternity beds. In January, just prior to the opening of the hospital, a group of 40 women met to formulate plans for an..Read More

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital

From 1951 to 1981, several expansion projects increased the size of the hospital to 41,000 square feet. The hospital offered an intensive care unit, emergency department, laboratory, radiology, nuclear medicine, physical therapy, dietary services, housekeeping, and purchasing and maintenance. By 1981, there were 62 beds. A feasibility study recommended a..Read More

For the 1st 39 years, the independent San Gorgonio Pass Memorial Healthcare District operated the hospital through a 5-member, elected district board. In 1990, the hospital operations were assumed by the newly formed San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Corporation, a nonprofit public benefits entity. The corporate board of 13 members, including..Read More

In 1991 the hospital celebrated its 40th birthday with a re-dedication to all who have died in wars since WWII. The word “Pass” was dropped from the name, and the facility became known as San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (SGMH).

In 1999, the surgical suites and med/surg rooms were remodeled, complete with new air conditioning units, furniture and wall coverings. Vision ’97 began by expanding the emergency department to include 2 urgent care rooms and reconfiguring the registration area. The next year, 16 medical and surgical beds were relicensed as..Read More

The 15,000-square-foot Women’s Center opened in 2003 with 10 patient beds, bringing the total number of beds at SGMH to 79. This helps with the overall care of women offering Obstetrics, Diagnostic Imaging and other healthcare services. It was built to help the community with newly starting families and to..Read More

The Diagnostic Imaging Center underwent a complete remodeling in 2000. New equipment included a digital radiographic/fluoroscope system with a dual-slice spiral CT scanner, bringing state-of-the-art equipment to the area.

In March 2006, the community overwhelmingly passed a general obligation bond for $108 million that will fund the construction of a new emergency department and intensive care unit, helicopter pad, central plant, and other services. A general obligation bond of $108m, known as Measure A was passed in March 2006..Read More

A 64-slice CT including full PACS was installed in January 2008, replacing the 2-slice CT purchased in 2000. The CT is capable of detailed 3-D images, including cardiac studies. The fluoroscope was also replaced just months prior. In January 2008, the 1st phase of a new technology system was installed…Read More

Construction of the much-needed San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital helipad is set to begin in April 2007. Air ambulance helicopters have been using Highland Springs Avenue as a landing area for years to deliver and pickup patients in critical condition. The helipad is located on the east side of the hospital..Read More

Construction on the cooling towers and oxygen farm and installation of underground utilities began in May 2008 and were completed in March 2009.  Construction on the hospital’s central plant began in late spring 2009. This building houses the generators, boilers, chillers and information technology for the hospital. Emergency fuel and..Read More

The construction began on the emergency department and intensive care unit building in winter 2010 and was finished in winter 2012. SGMH began to see patients in the new ED/ICU in spring 2013. The new ED more than doubles the number of available beds—from 10 to 23. The number of ICU..Read More

The next step in construction is the patient care building, a 6-story structure that will bring SGMH into complete compliance with the state of California guidelines for hospital facilities and will meet the needs of the growing population of the San Gorgonio Pass communities. This building will feature a new..Read More