San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Donate $75,000 to Fund New Dialysis Equipment for ARMC

From left: Patty Holohan, ARMC foundation director; Mindy Silva, community outreach representative, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Edgar Chan, interim dialysis director; Virginia Ramirez, RN; Tammy Isaac, assistant hospital administrator; and (front, seated), Michelle Sayre, RN, PhD, chief nursing officer.

From left: Patty Holohan, ARMC foundation director; Mindy Silva, community outreach representative, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Edgar Chan, interim dialysis director; Virginia Ramirez, RN; Tammy Isaac, assistant hospital administrator; and (front, seated), Michelle Sayre, RN, PhD, chief nursing officer.

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley – The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Foundation today announced that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donated $75,000 for the purchase of new, portable dialysis equipment for the hospital. Two Fresenius 2008T dialysis machines, along with motorized carts making the units transportable to the patient bedside, are now in use.

According to Interim Dialysis Director Edgar Chan, the machines are state-of-the-art and allow real-time access to lab values, medication profiles and other treatment-related data with touch screen functionality.

“We are so pleased to be able to have this equipment that we can move from room to room,” said Chan. “This is such a convenience because some of our patients are not mobile who require dialysis.” He adds that ARMC does have an outpatient dialysis center on the hospital campus.

“On behalf of the ARMC Foundation, we thank the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for this generous donation,” said Patty Holohan, foundation director.

About the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near Highland, California. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government.

About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, and is a designated Level II trauma center. ARMC operates a regional burn center, primary stroke center, a free-standing behavioral health center, four primary care centers including three family health centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. For more information, go to: www.arrowheadmedcenter.org.

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