Southern California Permanente Medical Group Donates to Local School Districts
Fontana, CA. – In honor of National Doctors Day, Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) in San Bernardino County presented $4,000 in donations to two local school districts. The donations include $2,000 to Hesperia Unified School District and $2,000 to Colton Unified School District, as well as school supplies, shoes, socks, and backpacks.
“The Southern California Permanente Medical Group physicians in San Bernardino County care deeply about the communities they serve.” said Dr. Timothy Jenkins, Area Medical Director and Chief of Staff. “These donations from our physicians on Doctors’ Day will help many children in need within San Bernardino County.”
Check presentations were made at the Doctors Day Luncheons on Friday, March 29, with many SCPMG physicians in attendance. The donation to Hesperia Unified School District was presented at the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. The donation to Colton Unified School District was presented at the Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center.
This is the seventh year in a row that SCPMG physicians in San Bernardino County have made major donations on Doctors Day.
National Doctors Day was created to honor and show appreciation for doctors. The first Doctors Day observance was on March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, of Winder, Georgia. The day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. It was designated as National Doctors Day by President George Bush in 1991, and is celebrated each year on March 30.
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Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County Service Area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for 75 years and serves over 611,000 members. The San Bernardino County Service Area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Chino, Claremont, Colton, Hesperia, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino, Victorville, and Upland.