By Susan A. Neufeld


Lake Arrowhead, CA – Mountains Community Hospital Foundation received a $44,000 grant from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for a new ultrasound machine.

Allan Maneje, Radiology Department Manager explained the need, “Our current ultrasound system is over 10 years old and no longer capable of being upgraded to the latest technology. It’s also approaching the End-of-Life status, meaning the manufacturer will  no longer make replacement parts for the system. A new, state-of-the-art ultrasound machine will provide better image penetration, clearer image resolution and an improved user-experience.”

The Toshiba Aplio 300 Diagnostic Ultrasound System has been ordered and we expect it to be up and running by the end of June.

“We’re incredibly grateful and honored by this grant award,” says Kim McGuire, Director of Community Development. “The total cost of the new ultrasound system is $76,375. The difference of $32,375 was donated by almost 100 community members. Contributions were also made by the Ted Roy Charity Foundation and the San Diego Foundation L&R Fund. We have plans to build a new Acute  Care wing, expand our Skilled Nursing Facility and add more parking. None of this will be possible without our generous donors.”

The San Manuel Tribe donates millions of dollars every year to organizations that support the residents of San Bernardino County and surrounding areas , as well as to Native American Causes nationwide. For more information on the San Manuel Ban of Mission Indians, visit:



Mountains Community Hospital has been providing essential, quality medical services to residents and visitors of the San Bernardino Mountains since 1951.The hospital offers 24/7 emergency department, 20-bed long-term care unit, 17 bed medical/surgical unit, radiology, laboratory, social services, respiratory therapy, physical/occupational therapy, Rural Dental Clinic and 2 Rural Health Clinics, which are located in Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs.

Mountains Community Hospital Foundation is dedicated to advancing the hospital’s mission by developing meaningful philanthropic partnerships that help the hospital grow it facilities, technologies and programs.