Health Care As It Should Be October 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Spirometry (Lung Capacity) Screening Day — Free, by Appointment Only
    W, Oct 22, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. AC
    Cristina Landa, BS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, Respiratory Care Discharge Coordinator
    760-837-8161; limited number of appointments for adults and children over the age of 7. Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    TH, Oct 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Acupuncture for Stress Relief — Free, by Appointment Only AC
    SA, Oct 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Deidre Braun, MS, LAc, Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
    $20 suggested donation benefits Acupuncturists Without Borders.
    760-423-4855; limited number of appointments. Read More

    Sports Medicine: Common Injuries at All Ages LL
    SA, Oct 25, 11 a.m. to noon
    Alex Spinoso, MD, Family Medicine Associate Physician (Resident)
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Healthy Living at Any Age AC
    TU, Oct 28, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Ronald Levey, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Osteoporosis Treatment Options AC
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Nov 3, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Director, Eisenhower Osteoporosis Clinic
    Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Update on Hertburn and GERD AC
    TH, Nov 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Gary Annunziata, DO, FACS, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Children’s Allergy Screening — Free, by Appointment Only
    SA, Nov 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AC
    David Waldman, MD, Allergy/Immunology/Pediatrics
    760-423-4855; limited number of appointments for children ages 4 to 20. Read More


    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit Online registration is available for most events.

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LL La Quinta Library

    Would you like to have someone from Eisenhower Medical Center speak to your organization on a health-related topic? Please contact Vanessa Shanks at 760-834-7956 for more information.





Eisenhower’s New Residency Programs Fill All Positions

Welcomes New Residents This Summer

This summer, Eisenhower Medical Center will welcome 22 medical school graduates to its residency programs. The Coachella Valley’s first Teaching Hospital learned recently that it has filled 100 percent of the spots in the hospital’s first-ever residency program match — just four percent of community hospitals starting multiple, new, medium-to-large size programs actually fill all available slots in a residency program’s first year.

Medical school graduates from around the world apply to residency programs via the electronic residency application service (ERAS). They are then matched with their residency programs through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), on what is commonly known as Match Day. This year, Match Day fell on March 15 — the day when applicants found out where they will undertake their residencies.

Eisenhower Medical Center’s School of Graduate Medical Education residency programs include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Preliminary (specialty residents who will be at Eisenhower for just one year). Eisenhower’s matching process began months earlier through an application method coordinated by ERAS and 17 weeks of interviews. Residency programs throughout the country interview applicants and rank them. Similarly, medical students rank the programs in the order of their preference.

“We are thrilled that our new Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency programs filled all of their available spots in the match this year,” says G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We welcome a diverse group of highly qualified residents from medical schools in the United States and abroad.”

An independent Reuter’s survey found that the Valley had a deficit of 102 primary care physicians based on physician/population ratios. By launching the School of Graduate Medical Education and filling all 22 residency positions, Eisenhower is working to fulfill this need.