Health Care As It Should Be February 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Eating Healthy for Your Heart AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Feb 24, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Cari Sudmeier, RN, MS, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Healthy Bones: Fight Fractures with Fitness KB
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Mar 2, 11 a.m. to noon
    Mitzi Reul, Physical Therapy
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Hearing Evaluation — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon
    Wade Zarella, AuD, CCC-A, The Hearing Institute
    760-423-4855; limited appointments available. Read More

    Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Management for Bladder Cancer Patients and Survivors LC
    M, Mar 9, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Kathleen Lubanski, RN, NP, Certified Chopra Meditation Specialist
    760-834-3798; register by Mar 5. Light lunch included. Read More

    The Power of Nutrition AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Mar 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President, Primary Care and Academic Affairs
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Stroke Awareness and Recovery AC
    The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Mar 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Deborah Bayer, RN, BSN, CCRN, Stroke Coordinator
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Spirometry Screening — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Cristina Landa, BS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, Respiratory Care
    760-423-4855; limited appointments available. Read More

    Balance Screening — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 17 or Mar 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Physical Therapy staff
    760-423-4855; limited appointments available. Read More

    Customized Knee Replacements AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Ghassan Boghosian, DO, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855 Read More

    CALENDAR KEY

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

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    KB Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center, Kiewit Building, Suite 103
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    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.

 

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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.