Health Care As It Should Be July 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Smoking Cessation Series LC
    760-834-3798; call for series information and cost. Read More

    Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Education — Free
    Third M of month, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. PS
    760-773-1403; pre-registration not required. Read More
    Lunch and Lose AC
    TU through Sep 24, noon to 1 p.m.
    Lisa Lindley, MD, Gynecology/Obstetrics, certificate in Obesity Medicine
    Weekly class provides focus on weight loss, nutrition and support.
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Updates in Treatment of ER/PR Positive Breast Cancer and Triple Negative Breast Cancer LC
    CancerCare Teleconference
    W, July 31, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Cancer Information on the Internet…User Beware! LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Aug 7, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C
    Director, Community Outreach and Cancer Support
    760-834-3798; light lunch, register by Aug 6. Read More

    Caring for the Caregiver: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Aug 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Aug 10, 10 a.m. to noon
    W, Aug 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    Be Happy…Foods to Elevate Your Moods AC
    M, Aug 12, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Breaking the Salt Habit LQ
    Great Living Starts Here Series
    W, Aug 14, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Rosalind Elemy, MA, RD, CSO
    Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    760-610-7205 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
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    LQ Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center, La Quinta
    PS Eisenhower Health Center at Sunrise, Palm Springs

    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 Named Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality

Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Eisenhower earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate health care. 

“Eisenhower Medical Center is dedicated to providing the safest and highest level of care possible,” says Martin Massiello, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center. “To achieve that means providing equal treatment to each and every patient and employee. Being recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality underscores Eisenhower Medical Center’s commitment to not only our patients and staff, but also to the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley.”

Eisenhower Medical Center was one of a select group of 464 health care facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members. 

Shane Snowdon, HRC’s Health & Aging Director lauded Eisenhower’s efforts. “LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality,” says Snowdon. “It makes a big difference to know that your local healthcare facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.”

For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, or to download a free copy of the report, visit