Health Care As It Should Be June 2015

Upcoming Events

  • For information or registration, call the number listed, or visit Most events require early pre-registration, unless otherwise stated.

    Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
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    Emerging Treatments for Heartburn, GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TU, Jun 23, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Geoffrey Block, MD, Gastroenterology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Jun 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Decoding the Lumpy, Bumpy Breast Throughout a Woman’s Life
    TU, Jun 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Andrea Randall, MD, Gynecology
    Held at La Quinta Wellness Center, 78450 Avenida La Fonda.
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Jul 11, 10 a.m. to noon,
    W, Jul 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Read More
    Bobby Bhaskar-Rao, MD, General Surgery


    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
    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 Now Offers Alternative to Open Heart Surgery

    Eisenhower Medical Center is the first hospital in Riverside County to offer patients who may not be healthy enough for open heart surgery an alternative with the transfemoral delivery of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter aortic heart valve (TAVR). The TAVR procedure enables aortic valve replacement without the need for open-heart surgery, offering new hope to patients diagnosed with senile aortic valve stenosis. click for more

    Eisenhower Medical Center recently completed a pilot study of the Mobile Heartbeat MH-CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse) smartphone application to enhance clinical communications. During the pilot, clinicians significantly reduced the number of steps it normally takes to locate patient information or to contact another person on a patient’s care team, greatly reducing their patient response time. click for more
  • The Foot and Ankle

    From the day we take our first steps as toddlers, our feet and ankles begin their often overlooked role as key players in our daily lives. We work them hard — running, jumping, kicking, climbing, dancing and hiking —  challenging their stability and finesse in an infinite number of sports and activities. And when something goes wrong, whether it’s an injury or long-term use, we are literally stopped in our tracks.
    There are 28 bones in each foot with more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. We average 10,000 steps each day which is approximately 125,000 miles of walking in a lifetime, or five times around the earth. click for more
  • When Medications Don’t Work

    Alice Perez has struggled with depression and anxiety for most of her life.
    “The day I gave birth to my daughter, my 16-year-old brother was being buried and I couldn’t be there,” the now-58-year-old Thermal resident recalls. “That was when I had my first episode of severe depression.
    “By the grace of God, my strong belief in Him and family support, I survived throughout the years,” she continues. But she didn’t seek medical attention for the anxiety and panic attacks that continued to plague her. click for more

    Birds — intelligent, striking and social creatures — are often ignored or missed, and from a distance, they may even appear dull and uninteresting. Look closer, however, and a fascinating story unfolds.
    In the Coachella Valley, we are fortunate to live on the Pacific Flyway, a mega highway for migrating birds that extends from Patagonia to the Arctic. Every spring and fall, numerous species visit to feed and rest. click for more
  • Eisenhower Medical Center Adds State-of-the-Art Da Vinci® Xi Surgical System

    Eisenhower Medical Center recently enhanced its robotic-assisted surgical capabilities with the acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System — the first hospital in the Coachella Valley to offer this advanced minimally invasive surgical option.

    Another Eisenhower First
    Not only is Eisenhower Medical Center the first hospital in the Coachella Valley to offer robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, it was the first in Riverside County to perform a robotic-assisted procedure with da Vinci and will be the first to perform da Vinci procedures in an outpatient setting. click for more