Indian Wells city leaders were extremely supportive of the grant, and in an emotional public hearing, were resoundingly assured of the support and approval of Indian Wells residents. “It is a worthwhile project and something that I think will benefit the people here in…the Coachella Valley,” said then Mayor of Indian Wells Percy Byrd. “We support it.”
Residents will soon be able to seek medical care closer to home, within their own city limits. “This is Eisenhower’s way of making its health care services even more accessible to Indian Wells residents,” explains Michael D. Landes, President, Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation. “It’s something substantive we can do for the city’s generous support.”
Eisenhower Medical Center expects to open the Eisenhower Urgent Care Center by December in a location that would be central to both Palm Desert and Indian Wells. Urgent care centers provide a broad spectrum of health care for non lifethreatening conditions, such as flu, colds, sinus infections, sore throats, allergies, earaches, minor cuts, sprains and fractures.