Spring 2009

  • Features

  • Eisenhower Receives 2009 Distinguished Hospital... - For the second consecutive year, Eisenhower Medical Center has been named one of the top hospitals in the United States. According to HealthGrades®, the nation’s leading... more
  • Walter and Leonore Annenberg Pavilion to Open... - The new Walter and Leonore Annenberg Pavilion is the twelfth largest construction project in the State of California, and is being built based on the stringent standards... more
  • Day of Hope for Diabetes - The Eisenhower Medical Center Desert Diabetes Club will host the 14th annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the Annenberg Center for... more
  • Third Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture - The third annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture, “Organ Transplantation: At the Crossroads of Routine Medical Miracles, Scarcity and Rationing, and Final Choices,”will be... more
  • Steppin’ Out - Hollywood agent, model and author William Squire will present the fashion segment at this year’s “Steppin’ Out for Parkinson’s” luncheon at the Miramonte Resort &... more
  • 2009 Alcohol Awareness Hour Speaker Series - The Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower has announced the remaining speakers for its Winter 2009 Alcohol Awareness Hour Speaker Series. The lectures, which are free and open... more
  • Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment - The Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center has been awarded a grant from The Wellness Community and The Lance Armstrong Foundation to present a comprehensive six-week... more
  • Sixth Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day - The Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center will host the sixth annual Community Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, March 21, 2009. This year’s theme is cancer survivorship. ... more
  • Leo White Bear To Speak at Eisenhower - Native American artist and practicing shaman Leo White Bear will be a special guest speaker at the Arts and Healthcare Program at Eisenhower Medical Center for several... more
  • Cherish the Child Luncheon - In 1982, President Ronald Regan proclaimed the month of April Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each April, the non-profit Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower... more
  • Eisenhower Unveils New Tennity Emergency... - At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 22, 2009, Eisenhower Medical Center unveiled its newly expanded Tennity Emergency Department. Named for Eisenhower... more
  • Steppin’ It Up - You may have heard about guidelines suggesting that walking 10,000 steps is optimum for health. Walking can improve cardiovascular health and increase weight loss, and... more
  • The Organic Top 12 - What used to be a confusing little nook of items in the local supermarket’s produce section is steadily becoming a plethora of colorful and enticing eats that consumers... more
  • 5 Things - Image
  • Todd Smith, MD - Palm Desert native and Eisenhower Medical Center anesthesiologist Todd Smith, MD says life looks a “whole lot simpler” after returning from a six-month stint on the... more
  • Peter Scheer, MS, DDS - During the mid-summer months, oral and maxillofacial surgeon Peter Scheer, MS, DDS takes a break from his busy practice to make his annual sojourn to Vienna, Austria. He... more
  • Charles Shaeffer, MD - In October 2008, Eisenhower Cardiologist Charlie Shaeffer, Jr., MD, FACC traveled to Southeast Asia volunteering his time and knowledge. For the first several days of... more
  • Michael Sanford, MD - In 2008, Michael Sanford, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Eisenhower Medical Center, received the Extraordinary ACTS Award from Riverside County EMS... more
  • Behind a Miracle - In February 2005, at the age of 48, Selby Dunham heard words from her doctor that every woman fears: she had invasive ductal carcinoma, Stage III, breast cancer. Now,... more
  • The Art of High Tech Healing - While approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, only one in 35 will die of the disease—less than three percent. The overall five-year survival... more
  • Radiation Therapy 101 - The National Cancer Institute defines radiation therapy as the use of a certain type of energy, called ionizing radiation, to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.... more
  • Advances in Radiation Therapy - Half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy for at least part of their cancer treatment. Radiation therapy is defined as treatment of disease with ionizing... more
  • Myron and Jo-Ann Chlavin - A native of Los Angeles, Myron Chlavin has lived in the Coachella Valley for more than 20 years. He met his wife Jo-Ann at Canyon Country Club, where she was working at... more
  • The Arnold Palmer Prostate Center - The Center is a destination treatment center for prostate cancer patients, the first and still only institution of its kind in California. It brings together in one... more
  • GRID: GENETICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE DESERT - The research being done in the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center has the potential to significantly affect the health of patients currently living in the Coachella... more
  • EISENHOWER GOES DIGITAL - An “electronic medical record” is a complete patient medical file in a digital format. The files are maintained on a health care provider’s secure, digital network,... more
  • Good Health - Eisenhower’s Rehabilitation Services Department has recently opened the Pelvic Health Clinic, a program designed to treat conditions relating to the pelvic floor.... more
  • Green Eats - H ealthy nutrition comes from eating a balance of textures, flavors and tastes with visual appeal. We eat with our eyes, as well as enjoy the taste of the food itself,... more
  • In Bloom - The more than 1,000,000 people visiting Joshua Tree National Park annually to discover its majestic beauty and enjoy the blooms of its many wildflowers have Minerva Hoyt... more