Health Care As It Should Be
July 2014

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

    Cancer Myths and Realities: Getting the Best Health Care at Any Age LC
    Tu, Aug 12, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, OSW-C, Community Outreach and Cancer Support Services, Director
    760-834-3798; light lunch included; register by Aug 11 Read More

    Fact or Fiction? Popular Diet Myths AC
    Great Living Starts Here
    Tu, Aug 19, 11 a.m. to noon
    Barbra Sassower, MPH, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian
    760-610-7205; register by Aug 18 Read More

    Decoding the Lumpy, Bumpy Breast Throughout a Woman’s Life AC
    Th, Aug 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Andrea Randall Shih, MD, Gynecology and Obstetrics
    760-610-7205 Read More

    PSA Screening and Female Urinary Incontinence AC
    Tu, Aug 26. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Youssef Tanagho, MD, Urology
    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

    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.


    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.

    • LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs

  • Eisenhower Receives Two Nationally Recognized Distinctions

    Eisenhower Medical Center is proud to be the recent recipient of two nationally recognized distinctions, namely:

    1. Earlier this year, Eisenhower Medical Center received a top “A” grade in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Scores. Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Eisenhower Medical Center with an “A” — its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. Click here to read more.

    2. Last month, Eisenhower received for the third year in a row the “Most Wired” Hospital recognition. Read article below.

    As we strive to provide “Health Care As It Should Be”, Eisenhower is pleased to be recognized by national organizations for our hard work and investment to provide the best health care possible to our community.

  • Electrophysiology Procedure Cures Life-Limiting Arrhythmias

    Shawn Robinson, 34, had occasional heart palpitations for as long as he could remember.

    “They’d last just a few seconds,” the Blythe resident says. “I thought it was normal.”

    Over time, however, they became more frequent and prolonged. He was discharged from the Navy because of them. And during the past three years, they began to be debilitating. On more than one occasion, he went to his local emergency room where his heart rate was measured at 170 beats per minute (a normal heart rate is 60 to 100). He also began to experience lightheadedness, weakness, chest pain and breathlessness. read more...

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion

    It was a little more than two years ago that John Fletcher, a transportation security administration (TSA) screener at the Palm Springs International Airport noticed something unusual.

    “I had this ache in my back,” remembers Fletcher. “I thought I had pulled some muscles. Then one day, I was coming out of the shower and toweling off and I had no strength in my right arm. I couldn’t pull it up.” read more...

  • All In The Family

    Family. It’s a theme that suffuses the personal and professional lives of physicians Anne Montgomery, MD, and Glen Stream, MD, who joined Eisenhower Primary Care 365 in 2013. Each is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Each has held leadership positions with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Montgomery serves as Associate Director of Eisenhower’s Family Medicine residency program. They’re also married to each other and have raised two sons, now out of more...

  • Native Foods

    Looking for a place to veg out? Native Foods in Palm Springs has fresh, delicious, plant-based dishes to please every palate — even meat lovers.

    “One thing that surprises some people is that even though the menu is plant-based, 85 percent of our guests are omnivores,” says co-owner Andrea McGinty. “They just genuinely like the food here.” read more...

  • Eisenhower Among Nation’s "Most Wired" Hospitals - Three Years In A Row

    For the third year in a row, Eisenhower Medical Center remains the only Coachella Valley hospital to be named to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine’s prestigious “Most Wired” list. The nation’s health care system is transitioning to more integrated and patient-centered care, and hospitals are utilizing information technology to better connect care providers.

    For instance, 67 percent of Most Wired hospitals share critical patient information electronically with specialists and other care providers. Having met a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories, Most Wired hospitals have made tremendous gains by using IT to reduce the likelihood of medical errors. Among Most Wired hospitals, 81 percent of medications are matched to the patient, nurse and order via bar code technology at the bedside — a program Eisenhower Medical Center implemented more than nine years more...

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