Health Care As It Should Be May 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Cancer and Your Legal Rights LC
    Lunch and Learn With the Experts
    W, Jun 5, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Anya Prince, Attorney-at-Law, Cancer Legal Resource Center
    760-834-3798; light lunch, register by Jun 4.

    Senior Medicare Patrol AC
    TH, Jun 6, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Jessie Elmer, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program and Senior Medicare Patrol

    Pelvic Health, Rehabilitation for Bladder Cancer Patients LC
    Lunch and Learn With the Experts
    M, Jun 10, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Jim Reed, PT, MHA and Kim Burton, MPT, DPT, Physical Therapy
    760-834-3798; light lunch, register by Jun 7.

    Caring for the Caregiver: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint LC
    Lunch and Learn With the Experts
    TH, Jun 13, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, OSW-C, Director, Cancer Support Services
    760-834-3798; light lunch, register by Jun 12.

    Vision for the Future: Proactive Eye Care AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W, Jun 19, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Tamela Martin, MD, Ophthalmology
    760-568-1234. $8 for heart-healthy dinner; payment due by Jun 13.

    For a complete Calendar of Events and Lectures, click here.

    AC - Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center
    LC - Lucy Curci Cancer Center at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage

    Most classes and lectures are free and require pre-registration. Early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit our Calendar. Online registration is available for most events.



  • Eisenhower Embraces the Summer Months

    As the temperature increases and the valley’s population decreases, we know that the summer months are before us.  At Eisenhower, summer is not a time of slowing down: 

    • In June, Eisenhower Medical Center will become the Coachella Valley’s first Teaching Hospital by welcoming our first 22 medical school graduates to the internal and family medicine residency programs. To read more, click here.
    • We are proud that the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center recently earned "reaccreditation with commendation" by American College of Surgeons.  This is a great honor, although not unexpected for those that have been patients of our fabulous cancer center.  Be sure to read the entire article below!
    • We continue to provide a full lecture schedule, providing timely subjects with informative information for our community...see the left column for a listing and go to for a complete schedule.

    Keep cool!

  • Relief From A Lifetime Of Suffering

    Engineer and private pilot Neil Whelchel was just nine years old when he first experienced the rapid palpitations. “I would change my position or hold my breath and it would happen. As I got older the episodes got longer.”

    Whelchel went to doctors who ran electrocardiograms (EKG) and ultrasounds but nothing ever turned up and he was often dismissed. Rapid heart rate — supraventricular tachycardia — was something the young man learned to adapt to. He even taught himself to “reset” his heart by doing vagal maneuvers (methods used to reset or slow the heart rate). “At the time, I didn’t know that I was doing vagal maneuvers. I just was curious and aware of my body and was able to figure it out.” Whelchel would hold his breath and bear down, or press on his carotid artery to reset himself. He would sometimes use ice on his face, chest or back to put his heart back into rhythm. click for more

  • Eisenhower Women’s Health

    After more than 20 years being on call “24/7” as an obstetrician/ gynecologist in some of Los Angeles’ busiest and most prestigious hospitals, Toni Long, MD felt it was time for change.

    “Working in an outpatient setting is a perfect match for my lifestyle,” notes Dr. Long, who now practices gynecology at the Eisenhower Women’s Health Center. “Working in such a beautiful, new facility that offers comprehensive health care services under one roof is a bonus,” she says, adding that some of the services offered at the state-of-the-art health center include an imaging center, 15 primary care physicians, a radiation oncology center, a breast center where mammography and bone density scanning is performed, orthopedic specialists and a wide array of wellness and community health education programs. click for more

  • 5 Things you can do right now as part of your wellness routine

    1. Browse Your Photo Albums
    Spend some time flipping through some old photo albums or an electronic tablet and take a trip down memory lane. You may find yourself smiling often.

    2. Plan and Plant an Herb Garden
    Liven up your morning omelette or evening soup with fresh, home-grown herbs. Plant newly discovered herbs as well as old favorites. click for more

  • Cancer Center Earns Reaccreditation with Commendation by American College of Surgeons

    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center has been granted a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).

    The designation means that Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center “has dedicated itself to providing the best in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer,” and that the program meets established national standards, according to the ACoS.

    “Approval by ACoS is a measure of the quality of services the Cancer Center provides,” says Lilli Mandelik, Chief Administrative Officer, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. “Additionally, to earn commendation by ACoS underscores the Cancer Center’s commitment to offering exceptional patient care and recognizes the collaborative effort of our hardworking physicians, nurses and staff.” click for more