Health Care As It Should Be July 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Smoking Cessation Series LC
    760-834-3798; call for series information and cost. Read More

    Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Education — Free
    Third M of month, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. PS
    760-773-1403; pre-registration not required. Read More
    Lunch and Lose AC
    TU through Sep 24, noon to 1 p.m.
    Lisa Lindley, MD, Gynecology/Obstetrics, certificate in Obesity Medicine
    Weekly class provides focus on weight loss, nutrition and support.
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Updates in Treatment of ER/PR Positive Breast Cancer and Triple Negative Breast Cancer LC
    CancerCare Teleconference
    W, July 31, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Cancer Information on the Internet…User Beware! LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Aug 7, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C
    Director, Community Outreach and Cancer Support
    760-834-3798; light lunch, register by Aug 6. Read More

    Caring for the Caregiver: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Aug 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Aug 10, 10 a.m. to noon
    W, Aug 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    Be Happy…Foods to Elevate Your Moods AC
    M, Aug 12, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Breaking the Salt Habit LQ
    Great Living Starts Here Series
    W, Aug 14, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Rosalind Elemy, MA, RD, CSO
    Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    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
    LQ Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center, La Quinta
    PS Eisenhower Health Center at Sunrise, Palm Springs

    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 Named 2013 Most Wired Two Years in a Row

    For the second consecutive year, Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as a one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care facilities, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Eisenhower is the first and only hospital in the Coachella Valley to receive the recognition.

    “This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation,” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help to improve efficiency.” click for more
  • The Iron Lady

    Cherie Gruenfeld competed in her first Ironman triathlon at age 48. Today, at 69, she’s one of the most decorated Master’s triathletes in the world, winning to date, 11 Ironman World Championships in her age class along with dozens of half-Ironman and other triathlon competitions, and setting course records along the way.

    Her most recent win, in fact, was this past October at the renowned Kona Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. She was one of nearly 1,800 athletes who swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles — a full marathon — along the rugged Kona coast. It’s a remarkable demonstration of physical and mental endurance, and one that can take a toll on a person’s body at any age. Yet Gruenfeld did it just one year after a bike crash injury forced her to miss the 2011 competition. click for more

  • Spine Surgery Success

    Kristen Martinez and her husband have a blended family that includes five active children ages 11 and younger. The successful local business owner has played sports her entire life, including collegiate volleyball. Three years ago, Martinez hurt her neck while playing “horse” with one of her sons. She tried to put the injury out of her mind and go on with her busy life despite the progressively worsening pain, weakness and numbness in her arms and hands. That changed, however, when Martinez and her sister, also a former college volleyball player, challenged each other to a game of beach volleyball during a family vacation in San Diego last August. Before she knew it, Martinez had collapsed on the sand in agony. An MRI at Eisenhower Medical Center revealed a large herniated disc in Martinez’s neck that was compressing and inflaming a nerve root, causing a condition medically defined as cervical radiculopathy — commonly called a pinched nerve. Diligent research and multiple... click for more
  • Ocean Antics

    It happens every year — desert temperatures rise until most of us retreat indoors to exercise. We escape to the gym or the mall or to a pool that’s still cool. Or… we head west to find the great Pacific.

    There is really nothing like the beach. With a backdrop of blue sky, sunshine, crashing waves and long stretches of sand, it’s hard to come up with a more natural place for fresh air and good, clean fun.

    Whether you enjoy diving into the water or walking for miles on a firm, sloping beach, ocean activities abound. Swimming, surfing, body surfing and body boarding are some of the more popular choices. There is also kayaking, wind surfing and standup paddle boarding. Non-water activities include walking, running, Frisbee, and football. click for more

  • PHO VU Vietnamese Restaurant

    Pho Vu, with its spare, modern décor, is as simple as it is complex. The restaurant’s most popular dish, Pho, has a unique history, and the restaurant’s owner — energetic and welcoming — embodies the American success story of beating the odds, surviving and succeeding.

    The saga of Huy Vu begins in 1981. As a 15-year old boy, he fled Vietnam, six years after the Fall of Saigon. Crammed into a small boat packed with other South Vietnamese people, he survived two weeks on the ocean before reaching Malaysia. Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese died attempting a similar escape. Sponsored by an uncle living in Oklahoma City, young Huy Vu came to the United States, attended school and worked as a dishwasher. From there he worked as a busboy at Benihana® before becoming a cook and finally a Teppanyaki (Japanese-style iron plate cooking) chef. click for more
  • Eisenhower Named Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality

    Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Eisenhower earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate health care.  click for more