Health Care As It Should Be August 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Creating the Calm Within LC
    W, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Kathleen Lubanski, RN, NP
    Weekly class teaches relaxation techniques for cancer patients and survivors, and their loved ones. Call for information; pre-registration not required.
    760-834-3798 Read More
    Lunch and Lose AC
    TU through Sep 24, noon to 1 p.m.
    M beginning September 30, 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 

    Nutrition and Prostate Cancer: Eating Well for Health LC
    TH, Sep 12, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS, MNT
    760-834-3798; light dinner, register by Sep 11. Read More

    Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Understanding Your Treatment Options LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    M, Sep 16, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Robert Johnson, MD, Radiation Oncology
    760-834-3798; light lunch, register by Sep 13. Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    W, Sep 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    How to Be Younger Next Year AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W, Sep 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President, Primary Care and the Marie E. Pinizzotto, MD, Chair of Academic Affairs
    760-568-1234. $8 for heart-healthy dinner; payment due by Sep 13. 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.



  • Eisenhower In The News

    from, 8/5/13

    Eisenhower scores top marks in health care survey

    Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage received the highest rating in a recent Consumer Reports study looking at surgery outcomes for Medicare patients 65 and older, with John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio and Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs trailing.

    Eisenhower received a score of 5, one of 22 California hospitals to be rated the highest score. John F. Kennedy received a 4, and Desert Regional was given a medium rating of a 3.

    Click here to read full article.


    Health care experts agree that patients should have an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician, usually an internist or family medicine doctor who can help manage and coordinate their medical care — from immunizations and preventive screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies and blood pressure checks, to referrals to subspecialists for surgical procedures or other advanced care. This kind of partnership with a doctor who knows you as a person — not just a series of medical problems — is associated with higher-quality, more appropriate care, better health and lower health care costs.

    Medical specialists, in fact, are among the strongest advocates for patients to have a primary care physician. Here, Cardiologist Barry Hackshaw, MD with Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center and Orthopedic Surgeon Jason Weisstein, MD with Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center, share their perspectives on why having a primary care physician is so important. click for more

  • It’s Berry Good For You!

    One of the best weapons in fighting cancer could be your fork.
    “Whether you want to prevent cancer or are currently fighting it, it’s important to provide your body with the proper fuel,” says Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS, MNT, a nutritionist who works with Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. “My goal here is to help people make small changes that can have a profound effect on overall health.”

    If you’ve already begun treatment for cancer, Katzin recommends focusing on two critical areas of your diet. “Getting enough protein is incredibly important,” she says. “For most people, that means adding one more serving per day. Also, sufficient hydration is essential, and in some cases, that means electrolytes as well.” click for more

  • Michael’s Pizzeria

    Italy has arrived in Rancho Mirage, fresh from the belly of an 850 degree oven — picture a hand-thrown, bubbled crust pizza dressed in tomato, mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil. The classic taste of fresh ingredients, housemade sausage and gnocchi is behind the doors of a new restaurant called Michael’s Pizzeria.

    The restaurant opened in July 2012 at The River in Rancho Mirage, a “sibling” of Michael’s on Naples Ristorante, and of the first Michael’s Pizzeria, both of which are based in Long Beach. Angelenos and Long Beach patrons can’t get enough of these Italian treasures — Michael’s on Naples and Michael’s Pizzeria were named Zagat® Guide 2013 best Italian restaurant and best pizza in Los Angeles, respectively.

    Michael’s desert location has already garnered a loyal following. General Manager Pietro Luca Bordignon, born and raised in Italy, is delighted to share his knowledge of all things Italian. “My passion for food comes from family,” explains Bordignon. “My grandmother was a chef and everything she made was absolutely fresh and delicious.” click for more

  • Save the Date!

    Eisenhower Five Star Gala

    The Eisenhower Five Star Gala this year will be held on December 7, 2013
    at The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.

    Please join us and meet our new residents as we celebrate cutting edge technology and Eisenhower’s commitment to elevate medical diagnostics to the digital era. Proceeds from this event will be directed to the acquisition of state-of-the-art, hand-held ultrasound devices and other diagnostic equipment for our inaugural class of residents and faculty of the School of Graduate Medicine Education and Research. For more information call 760-773-1810.