Health Care As It Should Be October 2013

Upcoming Events

  • What is Diabetes and How Does It Occur? AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W, Oct 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    K. Douglas Thrasher, DO, Family Medicine
    Marielena Cid, RN, CDE, BSN and Yuri Krochmaluk, RN, BSN-BC
    760-568-1234. $8 for heart-healthy dinner. Read More

    Free Acupuncture for Stress Relief AC
    SA, Oct 26, 9 a.m. to noon
    Deidre Braun, MS, LAc, Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
    $20 suggested donation benefits Acupuncturists Without Borders.
    760-568-1234; register by Oct 23. Read More

    Stress and Seniors LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    W, Nov 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Gregory Pecchia, DO, Family Medicine/Geriatrics
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Waging a Tireless Search for a Good Night’s Sleep AC
    Healthy Night Out
    TH, Nov 7, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Antoine Elhajjar, MD, Psychiatry/Neurology — Sleep Medicine
    760-568-1234. $8 for heart-healthy dinner; payment due by Nov 4. Read More


    Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798; call for information. Read More

    Progress in Treatment of Lung Cancer LC
    TH, Nov 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Davood Vafai, MD, Medical Oncology
    760-834-3798; light dinner, register by Nov 6. Read More

    Screenings for Lung Health — Free DH
    F, Nov 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Pulmonary Laboratory staff, Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-773-1269; limited availability; appointment required. Read More

    New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: Are You High Risk? LC
    TU, Nov 12, 4 to 5 p.m.
    James Cohn, MD, Radiology
    760-834-3798 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
    DH Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Building, Lower Level
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    LQ Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center, La Quinta

    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’s Fall Line-Up Proves to be Action Packed

    With the summer months waning and cool mornings becoming part of our daily routine, Eisenhower is preparing for an active fall season.  Please note the many lectures offered over the next month and we encourage you to join at least one of the walks described below benefiting our great community organizations.

    Each year, the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary presents the Eisenhower Five Star Gala -- this year on December 7 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.  This not-to-miss event will celebrate cutting edge technology and Eisenhower’s commitment to elevate medical diagnostics to the digital era. Proceeds 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 Medical Education. Click here for more information and to make a reservation.

  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    New Technology Elevates Breast Cancer Detection at Eisenhower
    One of Only Four Hospitals in California to Offer Advanced Diagnostic Tool

    For women facing even the slightest possibility of a breast cancer diagnosis, the answers can’t come soon enough — especially for women whose mammograms are difficult to read. With GE Healthcare’s SenoBright® Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM) technology, physicians at Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center now have the ability to reach definitive decisions sooner — reducing a patient’s wait time from detection to diagnosis.

    Thanks to a generous donation from BIGHORN Behind a Miracle (BAM), Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center purchased the most advanced, state-of-the-art dense breast imaging diagnostic tool available, and is only the second facility in California to offer this exciting new technology.

    “This technique is approved for use in women who traditionally have troublesome mammograms,” says John Cutrone, MD, a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in breast imaging and Medical Director of the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novak Breast Center. “In other words, we can use this for women with dense breasts or women in whom we find an abnormality that is indeterminate. By giving them a dye and reviewing a contrast-enhanced mammogram, we’ll be able to get more, and better, information and determine whether or not a biopsy is required.”

    “CESM is a tremendous leap forward for us in breast imaging,” notes Dr. Cutrone. “One of the most difficult aspects of diagnostic medicine is finding a small cancer in a woman with dense breasts. The size of the cancer at the time it is detected is one of the most important determinants of how well a woman will do with treatment for breast cancer — our ability to find essentially small cancers that we might not otherwise have found is a very exciting prospect for us.” click for more
  • Collectors Corner - Eisenhower’s Premier Resale Shop

    With a constant flow of donations to the store, the savvy shopper becomes a frequent shopper at Collectors Corner - the valley’s premier resale store!

    Operated by the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary, Collectors Corner plays a major role in the Auxiliary’s fund raising. In 40 years, the Auxiliary has raised more $20 million for Eisenhower Medical Center, offering critical support for major construction and renovation projects in addition to purchasing medical equipment. "Like" if shopping for a cause makes you feel good inside! For more information about Collectors Corner, click here.

  • Nature’s Health Food & Cafe

    Hungry for Mexican food? Asian? Italian? Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten free? And would you like all of it prepared with certified organic grains and vegetables?

    Look no further — Palm Springs plays host to the most extensive, organic, vegetarian menu in the Valley. Nature’s Health Food & Café offers more than 130 items on their colorful, quadruple-fold menu, and the only challenge is figuring out which menu item to order.

    Founded eight years ago by Jose Felix and William De La Campa, Nature’s Health Food & Café features a full menu café and health food store in one convenient location. Prior to opening the business with De La Campa, Felix was chef and manager for the previous owner’s café. click for more