Health Care As It Should Be February 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors: Aromatherapy LC
    Lunch and Learn
    W, Feb 26, noon to 1 p.m.
    Rosemary Flaherty, RN, BSN, Breast Nurse Specialist
    Ongoing fourth W monthly series on various topics by Integrative Medicine team.
    760-834-3798. Lunch included; reservations by Feb 24. Read More

    Medication in the Aging JS
    Joslyn Senior Center Series
    F, Feb 28, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
    Anthony Bassanelli, MD, Psychiatry/Neurology
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Osteoporosis AC
    M, Mar 3, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Certified Clinical Densitometrist; Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapist
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Have Fun in the Sun…but with Less Risk of Skin Cancer! AC
    TU, Mar 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Timothy Jochen, MD, Dermatology
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Ostomy: Hope, Healing and Coping LC
    Ostomy Support Group Special Event
    F, Mar 7, 3 to 4 p.m.
    Brenda Elsagher, author, humorist and ostomate
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Health Care for Canadians: Getting the Care You Need AC
    W, Mar 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Heart-Lung Machine Demonstration AC
    The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Mar 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Joseph Wilson, MD, Surgery/Thoracic Surgery
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Alzheimer’s/Dementia Diagnosis and Current Research JS
    Joslyn Senior Center Series
    F, Mar 14, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
    Seymour Young, MD, Psychiatry and Neurology
    760-834-7956 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
    JS Joselyn Senior 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 Medical Center Certified as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

    In December 2013,  Eisenhower Medical Center was designated a Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a two-year recertification — at a higher level — of the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers in 2009. Eisenhower’s 2009 certification was the first in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. 

    To receive designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Eisenhower participated in a rigorous application process and submitted data on stroke admissions, treatment plans and outcomes. click for more
  • New Non-Surgical Breast Lump Treatment

    Right before she relocated from North Carolina to Palm Desert earlier this year, Jennifer Elliott, 47, underwent a routine mammogram that detected a mass in her breast. Her doctor was confident that it was a benign breast tumor called a fibroadenoma — the most common type of breast lump. In fact, 1.5 million women are diagnosed with breast fibroadenomas every year.

    “I decided to have it taken care of after I moved,” says Elliott. “So once I got here, I scheduled an appointment with a surgeon who was going to biopsy the tumor and remove it. However, my appointment was cancelled because the surgeon left the practice and I was referred to the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center. click for more
  • GOLF

    Drive the length of the Coachella Valley and you will surely notice an armada of golf courses dotting the landscape. Golfing in the desert has become one of America’s favorite pastimes, combining temperate weather, sunshine and green fairways. Courses are booked year-round, even during the desert’s off-season summer months as golfers swing their way to a day of finesse, friends and strategy.

    According to some sources, golf dates back to the 1400s in Britain, specifically in Scotland. Modern day golf emerged in the 19th century, eventually finding its way to the United States. In 1894, delegates from golf clubs in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Chicago met to form the Amateur Golf Association of the United States, which later became the United States Golf Association. click for more
  • Upcoming Special Events

    • Open House at the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children will be on Sunday, February 23 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Free; no reservations required; open to the public. Visit for details or call 760-773-1636.  Read More
    • The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Palm Desert Civic Center Park on Saturday, March 1 from 9 am to noon. For more information, please call 323-930-6228.  Read More
    • The 11th Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day will be held at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center on Saturday on March 8  from 9 am to noon.
      Free; lecture and physician panel discussion: Focus on Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention and the Latest Treatment Options. Visit or call 760-834-3798; reservation due Mar 7. Read More
    • The Eisenhower Five Star Club 30th Anniversary Concert will be held at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on Sunday, March 9  from 3 to 5 pm.  Wine and Hors d’oeuvre Reception following concert. Reserved tickets are $50. Call 800-595-4TIX (4849) or click here to prchase tickets pline. For more information, call Teresa Hurtig at 760-773-1810.  Read More
    • Eisenhower Wellness Series Lecture:
      Enjoy the Different Phases of Your Life to the Fullest by Gail Sheehy
      , Life Cycle Expert and Bestselling Author on Tuesday, March 11 from 7 to 8 p.m at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences. Click here for complete details and to purchase tickets online. Read More