Health Care As It Should Be May 2015

Upcoming Events

  • For information or registration, call the number listed, or visit Most events require early pre-registration, unless otherwise stated.

    Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke AC
    TU, May 26, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Deborah Wondoloski, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC, CCRN, SCRN, Stroke Nurse Practitioner, and other members of the Eisenhower Stroke Team
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    TH, May 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Lymphedema Prevention and Treatment LC
    W, Jun 3, noon to 1 p.m.
    Danielle Meglio, COTA/L, MLD/CDT, Eisenhower Rehabilitation Services
    760-834-3798; register by Jun 1. Light lunch included. Read More

    Baiatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Jun 6, 10 a.m. to noon, or
    Bobby Bhaskar-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    Pros and Cons of Testosterone Treatment in Men Over 60 AC
    TU, Jun 9, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Richard Loftus, MD, Internal Medicine
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Update on Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer LC
    CancerCareR  Live, Interactive Teleconference
    W, Jun 10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    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
    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 Earns an "A" For Patient Safety

    Eisenhower Medical Center recently received a top “A” grade in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Scores. Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored Eisenhower Medical Center with an “A” — its top grade in patient safety.

    The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. Click here to read more.
  • May Is Stroke Awareness Month

    Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke will be held at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This presentation will help you understand more about stroke -- its prevention, treatment and recovery. It will cover stroke risk factors, prevention measures, how to recognize the symptoms of stroke and how to respond. click for more
  • Lucky Break

    Vyrla Neal, 74, had been having thigh pain for some time. She’d begun using a cane to help her get around since she was having difficulty walking.
    In August, she was scheduled for a workup at a wellness clinic to determine the cause of the pain. That’s when something completely unexpected happened.
    “As I lifted my right leg to step on the scale to be weighed, I heard a pop,” she relates. It turned out that her femur — the thigh bone and the biggest bone in the body — had sustained what’s called a mid-shaft fracture. click for more
  • Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight

    When 84-year-old Louis Alcalay started getting short of breath simply walking from his golf cart to the tee, he went to
    see his primary care physician, Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President, Primary Care and Academic Affairs, who referred him to heart and lung specialists.

    Their conclusions?
     “My heart is fine for my age, and my lungs are, too,” says Alcalay. “So when I went back to see Dr. Scherger, he suggested that if I lost some weight, it might help my breathing.

    “My weight then — close to 270 — wasn’t abnormal for me,” he continues. “I’m 6 feet 2 inches tall and was within 15 to 20 pounds of what I weighed in college when I played sports. But Dr. Scherger thought losing just that much could be beneficial.” click for more

  • Five Things

    1. Schedule a Primary Care Visit
    Don’t forget to schedule your yearly wellness checkup, and if you don’t have a primary care physician, now is the time to find one! If you don’t have a primary care physician, call 760-773-1460 for assistance in selecting one.
    2.  Eat More Avocados
    Delicious potassium and fiber-rich avocados are packed with vitamins K, E, C and B6, are anti-inflammatory, and help with the absorption of  carotenoid-rich greens like kale and spinach. click for more
  • Vote for Eisenhower Medical Center

    For the fourth year in a row, Eisenhower Medical Center has been nominated as one of America’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals by Soliant Health. 

    One of Eisenhower Medical Center’s supporting commitments to its mission statement is to provide a healing environment. Patient rooms and family waiting areas alike have views of the natural beauty surrounding the hospital in addition to beautifully appointed spaces designed to make patients and loved ones more at ease in a place that can often be stressful and unfamiliar.

    Click here to vote!