Health Care As It Should Be
April 2012

    Total Ankle Replacement and Advanced Foot/Ankle Reconstruction LQ
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Series
    TH, April 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Friscia, MD, Orthopedic Surgery

    Caring for the Caregiver: A Marathon, Not a Sprint LC
    M, Apr 23, Noon to 1 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, OSW-C, Community Outreach Director
    760-834-3798; complimentary lunch; reservations by Apr 20.

    I’ve Got Breast Cancer…Now What? LC
    TU, Apr 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Iliana Popescu, MD, Medical Oncology/Internal Medicine
    760-834-3798; complimentary dinner; reservations by Apr 23.

    Female Urinary Incontinence LQ
    Woman to Woman Series
    W, Apr 25, 3 to 4 p.m.
    Lisa Lindley, MD, Gynecology/Obstetrics; Kim Burton, DPT, CSCS, Physical Therapy

    New Advances in Sports Medicine and Related Injuries AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W, Apr 25, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Patrick St. Pierre, Orthopedic Surgery and Medical Director, Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Sports Medicine Program; James Bell, MD, PhD, Orthopedic Surgery; and Matthew Diltz, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-568-1234; $8 for heart-healthy dinner, payment by Apr 20.

    Erectile Dysfunction, Male Incontinence and BPH AC
    Sponsored by American Medical Systems
    TH, Apr 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Lance Patrick Walsh, MD, Urology, Gary Leifer, MD, Urology

    Arthritis Self-Help Class AC
    M, Apr 30 through June 11, 4 to 6 p.m.
    Six-week instructional series.

    Will Proposition 29 Help Cure Cancer? LC
    TH, May 10, 4 to 5 p.m.
    VJ Sleight, Legislative Ambassador, American Cancer Society

    Strokes AC
    Sponsored by The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, May 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Deborah Bayer, RN, BSN, CCRN, Stroke Coordinator, Eisenhower Medical Center
    760-200-5323 or 760-217-6170


    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
    • KB Kiewit Building, Eisenhower Medical Center
    • LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
    • TC The LGBT Center, 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's Same Day Surgery Center

    Remember the days when surgery usually meant a lengthy hospital stay and an even longer recovery? Thankfully, times — and technology — have changed. As a result, it is now more common to have surgery in an outpatient facility, go home the same day, and be back to your regular activities in a matter of days instead of weeks, thanks largely to advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques and anesthesia. In fact, nearly 58 percent of all surgeries performed in community hospitals in 2007 (the most recent year for which data are available) were outpatient procedures, according to a report published last year by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). read more...

  • Passionate about Infection Protection

    In keeping with Eisenhower Medical Center's five-star commitment for our patients, families and friends, we provide a culture of safety by ensuring clinical excellence and infection prevention.

    Eisenhower Medical Center has created and adopted protocols in each area of patient safety. These include protocols to prevent hospital acquired infections including surgical site infections, central line associated blood stream infections, ventilator associated pneumonia, catheter associated urinary tract infections, and clostridium difficile infections. read more...

  • Hemp Seed—Super Food

    Mention the word hemp and most people will stare blankly, conjure up images of thick rope or wonder if they should turn you in to the police. Although the hemp plant is a member of the cannabis sativa family, and therefore a cousin of marijuana, the two plants are different. The hemp plant, which has existed for centuries and is used commercially to make paper, textiles and biodegradable plastics, is being rediscovered for its high nutritional value. read more...

  • Eisenhower Sponsors City of Palm Springs Health Festival

    Eisenhower “Galaxy” Sponsor for City of Palm Springs Mayor’s Healthy Planet, Healthy You Race and Wellness Festival In an effort to raise awareness about childhood obesity, Eisenhower Medical Center will serve as a “Galaxy” sponsor for the City of... read more...
  • Eisenhower's Healthy Living Resource Center Offers Complimentary Screenings and Services

    The Eisenhower HealthY Living Resource Center, located in Rancho Mirage on the hospital campus in the Kiewit Building, offers a variety of complimentary screenings and services: Blood Pressure Checks: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ... read more...
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