Health Care As It Should Be
March 2013

    Female Urinary Incontinence: Clearing Up Misperceptions and Fear LQ
    Woman to Woman Series
    W, Mar 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    Lisa Lindley, MD, Gynecology,
    Kim Burton, DPT, CSCS, Physical Therapy
    760-610-7205; register by Mar 25. Read More

    Sleep Disorders AC
    W, Mar 27, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Neal Hermanowicz, MD, Neurology/Movement Disorders Specialist
    760-568-1234; register by Mar 26. Read More

    Secret to Becoming a Centenarian: The Mediterranean Diet?
    Clark’s Nutrition Lecture Series
    TH, Mar 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Gregory Pecchia, DO, Family Medicine/Geriatrics
    Held at Clark’s Nutrition, Rancho Mirage.
    760-324-4626; register by Mar 27. Read More

    Rally for Respiratory Health AC
    American Lung Association and Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center
    F, Mar 29, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Managing and Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
    909-321-3290 Terry Roberts; free; register by Mar 28. Read More

    Lunch and Learn with the Experts LC
    Eisenhower BIGHORN Radiation Oncology Center
    M, Apr 1, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Robert Johnson, MD, Radiation Oncology, and Pamela Jones-Van der Nagel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
    760-834-3798; register by Mar 29. Read More

    The Osteoporosis: Break a Leg and All That Jazz AC
    M, Apr 1,11 a.m. to noon
    Occupational therapy strategies for living safely with osteoporosis.
    Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLT/CDT, Occupational Therapy.
    760-568-1234; register by Apr 1. Read More

    Vegetarianism 101 LQ
    W, Apr 3, 1 to 2p.m.
    Barbra Sassower, MPH, RD, CDE
    760-610-7205; register Apr 3.Read More

    Aching Hips and Knees 2013: An Orthopedic Surgery Perspective LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Apr 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    John DeSantis, DO, Rufus Gore, MD and Jason Weisstein, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-610-7205; register by Apr 3. 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
    • 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.

  • Expansion Continues at Eisenhower!

    One thing in life is certain...change! This is true at Eisenhower Medical Center these days. In continuing to serve the changing health care needs of our region by providing excellence in patient care with supportive education and research, this spring brings news of expansion of two exciting new Eisenhower projects.

    At the beginning of April, Eisenhower will open its third Health Center in Palm Springs — Eisenhower Health Center at Plaza del Sol, located at the corner of South Palm Canyon Drive and Belardo Road. A multispecialty clinic, this facility will be home to six physicians, initially opening with two gastroenterologists (GI) and a primary care physician. Committed to providing quality health care to our Palm Springs neighbors, Eisenhower continues to invest resources in the community.

    In 2009, Eisenhower began making plans to become a teaching hospital and establish a residency program for primary care physicians. With great anticipation, Eisenhower learned last week that that it has filled 100 percent of the spots in the hospital’s first ever residency program match — just four percent of community hospitals starting multiple, new, medium to large size programs actually fill all their available slots in a residency program’s first year. Read more about the residency program and student match process below.
  • Eisenhower’s New Residency Programs Fill All Positions

    This summer, Eisenhower Medical Center will welcome 22 medical school graduates to its residency programs. The Coachella Valley’s first Teaching Hospital recently learned that it has filled 100 percent of the spots in the hospital’s first-ever residency program match — just four percent of community hospitals starting multiple, new, medium-to-large size programs actually fill all available slots in a residency program’s first year.

    How does the “match” process work?
    Medical school graduates from around the world apply to residency programs via the electronic residency application service (ERAS). They are then matched with their residency programs through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), on what is commonly known as Match Day. This year, Match Day fell on March 15 — the day when applicants found out where they will perform their residencies. read more...

  • New Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic

    In January, Eisenhower Medical Center opened a new Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic with Board Certified Gastroenterologists Noel Curry, MD and James Conti, MD. Gastroenterologists specialize in the digestive system and related disorders affecting the gastrointestinal (or GI) tract. Consultations occur in the clinic and procedures are conducted in Rancho Mirage at two convenient locations. Procedures performed by Dr. Curry and Dr. Conti include colonoscopies, endoscopies, capsule endoscopies and esophageal manometry.

    The Clinic is located in Rancho Mirage on the Eisenhower campus in the Bob Hope Classic Medical Building, Suite 101. read more...

  • Back On His Feet

    The pain in his back and leg had gotten so severe that 74-year-old Jay Kepner could barely walk.

    “Even with a walker, I couldn’t go any distance,” recalls the Bermuda Dunes resident, a former long-distance runner who, after a hip replacement in 2008, began to walk for exercise, customarily clocking five kilometers. “I was in excruciating pain. It hurt to sit or to stand for any length of time. I couldn’t trim my roses or pull weeds.”

    Nor could he fulfill his service as a lay minister to give communion to Catholic patients hospitalized at Eisenhower Medical Center. read more...

  • Portion Control

    The issues surrounding weight gain can be complex, but there are strategies for losing weight slowly and sensibly, with a long-term goal of ongoing weight management and maintenance.

    One strategy for weight loss/maintenance is portion control — examining one’s dinner plate size is a good place to begin. During the past 50 years, dinner plates have grown from what we now view as “salad plate” size to “serving platter” size. A 12- or 13- inch dinner plate is common and much larger than the 9-inch plates of the past. However, eating from a full 9-inch plate may feel more satisfying than eating the same amount of food from a larger plate.

    According to Mallory Benavides, Dietitian, Eisenhower Medical Center Nutritional Services, portion control is one of the best ways to lose — and maintain — weight. For Benavides’ patients, portion control begins with more...

  • Join Us!

    Please join us for the Grand Opening of the Eisenhower Health Center at Plaza Del Sol in Palm Springs.

    Wednesday, April 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    1555 S. Palm Canyon Drive
    Palm Springs, California

    Enjoy a light reception with hors d’oeuvres catered by Spencer’s.
    Business casual attire

    Reservations are required. Please RSVP by calling 760-773-1460 by April 1.

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