Health Care As It Should Be April 2014

Upcoming Events

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

    Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798

    Sleep: Is It the Most Complex Thing We Do? AC
    TH, Apr 24, 1 to 2 p.m.
    James Gaede, MD, Family Medicine
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Exercising to Strengthen Your Bones AC
    M, May 5, 11 a.m. to noon
    Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLT, CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-834-7956Read More

    Brain Cancer: Update and Treatment Options
    TU, May 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Henry Tsai, MD, Medical Oncology
    Held at Gilda’s Club Desert Cities, 73555 Alessandro Drive, Palm Desert.
    760-770-5678. Complimentary dinner; register by May 5. Read More

    Eating Light for the Summer AC
    M, May 12, 11 a.m. to noon
    Rosalind Elemy, MA, RD, CSO, Registered Dietitian
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program: Medicare Updates AC
    W, May 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, HICAP Counselor for Riverside County
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Multiple Myeloma: Understanding Serum Free Light and Hevylite Novel Assays LC
    TH, May 15, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    Judith Finlay, PhD, The Binding Site, Inc.
    For multiple myeloma patients.
    760-834-3798Read More

    Update on Skin Cancer: Prevention, Detection and Treatment Options LC
    TH, May 15, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    Timothy Richardson, MD, Dermatology; David Hyams, General Surgery
    760-834-3798. Complimentary dinner; register by May 14. Read More

    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. 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.

 

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Eisenhower Makes Best List for Knee and Hip Replacements

Eisenhower Medical Center was recently recognized as one of the top 97 hospitals in the United States for outcomes following joint replacement surgery, according to a survey by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Of the 97 hospitals surveyed, Eisenhower is one of only eight California hospitals listed who performed better than average in avoiding readmissions.

The measured outcomes were based on Medicare data on how well patients fare after hip and knee replacement surgeries. The two outcome categories were readmissions after surgery and complications following surgery, such as a blood clot, infection, problem with the artificial joint or death. In judging hospitals, Medicare evaluated cases between July 2009 and June 2012.