News from Eisenhower Medical Center
A Mission To serve mankind with a selfless passion for excellence in patient care, research and education.
Situated on a 130-acre campus in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower Medical Center is a dynamic, progressive, not-for-profit health care complex. The campus includes the 253-bed Eisenhower Hospital, distinguished as a 100 Top Hospital by Solucient®, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower and the Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower. A diverse and highly specialized institution, Eisenhower Medical Center provides the finest health care and technological expertise for the Coachella Valley.
Eisenhower Hospital, the only not-for-profit hospital in the Coachella Valley, is renowned for its Centers of Excellence in Orthopedics, Cardiovascular at the Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center, and Oncology at the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. Since 1971, the hospital has provided quality care for residents of the expansive Coachella Valley and beyond through a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and emergency facilities. A broad array of accessible outpatient services is offered on-campus and throughout the valley. More than 350 physicians provide medical expertise in 40 specialties and subspecialties.
Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center: This $65 million center provides comprehensive services to cancer patients and their families in a comfortable and comforting environment. This magnificent new 97,000 square foot facility houses the Arnold Palmer Prostate Center, the Eisenhower Schnitzer/Novack Breast Center, Eisenhower Imaging Center, Radiation Oncology, the Infusion Center, and Cancer Support Services.
The Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is truly A Healing Place Like No OtherSM. Technology is all state-of-the-art, and the compassionate, healing environment is the very hallmark of clinical excellence. The Center melds the very best technologies with passionate patient care, creating the most nurturing, welcoming, embracing and affirming ambiance.
Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center: All of the elements of advanced, comprehensive heart care are available, including cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, a dedicated electrophysiology suite, a chest pain center, an anticoagulation clinic, cardiovascular interventional radiology and cardiac imaging.The Renker Wellness Center offers Tamkin Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the Glickman Heart Failure Clinic, a laboratory draw station, chest X-ray facilities, and a full spectrum of exercise equipment and telemetry.
Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center is the only center in the Coachella Valley with a dedicated electrophysiology suite – in fact, the center has two – and highly trained electrophysiologists qualified to perform many advanced procedures. Clinically distinguished, the 11,000 square foot Renker Wellness Center will receive, in October 2005, the coveted certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation positioning the Renker Wellness Center in the top one percent (or top 30) of the more than 3,000 cardiac rehabilitation facilities nationwide.
Eisenhower Orthopedics Center of Excellence: Eisenhower provides state-of-the-art prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention for orthopedic conditions. Advanced areas of expertise include physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation services, balance clinic and fall prevention, sports medicine, joint replacements, foot and ankle care, hand and upper extremity care, physiatry, acupuncture, and orthopedic trauma. Eisenhower Medical Center was named one of the best hospitals in the United States for total hip replacement and total knee replacement by Money magazine. Eisenhower ranked number two in the state of California for the number of total hip and knee replacements performed here (766), second only St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, with 769 procedures.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a premier education, conference, and communications facility offering accredited educational programs to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. Founded in 1981 by the Honorable Walter H. Annenberg, former ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, the center hosts national and international conferences to discuss and demonstrate advances in health care and to explore contemporary health care issues. The center’s goal is to provide health care professionals with new research information that will impact their practice and ultimately have an effect on the treatment of their patients. Teleconferencing capabilities and a transportable satellite uplink enable the Annenberg Center to relay events and programs to live audiences and news facilities throughout the nation or halfway around the globe.“Masters in the Art of Medical Education,”the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower has earned a national reputation for excellence in continuing medical education programming, and has won numerous awards for its productions. The campus includes the 253-bed Eisenhower Hospital, distinguished as a 100 Top Hospital by Solucient®
The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower is considered a national model in the treatment of child sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower is considered a national model in the treatment of child sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Founded in 1986 by Frank and Barbara Sinatra, the center is dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse through programs of prevention, public education and psychological treatment for victims and affected family members.The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center treats boys and girls of all ages – from as young as 18 months, up to age 18. Other childhood emotional problems treated at the center include selfesteem problems, self-assertiveness management and family crisis intervention. When the Center opened, Mr. and Mrs. Sinatra promised that no child who looks to the center for help will be turned away due to inability to pay for treatment. The center annually treats more than 700 young victims and their family members, 90 percent of whom are below poverty levels.
Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower is a separately licensed 154-bed recovery hospital that offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for men and women, 18 years and older, who suffer from alcohol and other drug dependencies. Named in honor of the former First Lady, the world-renowned center, which opened in 1982, has helped more than 60,000 people from all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries begin their recovery from substance abuse. Specialized treatment services are also provided for licensed professionals, and for co-dependent adults and children through the Family Program and the Children’s Program. All family members are deeply affected when one family member is chemically dependent. Family members are offered support and education through the five-day Family Program. The center also offers a Children’s Program for children ages 7 to 12 who are not themselves addicted, but are living with chemically dependent family members. The Professionals-in-Residence training program allows individuals in other helping professions to experience the process of treatment, attend special lectures and learn to make better referrals when needed.