Health Care As It Should Be April 2015

Upcoming Events

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

    Blood Pressure Screening KB
    Free, by Appointment Only
    TU, Apr 21, 10 a.m. to noon
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    TH, Apr 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Exercise for Life AC
    TU, Apr 28, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Danielle Meglio, COTA-L, MLT, CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Changes in the Spine KB
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, May 4, 11 a.m. to noon
    Reginald Fayssoux, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855; register by May 1. Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, May 9, 10 a.m. to noon
    Bobby Bhaskar-Rao, MD, General Surgery Read More

    Women’s Guide to Being a Healthy You AC
    TH, May 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Lisa Lindley, MD, Gynecology
    Cari Sudmeier, NP
    760-423-4855 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
    KB Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center, Kiewit Bldg, Ste 103
    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.




  • Our Dedicated Volunteers Are The HEART of Our Caring Enviornment

    We thank you with all our hearts.

    This is National Healthcare Volunteer Week. At Eisenhower Medical Center, we’re thrilled to have one of the largest, most active volunteer organizations in the state. Our volunteers are hard at work, in just about every part of the health system, every day. You’ll find them helping visitors, working with patients at discharge, offering comfort and conversation to all who need it or quietly working behind the scenes. Not only are they a welcome addition to the Eisenhower staff, but they also help us create a welcoming environment for all. So — we honor those whose time, effort and compassion contribute so much to "Health Care As It Should Be."

    For information about Eisenhower’s volunteer program, click here

  • The New Guidelines for Hypertension, Cholesterol and Obesity

    In November 2013, the hypertension and lipid guidelines for cholesterol management were updated; nearly 10 years after previous guidelines were released. Now managed by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, largely randomized controlled trials were used to set new guidelines as directed by the Institute of Medicine which wanted physicians to have guidelines that can be trusted. Eisenhower physicians gathered to discuss the new guidelines of hypertension, cholesterol, and obesity, and to give an update on stroke management. Participants included Board Certified physicians Rodolfo Batarsé, MD, Nephrology, Reza Salari-Namin, MD, Neurology, Eric Sontz, MD, Cardiology, as well as Registered Dietitian Rosalind Elemy, MA, RDN, CSO. The roundtable was moderated by Cardiologist Philip Shaver, MD. click for more
  • A Stroke Of Luck

    Carol Mackinlay knows she’s lucky to be alive. On the afternoon of Thursday, March 13, 2014, while watching the BNP Paribas Open from a suite at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the 79-year-old Tahoe City, California resident suffered a stroke.
    “My husband and I were sitting outside and I got a sudden, horrible headache, then my head fell on his shoulder,” she recalls. “The lady across the aisle recognized right away that I was having a stroke. She asked me to squeeze her hand, which I couldn’t do with my left hand, and I was slurring my speech. She called 911.” click for more
  • Grab and Go Meal Options, Nutritious and Delicious

    Yes, it’s true. Americans love to eat, and more than ever, we want tasty food — fresh, creative, minimally prepared, reasonably priced and delicious. Sometimes we like to linger over a four-course meal and sometimes we want to swoop by our favorite restaurant and grab it to go. Lunch or dinner. Right. Now. click for more
  • Bocce Ball

    Considered the world’s oldest known game, throwing balls toward a target dates back as early as 5200 B.C., when the
    Egyptians first tossed polished stone. Centuries later, the Greeks picked up the game before passing it along to the Romans who established a game resembling what is known as bocce today.
    Enjoyed by nobility and peasants alike, bocce’s popularity waxed and waned throughout the centuries. In Great Britain, both Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake were avid fans of the game. In 1896, the first Bocce Olympiad was held in Athens, Greece and it has remained a part of international sports. click for more
  • May is Skin Cancer Screening Month

    In recognition of Skin Cancer Screening Month, Eisenhower Medical Center is offering numerous educational and screening events.

    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is offering free Skin Cancer Screening on Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at  Eisenhower Primary Care in Rancho Mirage. Space is limited and early registration is recommended.  Click here for more details.

    • An Update on Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment Options will be held at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center on Thursday, May 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Please join Timothy Richardson, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, as he discusses the different forms of skin cancer, including melanoma. Click here for more details and to register. 
    • An interactive teleconference sponsored by CancerCare®, "Emerging Treatments for Metastatic Melanoma" will be held at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center on Friday, May 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 760-834-3798 to register. Click here for more details.