• Cancer and the Art of ...
    I have long been proud of the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center for the many services it offers to our local community, including screening, diagnosis and treatment for a number of conditions. Recently, the Cancer Center has grown, with several Board Certified Medical Oncologists and Hematologists establishing offices in the Lucy Curci Cancer Center locations on the main campus and across the street in the Rancho Mirage Professional Plaza. These physicians join the specialists who were already housed in the Eisenhower Schnitzer/ Novak Breast Center and Eisenhower Bighorn Radiation Oncology Center.

    In coming months, oncology services at the Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta will expand to include infusion services adjacent to the existing radiation oncology department and downstairs from the breast center. Currently, a national search is underway for a medical director of the Cancer Center. Our nationally accredited cancer center truly offers a robust program of cancer services, education and support for our community. click for more

Eisenhower Founders Society

Honoring Our Generous Philanthropists

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 142 members of Eisenhower Medical Center’s Founders Society were honored in a ceremony at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The Founders Society launched the financial backing for Eisenhower’s School of Graduate Medical Education (GME), totaling more than $19 million, and inspiring support from another 4,400 donors for a total of $40 million. As guests raised their glasses in a toast, a spectacular glass donor wall featuring the names of the Founders was unveiled. The festivities followed a lively program held in the Helene Galen Auditorium, where Eisenhower Board President Alvin V. Shoemaker welcomed guests and introduced G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer. Serfling introduced three key people whose work and generosity made the Eisenhower School of Graduate Medical Education possible: Jackie Autry, Helene Galen and Marie Pinizzotto, MD.

Guests also heard from GME leaders: Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President, Primary Care and the Marie Pinizzotto, MD, Chair of Academic Affairs; Maureen Strohm, MD, Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program; and John Stansell, MD, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program. Three residents — Matin Hemmat, MD, Kiavash Nemati, MD, and Alex Spinoso, MD — offered their unique insights as part of the School’s inaugural class.

The Eisenhower School of Graduate Medical Education offers residency training in primary care for both family medicine and internal medicine. The first year of residency training accommodates 22 physicians, with a capacity of 55 residents that will be reached in 2016. Primary care doctors play a vital role in ensuring that patient care is coordinated and comprehensive. By establishing this program at Eisenhower, enhanced care is immediately provided to build a strong foundation for the future.