1966-1979

1966-1979

In the1960s, a group of prominent desert residents recognize the need for a new hospital to serve the rapidly growing Coachella Valley. Funds from the Palm Springs Desert Classic golf tournment (renamed the Bob Hope Desert Classic in 1965) help to finance construction. General and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower consent to the naming of the hospital for the former President, who tells his friend Walter H. Annenberg, "I must tell you that it is the greatest honor I have ever received to have a medical center named after me." This timeline provides a glimpse at some of the key events and generous contributions that helped to shape Eisenhower Medical Center.

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979