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Eisenhower Health becomes first licensed obstetrical emergency department in Riverside County

Eisenhower Health announced its newly licensed Obstetrical Emergency Department (OBED), the first in Riverside County. Located in the hospital’s Family Birth Center, the OBED enhances the Center’s comprehensive maternity services available to expectant mothers in the Coachella Valley. The Eisenhower Family Birth Center’s OBED is a specialized area within the Family Birth Center, equipped for

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Eisenhower Health CEO discusses hospital’s expanded cardiovascular institute project

Big and potentially life-saving changes are coming to Eisenhower Health over the next few years. The Rancho Mirage-based hospital is creating a cardiovascular institute which will make it one of the most modern and state-of-the-art centers for heart care in the nation. The $156-million project includes the construction of a four-story outpatient center, expansion of

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DAP Health looks to acquire Borrego Health

DAP Health is looking to expand its healthcare services by purchasing the Borrego Health System.  Millions of dollars worth of real estate and medical supplies from the bankrupt clinic chain are currently up for auction.  DAP Health’s takeover bid was announced on its website on Monday. The Palm Springs non-profit is partnering with Innercare and

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JFK Memorial Hospital CEO Gary Honts to retire; Karen Faulis names to take over position

JFK Memorial Hospital CEO Gary Honts announced his retirement after 10 years at the hospital. Karen Faulis, CEO of Hi-Desert Medical Center, will expand her role to become CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital effective Jan. 30, officials with the Desert Care Network announced. “In his 10 years at JFK Memorial Hospital, Gary has done so much to advance the healthcare

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Eisenhower Health’s Chief Medical Officer discusses issues at hospital caused by blood shortages

LifeStream Blood Bank, the community’s blood supplier, cannot meet the needs of area hospitals. Approximately 90% of hospital Type O orders are going unfulfilled. According to LifeStream, seven area hospitals have zero or low Type O inventory on their shelves, and LifeStream does not have the supply to meet patient needs. Video message from the LifeStream

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Desert Healthcare District and Foundation unveils new mobile medical clinic

The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation unveiled a brand new, 26-foot mobile medical clinic. The $336,500 mobile clinic was purchased earlier this year with $175,000 in grant support from Coachella Valley Resource Conservation District. Adding up construction and operation costs, it’s about a million-dollar investment.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday on the Desert Regional Medical

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RivCo COVID hospitalizations climb over 200 as local hospitals see a high volume of patients amid ‘tripledemic’

Local hospitals are seeing a surge of patients during the ‘tripledemic’ of the flu, coronavirus, and RSV. On Tuesday, COVID-19 hospitalizations across Riverside County surpassed 200 patients for the first time since the start of August. As of Nov. 30, Riverside County has a total of 215 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, including 23 in the ICU.

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