HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GRADES COMING UP

Since being taken over by Tenet Health two years ago, Joshua Tree’s Hi-Desert Medical Center has shown steady improvement. Reporter David Haldane says that the trend continues with the facility’s latest report card… If you get sick and end up at Hi-Desert Medical Center, you’re likely to have an above-average

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 26, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER ROLLS OUT TWO NEW YOUTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Hi-Desert Medical Center recently established two new volunteer programs for students and others interested in real-world experiences in the healthcare industry. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to get involved… Hi-Desert Medical Center volunteers have traditionally been funneled through the hospital’s multifaceted Auxiliary program. But recently, the hospital formed

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center. For more information, contact 760-250-7295 or visit www.hdmc.org

DUE TO NATIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT HDMC TOMORROW

Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HONORS TWO OF THEIR OWN

Morongo Basin Healthcare District recently honored two retiring, long-term board members for their years of service and records of accomplishments. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the who and the why… Earlier this month the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors recognized past board members Martie Avels and Pat Cooper for

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER JOB FAIR TOMORROW

Professionals in nursing, therapy and radiology might want to make a note; Hi-Desert Medical Center is hiring. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 in Helen Gray Education Center at 6601 White Feather Road

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE ONLINE HEART RISK ASSESSMENT

For the first time in two decades, the number of Americans dying of heart disease increased in 2015. The uptick in heart disease deaths came as an unwelcome surprise. In this report, Mike Lipsitz tells us how our own Hi-Desert Medical Center responds…

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TRI-CHAMBER MIXER AT HELEN GRAY CENTER THIS EVENING

A tri-chamber mixer will be held Thursday, January 26, at the Helen Gray Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus in Joshua Tree. Join fellow Chamber of Commerce members for an evening of networking and refreshments. The mixer is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Email your reservation to marketing@hdmc.org.

TRI-CHAMBER MIXER AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW EVENING

Hi-Desert Medical Center will host the tri-chamber mixer tomorrow, Thursday, January 26. It will be an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks at the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. RSVP by emailing marketing@hdmc.org.

PROFESSIONAL KUDOS FOR HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

While life-saving in certain circumstances, unnecessary Cesarean-sections can pose serious health risks for babies and mothers. In this report, Mike Lipsitz says the Basin’s Hi-Desert Medical Center is leading the way in reducing unnecessary C-sections… Hi-Desert Medical Center was recently recognized for reducing its Cesarean-section rate for low-risk, first-time mothers.

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EVEN SANTA CLAUS CAN USE THESE HEALTH TIPS FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can protect you from obesity, heart disease and diabetes. But keeping up a healthy routine can be especially challenging around the holidays. Heck, even jolly old Saint Nick would be wise to take a few pointers from the folks at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, December 21, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SAFETY REPORT CARD SHOWS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center, and hospitals nationwide, recently got a report card on their efforts towards safety. Reporter David Haldane said the score shows a need for some improvement… Patient safety at the Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding steady, but has lots of room for improvement. That’s the gist of

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9, and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center, located on the campus of

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS 2016 PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Kudos for our home-town Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the laurels… Hi-Desert Medical Center recently received a 2016 Performance Excellence Award by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes. The award is for exemplary work in reducing hospital-acquired conditions. The Medical Center was recognized for its success in preventing

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FREE LECTURE “HOW TO IDENTIFY POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER” TUESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Here’s more from reporter Edica Gonzalez… Learn how to recognize symptoms, within yourself and others, for PTSD and bring awareness to the need for help. Tuesday, November, 1 from 6 to 7

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FREE LECTURE “HOW TO IDENTIFY POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER” TUESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Here’s more from reporter Rebecca Havely… Learn how to recognize symptoms, within yourself and others, for PTSD and bring awareness to the need for help. Tuesday, November, 1 from 6 to 7

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FREE LECTURE ON BREAST IMAGING AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “More Than Wearing Pink.” Here’s more from reporter Rebecca Havely… The Hi-Desert Medical Center is raising awareness regarding breast imaging in its latest free lecture in a series. In the lecture “More Than Wearing Pink,” the director of

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, October 20, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at

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