The Info List - Eisenhower Medical Center

The Eisenhower Medical Center
Eisenhower Medical Center
(EMC) is a not-for-profit hospital based in Rancho Mirage, California
Rancho Mirage, California
serving the Coachella Valley
Coachella Valley
region of southeastern California. It was named one of the top one hundred hospitals in the United States in 2005. Named for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the hospital credits its initial creation to two events in 1966 when entertainer Bob Hope was asked to lend his name to a charity golf tournament and to serve on the board of the hospital that would be built from the tournament's proceeds.[3] The original 80 acres (32 ha) of land were donated by Bob and Dolores Hope
Dolores Hope
and both helped raise private funds for the hospital's construction.[3] Construction began in 1969; the groundbreaking ceremony was attended by President Richard Nixon, Vice President Spiro Agnew, Governor Ronald Reagan, and entertainers Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, and Lucille Ball. The main Eisenhower hospital, designed by Edward Durrell Stone, opened in November 1971, containing 289 beds. Among the early trustees were actress Martha Hyer
Martha Hyer
(the wife of film producer Hal B. Wallis) and Roy W Hill. [4]

(left to right) Alex Dreier, Bob Hope, Anne T. Hill, Geraldine Dreier, Roy W. Hill
Roy W. Hill
at a fund raiser for Eisenhower Medical Center
Eisenhower Medical Center
ca 1975

The three original medical buildings were named for local philanthropists Mr. and Mrs. Walter Probst, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kiewit and Mrs. Hazel Wright.[3] Philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg donated funds to establish the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences.[5] A $212.5 million, four story, state-of-the-art addition to the hospital, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg
Leonore Annenberg
Pavilion, opened for patient care on November 2, 2010. Lee Annenberg donated over $100 million to Campaign Eisenhower, Phase II.[6] Other institutions on the campus include the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center and the Dolores Hope Outpatient Care Center. Dolores Hope
Dolores Hope
served in the capacities of President, Chairman of the Board and Chairman Emeritus since 1968 and participated in every major decision regarding the hospital until her death in 2011. [3] By 1990, the hospital's 3000th open heart surgical procedure was performed. The work that the Hopes placed in the Eisenhower Medical Center continued to earn them worldwide accolades and honors, including a combined total of sixty honorary doctorates. The center's twenty-fifth anniversary in 1996 saw the Hopes receive its most prestigious award, the Eisenhower Centennial Award.[3] The facility's new Walter and Leonore Annenberg
Leonore Annenberg
Pavilion, an inpatient pavilion connected to the north end of the existing hospital, opened in late 2010. Ground-breaking for the project was held three years earlier, in 2007. The $215 million project was the twelfth-largest construction project undertaken in the State of California. Eisenhower Medical Center
Eisenhower Medical Center
has many outpatient departments that range from primary care offices, laboratories, and urgent care centers. Eisenhower has three urgent cares conveniently located. The Eisenhower Urgent care in Palm Springs is located on the corner of Sunrise Way and Tahquitz. You can also find primary care facilities on the same grounds where the urgent care is located and also other primary care offices in the Rimrock Shopping Center. The Eisenhower Urgent Care in Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage
is located on the North West corner of Monterey and Country Club drive, in the Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage
Medical Center. The last Eisenhower Urgent Care is in the city of La Quinta and that one is located on the corner of Washington St and Seeley Dr. in the Argyros building. Eisenhower Urgent Cares offers a variety of services and are equipped with x-ray facilities. Eisenhower Urgent Cares are on a strictly walk in basis that treat minor cases and non-emergency issues. Eisenhower Urgent Cares always staff medical doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners as the medical providers. The medical staff is made up of medical assistants, license vocational nurses, registered nurses, and certified radiology technicians. Eisenhower Urgent Cares take all PPO insurance plans and certain HMO insurance plans.


1 Notable patients 2 Hospital rating data 3 References 4 External links

Notable patients[edit] Comedian Red Skelton
Red Skelton
died of an "undisclosed illness" at the facility on September 17, 1997 at the age of 84.[7] In January 2006 President Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
was admitted to EMC for sixteen days for treatment of pneumonia. Upon Ford's death on December 26, 2006 his body was taken to Eisenhower Medical Center. His body remained there until the start of funeral services on December 29. Former United States Chief of Protocol and philanthropist Leonore Annenberg
Leonore Annenberg
died at Eisenhower on March 12, 2009. Hospital rating data[edit] The HealthGrades
website contains the latest quality data for Eisenhower Medical Center, as of 2015. For this rating section three different types of data from HealthGrades
are presented: quality ratings for thirty-two inpatient conditions and procedures, thirteen patient safety indicators, percentage of patients giving the hospital a 9 or 10 (the two highest possible ratings). For inpatient conditions and procedures, there are three possible ratings: worse than expected, as expected, better than expected. For Eisenhower Medical Center
Eisenhower Medical Center
the data for this category is:

Worse than expected - 3 As expected - 25 Better than expected - 4

For patient safety indicators, there are the same three possible ratings. For this hospital four indicators were rated as:

Worse than expected - 1 As expected -9 Better than expected - 3

Data for patients giving this hospital a 9 or 10 are:

Patients rating this hospital as a 9 or 10 - 74% Patients rating hospitals as a 9 or 10 nationally - 69%[8]


^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eisenhower Memorial Hospital ^ California
Department of Public Health Facility Information ^ a b c d e "History of Eisenhower". Eisenhower Medical Center. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  ^ Med Center Selects Trustees. The Desert Sun. Tuesday, April 29, 1975 p A4 ^ Annenberg Center for Health Sciences ^ "Annenberg Donations to Eisenhower Reach $100 Million". The Annenberg Foundation. December 20, 2007. Archived from the original on 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  ^ Horn, John (September 18, 1997). "Comedian, actor Red Skelton
Red Skelton
dies at age 84". Daily News. Bowling Green, Kentucky. p. 6B. Retrieved November 3, 2015.  ^ HealthGrades
website, at http://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/california-ca-southern/eisenhower-medical-center-hgste6618d46050573 .

External links[edit]

Eisenhower Medical Center This hospital in the CA Healthcare Atlas A project by OSHPD

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States
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