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Indian Wells is served by a number of top-rated healthcare services based in the Coachella Valley, including three distinguished hospitals: the Desert Regional Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center. There are also numerous clinics and specialized healthcare facilities, coupled with countless private practices, offering everything from dentistry and internal medicine to chiropractic care and optometry.

Part of Tenet HealthSystem, the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs not only provides a number of medical services including cancer care, cardiovascular care, women’s health services, bariatrics and orthopedics, among many others, but it also offers a variety of community programs, classes and events.

Recognized for its Center of Excellence in oncology, cardiovascular and orthopedic services, the Eisenhower Medical Center is equipped with a 253-bed hospital, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center and the acclaimed Betty Ford Center. The medical center is currently expanding its Emergency Department, slated for completion in 2008, and is building a new inpatient pavilion to meet the growing needs of its patient-base. In 2005, Eisenhower Medical Center was recognized as one of the 100 Top Hospitals by Solucient—making it only one of six hospitals in the State of California to receive such an honor.

Located in nearby Indio, JFK Memorial Hospital specializes in a wide spectrum of healthcare services, including cardiac and vascular care, orthopedics, surgical services, obstetrics, rehabilitation services and women’s health. JFK Memorial also offers emergency care 24/7, ambulatory surgery center, imaging services and an outpatient rehabilitation center. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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JFK Memorial Hospital was founded in 1966 by a group of physicians; the original 112-bed Indio Community Hospital has grown to the 158-bed hospital JFK Memorial is today. On April 15, 2009, the hospital received the American Heart Association’s Get-With-The-Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for both coronary artery disease and heart failure. The medical center has received a five-star rating for its clinical excellence in joint replacement surgery and stroke care by HealthGrades, too, thus placing it among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation.

JFK Memorial is also doing its part with the community by offering community-wide support groups and classes, especially for new and expectant mothers. Pregnant couples can benefit from the New Birth Experience, which offers a tour of the birthing department by a nurse who can answer questions you may have about the upcoming birth of your baby. Tours are held on Thursday evenings; for further information, call 760-775-8174. Sweet Success is another class that may interest pregnant patients who find themselves afflicted by gestational diabetes. For information about this program, call 760-775-2607. The High Risk Infant Follow Up Clinic, too, aids with the birthing process. A nurse, an occupational therapist and a neonatologist follow up with babies discharged from the NICU in order to ensure the infant’s health. To confirm or change an appointment, call 760-775-8481. JFK Memorial also offers a free lecture series from October through April concerning a variety of topics of interest. For a list of upcoming lectures, visit the website at www.jfkmemorialhosp.com.

For Indian Wells’ senior population, a wealth of assisted living facilities, home hospice care services and retirement communities are located throughout the region. A notable nursing and residential care home in the area is Vista Cove Senior Living of Rancho Mirage. And for those needing services at home, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, and Home Instead Senior Care are available. Additionally, several retirement communities are located in nearby communities with popular choices including SoCal Housing: Mountain View Villas in Indian Wells and Prowatch Homecare and Fountains Retirement Communities.

Indian Wells is also home to one location of a three-facility network of diagnostic imaging centers, Desert Medical Imaging (DMI). DMI provides services in high field and open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spiral computed tomography imaging (CT), ultrasound and positron emission tomography imaging (PET/CT). DMI sets itself apart as a center that is committed to same-day appointments and speedy results. The staff is largely bilingual and includes licensed technologists and board-certified radiologists who report to Medical Director Dr. John F. Feller. On-site transcription and billing as well as patient transportation upon request are just a few of the perks of utilizing DMI for your imaging needs.

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