SON ARRESTED AFTER SEVERE NEGLECT OF HIS ELDERLY MOTHER

An elderly woman was brought to Hi-Desert Medical Center Saturday afternoon with what was described as one of the worst cases of elder abuse ever seen by the emergency room doctor. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 1:15, the woman was brought in non-responsive and with numerous ant bites on

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FINAL RESULTS OF HI DESERT MEDICAL CENTER’S MEASURE “Y” VOTE

The Registrar of Voters has released the final election results Monday for the mail-in ballot for Measure Y, which approves a 30-year-lease agreement between Hi Desert Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare. With an additional 307 ballots counted, and a total of 26.86 percent of the eligible voters voting, Measure Y

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MEASURE “Y” PASSES OVERWHELMINGLY WITH 91% YES VOTES

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Measure Y—the mail-ballot election to decide the fate of the Hi-Desert Medical Center—was overwhelmingly approved yesterday. With only 25 percent of the 23,000 eligible voters voting, nearly 91 percent approved the 30-year lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare. Now that the agreement is approved, Tenet will operate the medical center, plus

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DEADLINE FOR RETURNING MEASURE Y BALLOTS IS TOMORROW

The deadline for returning ballots for the mail-in election for Measure Y is tomorrow, June 23. Voting YES on Measure Y would approve a 30-year lease agreement between the Hi-Desert Medical Center District and Tenet Healthcare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details about the proposed merger and election…

The fate of

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

An excessive heat warning is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. An excessive heat warning is issued when temperatures are forecast to reach dangerous levels that will stress the body if precautions are not taken. Cooling centers are: Yucca Valley Town offices normal business hours. The Yucca

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EXTREME HEAT OPENS COOLING CENTERS LOCALLY

An excessive heat watch is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. Cooling centers have been designated. Yucca Valley Town offices are open normal business hours. The Yucca Valley Community Center is open five days a week during the hottest part of the day; Hi-Desert Nature Museum is

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EXTREME HEAT WARNINGS ISSUED, COOLING CENTERS OPENED

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing its hottest days so far, with temps in the triple digits. The National Weather service has issued an excessive heat watch for temperatures ranging from 110 today to 117 this weekend. Several buildings have been designated as cooling centers where you can get out

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TWO COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct two community blood drives on Wednesday, June 17. Residents may donate blood at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2, and at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS THIS EVENING

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in a special closed session at 6 p.m. today. On the agenda is a performance evaluation of CEO Bob Tyk and discussion involving strategic plans which is protected from Brown Act disclosure under “trade secrets.” The meeting takes place in the Helen

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFER SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Hi-Desert Medical Center will partner up with other area agencies to administer a summer food service program. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Family Health Clinics are partnering with the US Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program and the Morongo Unified School District to offer free lunches

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the hospital board’s agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. This is the last regular board meeting prior to the close of voting on Measure Y, the ballot

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BALLOTS MAILED FOR HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Watch your mail. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the ballots to approve the affiliation of Hi-Desert Medical Center with Tenet Healthcare have been mailed out…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center began mailing ballots Friday to all registered voters in the Morongo Basin who live within the boundaries of the healthcare district.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 6:00 tonight (June 3) to discuss trade secrets with the Camden Group Healthcare Management and Consulting firm. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education Center boardroom.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER IN TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS TOMORROW

With ballots on the Hi-Desert Medical Center affiliation with Tenet Healthcare due to reach mailboxes this week, public interest in the governing board is likely to increase. Two committees meet this week. The Finance Committee meets tomorrow (Wednesday) to look at the Medical Center’s April financials, and March financials for

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS ABOUT CEO SALARY TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to discuss a performance evaluation of its Chief Executive Officer Bob Tyk. The directors will then go into negotiations over the CEO’s salary. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education Center board

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MEASURE Y WOULD AFFILIATE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WITH TENET HEALTHCARE

You will be seeing and hearing a lot about Measure Y in the next few weeks. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what the measures is and what your vote means…

The fate of Morongo Basin’s only acute-care hospital and affiliated facilities is about to be decided in a special mail-ballot election.

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic May 23 to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help for claims

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FREE LECTURE ON HIP HEALTH TOMORROW

Learn more about the care and maintenance of your hips. A free lecture will be given tomorrow at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to sign up ahead of time…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s community health education program presents “Be Hip About Hip Health,” on Tuesday, May 19,

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DRUG AND NEEDLE DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles. The event takes place Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Drugs and used needles are a contamination and

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets tonight in open and then closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. Highlights of the meeting include a resolution thanking Edward and Margaret Kenny for their contributions

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