HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD HEARS OF MORE HOSPITAL BELT-TIGHTENING

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Board members named a vice president and heard of more belt tightening…

At last night’s Board meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, Director Pat Cooper was named Board Vice President; that office had been filled by Paul Hoffman

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HDMC BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that after swearing in new member Joe Sullivan, they face a routine agenda…

Following routine opening formalities at tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, Directors will adjourn for a closed session in connection with

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL NEGLECT OF HIS MOTHER

A Morongo Valley man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of severely neglecting his elderly mother. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Neville Chung, 58, and his sister brought their 93-year-old mother to the emergency room at Hi-Desert Medical Center about 9 p.m. Monday night because she was unresponsive. After

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD APPOINTS JOE SULLIVAN TO EMPTY BOARD SEAT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors voted Tuesday to appoint Joseph Sullivan to fill the board vacancy left when Paul Hoffman resigned in January. Sullivan is retired from the Morongo Unified School District, where he was Director of Facilities, Planning, and Risk Management, a post he held for 15

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FIVE STARS FOR THE CONTINUING CARE CENTER

The local Continuing Care Center, part of Hi-Desert Medical Center, was singled out for excellence recently. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it is five stars for the CCC… The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center Five Stars, its highest rating. The rating

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD LOOKING AT PURSUING HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board is looking at the process for affiliating, letting an outside organization in, to run the financially troubled hospital… At last night’s Board meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, Directors heard results of a

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD LOOKS AT MERGING WITH ANOTHER HEALTHCARE ENTITY

After interviewing Board candidates, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board may begin the process for a possible future merger… Prior to tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors, there will be a special open meeting at 4

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DEADLINE FOR HOSPITAL BOARD TOMORROW

The deadline to apply for an open seat on the Hi-Desert Medical Center board is approaching. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this reminder…..

At Hi-Desert Medical Center, the deadline is 5 p.m. tomorrow for applications for the board seat vacated by Paul Hoffman earlier this month. Interested and eligible candidates may

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BLOOD DRIVES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TODAY

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives Wednesday, February 19. Residents may donate blood at High Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree from 8 to 5, or at the Yucca Valley Community Center from noon to 4. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER COLLECTING OLD NEEDLES AND DRUGS

Prescription drugs and used needles end up in landfills and pose a danger to the environment and to people if not disposed of properly. The Hi-Desert Medical Center is sponsoring a collection drive for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles on Saturday, February 15, from 10 to 2 at the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD BUYS HIGH-TECH MAMMOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board voted to purchase a high-tech piece of equipment last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors kicked off with a presentation on the hospital’s medical imaging department. And in a related

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CONSIDERS, DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY, BOARD VACANCY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says purchase of mammography equipment and a vacancy on the board are among items on the agenda…

A decision at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors is likely to benefit women all across the Basin.

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PAUL HOFFMAN RESIGNS FROM THE HOSPITAL BOARD

Hi-Desert Medical Center announced the resignation yesterday of Paul Hoffman from the hospital’s Board of Directors. His current term expires in December 2016.

In his letter of resignation, Hoffman wrote: “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of this fine organization

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COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is giving you an opportunity to find out all about the options you now have under the Affordable Care Act. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Covered California enrollment drive is this Saturday…

If you’re uninsured you must sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TO HIRE FIRM TO GET OPINIONS ON NEW HOSPITAL TAX

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they took a first step in putting a new tax measure on the ballot… Last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors kicked off with an overview of a new diagnostic coding and classification system

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS, FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH DOCTORS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says financial arrangements with physicians will be discussed….. New Board President Martie Avels presides when the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meet in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center. Also new tonight, Bob

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1ST BABY OF THE YEAR BORN AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

It turns out Isaac David McKeown wasn’t the first baby born in the Morongo Basin after all. Isaac, born to Casey and Gunnery Sergeant Todd McKeown at 12:14 a.m. January 1 at the Naval Hospital, was about 14 minutes too late to claim the title of First Baby of 2014.

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

The California Retired Teachers’ Association meet Friday, January 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Educational Center. The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir, which is rehearsing for an upcoming performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall, will provide the entertainment. Please call Sherry Craft at 760-881-5275 no later than

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive Wednesday, December 18, in the Helen Gray Education Center at the Hi-Desert Medical Center, in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2. Blood donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation.

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NEW CEO/ADMINISTRATOR NAMED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

At an Emergency meeting yesterday, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board announced the new hospital CEO Administrator. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the new hospital boss is a familiar face… Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors has named a new chief executive officer. Following a closed session meeting late yesterday afternoon, the

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