FINAL HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the last of three special meetings tonight to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Residents are invited to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his girlfriend said he choked and hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 29-year-old woman told deputies that her boyfriend of six months, Kevin Cobb, 44, hit her, choked her, and smashed her face into something. The woman said Cobb

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOLDS FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS

About three dozen people braved the rain last night to attend the first of three special meetings held by the Hi-Desert Medical Center about the hospital’s plans to affiliate with Tenet Healthcare. Managing editor Tami Roleff says after hearing a short presentation by the hospital’s CEO Bob Tyk, nearly a

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FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETING ON HOSPITAL AFFILIATION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the first of three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare tonight. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, they

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HOSPITAL SETS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED AFFILIATION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; Tuesday, January 27, at

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will meet in regular session today, January 13, at 6 p.m.. On the agenda, the board plans to receive medical staff policy and form recommendations,

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. Tomorrow 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

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and

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WINTER STORM BLAMED FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES, ROAD CLOSURES

The roads were a mess Wednesday, due to snow and black ice from Tuesday night’s winter storm that dropped up to 2 inches of snow in the region. A La Quinta man was killed Tuesday evening at Reche Road and Old Woman Springs Road. A big rig got stuck on

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERING FREE EDUCATION CLASSES

Free medical educational classes are being offered at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks out this month’s offerings… Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts free education classes for newly diagnosed diabetes patients, or for those who could benefit from review of basic disease management. Instructor and registered dietitian Jean Kaduk-Gallagher at

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HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. After an opportunity for public comments, the board is expected to approve an application for a CalTrans grant for

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BLOOD DRIVE IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, in the Helen Gray Center 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

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO TURN OPERATIONS OVER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will sign a letter of intent by the end of this week, to begin negotiations to affiliate the hospital with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. At its special meeting last Wednesday, the board voted unanimously to enter into a 30-year lease with Tenet, who will

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PLAN

Environmental issues dominated the December meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC last night. Reporter Dan Stork highlights the featured presentation on a solar project in Joshua Tree, and reveals more council vacancies… In an added informational presentation before the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District CEO Bob

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSION TODAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in special closed and regular session today and tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Board of Directors will meet in a special closed session and regular open meeting tonight. The closed session, which starts at 4 p.m., will

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

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

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CRAFT FAIR THIS FRIDAY

A Holiday Bazaar this Friday will benefit the Hi-Desert Medical Center Continuing Care Center. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more… The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center and its activities department will host a holiday bazaar, Friday, December 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Continuing Care Center in

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CHOOSES TENET TO TAKE OVER HOSPITAL OPERATIONS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special meeting last night in which they chose which of the two organizations the hospital would affiliate with: Tenet, a $16 billion corporation that owns 80 other hospitals, including Desert Regional in Palm Springs, and JFK in Rancho Mirage; or Strategic

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO CHOOSE AFFILIATE TOMORROW EVENING

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in special meeting tomorrow. The Special Open session at 6:00 tomorrow will see the Board first discuss offers from Tenet and Strategic Management, then a vote to choose which they will affiliate with.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TABLES AFFILIATION SELECTION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center came awfully close to choosing an affiliation partner at last night’s special board of directors meeting. A vote between Strategic Global Management and Tenet Healthcare Group was on the meeting’s agenda, but due to a lack of unanswered questions, the motion was made to table the

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