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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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO CHOOSE AFFILIATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hear from the two organizations tonight that are courting the hospital with affiliation proposals: Tenet Healthcare, and Strategic Global Management. Following the presentation, the board will vote on which organization to partner with. The board will then go into closed session to

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOSTING COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT SATURDAY

Under the Affordable Care Act, all Americans are required to have health insurance. Open enrollment for obtaining insurance coverage for 2015 in California’s insurance marketplace, Covered California, began Saturday, November 15. Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a Covered California enrollment drive Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE SEMINAR ON ADVANCED DIRECTIVES WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will present a free seminar on advanced directives this Wednesday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says while the seminar is free, you do need to register ahead of time… You may have heard about the importance of advance directives and durable power of attorney for healthcare; however, you

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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 the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF AT HDMC TOMORROW

Look around your house. Are there dangerous prescription drugs or sharps around? You can dispose of them safely tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan says bring them to the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs and needles end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment.

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MAN AND DOG INVOLVED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

A man and his dog escaped serious injury after the truck they were in rolled onto its side following a crash in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon. Richard Koch, 65, of Johnson Valley, was driving the Tacoma truck eastbound on the highway just east of Sage Avenue about 3:10 p.m. when

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CLOSE TO CHOOSING AFFILIATION PARTNER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors heard presentations at its meeting last night from the two for-profit health care groups that are interested in affiliating with the hospital. Tenet Healthcare Group has 12 California hospitals, including Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK in the Coachella Valley. Strategic Global Management

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TO REVIEW EBOLA PROCEDURES

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will hear options on affiliation partners tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik also says they will talk about Ebola procedures… On Wednesday, November 12, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will have its regular meeting. On the agenda, the board will receive a presentation from Morongo

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets Wednesday November 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Joshua Tree Compassionate Friends is a national support organization reaching out to parents grieving the death of a child.

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

At Saturday morning’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, top executives from Hi-Desert Medical Center will speak to the Club about the future of the institution which has been courting affiliation with another health care group. Also Saturday, the Club will acknowledge and celebrate all the Democratic candidates; please

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