HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD APPROVES 30-YEAR LEASE

In a special meeting last night, the board of directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District signed papers approving a 30-year lease of Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says another meeting tonight will set up a required election on the agreement… Following many

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE TO TENET HEALTHCARE SET FOR APPROVAL, VOTE IS NEXT

After months of negotiations and input, the Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will put their signatures on lease and purchase agreements, officially agreeing to lease Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Tenet is one of the country’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare services companies,

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION THIS AFTERNOON

The Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors convenes a special session at 5:00 today in the Helen Gray Education Center. The one action item on the agenda will be contemplated in closed session as it involves real property negotiations between the District and Tenet California.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. today. The board will consider approval of a single action item, that being approval of a policy that

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HOSPITAL PATIENT ON OXYGEN INJURED AFTER LIGHTING CIGARETTE

A patient on oxygen at Hi-Desert Medical Center was injured and started a small fire yesterday after he lit a cigarette while in his bed. According to Joshua Tree firefighters, the bed caught on fire about 2:15 p.m. The patient, identified only as being in his 50s, suffered inhalation burns

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TODAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets this afternoon. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says litigation, donor recognition, and yet another closed session are on the docket… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors today convenes a 4:30 p.m. closed session meeting with legal counsel in connection with the Dennis Wilcox suit. Wilcox

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SUPPORT FOR GRIEVING PARENTS OFFERED

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, 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 pm to 6:00 pm at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi Desert Medical. The

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING MAN WITH STICK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of attacking another man with a large stick. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessiah Watson, 21, went to a residence in the 3300 block of Warren Vista Avenue, and when the resident asked Watson to leave about 5 p.m., Watson is

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HOSPITAL BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING

The Hospital Board meets in a special and closed session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at the agenda…… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. The board will be asked to change the existing committee meeting structure and hear a presentation

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DRUG AND SHARPS DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Protect yourself and the environment by taking old drugs and needles to the Hi-Desert Medical center tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more on the free drop-ff event… Each year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, endangering the environment. Medicines are a special type of hazardous chemical

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, February 19, 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 free of

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. The event takes place this Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Every year, thousands of pounds of

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS GOLD SEAL ACCREDITATION

A surprise inspection of the Hi-Desert Medical Center has resulted in a top grade. Z107.7 reporter Mike Lipsitz says the local hospital got high marks… Hi-Desert Medical Center has been re-accredited for meeting state-of-the-art national standards for health care quality and safety as determined by The Joint Commission, the nation’s

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in regular session tonight, Reporter Diana Jones checks the hospital Board’s Agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will meet in regular session tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will hear administrative reports; be asked to approve medical staff policies;

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, 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 pm to 6:00 p.m. the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The Compassionate

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION TO HEAR FROM DESERT HOSPITAL

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, February 5, starting at 6 p.m. On the agenda, the directors will hear a presentation from the chief executive officer of Desert HealthCare District. The board will then go into closed session to discuss trade secrets. The

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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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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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