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Virtual Lectures & Activities
  • Happy Holidays!

    Bariatric Surgery Information 
    TU, Dec 19, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
    Jorge A. Almodovar, MD, Board Certified in General Surgery
    To register online, visit, or call 760-834-3796.

    Blood Drive 
    W, Dec 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    To register online, visit, or call 800-879-4484.

    Health Insights Blog
    Eisenhower Health’s blog featuring articles, videos and podcasts on various health care topics. Visit to learn more.

    Living Well Podcast
    Living Well is a health and wellness-focused podcast featuring physicians and other health care professionals discussing their areas of expertise. Recent topics include smoking cessation, lung cancer screening, addiction medicine, bariatric surgery and who can benefit, new robotic treatments for prostate cancer, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and the benefits of cryoablation. Living Well podcasts can be found at or on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio,and TuneIn apps. 

    Provider Referral
    Need assistance finding a doctor or other provider? Call 760-568-1234.

  • Eisenhower Health Named as One of the Nation's Top Teaching Hospitals for Quality and Safety

    Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Eisenhower Health was named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Leapfrog Group is a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers known as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. 

    “Leapfrog’s recognition of Eisenhower Health as a Top Teaching Hospital is a testament to the dedication of our highly skilled physicians, residents, nurses and staff and their commitment to safety and quality,” says Alan Williamson, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Designated Institutional Official. “Eisenhower Health’s respected reputation continues to attract top physicians to our teaching faculty. And, our resident physicians are an important part of the organization’s collaborative approach to achieving the safest and highest quality care our patients have come to expect from us.”

  • Eisenhower Health OpensState-of-the-Art Simulation Center

    Eisenhower Health physicians, nurses and clinical staff can now practice and sharpen their skills in its new John Stauffer Center for Innovation in Learning — the area’s most advanced simulation center. Thanks to the generous philanthropy of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and the Thomas and Elizabeth Grainger Family, this innovative training center includes ICU, OBGYN/NICU, medical/surgical, and emergency rooms, each fully equipped with the world's most advanced patient simulator manikins by Gaumard®.

    The Gaumard simulators are highly sophisticated, providing a very lifelike experience that allows Eisenhower's clinical staff to learn high-risk procedures in a low-risk environment. “It's about sharpening essential critical thinking skills,” says Solomon Sebt, MD, Medical Director of the John Stauffer Center for Innovation in Learning, Eisenhower Health. “The manikins can make voice commands, perform functions that simulate real-life emergent medical conditions, sweat, bleed, cry, urinate, and use artificial intelligence to converse with learners in real-time using genuine responses.”

    “We want these simulations to mimic how it is on a hospital unit, so participants can receive the best training possible, and our patients continue to receive the safest, highest standard of care,” notes Dr. Sebt.

  • Back to the Future

    Patient chose her spinal surgeon nearly 15 years before she would need his services

    When Maria “Lupe” Ayuso learned she needed spinal surgery to relieve the back pain she had endured for a decade, she didn’t have to research who she wanted to perform the intricate operation. 

    She knew it would be the same neurosurgeon who undertook two successful back surgeries for her mother nearly 15 years earlier — Alfred Shen, MD, a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with Eisenhower Neuroscience Institute. 

    “He was so personable and attentive,” she recalls. “And my mother’s surgeries went very well.” (Her mother agrees.) Ayuso told Dr. Shen in 2005, “If I ever injure my back and need an operation, you are the only one I want to do my surgery.” 

    A decade before that prophetic sentence, Ayuso, an experienced medical admissions clerk, accompanied her sister to her job at Eisenhower Health. Ayuso left with a new position of her own in the Admitting Department. She later became office secretary to Lee Erlendson, MD, Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. 

    The first signs of pain
    In 2008, Ayuso began experiencing pain in her lower back but brushed it off. An active walker, she typically logged up to seven miles a day. She also enjoyed lifting weights at her local gym. Somehow, during that time, she injured her back.

    “I still don’t know how it happened,” says Ayuso. She only knows the pain kept getting worse. Under Dr. Erlendson’s watchful eye, she tried anti-inflammatories and pain medications, including steroid injections.

  • Living With Asthma

    "I do really, really well."

    If you look up the word “resilience” in the dictionary, you just might find a picture of Mary Beth Brockman. 

    The 79-year-old La Quinta resident has withstood multiple health challenges in her lifetime, including Type 1 diabetes, Addison’s disease (a rare, life-threatening condition in which the adrenal glands make too little of the hormone cortisol), uterine cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and asthma.

    As if that weren’t enough, she and her husband of 56 years caught COVID-19 before the vaccine became available. He died of complications from the virus in January 2021.

    Yet Brockman is still standing, despite an asthma flare-up that caused acute hypoxic respiratory failure, landing her at Eisenhower Medical Center for three days last March. Thanks to her being a self-described “very compliant patient” since her asthma diagnosis in 2011, it was the first time that her asthma required her to be hospitalized.

    What happened?

  • The Art of Identity

    The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture

    People may know Cheech Marin from his early comedy days of the 1970s or from one of his many television and movie roles. What they may not know, however, is that Marin, a Chicano, is also a serious collector of Chicana/o/x art. 

    He began his collection in the 1980s after realizing his celebrity status could call attention to what he saw as an under-appreciated and under-represented genre of art. He now has acquired more than 700 works, making it the largest collection of Chicana/o/x art in the world. The collection toured contemporary art institutions across the country to enthusiastic reception and record-breaking crowds, validating Marin’s vision of Chicana/o/x art as a significant and legitimate American art movement.

  • Moving from Strength to Strength in Work, Life and Happiness

    15th Annual Leonore Annenberg Lecture

    Annenberg Health Sciences Building
    From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Arthur C. Brooks is a Profesor at Harvard Kennedy School and Business School. He is the author of 13 books, including the 2022 number one New York Times bestseller, From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life, and the 2023 number one New York Times bestseller, Build the Life you Want, The Art and Science of Getting Happier. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, were he writes the popular week "How to Build a Life" column. 

    A book signing will take place after the lecture. Limited copies of Build the Life you Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier will be available for purchase.

    This lecture and book signing are made possible by contributions from the Board of Directors of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. 

    Free admission, but tickets are required. Click HERE to reserve your spot. Reservations are required by 01/18/2024