Three acute care hospitals in the region — Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, and Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree — all now fall under the umbrella of Desert Care Network, a single identifiable name and brand.
In addition to the three hospitals, 30 affiliated healthcare entities, including ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, clinics and ancillary services will all be included in the brand.
The brand signifies our commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of all the communities we serve and becoming the system of choice for both residents and visitors to this region, Michele Finney, Desert Care Network CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Unifying our resources under the Desert Care Network brand enables us to show off the unique and wonderful services we offer – our life-saving trauma care, our Comprehensive Cancer Center, our orthopedic and spine pain programs, our premier obstetrics services and intensive care unit for newborns, as well as our highly specialized stroke program, which is the only comprehensive stroke center in the region. We want our communities to know that we have a host of advanced technologies and groundbreaking treatments right here..”
Additionally, Finney said, “Working as a unified system, we will help improve care coordination between our hospitals and our affiliated entities for the more than 125,000 patients we treat every year.”
Gary Honts, CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital, “For residents of the eastern Coachella Valley, it’s important to know that Desert Care Network offers advanced, quality care to everyone – from preventive and routine healthcare to highly specialized services. As a network, we serve many diverse communities throughout the (region), enabling our patients to access care at convenient locations close to their homes.”
Also in a prepared statement, Karen Faulis, CEO of Hi-Desert Medical Center, said, “Hi-Desert Medical Center offers Morongo Basin residents quality care right here in our community as well as access to the kind of advanced, specialty services provided by our Desert Care Network partners, when they need it. The relationship we have with Desert Care Network allows us to offer patients a broader range of services and treatments than many other community hospitals.”
Over the next weeks and months, the new name and logo will be integrated throughout all Network facilities. Events were held at the three hospitals for employees and physicians to celebrate the launch of the Network and to unveil the new name and logo.