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Tenet Healthcare proposes another 30-year lease of Desert Regional Medical Center

The Sept. 18 meeting was the first of several to consider the potential lease extension with Tenet. Desert Healthcare District Directors were able to hear comments from the healthcare company's CEO Dr. Saum Sutaria, as well as input from the public.
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New Coachella Valley history book explores evolution of local healthcare from Hollywood to desert farms

Cover to the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation's history book. Designed by Angie Agnostino
The book commemorates the Desert Healthcare District’s 75th anniversary and chronicles the agency’s unique evolution from a hospital-centric organization to a community-focused partner to many Coachella Valley nonprofits.
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Healthcare District Board approves purchasing second mobile clinic to address additional community needs

Exterior view of white, 25-foot, mobile medical trailer with similar trailers in the background. Submitted Photo
The benefits of the new clinic include the addition of a pharmacy component, behavioral health services, and a ramp to provide access for wheelchair-bound and other immobile patients.
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Desert Healthcare District lanza una campaña de educación sobre el fentanilo y una encuesta en Indio

A white medical test tube is labelled "Fentanyl," on a black background. Stock Photo.
La población más vulnerable a las sobredosis de fentanilo son los varones latinos de entre 25 y 44 años.
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District and Foundation Video Explores Community-Based Response to COVID-19 in the Coachella Valley

Logo of the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative. Staff Illustration
The video shows the origin and implementation of the public agency's pandemic response through the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, which has resulted in providing nearly 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.
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Desert Healthcare District Funds New $250K Project with NPO Centric to Help Coachella Valley Nonprofits Succeed

A hand holds a marker or chalk after having written the word "Nonprofit." Stock Photo

In February, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board approved a two-year, $250,000 contract with NPO Centric to help ensure that District grantees deliver on their missions. NPO Centric is a community resource center.

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Governor Newsom and Counties Begin CARE Court Implementation

The first cohort of counties include Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and the City and County of San Francisco which are working to launch the CARE Act by October 2023. By you don't have to wait until October. Learn more.
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