Above: Eisenhower Medical Center was dedicated
in 1971 and named in honor of President Dwight D.
Eisenhower, who made the Coachella Valley a part-time home in his retirement years. For more than
40 years, Eisenhower Medical Center, the valley’s
only not-for-profit hospital, continues to provide
high-quality service and care for all residents of the
the specific types of care for which hospitals are
customarily analyzed. EMC gained the highest
number of specialty recognitions in the following high-performing disciplines: Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
(COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass
Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee
Replacement, and Lung Cancer Surgery.
Eisenhower Medical Center’s continual
growth over the years is key to its formula
for success. Centers of Excellence that have
sprung up and represent the hospital’s spe-
cialized services include Smilow Heart Cen-
ter, Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Eisenhower
Neuroscience Institute, Eisenhower Desert
Orthopedic Center and the CARF-accredited
Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. The latter
accreditation is a prestigious one from the
national Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities that Eisenhower
earned in record time. Eisenhower was also
the first hospital in the Inland Empire to
receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of
Approval® for stroke care and it was recently
re-certified as a Primary Stroke Center, under-
scoring the hospital’s commitment to stroke
patients. EMC further demonstrated its com-
mitment to overall excellence when it became
an accredited teaching hospital in 2013, as it
is a widely known fact that teaching hospitals
bring out the best in healthcare delivery.
Elsewhere in the City, yet another acute
care rehabilitation center is currently under
construction. Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital
of Rancho Mirage is set to open in late sum-
mer 2017 at the corner of Ramon and Da Vall.
The 50-bed facility will provide services for
patients suffering from multiple sclerosis,
Parkinson’s, stroke, and spinal cord injuries.
The hospital will also provide care for patients
with amputations, arthritis, brain injuries, and
orthopedic needs, including hip fractures,
joint replacements, and osteoporosis.
By virtue of its careful planning and
patience, the City of Rancho Mirage contin-
ues to distinguish itself among Valley cities.
A compelling new entertainment venue, a
revitalized shopping center, and world-class
medical facilities represent just a small frac-
tion of what this fine City is all about. Part- and
full-time residents as well as countless visitors
either already know or quickly discover this to
be true. They would also be right in assuming
there are only more good things to come.