• Desert Regional Medical Center, Parent Company To Pay $1.4 Million Settlement

    Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs and parent company Tenet Healthcare Corp. agreed to pay $1.41 million to settle allegations that they knowingly charging Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors in patients over a 3-year period, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The settlement stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Michael Grace, a former employee […]

  • Local Hospitals Graded by Healthcare Watchdog

    The report cards are in for local hospitals, “The Leapfrog Group’ gives letter grades, ‘A’ to ‘F’ to hospitals across the state, two hospitals scored the highest grade, while one falls behind. The Eisenhower Medical Center maintains its ‘A’ letter grade for six years in a row, while JFK Memorial Hospital improves its score to […]

  • Fur Angels Making Local Hospital Visits Happy

    Gus the eight-year-old Labradoodle is making his rounds at Desert Regional Medical Center, his mission is to bring smiles and happiness to patients and their families. Michael Martin and Gus started volunteering at the cancer center three years ago. Michael knew he wanted to do this when his father in law was having a hard […]

  • Man Identified in Fatal Cathedral City Shooting

    Authorities Tuesday confirmed the identity of a man who was fatally shot in Cathedral City last week. Jaime Antonio Monjaraz, 23, of Desert Hot Springs, was one of two men shot in the 32500 block of Navajo Trail around 11:15 p.m. last Friday. Monjaraz was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced […]

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mammograms

    NBC Palm Springs’ Daytona Everett walks through the process of getting a mammogram at Desert Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Below, you can find frequently asked questions from DRMC’s website. I’ve heard I need to keep a look out for breast cancer. Where should I start? It’s true—women have a one in eight chance of developing […]

  • Coroner’s Office Releases Name of Man Fatally Shot in Cathedral City

    A 31-year-old man who was shot and killed last week in a residential area of Cathedral City was publicly identified Monday. Mario Mercado of Cathedral City was found around 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 30900 block of San Gabriel Circle, after police responded to multiple reports of gunshots in the area. Paramedics took Mercado to […]

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