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Newly Expanded $68M Desert Orthopedic Center Opens

Newly Expanded $68M Desert Orthopedic Center Opens

Staff & Wire Reports

After recently completing its three-year, $68 million expansion, Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center (EDOC) has received full licensure from the state of California. Many of the services that were awaiting licensure including its newly expanded surgery center are now open.

“To continue to meet the increasing demands of an ever-growing Coachella Valley, we needed to expand Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center,” says Martin Massiello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisenhower Health. “The newly expanded David and Joan Traitel Orthopedic Surgery Center is a marvel in innovation, offering state-of-the-art technology so our expert surgeons can do their best work. We thank our amazing donors for their generous contributions; thanks to their support, we can continue to adapt to the rapid changes in health care, including the shift to more outpatient procedures in orthopedics.”

The Center’s expansion, made possible through the generosity of Eisenhower’s magnanimous donors, creates a 100,000-square-foot facility to meet the needs of a growing, and aging, population.

The newly expanded Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center includes:

  • An increase in the total surgical suites to eight, while it triples the central sterile processing/supply services area, increases the acute postoperative care unit to 11 beds with an additional eight-bed extended stay observation, and preoperative admission to eight beds. Pre-admission testing services will also be added.
  • Distinct services for patients requiring orthopedic, spine and pain management procedures who may require extended stay observation after a procedure but still do not require a hospital stay. Services are provided for surgical repair, advanced interventional pain management techniques, anesthesia services, and pre and postoperative care.
  • Nearly 11,000 square feet of expanded clinic space on the Center’s second floor which now includes an additional 22 patient exam rooms, allowing for expanded orthopedic access. The expansion includes two additional digital X-ray machines supporting diagnostic evaluation.
  • The addition of Siemens’ MAGNETOM Altea open bore MRI  the Greater Palm Spring’s first  allows for increased patient comfort while decreasing patient anxiety. The 1.5T Altea magnet provides excellent orthopedic, neuro, body and angiography imaging with increased quality and speed. Featuring Siemens’ Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) that delivers reduced scan times up to 50 percent, Siemens’ innovative technology is a paradigm shift in MRI. It provides clinicians with the newest generation of metal artifact reduction, resulting in a dramatic increase in quality when imaging metallic implants.
  • Nearly 7,000 square feet of space for physical and occupational therapy inside the new Mike and Suzy Leprino Physical Rehabilitation Center. Physical therapy has expanded to include an enlarged patient waiting area within the clinic, additional evaluation/private treatment space, much needed clinician office space, as well as new physical therapy equipment for patient care, including cardiac and strengthening machines.
  • A Occupational Therapy/Hand Clinic which increases accessibility for all types of patients, featuring electronic doors, private treatment rooms, and an individualized treatment table for specialized hand therapy. The clinic has been streamlined to help patients requiring custom splints to obtain it the same day of their visit.
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