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Hi-Desert Medical Center
Wednesday April 7th, 2010 :: 12:12 p.m. PDT

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Hi-Desert Medical Center Stresses Importance of National Healthcare Decisions Day 2010

Joshua Tree, CA. National Healthcare Decisions Day—Friday, April 16—is designed to raise public awareness of the opportunity to make decisions related to end-of-life care and medical decision making. The day focuses on the use of advance directives to communicate these decisions.

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s home health and hospice program is pleased to participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day by presenting a FREE seminar on advance directives and durable power of attorney for healthcare, Friday, April 16, at noon in the Helen Gray Education Center.

A “question and answer” panel discussion will be led by Margaret Hinton, LCSW, Hi-Desert Medical Center’s hospice medical social worker, Alice Anderson, retired home health and hospice program director and nurse practitioner, and Carolyn Von Flue, state-certified ombudsman. The seminar will provide the opportunity to complete your own advance directive.

A light lunch will be served. Reservations for this FREE event are required by calling 760/366-6324.

Hi‑Desert Memorial Health Care District is comprised of 179 licensed beds: the Hi‑Desert Medical Center, a modern, 59‑bed primary care hospital and the Continuing Care Center, a 120‑bed skilled nursing i‑Desert Memorial Health Care district 6324.onal materials will be provided. eukemia, and cancers of the lung, bladder, and kidfacility on the campus of Hi‑Desert Medical Center. Along with a wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, the District operates the Airway Outpatient Center—a full-service surgery and diagnostic center, the Behavioral Health Centre—an intensive mental health outpatient program, and family health clinics providing medical specialists for Medi-Cal patients. Home health and hospice and a variety of community education and outreach services are also provided.

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Hi-Desert Medical Center
6601 White Feather Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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