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JFK Memorial Hospital

A 50-Year History of Caring

Indio’s JFK Memorial Hospital has provided quality care to the east Coachella Valley since 1966 with:
  • A 145-bed acute care hospital
  • Award-winning orthopedic and joint replacement program
  • Cardiovascular services
  • Maternity care
  • Pediatric services
  • Emergency care
“Many of our patients and employees were born at this hospital, and now we are proud to care for their children and grandchildren,” said Gary Honts, JFK’s CEO. “As the community hospital for our area, we are focused on providing high-quality, compassionate care close to home. We are also committed to being good citizens and giving back to the local communities in which we live and work.”

JFK is a major employer, providing jobs and economic benefits to the desert communities it serves, and a dependable source of volunteers for the charitable and other community organizations that help address the unmet needs of area residents.

Ernesto Rosales

A Story of Care

Ernesto Rosales can testify to the quality of care offered at the hospital. One morning, while driving to play a round of golf, Rosales, a Coachella resident and long-time JFK supporter, started to feel ill. He pulled the car over and began vomiting. When an ambulance arrived, the driver asked him where he wanted to be taken. “JFK, I told him. I feel really comfortable there,” Rosales recalled.

He was treated immediately in the hospital’s emergency room and spent nearly three weeks in the intensive care unit in a diabetic coma. When he finally woke up, he found out all the positive things the hospital staff did for both him and his family. “From nurses to physicians to specialists, the care I received was outstanding,” he said. “Everyone at JFK kept my family informed. They treated all of us with respect and dignity, and I wouldn’t expect anything less from this fine hospital. Aside from prayer, JFK’s treatment and care is the reason I am here today.”

Awards & Distinctions

  • Lowest ED Wait Times – January 2017. Recognized among only 59 Hospitals in the U.S. – Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Cigna Centers of Excellence Program in Delivery (C-Section/Vaginal) and Respiratory (Pulmonary) Conditions (COPD, Pneumonia)
  • Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement 14 Years in a Row (2005-2018) and Hip Fracture Treatment 11 Years in a Row (2008-2018) – Healthgrades
  • Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure - Get With the Guidelines – The American Heart Association
  • National Quality Approval and Accreditation – The Joint Commission
  • Society of Chest Pain Centers, Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI