What started as the historic El Mirador Hotel has now become the epicenter of health and wellness for the Coachella Valley. In 1948, the founders of Desert Healthcare District & Desert Regional Medical Center envisioned a new hospital for Palm Springs and the surrounding region. Now, 75 years later, the district and the hospital, have built a community of care that reaches from the foothills of Mount San Jacinto to the shores of the Salton Sea and beyond. We advance community wellness, provide primary care, specialty care and some of the highest-level emergency services right here at home. 

Beginning in 1997, the District chose to lease the hospital to Tenet Healthcare -- turning its energy toward advancing community wellness for our Valley residents. Now, our region has both a successful hospital and a powerful promoter of public health.

Together, we have you covered, whether it’s providing COVID vaccines during a pandemic, or the highest level of trauma care for accidents and injuries.  From swimming lessons to neurosurgery, from promotoras to home health therapists—from family medicine to fighting food insecurity, we are here for you.  We are here, every day, to serve the unique needs of our valley.

Desert Care 75 Years

Hold Palm Springs History in Your Hand

Don’t miss your chance to reserve a piece of desert history.  In honor of the 75th Anniversary, the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation has commissioned a commemorative book chronicling the rich history of our Valley through the lens of healthcare and wellness. Written by noted author Jeff Crider, this handsome book is rich with photos and full of local stories about our the past, present, and future of health in the Coachella Valley.

Copies of the book are on sale at the Betty Hale Gift Shop in the lobby of Desert Regional Medical Center, 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive. Proceeds go to support the nonprofit work of the Desert Healthcare District & Foundation and the Desert Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, which provides scholarships to local students. For more information, call 760-323-6240.

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