Continuing Care Center Joshua Tree Rotary Welcomes Rotary Governor Rudy Westervelt

Feb 9, 2016

Joshua Tree, CA–The Continuing Care Center Joshua Tree Rotary Club, District 5330, had their first official meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 held at the Continuing Care Center. Hi-Desert Medical Center invites media to attend the Continuing Care Center on Wednesday, February 10, at 10:00 a.m. where Rotary Governor Rudy Westervelt will welcome the residents of the CCC into Rotary District 5330.

“The resident’s eyes lit up when our first meeting began! They are so excited to give back to their community in this way. By joining this rotary, they know they are a part of something larger to evoke positive change where they live and to partner with other local Rotarians,” says Michelle Amdahl, Continuing Care Center Administrator. Michelle expects the number of members to grow as residents continue to find out about this exciting new opportunity.

HDMC’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Randy Kelley says “As a Rotarian since 1997, I’m thrilled to see our Continuing Care Center establish this new Rotary Club. We believe this is the first club in a skilled nursing facility anywhere in the country and know our residents will look forward to the club’s weekly meetings and find a unique purpose in becoming part of Rotary!” Hi-Desert Medical Center’s leadership team would like to thank all involved in achieving this milestone for the Continuing Care Center.

Current CCC Joshua Tree Rotarian Members:

Michelle Amdahl, Jasman Bass, Lois Beatty, Terry Brown, Gary Cole, Mona Colvin, Jillene Cranfill, Candi Doucette, Steve Dyer, Roy Ellison, Dean Gardner, Kathleen Hakiji, Tony Hassim, Frank Haynes, Josephine LaPorte, Bruce Livingston, Teresa Lopez, Douglas Martin, Marie Martinez, James Nicholas, Danial Olds, Roxanne Poggensee, Steve Plasterer, Dolores Torrellas, Rick Vermette, and Linda Waldron.

Hi‑Desert Medical Center is composed of 179 licensed beds: the 59‑bed primary care hospital and the Continuing Care Center, a 120‑bed skilled nursing facility on the medical center’s campus. Hi‑Desert Medical Center also provides a wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, and operates the Airway Outpatient Center – a full-service surgery and diagnostic center, behavioral health services, home health and hospice, outpatient rehabilitation, and a variety of community education and outreach services.

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