Engage in the future of local healthcare
Join us on Dec. 6 for a progress report from the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation ad hoc committee on lease options for Desert Regional Medical Center, the community hospital we own in Palm Springs. Read more.
The public is invited to a special Board meeting on Dec. 6 for an update on the Desert Regional Medical Center lease options. More information is available here.
District Announces New Grant Awards
On Oct. 24, the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board approved more than $1.6 million in grant awards to Coachella Valley nonprofits. The grants are expected to benefit many residents with various needs. Read more.
Find a Coachella Valley COVID-19 Clinic
Eligible residents (6 months old and up) can get a COVID-19 vaccine and/or a test at many local vaccine and testing clinics, coordinated by the Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, here.
Healthcare District plans PSA
Have your or your family been affected by fentanyl? You aren't alone. Fentanyl overdosing is on the rise in the Coachella Valley. Help us raise awareness by sharing your story. Here's how.
How's the Air Quality in Your Community?
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation is engaged with South Coast Air Quality Management District and other partners to address poor quality. Check out this map of air quality conditions in the Coachella Valley.
New Coachella Valley Market Analysis
A 2023 market analysis conducted by Huron Consulting shows the clinical health needs, existing market assets, and recommendations to improve the Coachella Valley's healthcare infrastructure. More
Our New 5-Year Strategic Plan
The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation Board recently set new goals, priorities and strategies for future funding and program opportunities in the Coachella Valley. Please read our new Strategic Plan.
Behavioral/Mental Health Awareness
Are you or someone you love experiencing behavioral and mental health challenges? The first step to getting the help that is available is to identify what's going on. Take this self-test.
Coachella Valley Health Needs
A new Desert Healthcare District report reveals the health priorities, inequities, and changing demographics of the valley Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment here.
Desert Regional Medical Center Is Among Hospitals Due For An Upgrade
As property owner, the Desert Healthcare District is working with Tenet Healthcare and consultants to ensure the hospital is fully compliant by 2030. Read the fact sheet and engineering report.
2022 Annual Report: Healthcare District & Foundation Awards $6.3Million
Explore the highlights of our grants program and seven public health initiatives, including our response to COVID-19 and mpox, as well as many other achievements. Read more.
Total funds (including community grants) awarded
$97,994,602Learn more about our grants and how to apply »
Desert Healthcare District & Foundation
To achieve optimal health at all stages of life for all District residents.
Equitably connecting Coachella Valley residents to health and wellness services and programs through philanthropy, health facilities, information and community education, and public policy.
Desert Healthcare District provides $50K to support Coachella Valley families affected by tropical storm
Community partnerships facilitate aid to more than 120 families in need of healthcare and other resources in storm's aftermath.Read More »
The public is invited to hear a progress report relating to the Tenet Health lease/option to purchase proposal for Desert Regional Medical Center.Read More »
- November 28, 2029 Board of Directors Meeting District Agenda
- November 28, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting District Packet
- November 28, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting Foundation Agenda
- November 28, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting Foundation Packet
- November 28, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting Video Recording
- October 24, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting District Signed Minutes
- October 24, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting Foundation Signed Minutes
- 2021-2026 Strategic Plan
- 2023-2024 Adopted Operating Budget
- District Financial Statements and Audit Reports
- Foundation Financial Statements and Audit Reports
- Foundation Financial Statements Single Audit Reports
- Desert Hospital Retirement Protection Plan (RPP) Audit Reports
- October 2023 Grant Payments Schedule - District
- October 2023 Grants Payments Schedule - Foundation
- October 2023 Pass-Through Grants Payments Schedule - Foundation
- Board Policy Manual
- Hospital Lease Agreement - May 30, 1997 - Desert Hospital District and Tenet Health System Desert Inc.
- Hospital Lease Agreement - AMENDMENTS
- SGH Phase 1 - Desert Regional Medical Center Seismic/Regulatory Compliance Presentation
- SGH Phase 1 - Desert Regional Medical Center Seismic/Retrofit Project Report
- Desert Regional Medical Center 2018 Hospital Appraisal - BEV Valuation Report - VMG Health
- Desert Regional Medical Center 2018 Hospital Appraisal - FMV Valuation Report - VMG Health
- Desert Regional Medical Center 2023 Hospital Appraisal - FMV Valuation Report - VMG Health
- Market Analysis - March 2023
- Market Analysis - March 2017
- AB 1234 2022 & 2023 Ethics Training Certificates
- AB 1661 2023 Harassment Training Certificates