What is a
"Healthcare District"?



Message from the Board President

Thank you for taking time to review the Board of Directors’ page on our website.

As you’ve no doubt been hearing, healthcare today is undergoing dramatic transition. With the onset of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare landscape promises one thing: change. Your publicly-elected Board of Directors is diligently leading your community hospital through these tumultuous times. Stand-alone community hospitals are becoming more and more extinct, often merging or affiliating with other hospitals or systems in order to survive.

We know that the spirit of independence and a pioneering drive is what makes our Morongo Basin a great place to live. Most in our community are proud to have our own hospital comprised of staff and leadership who live here.

In the coming days and weeks, you’ll be hearing more from us about the challenges we face. It is imperative that we hear from you—our residents—about your thoughts on your healthcare District’s future. Now more than ever, we need to hear your voice, your support and that can-do spirit that makes our Morongo Basin a unique place to live. Our future is in your hands. The most dangerous thing we as a community can do is nothing. Come to Board meetings and make your voice heard! Contact us through the link on this page. 

On behalf of your Board of Directors, we look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in health,
Martie Avels, President
Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors



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