Message from the Board President
Thank you for taking time to review the Board of Directors’ page on our website.
At a special meeting on December 3, 2014, your Hi-Desert Medical Center board of directors voted unanimously to begin negotiations to affiliate with a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a national, diversified healthcare services company. This decision was not taken lightly by any member of this board. We asked input from physicians, community and staff in our endeavor to do the right thing for our community hospital district. In the end, it was the quality and continuity of care for our patients that most influenced our legacy decision.
In the coming days and weeks, you’ll be hearing more from us about the challenges we face and the benefits of this proposed new relationship. It is imperative that we hear from you—our residents—about your thoughts on your healthcare District’s future.
We will be conducting public meetings in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley to receive your input before the board of directors signs a definitive agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Please plan to attend and participate. You may also speak to us at monthly board meetings or contact us through the link on this page.
Eventually, the voice of the people will be heard through the mail ballot in late spring. Our future is in your hands.
On behalf of your Board of Directors, we look forward to hearing from you!
Yours in health,
Pat Cooper, President
Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors
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