Eisenhower Medical Center's existing Desert Orthopedic Center currently provides outpatient surgery, physical/hand therapy, and pain management services operating independently of one another within the same building. The expanded Desert Orthopedic Center (DOC), designed by Moon Mayoras Architects, Inc. (MMA), will provide the full complement of ambulatory orthopedic and post-surgical rehabilitation services and function as a single, comprehensive orthopedic center of excellence. MMA's 51,010-square-foot design, consisting of a 33,030-square-foot expansion and a phased remodel of 17,980 square-feet of existing space, will more than double DOC’s present service capacity.

The project replaces two outdated outpatient operating rooms (ORs) with six state-of-the-art orthopedic ORs and expands the perioperative services necessary to support the new ORs. It also provides a new sterile surgical core with a dedicated central sterile supply service. Pre-op and post-anesthesia care unit areas are designed with swing capability to accommodate shifts in respective patient populations from early morning to late afternoon. The new DOC features expanded pre and post-operative care and provides 12 private short-stay rooms for post-op patients requiring extended observation prior to transitioning home or to an inpatient bed. Additional clinical support services, such as hand and physical therapy, will be provided in a gymnasium-like environment.

The second floor of the DOC expansion features a Pain Management Clinic designed to alleviate suffering and functional loss caused by chronic conditions. The Pain Management Clinic includes 12 treatment rooms and two procedure rooms integrated with physician examination rooms and offices. The expanded DOC will also feature a new centralized lobby and registration area to welcome and direct patients and families within the full-service, integrated orthopedic center.


Rancho Mirage, California

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2016 (est.)