Pod D now open
September 21, 2018
At 9 a.m. on Monday morning Pod D welcomed its first patients. By midnight staff had cared for 109 people. The 14-bed expansion brings the total Palomar Medical Center Escondido Emergency Department bed capacity to 72 and enhances staff’s ability to care for patients in a more comfortable setting. The expansion shows Palomar Health’s commitment to grow with the community. The expansion should reduce the number of patients waiting in the lobby, said Michelle Gunnett, the Emergency Department director. The Emergency Department’s volume has steadily increased since opening in August 2012 recording more than 63,000 patients in its first full year in 2013. By 2017, 107,000 patients were treated, an almost 70% increase in five years. Left as shell space but designated for future Emergency Department expansion when the medical center was designed, Pod D sits as a standalone room separated by a hallway from Pods A-C. Emergency Medical Director Allan Hansen told the ...
Notice of Vacancy
September 13, 2018
NOTICE OF VACANCY   BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PALOMAR HEALTH     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists on the Board of Directors of Palomar Health, a California Healthcare District.   Director Jerry Kaufman ...
Kaaboo Festival Brings Entertainment and Potential for Hearing Loss
September 12, 2018
Nerve hearing damage is fastest growing medical epidemic   Thousands of Kaaboo Festival attendees will show up prepared to protect themselves against skin cancer but will neglect to protect their eardrums from what the American Medical ...
Fox Family Has a Legacy of Giving
September 12, 2018
When Julius and Perla Fox of Rancho Bernardo were presented with the opportunity to purchase a new Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) machine for Palomar Medical Center Poway, Julius said, “A bell rang.” Not a literal bell, but one in his ...
Ramona Amputee Learns How to Walk Under Tutelage of Palomar Health Rehabilitation
September 05, 2018
Juan Cordova never thought “it” would happen to him. After being diagnosed with diabetes and told to change his lifestyle, he continued to smoke, eat poorly and not exercise. It might have taken 20 years, but “it” did ...
Prepare Now Before a Disaster Strikes
August 28, 2018
Palomar Health hosting 3rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Fair in Escondido   Learn what you need to prepare now to help your family, friends and neighbors in the event of a disaster. Speak with industry experts about how to fortify your ...
Hearing aid donations bring gift of sound to the Inuit
August 24, 2018
In towns so remote there are no roads, Palomar Health Chief Audiologist Dr. David Illich and a crew of 15 volunteer audiologists brought the gift of sound back to 129 Inuit Alaska Natives this summer. Living a lifestyle far removed from ...