Desert Regional Medical Center

Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC), founded in 1948, is a 387-bed tertiary acute care hospital and the Coachella Valley’s only designated trauma center, serving more than 8,000 square miles of Southeastern California.

The modern and spacious medical center offers a comprehensive array of services including: Emergency/Trauma Services, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences, Bariatric Specialists, Joslin Diabetes Center, El Mirador Imaging Center and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Desert Regional Medical Center, part of the Tenet Healthcare Corporation, has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, its highest level of certification, for their Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Advanced Congestive Heart Failure program.

The hospital runs six operating rooms with an annual case volume of 18,000 including trauma, as well as neurosurgery, cardiac, orthopedics, urology, and general surgery cases.  DRMC’s affiliated ASC runs four rooms daily for all outpatient procedures. There are approximately 3,500 births annually.

Our enthusiastic anesthesia team collaborates under a medical direction/supervision model.

Community Overview

Palm Springs lies just alongside the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains and is only 90 minutes from Los Angeles and San Diego. It boasts a year-round population of 45,000, which doubles during the winter season as people visit there to enjoy average winter temperatures in the 70s and over 350 days of sunshine a year.

City of Palm Springs website
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce website

Neighborhoods and Housing Opportunities

Palm Springs has more than 30 distinct neighborhoods.  For more information about these neighborhoods, click here. You can also search for available housing through the area’s multiple listing service (MLS).

Cultural Amenities

There is an abundance of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, including art museums, mountain-climbing, and peeking in on celebrity houses, including the former residences of Dean Martin, Cary Grant, and Frank Sinatra. The city is also home to the star-studded annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Visit the Palm Springs Visitors Center website to learn more about the wealth of options for art, entertainment and shopping in Palm Springs.

Outdoor Activities

With its beautiful weather, Palm Springs offers a wide range of opportunities for outdoor activity. The city is home to the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden, which preserves a portion of the Colorado Desert in its natural state, while also holding interpretive exhibits, programs, and shows. There are also numerous golf courses and city parks in Palm Springs for residents to enjoy the landscape.

Golf in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Parks & Recreation website