October 7, 2023
Tenet Healthcare, the company that runs Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, has proposed a new 30-year lease with the hospital. The current lease expires in 2027, so discussions are underway to negotiate terms of a new lease upon expiration of the current term. Desert Healthcare District, who owns the facility, heard comments from the Tenet Healthcare CEO and the public last week.
The key points of the new proposal include:
Tenet Healthcare owns and operates JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio. If the lease for Desert Regional is approved, Tenet’s CEO said the company plans to make further investments including expanding service capabilities and increasing capacity for patient care areas at Desert Regional, increasing capacity for emergency & trauma care at JFK Memorial, and investing in outreach in the eastern Coachella Valley. Discussions and negotiations will continue with plenty of chances for public input.