Desert Valley - Leadership Classes
Over 200 community members, including members of the Heart and Sole Walking club, The Desert Valley Senior Preferred Club and the leadership classes from 3 local schools, pose for a photo in front of the new Heart Center before the 2012 Block Walk for heart health on Feb.17th. The proceeds from the event will help CPR certify 25 local businesses and help save lives in the community.
Desert Valley Charitable Foundation is a 501c(3) not-for-profit charitable organization . It was founded in 1989 by Dr. Prem Reddy, Chairman of the Board, with an initial gift of $1-million dollars. Since that time, Dr. Prem Reddy has contributed over $5-million dollars to the Foundation. The Desert Valley Charitable Foundation serves the health care needs of the High Desert communities in many ways, including a free public health library, a scholarship program for students in the health care field, and the support of other health care related charities.
Why volunteer at Desert Valley?
Desert Valley Hospital provides highest amounts of charity amongst all area hospitals. Desert Valley Hospital is an innovative 148-bed acute care hospital located in the High Desert, California with a reputation for providing the state-of-the-art quality health care in seamlessly integrated model along with Desert Valley Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty medical group in the area since 1985. Desert Valley Hospital received an unprecedented “accreditation with commendation” in its first year of operation from Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals (JACHO). Desert Valley Hospital has been thrice named the Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by the Solucient and Modern Healthcare Magazine, in 2003, 2005 and 2006. American Osteopathic Association gave the Hospital the highest marks of any hospital in California for quality patient care with a 99.4% score of achievable standards. PacifiCare’s Quality INDEX® survey conducted in 2004 ranked the hospital on the top of the Top 10 Hospitals in California, surpassing Loma Linda, Eisenhower and Hoag Memorial Hospitals. Desert Valley also serves the basic health needs of the neighboring residential and business community. Helping our patients brings many rewards to our volunteers. You can join this valued team and share your warmth and talents in many ways. At the same time, you'll have the opportunity to learn new skills, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation; meet new friends; explore careers in healthcare fields, and enjoy a sense of personal satisfaction. You will receive a free meal for each four-hour shift, a hospital pharmacy discount and are welcome to attend periodic lectures and special events.
What are the hours?
You can volunteer as few as one or two hours per week. Flexible schedules include daytime, evening and weekend hours.
How old must volunteers be?
Volunteers for our Student Program must be at least a Senior in High School or a current college student pursuing a career in a Healthcare field.
Please contact us at 760-241-8000, ext. 8363 for further details.