The sixth annual Women Who Rule Awards Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser celebrated community leadership while benefiting the Women Leaders’ Forum of the Coachella Valley.
Home is where the heart is, the saying goes. So it was easy for Jim Santucci to return to the Coachella Valley almost two years ago as chief operating officer at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. Santucci grew up in Desert Hot Springs, worked in his family’s Capri Italian Restaurant, and attended Palm Springs High School and College
When Javed Siddiqi first arrived at Desert Regional Medical Center in 2005 to fill in during a neurosurgeon shortage, he planned to stay for 10 days. That plan changed when he was asked to stay and build a new neurosurgery program. Siddiqi agreed, but only after “doodling on a piece of paper” his vision for a neuroscience center that would
From the time Nellie Coffman, the daughter of a Santa Monica hotelier, came to Palm Springs in 1908 to quell her nagging cough and open the legendary Desert Inn, other people seeking a more healthful climate — first for tuberculosis and respiratory treatment, and later for orthopedic and cosmetic procedures — have made the dry desert a magnet for wellness-seekers.