EL CENTRO — Imperial County’s Public Health Emergency Medical Services representatives were present at the El Centro Regional Medical Center’s board meeting September 23 to introduce a new American Medical Response program.

EL CENTRO — Shoppers took home health information from El Centro Regional Medical Center’s “Health and Safety Fair” Saturday, September 28. The event was hosted by ECRMC's Community Education Center at the Imperial Valley Mall. 

SAN DIEGO — The ACLU Border Rights Center, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, and Physicians for Human Rights said in a news release September 17, 2019, that they sent a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection demanding the agency revise and strengthen its policy and procedu…

NILAND — For those who may not have a full understanding, north-end communities, like Niland, are more impoverished than communities to the south. There are no sit-down restaurants, retail shops, and the most intricate parts of these town are the schools. Growth isn’t easy to come by in nort…

EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Air Pollution Control Board approved a funding agreement of $244,964 with the Calipatria Unified School District for an air filtration system.

BRAWLEY – A new, local business, The Wellness Bar, brings a healthier and more active lifestyle to the Valley as owners Claudia and Luis Pineda provide protein-fueled shakes, evening yoga, and exercise classes. The family-owned business opened April 1 in Brawley and encourages customers and …

EL CENTRO — The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) hosted an art event for their children with cancer June 29 encouraging them to express their feelings through art.

EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and Comite Civico del Valle held an informational workshop Wednesday, June 19, at the Imperial Valley Mall. Visitors had the opportunity to speak to air quality and community experts about ideas and plans addressing local air pol…

BRAWLEY — Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, an affiliate of Scripps Health, unveiled its newest technological advancement during a press conference/ribbon cutting ceremony May 28th.

EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Health Department Emergency Medical Services joined the El Centro Fire Department Friday, May 24, to warn local residents about heatstroke. Parents and the community were informed about the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles during the hot summ…

BRAWLEY — Superheroes of the Imperial Valley united in support of those who are fighting, have survived, and who have passed on, in the fight against cancer at Cattle Call Park in Brawley Saturday, May 18, for the third annual Brawley Cancer Walk.

WESTMORLAND — Westmorland Parks and Recreation Director Xavier Mendez remembers as a kid riding his bike with friends to the Youth Center and to swimming at the pool during the hot days of summer. 

EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) in conjunction with CETYS University announced through a press release a registered nurse training program to provide practicing Mexican nurses an opportunity to practice nursing in California. The program’s purpose is to develop and prov…

EL CENTRO — Imperial Valley Child Asthma Program (IVCAP) is hosting the first annual Asthma Boot Camp for children 8 to 16 years of age who suffer from asthma, according to an ECRMC press release. The indoor camp will be held on Sunday, May 19 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the ECRMC Community Educ…

IMPERIAL COUNTY -A PM10 Windblown Dust Advisory is in effect for Thursday, May 16, for the Imperial County, particularly the cities of Brawley and Westmorland. A low-pressure system will bring periods of strong gusty southwest to west winds through Friday morning. The strongest winds are exp…

CALEXICO — Kids and their parents gathered to gain instruction on improving dietary habits and physical fitness at Heffernan’s Wellness 4 Kids monthly nutritional follow-up program at the site’s gym located on Birch Street in Calexico May 7.  

EL CENTRO — Dozens of countries around the world will hold events May 7 oriented around the theme “You Can Control Your Asthma,” according to an ECRMC press release. Asthma experts are calling for increased efforts at asthma diagnosis, education, and treatment to enable more asthma sufferers…

IMPERIAL — Gym 4:13 hosted a grand opening ceremony April 20 at its new location in the Imperial Business Park on La Brucherie Road. Hundreds of locals and fitness connoisseurs gathered to welcome the new facility, watch the ribbon cutting, and partake in the various events and promotions av…

HOLTVILLE — When he was 15, El Centro resident Alex Valenzuela Jr. was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Since that diagnosis, he has been fighting cancer and has recently finished treatment, saying he was determined to keep fighting and not give in.

BRAWLEY — Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District, an affiliate of Scripps Health, is proud to announce via news release, that Dr. George Fareed, Family Medicine Specialist, was one of 26 healthcare providers in the State of California to be selected to join the Champion Provider Fellowship in…

EL CENTRO — Imperial County Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with Alvarado Parkway Institute, has brought a new facility to the community, the Jackson House. Elected officials, behavioral health services officials, contractors, guests, and the media attended the groundbreaking cere…

BRAWLEY — Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley took part in the national “Kick Butts Day” March 20, a day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up, and seize control against tobacco. Youth, hospital members, the public health department and members of the tobacco coalition pic…

EL CENTRO — The El Centro Regional Medical Center Foundation held its 12th annual Mardi Gras Ball Friday, Feb. 22, at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse in El Centro to raise funds for the El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC). The El Centro Regional Medical Center Foundation organized the e…

EL CENTRO, CA — The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with Imperial County Area Agency on Aging, hosted a community forum on Alzheimer’s disease Feb. 20 at the El Centro Community Center.  

EL CENTRO – El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) presented a new medical assistance treatment program Wednesday, Feb. 13, after being one of 31 facilities selected statewide to participate in the California Bridge Program (CPB) allowing healthcare providers to enhance access to around-t…

BRAWLEY- Superheroes of all types gathered Saturday morning for the third annual Brawley Cancer Superhero 5K Fun Run/Walk at Cattle Call Park in Brawley to support cancer awareness and those suffering the disease in the Imperial Valley.

CALEXICO – In an effort to promote heart health, employees from Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in both the Brawley and Calexico clinics took action and wore red to raise awareness about heart disease Friday, February 1. Group photos were taken at the clinics to help kickoff Heart Heal…

IMPERIAL COUNTY – The Imperial County Public Health Department announced Thursday, January 31, the second flu-related death of the 2018-19 flu season. The individual was in the 50-59 age range, according to the report, and laboratory testing was positive for the influenza A virus. It is unkn…

CALEXICO - The Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors conducted a press conference January 16 at the district office in Calexico where a preview of the 2019 healthcare events and an itinerary of projects was unveiled along with the presentation of new Heffernan board members.

EL CENTRO – El Centro Regional Medical Center announced in a press release December 18 that effective immediately, the hospital is taking steps to prevent the spread of flu to its patients by restricting visitation to one family member per patient, and no one under the age of 16. ECRMC is al…

BRAWLEY - Some residents are demanding the former Pure-Gro pesticide site located in east Brawley be cleaned up before any construction is planned, and they expressed frustration in an uproar at the December 10 stakeholders' meeting that was called to determine the ultimate fate of the lot.

IMPERIAL - It can be difficult for some individuals to find the comfort of family or security during the holiday and winter season, so Molina Healthcare helped students at Imperial Valley College with the distribution of special gift bundles to EOPS students December 4.