Published on December 11, 2020

The Desert Sun: Best of Desert 2020 Award | DOHC

“Best of Desert 2020” for Desert Oasis Healthcare
DOHC Immediate Care Clinics win Urgent Care category

(December 11, 2020 – Palm Springs, CA)
Like so many events recently, the “Best of Desert 2020”, as voted by readers of The Desert Sun in a range of categories, was held virtually. On Thursday evening, December 10, the awards were hosted by late-night funnyman James Corden – complete with a Broadway musical number performed from the homes of the musicians. Desert Oasis Healthcare was chosen as Best of Desert 2020 in the Urgent Care category.

“To be named the Best in a year that has proven so challenging worldwide, is incredibly gratifying and I am beyond proud of the staff that made it so.”

Dr. Marc Hoffing, Medical Director of Desert Oasis Healthcare

The Desert Sun | Best of Desert 2020 Award

“Our Immediate Care Clinics provide expert care for illnesses and injuries, seven days a week,” added Patrick Chirwa, RN, MBA and Director of Immediate Care. “They practice strict COVID-safe protocols and are a great alternative if you can’t get into see your doctor right away – you can even make an online appointment for a virtual visit, so that we can all practice stay-at-home precautions as much as possible.”

DOHC Immediate Care Clinics are conveniently located in Indio, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Yucca Valley and open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm and weekends and holidays 9:00am-7:00pm. Check the website at for shorter hours for the year-end holidays. The Patient Helpline is available 24-7-365 at 760-969-6555.

“During a worldwide pandemic, our staff – from our Immediate Care Clinics to those who are testing and treating patients with COVID or suspected COVID at our Palm Springs and Indio locations, as well as the many others who support them every day – feels heartened by an award like ‘Best of Desert 2020’,” said Maggie Deering, RN and VP of Clinical Services Integration. “It makes me feel that much more hopeful that better things are ahead for us all in 2021.”

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About Desert Oasis Healthcare

Formed in 1981 as one of the first medical groups in the desert communities of southern California, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) continues to advance with changes in the healthcare market. DOHC provides primary and immediate care, home health, palliative care, clinical research studies and other services to more than 60,000 members/patients living in the greater Coachella Valley and the Morongo Basin of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The multidisciplinary and comprehensive care programs of DOHC are committed to educating individuals on preventive health care in their daily lives, reflected in the DOHC motto, "Your Health. Your Life. Our Passion." For more information, visit