“40 For 40” Marks 40th Anniversary of Desert Oasis Healthcare with $ 40,000 More to Nonprofits

With a bit of extra giving in 2021 …
“40 for 40” marks 40th anniversary of Desert Oasis Healthcare
with $40,000 more to nonprofits
by Barry Dayton

While today it serves nearly 60,000 patients, Desert Oasis Healthcare began operations from a single clinic location as Primary Care of Palm Springs on July 1, 1981. Over the next 40 years, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) has become one of the largest medical groups in the desert communities of southern California, advancing with changes in primary and immediate care, home health, palliative care, clinical research studies, and much more.

Over four decades of service, DOHC has grown its commitment of annual giving to the many local nonprofit organizations whose missions help individuals and families, young and old, in the DOHC service area of the Coachella Valley and Greater Morongo Basin of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Even though DOHC had already provided far more financial support in 2021 to nonprofit organizations fighting hunger, offering social services, or treating chronic and terminal health conditions, they decided to do even more, in celebration of 40 years, because “As COVID-19 has proven, there is always more work to be done,” said Dr. Marc Hoffing, DOHC Medical Director.

Community votes determined which organizations received a share of $40,000

From June 1-28 print, digital, and English and Spanish TV ads invited the community to visit its website and rank the 10 nonprofits they felt most deserving to receive greater shares of the $40,000. Although the nonprofits would each receive at least $1,000, they quickly rallied their members, donors, volunteers, and others because they knew the nonprofit organization receiving the greatest number of votes from the community would receive $12,000!

More than 12,400 votes determined these winners in the “40 for 40” challenge

Learn more about any of these winners by visiting

$1,000 to Cathedral City Senior Center
$1,000 to Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine
$10,000 to FIND Food Bank
$1,000 to HARC (Health Assessment and Research for Communities)
$1,000 to Mizell Center
$12,000 to Palm Springs Animal Shelter
$5,000 to Sanctuary Palm Springs
$1,000 to Senior Advocates of the Desert
$7,000 to Shelter from the Storm
$1,000 to Yucca Valley Senior Center

With 40 years already under their belts, Desert Oasis Healthcare is looking to the future by helping those that do so much to provide essential health and well-being services to the communities where we all live, work, and play!

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