PMH and Scripps sign agreement

PMH and Scripps sign agreement

BRAWLEY, Calif. – Pioneers Memorial Healthcare (PMH) District and Scripps Health have entered into an affiliation agreement, signed Monday at a ceremony at PMH after months of discussions between the two entities.

PMH will continue to run as an independent hospital and will not change its current governance structure under the terms of the agreement.

The focus of the agreement is to provide PMH the tools needed today to provide patients quality medical improvements and reducing costs.

The two year agreement is the first time Scripps affiliates with a hospital outside of San Diego County.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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