LAS VEGAS, NV AUGUST 31, 2015 — MountainView Hospital today announced a $90 million, multi-phase campus expansion, to include the addition of 64 beds, expansion and renovation of Women’s Services and addition of a Level III NICU, expansion of Emergency Department services and a new Medical Office Building.
“We continue to see a growing demand for healthcare services in the community, and in particular the growing North West part of the valley,” said Chris Mowan, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. “We have experienced an increase in patients choosing our Emergency Department for their emergency care needs, as well as an increase in patients choosing us for surgeries and deliveries. We expect that number to continue to grow as we differentiate ourselves through our clinical programs.”
Construction of a vertical expansion to the hospital’s south tower will begin later this year. The first phase of construction includes adding a fourth and fifth floor with 32 private rooms per floor.
Following the vertical expansion of the south tower, MountainView will completely renovate and expand its Women’s Services unit, increasing the number of Labor & Delivery beds to 12 and increasing the number of Post-Partum beds to 32. With the expansion, MountainView will open a 24-bed Level III NICU to serve the community and our youngest patients.
“We have seen tremendous growth in our Women’s Services Department as moms are choosing MountainView for their delivery,” Mowan said. “Expanding to a Level III NICU will allow us to care for high-risk moms and babies.”
Construction will include an addition to the Emergency Department to include a dedicated CT scanner, exclusively for the Emergency Department, helping to decrease wait times for Emergency Department patients in need of imaging. As part of the Emergency Department expansion, the helipad will be doubled in size to accommodate two helicopters.
The first floor expansion also will include the addition of new neuro diagnostic imaging and intervention technology to treat the most complex neuro/stroke conditions.
Additionally, MountainView will begin construction on an 80,000-square-foot, 4-story Medical Office Building at the end of September 2015. The office building will include medical office suites and a 225-seat auditorium to support continuing education and community outreach programs and lectures. The building will sit on 8.2 acres adjacent to the hospital and will include additional parking spaces.
MountainView’s expansion announcement follows the campus growth completed in 2013 that added a south tower and doubled the size of the Emergency Department.
“Since our 2013 expansion, MountainView has experienced an increasing demand from the community for our services, and from physicians to practice at the hospital and be located on the medical campus,” Mowan said. “This new expansion strives to meet that demand while expanding our campus footprint to be further accessible to patients and the community.
When the expansion is complete, MountainView will grow to a 400-bed hospital, from the current 340 beds. Construction is expected to take 18 months.
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