Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Awards More Than $300,000

By | Awards, Press Releases, Recent Releases

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, has made $319,635 in grant awards to five nonprofit collaborations in Henderson and Las Vegas. St. Rose has awarded grants to community programs for more than 20 years.

“St. Rose has been committed to providing quality healthcare and supporting the communities of Henderson and Las Vegas for almost 70 years,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “There were multiple needs in southern Nevada this year. Awarding these grants in this fashion will enable us all to continue working toward improving the health and well being of this community.”

Community organization recipients included:

·         $100,000 for Medical Care for the Homeless – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada;

·         $100,000 for Healthcare and Navigation Services – Southern NV CHIPs, Clark County Fire, Henderson Fire & Police, Las Vegas Fire, North Las Vegas Fire;

·         $20,000 for Transportation for Home-Bound Seniors – Boulder City Lend a Hand;

·         $45,000 for Expansion of Evidence-Based Programs for Seniors – UNLV OLLI;

·         $54,635 for Implementing Promotoras Program in Nevada – Visión y Compromiso.

To be selected for a grant, an organization or program must meet one or more of the following criteria:

·         Address the greatest health needs of the community;

·         Emphasize prevention to address the underlying cause of health problems;

·         Contribute to a seamless continuum of care;

·         Build upon and mobilize existing services in the community; and

·         Engage diverse community stakeholders in implementation and oversight.

About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican

As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals (the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses) and nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 21-state Dignity Health network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at strosehospitals.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our Blog. St. Rose is hiring! To apply for an open position, visit our careers website.

Montevista Hospital Receives Commitment Award (level 2) from Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE)

By | Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 20, 2017)- Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC and Montevista Hospital are proud to announce that Montevista Hospital was presented with the Commitment Award (level 2) at the recent Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) 2016 Performance Excellence Program banquet held in Scottsdale, AZ on February 6, 2017.

“The annual Performance Excellence Program recognizes organizations for excellence in quality, performance, and outcomes. The program, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provides not only an opportunity for recognition, but also valuable feedback on where an organization is positioned on the quality continuum. In addition to formal recognition, the SWAE’s multi-tiered process assists organizations in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah along their path to achieving performance excellence, which means being role models in customer and employee satisfaction, sound management, innovation and results.” – SWAE Press Release, December 1, 2016

“We view this as the first step in our journey toward providing the best and most innovative behavioral healthcare in Las Vegas. This commitment is embodied by our employees and staff, who maintain the highest standard of patient care and customer service.” -Charlene Arnett, CEO, Montevista Hospital

Montevista Hospital Offers New Adolescent Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP) Monday-Thursday 3:00-6:00 PM Starting February 20, 2017.

By | Press Releases

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 20, 2017)- Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC and Montevista Hospital are proud to announce the new Adolescent Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP). This program is offered in response to the urgent community need for a voluntary outpatient treatment program for adolescents ages 12-17. Montevista Hospital offers a centrally located after school program that encourages young people struggling with chemical dependency issues to stay in school while attending treatment sessions. Since family support and participation is essential to the success of any treatment program, the 3:00-6:00 pm program schedule is offered so working parents or guardians can attend often with minimal disruption at work and at home. This program will evaluate and support adolescents with a full range of substance use disorders.

Program Benefits:
• Gain an understanding about addiction
• Receive substance abuse education
• Identify triggers of use
• Process underlying feelings
• Relapse prevention
• Management of life’s stressors
• Ongoing support
• Transportation assistance available for participants

Program Expectations:
• Attend 12-step meetings weekly and obtain a sponsor
• Attend and participate in all individual and group sessions under supervision of therapist
• Attend multi-family group sessions
• Comply with drug screens
• Follow program rules and guidelines

Montevista Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic will host an Open House on Friday, March 17, 2017. The Outpatient Clinic will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 5 pm on March 17th. Snacks and beverages will be served throughout the day.

By | Press Releases

Montevista Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic will host an Open House on Friday, March 17, 2017. The Outpatient Clinic will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 5 pm on March 17th. Snacks and beverages will be served throughout the day.

Outpatient Clinic Open House Schedule of Events:

10:00-11:00 am: V.I.P. meeting with hospital leadership, treatment teams, tour facility. Media invited, interviews available upon request.
11:30- 1:00 pm: Montevista Hospital’s monthly Lunch & Learn continuing education series presented by Larry Espadero, LADC and Kevin Hall, LCSW: “Adolescent CD Treatment” for community partners/invited guests.
3:00- 5:00 pm: Special After School Open House session for parents and educators. Note: All educators will receive a specially designed “tool-kit” to assist in their effort to support troubled adolescents under their daily supervision.

About Montevista Hospital:
Montevista Hospital has been the leader in behavioral health care for the greater Las Vegas area for over 30 years. Montevista Hospital is a 202-bed state-of-the-art mental health facility built specifically with our patients needs in mind. Montevista provides quality behavioral health care to promote growth and structure for patients and families throughout southern Nevada. We treat children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We also provide 60 adolescent residential beds for our community’s needs.

About Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC:
Founded in 2006, Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) continues to strive towards being one of the top behavioral healthcare organizations in the U.S. Our goal at each SBH treatment center is to help our patients overcome their personal challenges and create a positive environment through compassionate caregivers, family, and friends that supports them in their effort to regain control of their life during and after treatment.

Each of our unique locations specializes in an innovative and effective treatment process. We understand each patient has a unique set of challenges that almost always require a custom treatment plan. To ensure successful treatment and recovery, each patient works with a team of trained professionals that setup a personalized treatment and recovery plan that addresses each direct and indirect challenge. Using an interdisciplinary team of professionals, our patients and their family can rest assured that they will receive an exceptional level of service and care.

To RSVP for the open house contact Gregory Cowper, Director of Business Development, gregory.cowper@strategicbh.com or (702) 302-6290.

Warm Springs Surgical Center Performs 1,000th Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

By | Clinics, Healthcare, Press Releases, Recent Releases

Warm Springs Surgical Center based in Las Vegas, Nevada performs it’s 1,000th weight loss surgery procedure today.

Founded in late 2013, Warm Springs Surgical Center is a dedicated surgical facility used specifically for Blossom Bariatrics’ surgical weight loss procedure clients.

“It’s amazing to be able to say we have performed 1,000 bariatric surgery procedures at Warm Springs Surgical Center. I designed this program with patient safety and comfort in mind. Most of our procedures are done on an outpatient basis and it’s a fantastic alternative to having your surgery done at a hospital,” says Dr. Tom Umbach, owner of Warm Springs Surgical Center and surgeon at Blossom Bariatrics.

Warm Springs Surgical Center and Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada have been helping patients lose weight and keep it off since June 2008.

About Blossom Bariatrics:

Blossom Bariatrics is a surgical weight loss center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning board certified surgeon Dr. Thomas Umbach is recognized by Newsweek as one of the “Nation’s Leading Bariatric Surgeons” and by The New Economy as one of the “Best Healthcare Consultants,” and is a leader in the bariatric specialty. Dr. Tom is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight. His weight loss surgery practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic procedures. Visit http://www.blossombariatrics.com for more information.

Blossom Bariatrics Founder and CEO Dr. Thomas Umbach Donates $20,000

By | Philanthropy/Giving, Press Releases, Recent Releases

Blossom Bariatrics Founder and CEO Dr. Tom Umbach and CFO Holly Umbach donate $20,000 to Las Vegas Metro Police Department Foundation.

The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation was established in 1999 and is dedicated to supporting programs that help keep our community safer. Programs that prevent crime, save lives and make our County a safer place to live, work and play.

“We are delighted to make a contribution to such an important foundation,” says Dr. Umbach. “Our community is very important to us as a business and as citizens of Las Vegas.”

The foundation exists to provide critical financial resources for innovative LVMPD programs that invest in making Las Vegas safer to live and visit.

About Blossom Bariatrics:

Blossom Bariatrics is a surgical weight loss center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning board certified surgeon Dr. Thomas Umbach is recognized by Newsweek as one of the “Nation’s Leading Bariatric Surgeons” and by The New Economy as one of the “Best Healthcare Consultants,” and is a leader in the bariatric specialty. Dr. Tom is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight. His weight loss surgery practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic procedures. Visit http://www.blossombariatrics.com for more information.

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Montevista Hospital Offers New Adolescent Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP)

By | Mental Health, Press Releases, Recent Releases

Hospital Open House—Montevista Hospital Outpatient Clinic

Friday, March 17, 2017

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6000 West Rochelle Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC and Montevista Hospital are proud to announce the new Adolescent Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP). This program is offered in response to the urgent community need for a voluntary outpatient treatment program for adolescents ages 12-17. Montevista Hospital offers a centrally located after school program that encourages young people struggling with chemical dependency issues to stay in school while attending treatment sessions. Since family support and participation is essential to the success of any treatment program, the 3:00-6:00 pm program schedule is offered so working parents or guardians can attend often with minimal disruption at work and at home. This program will evaluate and support adolescents with a full range of substance use disorders.

Program Benefits:

  • Gain an understanding about addiction
  • Receive substance abuse education
  • Identify triggers of use
  • Process underlying feelings
  • Relapse prevention
  • Management of life’s stressors
  • Ongoing support
  • Transportation assistance available for participants

Program Expectations:

  • Attend 12-step meetings weekly and obtain a sponsor
  • Attend and participate in all individual and group sessions under supervision of therapist
  • Attend multi-family group sessions
  • Comply with drug screens
  • Follow program rules and guidelines

*To share this information with the community, Montevista Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic will host an Open House on Friday, March 17, 2017. The Outpatient Clinic will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 5 pm on March 17th. Snacks and beverages will be served throughout the day.

Outpatient Clinic Open House Schedule of Events:

10:00-11:00 am: V.I.P. meeting with hospital leadership, treatment teams, tour facility. Media invited, interviews available   upon request.

11:30- 1:00 pm: Montevista Hospital’s monthly Lunch & Learn continuing education series presented by Larry Espadero, LADC and Kevin Hall, LCSW: “Adolescent CD Treatment” for community partners/invited guests.

3:00-   5:00 pm: Special After School Open House session for parents and educators. Note: All educators will receive a specially designed “tool-kit” to assist in their effort to support troubled adolescents under their daily supervision.

About Montevista Hospital:

Montevista Hospital has been the leader in behavioral health care for the greater Las Vegas area for over 30 years. Montevista Hospital is a 202-bed state-of-the-art mental health facility built specifically with our patients needs in mind. Montevista provides quality behavioral health care to promote growth and structure for patients and families throughout southern Nevada. We treat children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We also provide 60 adolescent residential beds for our community’s needs.

About Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC:

Founded in 2006, Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) continues to strive towards being one of the top behavioral healthcare organizations in the U.S. Our goal at each SBH treatment center is to help our patients overcome their personal challenges and create a positive environment through compassionate caregivers, family, and friends that supports them in their effort to regain control of their life during and after treatment.

Each of our unique locations specializes in an innovative and effective treatment process.  We understand each patient has a unique set of challenges that almost always require a custom treatment plan.  To ensure successful treatment and recovery, each patient works with a team of trained professionals that setup a personalized treatment and recovery plan that addresses each direct and indirect challenge.  Using an interdisciplinary team of professionals, our patients and their family can rest assured that they will receive an exceptional level of service and care.

To RSVP for the open house contact Gregory Cowper, Director of Business Development, gregory.cowper@strategicbh.com or (702) 302-6290.

 

Keys to Content Writing

By | Press Releases

 

One of the least considered but most important parts of online marketing is content writing. Much focus is placed on having a gorgeous website and trying to work the system to move up in search engine rankings. But without well-crafted content, a beautiful website won’t be able to get those high rankings, because it’s the content that drives the traffic that results in the organic rankings, the most valuable kind. Potential patients know the difference between paid rankings and those that are generated because of great content – all of us have scrolled past the paid ads at the top of a search engine results page. Good content writing is what separates a mediocre online presence from a meaningful and impactful one.

Getting great content is not an accident – it takes research into what keywords will drive the search engines to your site, as well as creative ways of using those words so they tell a story that sells your practice when the reader finally arrives at your landing page. Here are some tips that aspiring content authors can use to get the most value into their content writing:

When an idea strikes, write it down. Then, expand upon it as much as possible, keeping notes about every thought. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to remember that great idea and drawing a blank! There are many tools available to help with this process aside from an old-fashioned notebook – use the notes function on your phone, use a blank email, or other function on your phone. Also, take the time to add bookmarks or favorites for websites that spark an idea or will help you later.

Learn to use a thesaurus. Coming up with many synonyms for the same word or phrase can help you get all the possible buzz words you need to drive up the key word hits on multiple search engines.

Stay on point. Make sure that your writing doesn’t wander down an unrelated path that will get you away from the ideas that will bring the great rankings. This is harder than it sounds; many writers have a hard time containing their writing to the topic at hand.

Hook the reader. That first sentence on your site should be an attention grabber with some flash and a hook to get the reader to continue moving down the page. The point of getting the rankings on the search engines is to drive more viewers to your site, but you also must have interesting and valuable content for the reader when they arrive.

Keep it simple. Focus on using the key words you need, without getting too flowery and losing the reader’s attention. If the reader has to spend time figuring out what you are trying to say, you have already lost them.

Need help with your web content? Lippman Media has solutions to drive your site’s organic search engine rankings higher. For more information on how to optimize your practice’s online presence, visit http://lippmanmedia.com/ or call 702.595.4896.

Food Drive Eliminates Worry for Families

By | Charity Organizations, Press Releases, Recent Releases

Food Drive Eliminates Worry for Families, With their basic needs met, RMHC families can focus on the recovery of their children

The Las Vegas community rallied together this past Saturday, February 4th, to help stock the shelves of the Ronald McDonald House! Generous residents donated more than 19,000 pounds of food and household supplies so that RMHC families would have one less thing to stress about while at their children’s bedside. In addition, more than $12,000 was raised from cash and gift card donations.

More than 250 volunteers made this food drive possible by handing out wish lists at 37 Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, collecting and sorting the donations, as well as stocking the pantry at the House. Ronald McDonald also helped out by accepting a $1,000 check from Smith’s on behalf of RMHC. He even helped sort donated food and stock the pantry! A second check was then presented to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for $500 from Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, who has been a longtime supporter of the charity.

To sum it all up, this food drive helped to meet the basic nutritional needs of the families who must travel to Las Vegas for their children’s medical treatment. From food to cleaning supplies to detergent for families to use in our free laundry facility, these supplies help alleviate much of the stress that accumulates from being so far from the comfort of their own homes. With their basic needs met, families are able to focus on what matters most- the recovery of their children.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area.

Lisa Ross Receives Prestigious Certification

By | Certification

Lisa Ross, Accreditation Specialist for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University Nevada, recently completed her certification from The National Board for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education.

Ross’s TAGME certification will be a valuable asset to Touro as the university’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Medical Education partner programs transition to a different accreditation body in June 2020. Currently, all of Touro’s GME partner programs are accredited through the AOA. In 2020, however, they will be accredited through the ACGME.

“Not everyone who works in the Graduate Medical Education world is TAGME certified. Becoming certified speaks to a certain command of the knowledge,” Ross said.

Ross is only one of approximately 1,100 certified TAGME members across the country. Her certification will help raise Touro’s profile as one of the leading medical schools in the Western United States.

“This is a tremendous honor for Lisa, who worked incredibly hard to earn her TAGME certification,” said Dr. John Dougherty, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro. “Lisa’s certification will help lead Touro into the future as our D.O. Graduate Medical Education programs transition into ACGME accreditation.”

About Touro University Nevada

Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is now home to nearly 1,400 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702- 777-8687.