UMC Lions Burn Care Center Receives Prestigious Verification

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Recognition

The UMC Lions Burn Care Center recently became one of only a few hospitals in the nation to be verified as a Burn Center by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the UMC Lions Burn Care Center’s commitment to providing patients with the highest level of burn care.

“The UMC Lions Burn Care Center has truly earned its reputation as a trusted leader in adult and pediatric burn care,” said UMC Lions Burn Care Center Medical Director Dr. Jay Coates. “Our recent verification as a Burn Center reflects our team’s steadfast dedication to providing the excellent care our patients deserve.”

As of April 8, 2016, only 67 organizations in the U.S. had received Burn Center verification, according to information published by the American Burn Association.

Established jointly by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association in 1995, the Burn Center Verification/Consultation Program for Hospitals promotes the development of burn centers in which participants provide the hospital resources necessary for optimal care of burn patients. This spectrum of care extends from the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process.

In addition to the verification as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, the UMC Lions Burn Care Center also recently introduced the UMC Burn Consult mobile app, which allows physicians throughout Nevada and surrounding states to easily transmit photos to UMC’s burn surgeons within seconds and receive consultations. Provided as a complimentary service to all physicians who might treat burn patients, the HIPAA-compliant app offers valuable treatment information from burn specialists for improved patient outcomes across the region. UMC invites physicians to contact Burn Program Manager Mary Martinat, RN at 702-671-1087 or to complete a simple registration process for the app, which is available on iPhone and Android devices.

Established in 1968, the UMC Lions Burn Care Center serves as the only burn care center in Nevada, providing inpatient and outpatient care to Nevada residents and individuals from surrounding states.

About UMC

UMC offers the highest level of care in Nevada, providing a wide range of exclusive and specialized health care services to community members and visitors. UMC is home to Nevada’s only Level I Trauma Center, only Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, only Burn Care Center and only Center for Transplantation. Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC serves as the state’s only hospital to be recognized and accepted as an associate member of the Children’s Hospital Association. Offering highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff members supported by the latest, cutting-edge technology, UMC and Children’s Hospital of Nevada continue to build upon their shared reputation for providing Nevada’s highest level of care. In support of its mission to serve as the premier academic health center, UMC is the anchor partner for the new UNLV School of Medicine. For more information, please visit and

Next Advancement In Robotic Surgery Seen In Las Vegas

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Healthcare Innovation OPM, In The Media

The advantages of robotic surgery are becoming available to more patients in Southern Nevada as hospitals acquire more of the systems and more surgeons become adept at their use. The spread and prevalence of robotic surgery is limited only by finite resources and the learning curve of the men and women at the controls.  In addition to UMC, Sunrise, MountainView and Valley hospitals have the Xi, which offers greater range of motion and reach than its predecessor, the da Vinci Si.

Watch a video of the technology at Fox 5 News.



Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal.


Spring Valley Hospital Honored For Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose Rate

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Awards, Charity Organizations, Recognition

Hospital honored for second consecutive year; only one in Nevada in 2014.

Spring Valley Hospital has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Southern Nevada Health District for achieving the highest reported rate in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection during 2014.

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Child Life Specialists At Children’s Medical Center At Summerlin Hospital Play A Unique Role

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Awards, Certification, Recognition

March marks Child Life Month, which is dedicated to celebrating and increasing awareness of the important work of child life specialists.

When a child or adolescent arrives at Summerlin Hospital, they may encounter a special kind of health care professional. Child life specialists help their patients cope with the stress, uncertainty, and anxiety they may feel during an ER visit or hospital stay.

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Centennial Hills Hospital Receives Top Marks From Consumer Reports For Infection Prevention

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Awards, Certification, Recognition

Hospital is one of 37 nationwide, only one in Nevada, to receive recognition for reducing three common infections

Centennial Hills Hospital was one of only 37 hospitals nationwide and the only one in Nevada to receive recognition from Consumer Reports magazine for preventing surgical-site infections, bloodstream infections stemming from central lines, and infections stemming from the use of urinary catheters during a hospital stay.

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Desert Springs Hospital Receives Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Leader Award

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Awards, Certification, Recognition

Desert Springs Hospital has been honored with the 2014 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Leader award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety.

“We are very proud of this recognition,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director of Desert Springs Hospital. “Patient safety is always our number one priority, and our leadership team works very closely with our employees and medical staff to use proven, evidence-based practices to assure that consistent medical care for our patients is carried out, every hour, every shift, every day.”

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Raji Venkat, M.D., Internal Medicine Physician, To Provide Care For Dignity Health Medical Group Patients

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Advancements, Advancements/New Physicians/Management, Management, New Physicians

LAS VEGAS, NV –  – Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG), affiliated with the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospital system, welcomes Dr. Raji Venkat, internal medicine physician, to practice at its Henderson location.  The primary care clinic is located at 10001 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 101 and is currently accepting new and returning patients, with most insurance accepted.

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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Announces Relationship With Sound Physicians

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Advancements, Advancements/New Physicians/Management, Healthcare Innovation OPM, Management, New Physicians, Recent Releases

Henderson, NV – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican announces it will centralize its hospitalist program through an agreement with Sound Physicians, beginning in spring 2015.  Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, will provide hospitalist services at all three of St. Rose’s southern Nevada campuses.

Sometimes called an ‘inpatient physician,’ a hospitalist is a physician who focuses exclusively on the care of hospitalized patients. This coverage is provided to patients who do not have a regular primary care physician or when a physician elects to have a hospitalist provide inpatient services.

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