Intermountain Healthcare Presents Raiders Way Virtual 5K, Announces Support of Local Charities

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Raiders Way 5K & Additional Support for Charities Part of Intermountain Healthcare Efforts to Provide Assistance for Critical Community Resources

Register today for the Raiders Way Virtual 5k presented by Intermountain Healthcare on Jan 30 – 31, 2021. The virtual 5k can be completed anywhere you choose. Be sure to register by January 8th to ensure that your race packet arrives in time for the race.

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Intermountain Healthcare Supports the Las Vegas Community

As 2020 came to a close and reflecting on everything the pandemic has done on a global and national scale, the senior executives at Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada wanted to provide a significant monetary donation to local non-profits that serve our community. Recognizing the current needs of southern Nevada and those working to enhance social determinants of health, a couple of organizations emerged as significant contributors to the recovery that are in alignment with our values and mission.

Three Square does a tremendous job of helping fight hunger in southern Nevada. As food insecurities continue to be one of the most significant challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Intermountain doubled down on the original committed amount of $25,000 and provided $50,000.

Another non-profit Intermountain previously volunteered for is Clean the World. The non-profit works with hotels to reuse and repurpose slightly used soap bars and shampoo bottles. The supplies are provided in kits that are given to the homeless to help with their sanitization efforts. As a result of the pandemic, Clean the World increased its population served in 2020 from 200,00 annually to 3.5 million. Intermountain in Nevada also provided Clean the World with a donation of $25,000 to help the non-profit with its ongoing sanitization efforts.

These donations, and support of local events like the Raiders Way 5K, are part of how Intermountain Healthcare shows our patient care extends beyond the clinic. As we help our community recover from the devastation of COVID-19, we’ll continue to volunteer and be vigilant of ways we can have an impact to better the lives of those in southern Nevada.

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UFC® Extends Longstanding Commitment to Cleveland Clinic’s Professional Athletes Brain Health Study

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UFC Provides $1 Million Contribution to Fund Research for the Next Five Years

Study Examines Effect of Head Impacts on Long-term Brain Health

UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a five-year extension of its longstanding collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, and its continued support of the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study.

This multi-year commitment, which is supported by a $1 million contribution to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, ensures that research will continue to help determine the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma and factors that put certain individuals at higher risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Since joining the landmark study in 2011, UFC has committed more than $2 million via three rounds of financial support.

Now entering its 10th year, this study – led by Cleveland Clinic’s Charles Bernick, M.D., and Aaron Ritter, M.D. – is the largest of professional athletes exposed to repetitive head trauma and the first to include retired and active male and female fighters concurrently.

“UFC is proud to continue its support of both Cleveland Clinic and the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study,” UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein said. “UFC has supported this study since its inception, and we take pride in standing at the forefront of helping set new standards for athlete health and safety in all sports. Dr. Bernick and Dr. Ritter are doing an amazing job, and we look forward to helping them advance their research.”

The Professional Athletes Brain Health Study (formerly the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study) was established in 2011 to examine the cumulative effects of repetitive concussive and sub-concussive impacts to the brain in a group of professional fighters. The study has since expanded to include athletes in other sports exposed to repetitive head impacts (RHI), including professional bull riders. Information from this project will help guide new policies and practices that can improve brain health in sports and others exposed to RHI in military or civilian populations.

“The support provided by UFC has been fundamental to the success of the study, allowing us to reach this 10-year milestone in our research,” said Dr. Bernick, founder and primary investigator of the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study. “Not only has their financial commitment helped to sustain the infrastructure needed for this ongoing project, the encouragement they have given fighters to participate and the expertise they have offered in regards to mixed martial arts has been invaluable.”

UFC’s commitment to aid in the funding of the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study is provided in conjunction with other organizations in the combat sports industry and facilitates ongoing progress in answering critical questions regarding the long-term effects of exposure to RHI that affect both athletes competing in sports and active-duty military personnel.

To date, the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study has enrolled more than 800 active and retired athletes. Participation is voluntary. Athletes in the study receive free, ongoing assessments of brain health and function, including MRI scans. Individual tests are repeated annually for a minimum of four years.

The longer an athlete is assessed, the more valuable information will be amassed. However, during the past 10 years, researchers have detected subtle effects of RHI on brain structure and proteins released in the blood following impact. These changes can be measured over time and may be early indicators of brain injury, bringing researchers one step closer to helping athletes proactively make informed decisions about their careers based on personal brain health data. Additionally, as CTE researchers nationwide prepare to begin clinical trials, the Repetitive Head Impact Composite Score developed from data in the study will be critical in determining the effectiveness of new therapies.

As the study embarks on the next decade of research, investigators will focus on social determinants to better understand how one’s environment impacts the onset of CTE pathology, as well as the role of neuroinflammation within the brain in the immediate aftermath of head trauma.

“Exposure to repetitive head trauma puts a person at risk for the development of cognitive changes that may occur years after an athlete has retired,” said Aaron Ritter, M.D., co-primary investigator of the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study. “The science coming out of the Professional Athletes Brain Health Study is clearly showing us that not all individuals experience cognitive changes and each individual may be affected in different ways.

“Our study is unique because we are attempting to look at all of these factors — whether they are genetic, inflammatory, based on the number of fights, time between fights, etc.— simultaneously to determine which are most important in keeping an athlete’s brain healthy. The key for the next 10 years is to discover which factors are most crucial in each individual. The Professional Athletes Brain Health Study is the largest and longest-lasting study to look at this issue. Without the support of the UFC, a study like this would never happen.”

About UFC®
UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 126 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 171 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 72 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 67,554 employees worldwide are more than 4,520 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,026-bed health system that includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 18 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2019, there were 9.8 million total outpatient visits, 309,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 255,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CCforMedia and twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

WGU Presents Four Part Series: Science of Personal Leadership and Transformation

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WGU’s New Personal and Professional Development Series: The Science of Personal Leadership and Transformation

WGU announced a new webinar series offered by the WGU’s College of Business called The Science of Personal Leadership and Transformation (click here to register). This four-part program is presented by Dr. Ted Cross, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the College of Business and starts next week.

Leadership involves understanding people. However, leading others starts with leading the person we have the most influence over—ourselves. In this series of four webinars, we will study principles from the leadership research to learn how to lead ourselves and others.

Session 1 – Escape the myth of work/life balance: Finding meaning in work and life.

January 13, 9 am PT

Finding meaning in work and life is essential to becoming a good leader. If you want to lead you need to have a clear cause or purpose that resonates with others. In this session, learn how to home in on your own personal “why,” how to escape the myth of work/life balance, and how to make subtle changes that can have a big impact on your work and life satisfaction.

Session 2 – Got grit? Understanding passion and persistence for long-term goals.

January 27, 9 am, PT

Do you have what it takes to reach your goals? Grit is a new way to measure passion and persistence for long-term goals. Studies on grit have shown that those that score higher on the grit scale do better in school, are less likely to quit tough tasks, and are able to achieve things that take lots of time to complete. Join us in this webinar to learn more about grit and how we might increase our own grittiness.

Session 3 – Positive psychology: The science of happiness.

February 10, 9 am, PT

“Guided by the belief that good is the opposite of bad, mankind has for centuries pursued its fixation with fault and failure…. Faults and failing deserve study, but they reveal little about strengths… To excel in your chosen field and to find lasting satisfaction… you will need to become an expert at finding and describing and applying and practicing and refining your strengths” — Marcus Buckingham.

This is the crux of positive psychology. The scientific study of what is right with humanity. This short session will provide an introduction to positive psychology and its current implications for personal well-being, happiness, and mindset.

Session 4 – Convinced: The science of persuasive leadership.

February 24, 9 am, PT

The goal of this session is to provide information and context from the scientific literature on how leaders can be more persuasive. Participants will learn how studies on decision making, persuasion, and leadership can be translated into real-world applications. Participants will leave the session with new mental models, as well as practical examples, of how to incorporate leadership practices that are supported by research.

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Can’t make it in real time? Sign up anyway! After each seminar is complete, we will send out the presentations to all registrants. Recordings and resource materials from each session will be available on this page after the event.

Angela Collins Named Chief Operating Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice; Joins NHPCO’s Quality & Standard Committee

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Collins Brings Skill and Leadership in Clinical Services, Acute Care, Palliative, Hospice Care

Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced the promotion of Angela Collins to chief operating officer, as well as her appointment to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Quality and Standards Committee.

Angela Collins, Chief Operating Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice.

In her role with the committee, Collins will assist in their efforts to promote quality hospice and community-based palliative care through NHPCO programmatic initiatives, update the NHPCO Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs – including systematic ongoing review and revision of the Standards document to ensure compliance with regulations and best practices – and develop NHPCO quality resources, including performance measures, performance improvement resources, and hospice quality reporting program support materials.

“Angela Collins is a forward-thinking leader who sets high standards while encouraging collaboration and accountability,” said Karen Rubel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “As chief operating officer, Angela will help guide our organization into the future with a focus on strategy and growth as we continue to execute our vision of being the hospice of choice in Southern Nevada and ensuring no one ends the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.”

Over the past twenty years, Collins has shown skill and leadership in clinical services, acute care, palliative, and hospice care. Most recently, she held the position of Regional Vice President of Hospice and Palliative Care for Compassus. Previously she served as Area Vice President of Operations for Kindred at Home, and Hospice Executive Consultant for Honor Hospice. Collins earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wyoming, and a Master of Business Administration from Baker College, Michigan. She is also a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) and a Certified Hospice Administrator.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is that no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Partners with Six Leading Non-Profit Providers

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Partnership Part of Participation in New Model of Care from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Nathan Adelson Hospice has joined forces with six of the nation’s largest and well-known non-profit advanced illness providers to form Advanced Illness Partners (AIP) and participate in a new model of care from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

One of CMMI’s most prominent new models, Direct Contracting allows organizations to accept financial risk and make use of new flexibilities and quality improvement incentives to better serve Medicare beneficiaries with complex and chronic illness. One of CMMI’s most prominent new models, Direct Contracting allows organizations to accept financial risk and make use of new flexibilities and quality improvement incentives to better serve Medicare beneficiaries with complex and chronic illness.

Advanced Illness Partners is among 51 entities nationwide designated by CMMI to participate in this new program. Organizations participating in the Model are committed to providing high-value, comprehensive care to high-need Medicare beneficiaries— and are willing to accept risk for the most complex patients in the U.S. healthcare system.

“Nathan Adelson Hospice has been an industry leader for over 40 years and we are proud to be a founding member of this important new initiative,” said Karen Rubel, President and CEO of Nathan Adleson Hospice.

AIP is comprised of seven organizations from six states—Arizona, Florida, Washington D.C., Virginia, Ohio, Nevada and Oregon—which have a combined nearly 250 years of experience in caring for those with advanced chronic illness through largely home-based, community-oriented care. The partners currently serve over 60,000 Medicare beneficiaries annually and have prior success in value-based models such as Independence at Home (IAH), Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM).

AIP organizations have provided home-based care in a cost-efficient manner for many years. Now, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consistently stated preferences of many seniors to “age in place,” AIP is excited to show just how effective this model of care can be in meeting patients’ needs.

Eric De Jonge M.D., Nationally Recognized Geriatrician, Serves as CMO for AIP.

Eric De Jonge, Director of Geriatrics at Capital Caring Health and Chief Medical Officer for Advanced Illness Partners shared, “We’re excited to participate in CMMI’s innovative program to bring advanced illness care upstream and serve patients with complex, chronic disease in the home setting for the long-term. As non-profit providers, our network allows us to remain community-based while also sharing best practices and economies to scale to invest in tools that help us improve care and lower costs of care for high-needs patients.”

The Advanced Illness Partners include Pure Healthcare, a program from Ohio’s Hospice; Geriatric Solutions, a program of the Hospice of the Valley in Arizona; Hope Healthcare in Fort Myers, Florida; Housecall Providers, a part of the CareOregon family; Cornerstone Hospice in Central Florida; Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada and Capital Caring Health in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. All seven organizations are excited to learn from each other and share best practices in treating patients.

Medicare beneficiaries looking for coordinated and comprehensive care may seek to enroll in the new program by visiting AdvancedIllnessPartners.org.

For more information on Advanced Illness Partners or the collaboration please contact Capital Caring Health’s Director of Population Health, Jacqueline Kimmell, at jkimmell@capitalcaring.org.

The statements contained in this document are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of CMS. The authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this document.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is that no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

Ray Chow

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imagine Announces New Technical Director

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Rayland Chow Set to Replace Retiring Lona Van Boven

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) is pleased to announce that Rayland Chow has been promoted from Chief MRI Technologist to Technical Director. Current Technical Director, Lona Van Boven will be retiring in January 2021 after being with SDMI for over 40 years.

Ray Chow

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging’s Ray Chow.

To ensure a smooth transition Lona has been working closely with Ray over the past year, “Ray is the best person for the job. He loves this company and what it stands for and will continue to embrace all the values which make SDMI the best.” Said Lona of her successor. Her best word of advice for Ray? “Remember that all employees — whatever they do — are a valuable piece of the puzzle and need to be appreciated.”

Ray began his career with SDMI in 2000 as a UNLV student, 3 years later he was promoted to MRI Lead and 2 years after that was promoted to Chief MRI Technologist. Ray has been crucial in the implementation of new equipment, conducted MRI safety trainings for SDMI employees as well as for local fire departments, and true to the spirit of the SDMI mission has always been the go-to resource for assisting patients with any special MRI needs. He is known for always making himself available to help and that combined with his over 20 years of SDMI experience is what makes him the perfect Technical Director. Transitioning from supporting solely MRI to being the resource for all 10 modalities seems daunting for most, but Ray is excited to take it all on. “Lona’s shoes are amongst the biggest to fill and transitioning during a pandemic presents its own challenges” said Ray. “But I am embracing the challenge and look forward to continuing to keep SDMI a safe space for both our employees and patients.”

Everyone at SDMI is extremely proud of both Lona and Ray, and all of their accomplishments. We wish Lona the best in retirement and are ecstatic to see Ray in his new role.

About Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers:
In 1958, Dr. Leon Steinberg moved to Las Vegas to open Sunrise Hospital’s first radiology department in Southern Nevada. Through this experience, he saw a need for a more patient-friendly option for medical imaging and aimed to build such a practice. With Dr. Mark Winkler and his son, Dr. David Steinberg, as his partners, Dr. Leon opened the first SDMI office in 1988. Their standards of excellence in patient care and technology have brought national and international recognition.

Today, the commitment to deliver top-notch care wrapped around a positive patient experience has never been stronger. With more than 30 years under their belt, the number one priority in this family- owned business is to make sure that every patient is treated as a VIP

 

Julie Taylor, RN, MBA, MSN, FACHE

MountainView Hospital Names Julie Taylor as New CEO

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35-year Health Care Veteran and Nursing Leader is First Female CEO in MountainView’s 24-Year History

MountainView Hospital announces that Julie Taylor, RN, MBA, MSN, FACHE, will lead the hospital as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Julie Taylor, RN, MBA, MSN, FACHE

Julie Taylor, RN, MBA, MSN, FACHE MountainView CEO.

Taylor is currently CEO at HCA’s Alaska Regional Hospital, a position she has held since December 2013. A 35-year health care veteran and nursing leader with more than 20 years in executive leadership roles, Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and a variety of experience to MountainView Hospital.

Under Taylor’s leadership, Alaska Regional Hospital enjoyed impressive growth and strengthened its foothold as a highly regarded health care provider across the entire state of Alaska. From Joint Commission designations as Centers of Excellence for Joint, Spine and Stroke, national Certifications in Chest Pain, Atrial Fibrillation and Congestive Heart Failure, 5-Star CMS ratings and Surgical Review Corporations deemed Robotics Center of Excellence program, Alaska Regional Hospital raised its profile and expanded its service line offerings, inspiring confidence in local medical expertise and reducing the need for the community to leave the state for care.

Taylor’s relentless focus on culture and the importance of ensuring a supportive leadership structure contributed to the gains made, including the improvement of employee and physician engagement, as well as patient experience over the course of her tenure.

Before arriving at Alaska Regional, Taylor was the Chief Executive Officer of HCA’s West Valley Medical Center in Idaho. Prior to that, Taylor was the Chief Operating Officer at HCA’s The Medical Center of Aurora in Denver, Colorado.

Taylor holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as Alaska’s state regent since 2016.

Taylor will begin her role at MountainView on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996, including earning The Leapfrog Group’s Grade A consecutively five times since fall 2018.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and integrated cardiology clinic, and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. The Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium, based at MountainView, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care center and hospital based emergency rooms, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128

William V. Craig, M.D. Joins Nathan Adelson Hospice in Pahrump

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Physician Well-Known in Pahrump Joins Nathan Adelson Hospice Team

Nathan Adelson Hospice is pleased to announce William V. Craig, M.D. has joined Nathan Adelson Hospice. Dr. Craig is a well-known Internal Medicine Specialist whom has served the Pahrump community for many years. Dr. Craig will be responsible for the medical care and treatment of patients and providing medical direction and support to the members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure that our Pahrump patients and families receive the highest quality care.

“We are grateful to have someone of Dr. Craig’s experience and tenure in the Pahrump community become an integral part of our organization,” said Karen Rubel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Dr. Craig was born and raised in upstate New York where he obtained his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1979. Dr. Craig established a successful career providing care in New York State for 36 years. Currently, Dr. Craig has been living in and serving the Pahrump community since 2016. In his free time, Dr. Craig enjoys writing, playing the piano, bassoon, cello, as well as extensive gardening and occasionally golfing.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is that no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

Centennial Hills Hospital Opens New 36-Bed Nursing Unit

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Nursing Unit Located on Third Floor of New 5-Story Patient Tower Opens Three Months Ahead of Schedule

Centennial Hills Hospital increased its licensed bed capacity to 336 beds following the approval of a 36-bed medical surgical nursing unit by the State of Nevada on Wednesday, December 16.

Patients were being admitted to the new unit shortly after 12:30 p.m. the same day.

Currently, the nursing unit will be used for patients who need medical/surgical and intermediate-level medical care, with future plans to be used as a dedicated orthopedic nursing unit with its own therapy gym.

“This has been a tightly coordinated effort with the State of Nevada, our general contractor, SR Construction, and our own team,” said Sajit Pullarkat, CEO/Managing Director of Centennial Hills Hospital. “Officials with the State played an integral role to help expedite this from a process review standpoint while ensuring all safety regulations were met and no deficiencies noted. Our contractor, SR Construction, has been with us every step of the way to accelerate the anticipated opening date from late first quarter 2021 to mid-December.

“This is truly an enormous group effort to benefit our community by adding capacity to care for patients during a very busy time,” said Pullarkat. “The project was obviously planned far in advance of the COVID pandemic, but we are very appreciative of the efforts of all the groups involved to help expedite this much-needed capacity to better serve the growing needs of our community based on the latest increase in hospital utilization.”

The opening of the new unit comes approximately five weeks after the opening of a 36-suite mother-baby (post-partum) unit located on the second floor of the new tower. The addition of the new tower, valued at $95 million, also includes 2021 plans for an expanded inpatient pharmacy, laboratory, surgical services and post-anesthesia care unit to accommodate the growing needs of Northwest Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and outlying communities. Additionally, the fourth and fifth floors of the new tower are shelled space that can be built out for future expansion with an anticipated capacity of more than 400 beds.

MountainView Hospital Administers 1st COVID Vaccines

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MountainView Hospital Administers First Shots While Urging Public to Do Same When Available

Today at approximately 12 p.m. on 12-16-2020, MountainView Hospital administered its first COVID vaccine. The first recipient was Dr. Clarence Dunagan, Chairman, Department of Emergency Services at MountainView Hospital. The shot was administered by Harsha Dave, Vice President of Quality/Risk Management at MountainView Hospital.

Jennifer, RN Neuro ICU as also vaccinated. Jennifer was hired at MountainView Oct. 26, 2020. She graduated from nursing school May 2020, and ran COVID testing sites this summer. She said that working at MountainView is her dream – she was a volunteer here and did her clinicals at MountainView. She said she had no hesitation entering nursing during a pandemic. She said she is grateful for the opportunity to receive the COVID vaccine. She hopes in the near future to see her parents, who live only 20 minutes away, whom she has not seen in order to keep them safe.

The vaccines were delivered to MountainView Hospital at approximately 7 a.m. 12/16 by the SNHD. The Pharmacy Director, Jonathan Cho, received the vaccines at the hospital.

About MountainView Hospital
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996, including earning The Leapfrog Group’s Grade A consecutively five times since fall 2018.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. The Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium, based at MountainView, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care center and hospital based emergency rooms, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128