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Heat Safety Tips from The Valley Health System

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Valley Shares Tips for People and Pets to Safely Navigate Record High Temperatures

After a mild spring, it may be a shock to the system when temperatures regularly reach the triple digit mark. The Valley Health System urges all Southern Nevada residents to protect their health by leveraging these heat safety tips, and learning the signs of heat illness.

  • Never leave kids, pets or disabled adults in the car, even with the engine running. When the engine isn’t running, a car can heat up by 20 degrees in 10 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Stay inside during the hottest parts of the day; run your errands in the early morning or later evening.
  • If you are outside, wear light-colored, loose fitting clothing, a hat and sunscreen. Protect your feet by using sunscreen and wearing water shoes or flip flops.
  • Cool your car as much as possible. Crack the windows for ventilation. Cover your steering wheel and car seats so they are cooler to touch. Protect your hands when touching door handles or opening/closing the trunks.
  • Some medications may cause you to be more susceptible to the heat. Listen to your body and don’t push yourself.
  • The very young and the elderly are more susceptible to heat; keep a close watch on younger children and create a communication plan with older relatives and friends so they know how to reach you in case of emergencies.
  • Protect your skin. Wear hats or use umbrellas to fend off the harsh sun rays. Replenish sunscreen to avoid sunburns. Be sure to apply sunscreen to scalps, tips of ears, tops of feet and whatever your clothes or bathing suit doesn’t cover. Don’t forget the back of your neck, arms and legs.
  • Schedule hydration breaks throughout the day. When playing outdoors, it’s important to take water breaks every 20 to 30 minutes. Because our perspiration evaporates so quickly in Southern Nevada, we may not be aware of our water loss, so set the alarm on your phone to remind you to take a drink. Always bring extra water when running errands.
  • Think before you drink. Water is the best source to rehydrate your body and, if you are actively exercising, sports beverages can help replace the salt and minerals lost during exercise. Alcohol and soda can dehydrate the body, so sip those in moderation during the summer months.  Take advantage of water-based foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, zucchini and tomatoes to keep hydrated.
  • Beat the heat and stay cooler by seeking shade, wearing a hat or carrying an umbrella, placing a cold towel around your neck and behind your knees, running your wrists under cold water, sitting in front of a fan, jumping in a swimming pool or taking a cool bath or shower.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat illness:

o   Heat exhaustion:

  • muscle cramping
  • heavy sweating
  • weakness
  • cold, pale and clammy skin
  • a fast but weak pulse
  • nausea or vomiting.

o   What to do: immediately take steps to cool down the body and if they don’t feel better, seek immediate medical attention.

o   Heat stroke

  • a body temperature above 103 degrees
  • hot, red, dry or moist skin
  • a rapid and strong pulse
  • possible unconsciousness.

o   What to do: Immediate medical attention required. Call 911. Take steps to cool the body but do not give the person fluids.

About the Valley Health System
The Valley Health System (VHS), comprised of acute care hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, outpatient services and physician practices, cares for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding communities. Accredited by The Joint Commission, VHS hospitals provide a comprehensive array of medical services including cardiovascular, neurosciences, maternity and women’s health, emergency and surgical care, along with specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, pediatrics, orthopedics, diabetes, wound care, surgical weight loss/bariatrics, geropsychiatric services and acute inpatient rehabilitation units. For more information, visit

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Dignity Health Siena Hospital Achieves First-in-Nevada Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Accreditation

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St. Rose Dominican Surgical Team Earns Affirmation From Global Review Entity

The Siena Campus of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by Surgical Review Corporation, an independent, not-for-profit, organization that administers best-in-class accreditation programs for medical facilities and professionals.

The St. Rose Siena hospital is also the first Nevada hospital to achieve Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery accreditation. Status as an accredited facility means the Siena Campus has met or exceeded nationally recognized standards set by the global third-party organization. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.

“Excellence is a Dignity Health core value and we pursued this distinction to demonstrate our commitment,” said Lawrence Barnard, President & CEO of the Siena Campus. “We recognize that excellence is not simply an achievement, it is a culture that must be fostered and sustained. This achievement is only possible with the ongoing commitment of our entire team of talented medical professionals. As the first hospital in Nevada to achieve this accreditation, we hope that patients and families who rely on us for their care can come to us with even more confidence, knowing that Siena professionals strive to uphold the highest level of excellence every day.”

Dr. Rodney Buzzas, Siena Chief Medical Officer, added, “As medical professionals, we recognize both the challenges and advantages of working on the forward edge of technology. Utilizing advanced robotic surgical techniques, surgeons are able to perform a broad range of minimally invasive procedures, which benefit patients through smaller incisions, fewer complications, and generally faster recovery.”

Health care organizations and surgeons seeking accreditation by SRC undergo an extensive self-assessment and inspection process. This includes physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in the accredited program. The inspection is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization or surgeon improve care and services.

“We’re proud to recognize Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus for its commitment to advancing and providing quality care for all patients,” said Gary M. Pratt, CEO of SRC. “This accreditation signals that this hospital is among the best in this specialty and is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care possible.”

On average, the St. Rose Siena Campus performs more than 100 robotic surgeries each month. Common robotic surgical procedures include cardiothoracic, general, gynecologic, and urology surgeries.

Accreditation remains in place as long as the medical facility remains in good standing and in verifiable compliance with all current requirements and other program criteria. Designees are evaluated periodically throughout their accreditation and inspections are performed every three years.

To learn more about SRC and the accreditation process, visit surgical

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 since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of nearly 10,000 physicians, 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at Dignity Health was recently recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best-In-State Employers 2020, as one of the top ten best employers in Nevada.

About Surgical Review Corporation
Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet our proven standards. Look for our seal, expect excellence. For more information, visit

American Airlines and CareNow® Partner for Traveler COVID-19 Rapid Testing in Las Vegas

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Testing Currently Set for 16 CareNow® Clinics in Las Vegas Area for American Airlines

Just in time for summer travel, CareNow® locations throughout Las Vegas offer pre-flight COVID-19 rapid testing to American Airlines’ guests traveling to 13 international destinations throughout Central America and the Caribbean and domestic destinations, including Hawaii.

The partnership provides convenient COVID-19 testing to the carrier’s guests at 16 CareNow clinics in the Las Vegas area for American Airlines passengers traveling to:

·       Aruba ·       Nassau, Bahamas
·       Bogota, Colombia ·       Roatan, Honduras
·       Belize ·       San Salvador, El Salvador
·       Guatemala ·       San Pedro Sula, Honduras
·       Hawaii, United States ·       Santiago, Chile
·       London, England ·       St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
·       Montego Bay, Jamaica ·       Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Travelers can request two types of COVID-19 tests: on-site rapid or PCR lab send outs. Rapid test results are ready in less than 15 minutes.

“Our goal is to provide convenient and quality healthcare options to our communities,” says Lamont Tyler, DO, CareNow Medical Market Director, HCA Healthcare Far West Division. “We are proud to partner with American Airlines to offer efficient and reliable pre-flight COVID-19 testing to help ensure travelers are safe and healthy.”

Travelers may schedule an appointment by utilizing Web Check-In® at and selecting one of three options, including:

  • American Airlines Rapid Test (Hawaii) – specifically for Hawaii passengers due to state specific form requirements
  • American Airlines Rapid (International) – for approved destinations that allow a rapid COVID-19 test
  • American Airlines PCR lab send out (International) – for approved destinations that require a laboratory send out COVID-19 test

After completing a rapid test, people will receive a physical and electronic copy of their test results before leaving the clinic. Those taking a PCR lab send out test will receive an electronic-only copy of results. Travelers should provide proof of their test during check-in or via the VeriFLY app to show travel readiness based on completed COVID-19 requirements.

Visit for more information on local COVID-19 requirements and destinations served by American Airlines.

For more information about COVID-19 testing and other CareNow services, visit

About CareNow
Since its founding in Dallas/Ft. Worth in 1993, CareNow® urgent care has been committed to providing high quality family, urgent care and occupational medicine services. Open seven days a week and after-hours, CareNow has over 140 locations nationwide providing convenient, quality and cost effective care.

CareNow is part of HCA Healthcare. Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit or call (972) 745-7500. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Healthcare Far West Division
HCA Healthcare Far West is headquartered in Henderson, Nevada, and serves communities In Nevada and California with multiple access points for care. Part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, our 9 hospitals, 3 freestanding ER locations, 21 CareNow Urgent Care locations, 10 ambulatory surgery centers, 7 outpatient practices, and 28 graduate medical education and fellowship programs are dedicated to keeping our neighbors healthy. Our colleagues’ skill and sense of purpose drive our commitment to delivering excellence through effective, evidence-based, innovative and patient-centered care. We proudly serve communities throughout Southern Nevada with several access points including 4 hospitals: Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and MountainView Hospital.

UNLV School of Nursing Nurse Camp Returns For Summer 2021

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What: The coronavirus pandemic has enhanced the appreciation for the role and value of nurses in American healthcare. This July, high school students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to join this vital field when UNLV School of Nursing hosts its 2nd annual Nurse Camp, a one-week interactive day-camp. Attendees will learn alongside clinical nurses and nurse educators as they engage in a variety of hands-on (and highly visual) skills labs and activities, including CPR and Stop the Bleed training; donning and doffing PPE, mobility devices and lifts; removing sutures and staples; checking vital signs, medication, administration, and more.

During the week-long program, students will receive a complete look at nursing through academic and clinical settings while observing how much of a role nurses play in our community. They will gain valuable insight into nursing school and what it takes to become a registered nurse. Each session will end with a recognition ceremony honoring the students for completing the camp.

“I can’t think of any better preparation than being able to learn from people who are already going to nursing school and working as nurses,” says Minnie Wood, UNLV Nursing Lecturer and Nurse Camp Coordinator. “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, and I think a lot of young people are seeing how important the work of nurses is and was throughout this time. We’re the most trusted profession in the country for many reasons, and I’m excited to share that with nurse campers again this year.”

Who: Nurse Camp is open to current Las Vegas junior and senior high school students and recent high school graduates.  They can register via the website. There are a limited number of spots available. Students who apply after the capped amount will be put on a wait list.

When: There will be two sessions for Nurse Camp.  Each session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Session 1 – Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16
  • Session 2 – Monday, July 19 to Friday, July 23

Where: Each session will be split between the UNLV Main Campus and Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. Specific schedules will be provided to registered participants.

$1 Billion Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion Debuts with First Major Convention Post-Pandemic

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Ribbon cutting marks grand opening of 1.4 million square foot West Hall before Informa Markets’ World of Concrete; Las Vegas Convention Center Loop Begins Operation

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) debuted the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) $1 billion, 1.4 million square foot West Hall expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by doors opening to Informa Markets’ World of Concrete, the first major convention to return to Las Vegas and to the U.S. post-pandemic.

The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, the underground tunnel developed by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company designed to shuttle convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles, also became fully operational.

The arrival of World of Concrete signals the return of meetings and conventions to Las Vegas, named the number one trade show destination in North America for 26 consecutive years by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN.) The addition of the West Hall brings the total square feet of meeting space in the destination to 14 million and makes the LVCC the 2nd largest facility in the country. During a normal year, the meeting and convention industry represents $11.4 billion in economic impact to the area.

World of Concrete’s arrival comes on the heels of Las Vegas’ full reopening to 100 percent capacity on June 1.

“This convention reinvigorates our commitment to be bold in how we envision the future of infrastructure and recovery of our state and this is only the beginning,” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are back in Las Vegas and there is no better or safer place to come to have a convention than Las Vegas.”

“We are excited to welcome our convention customers back to Las Vegas and to our new West Hall, reigniting the meetings and convention industry,” said Steve Hill, LVCVA president and CEO. “Today is not only a great day for our city, it’s a great day for the meetings and conventions industry across Las Vegas and across the United States.”

The West Hall features a contemporary design, an abundance of natural light and 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, including 328,000 square feet of column-free space, the largest column-free exhibition space in North America. An open-air atrium features a 10,000-square-foot digital screen developed by Samsung, the largest digital experience in a convention center in the U.S. A 14,000-square-foot terrace can hold receptions of up to 2,000 attendees, offering spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. Construction on the facility began in September 2018 and continued throughout the pandemic.

Trade shows facilitate $325 billion in business sales and 1.3 million jobs globally each year. While Informa Markets offers digital solutions that extend its reach and allow communities to connect year-round, now more than ever customers recognize the value of in-person relationship-building. Informa Markets remains committed to Las Vegas, with plans to host ten additional events in the destination before the end of the year. World of Concrete will return to the LVCC next January.

“We are thrilled to be returning to the live event format, especially in the home of the exhibitions industry in the U.S., Las Vegas,” said Nan Walsh, President, North America at Informa Markets. “There is an unparalleled magic about in-person connection—from sharing laughs with old friends, creating new ones, learning from industry experts, and seeing and feeling the latest products and innovations. We are so happy to be the first large-scale trade show to return to the show floor in the U.S., and the first to use the Las Vegas Convention Center’s incredible new West Hall, and through that partnership I believe we are signaling a return to business and connection that is needed now more than ever.”

The $52.5 million Las Vegas Convention Center Loop connects the West Hall to the LVCC’s North and South Halls via two one-way vehicular tunnels, including three passenger stations. The system serves as a fun and quick transportation solution to move convention attendees throughout the sprawling campus approximately 40 feet below ground in less than two minutes, while a walk could take 20 minutes or more. The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop is first commercial project of its kind by The Boring Company.

Plans have been announced to expand the system throughout the resort corridor. Known as the Vegas Loop, the expanded system will ease traffic congestion and offer a new transportation option for visitors from as far north as Downtown Las Vegas, throughout the Strip and as far south as Allegiant Stadium.

The LVCC was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry and considered the gold standard for safe facilities. Health and safety also remain a top priority throughout the destination with a variety of stringent Vegas Smart health and wellness guidelines in place to keep visitors safe, from arrival to departure.

For additional information on the LVCC and meetings and conventions in Las Vegas, visit

School-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Kick Off

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The Southern Nevada Health District began its first round of school-based vaccine clinics at Desert Pines High School as well as Sawyer, Swainston and Tarkanian middle schools. The Health District encourages Southern Nevadans to bring their family members, including their children age 12 and over, to these clinics to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for appointments is available at Walk-ins may be accepted depending on clinic capacity.

The Health District will provide the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at four Clark County School District middle and high schools simultaneously for two days each over the next two weeks. Second doses will be offered at the same schools 21 days later. Although the Health District is focusing on providing first doses at these clinics, people seeking a second dose of Pfizer will be able to receive it.

“We have worked with Clark County School District as part of our response to COVID-19 throughout the past year and this is another opportunity for us to combine our efforts to reach many people in our community,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “Vaccine accessibility is a key to ending this pandemic. The schools that are hosting the clinics are located in all corners of the Las Vegas Valley and were selected to ensure everyone can visit a clinic that is either close to home or can be reached easily.”

“CCSD is proud to work with the Southern Nevada Health District to ensure that individuals who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination are able to access it at one of several school-based vaccine clinics,” said Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “I would like to thank our CCSD school nurses who have been instrumental in joining the community effort to provide the vaccination.”

“School-based vaccination clinics are crucial in reaching the community that I serve,” said CCSD Board of School Trustees Vice President Irene Cepeda. “This is a great option for students 12 years and older, parents and CCSD staff who choose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to do so in the neighborhood that they live and work in.”

“Our community has made great strides against the pandemic because of our efforts to make COVID-19 vaccine readily available,” said Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II, whose commission district includes Desert Pines High School. “A key part of our strategy is to offer pop-up clinics in neighborhoods and schools, and I want to thank the Health District and the School District for their ongoing partnership to help our community get back to life by making vaccines accessible to all those who are eligible to get shots including children age 12 and older and their families.”

The Health District recently announced that more than one million people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines in Clark County. The Health District encourages everyone 12 years of age and older to get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing people from getting sick. People who are fully vaccinated can start doing activities they did prior to the pandemic. More information about current recommendations is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Clinics will be held at the following locations:

First dose: Tuesday, June 1, Wednesday, June 2. Second Dose: Tuesday, June 22, Wednesday, June 23:

  • Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sawyer Middle School, 5450 Redwood St., Las Vegas, NV 89118, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Swainston Middle School, 3500 W. Gilmore Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89032, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30p.m.
  • Tarkanian Middle School, 5800 W. Pyle Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89141, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

First dose: Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4. Second dose: Thursday, June 24, Friday, June 25

  • Burkholder Middle School, 355 W. Van Wagenen St., Henderson, NV 89015, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Garside Junior High School, 300 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89107, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Molasky Junior High School, 7801 W. Gilmore Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89129, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Valley High School, 2839 Burnham Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

First dose: Tuesday, June 8, Wednesday, June 9. Second Dose Tuesday June 29 and Wednesday June 30

  • Eldorado High School, 1139 N. Linn Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89110, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Palo Verde High School, 333 S. Pavilion Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89144, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Spring Valley High School, 3750 S. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89147, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • West Preparatory Academy, 2050 S. Sapphire Stone Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

First dose: Thursday, June 10, Wednesday, June 11. Second Dose Thursday, July 1, Friday, July 2

  • Lied Middle School, 5350 W. Tropical Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89130, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Rancho High School, 1900 Searles Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Silvestri Junior High School, 1055 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • White Middle School, 1661 W. Galleria Dr., Henderson, NV 89014, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine was recently authorized for use in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. The vaccine has been found to be safe and highly effective at preventing illness in this age group, and Health District and partner clinic information can be accessed at Additional COVID-19 vaccine clinic information can be found online at The site also features live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible.

Children under the age of 18 must also have written consent from a parent or guardian at the time of services. The Health District’s policy is available on its website at

The Health District continues to stress the importance of everyone getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Younger adults and children with COVID-19 may have mild or even no symptoms, but some will get severely ill and even require hospitalization. They can also spread the virus to those who may be more at risk for complications from the illness. Vaccinations are critical to stopping this pandemic, and the more people who are vaccinated the better they will work.

As of May 31, there have 1,029,121 COVID-19 doses initiated, 810,027 completed, and a total of 1,761,934 COVID-19 doses administered in Clark County. Additional information and resources are available on the Health District website at

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ER Construction Begins at MountainView With Entrance Changing

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Temporary ER Entrance Will Be Used During Construction in June

MountainView Hospital announces that construction is getting underway at the hospital for its $82 million multi-phase expansion. The first phase will be the ER expansion, which will result in a change to ER patient drop off beginning in June.

Beginning in June, ER drop off will move closer to the main entrance. Signage will lead people to this temporary entrance while construction is ongoing.

Traffic to the front entrance of the hospital will change slightly, with three lanes of traffic:

  • An ER lane for patient drop off
  • Hospital pick up
  • Valet

There will be no changes to the ambulance drive.

“Construction fencing will be up and that it may be a change for some of our patients and those in the community,” said Julie Taylor, MountainView Hospital CEO. “We want to assure the public that the emergency room is still open and that we are ready to care for our patients.”

MountainView announced its expansion in February, which includes an ER expansion and new patient tower.

The expansion will include a five-story patient tower and will include additional ER space. A total of 64 patient beds will be added to the hospital’s current 425 beds. As part of the ER expansion, 20 beds/bays will be added to the ER, bringing the total number of private ER treatment areas to 60. The expansion will add 65,600 square feet to the hospital.

Additionally, a five-story, 525-space parking garage is planned at the southeast corner, near the hospital’s second medical office building, at 2880 N. Tenaya Way. Construction costs are estimated at $82 million.

“We want to assure the public that the ER is still open, despite construction,” Taylor said. “We hope the addition of through lanes and valet also will help people access the hospital during this time.”

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.

Grand Canyon Development Partners Announces Construction Completion of Vineyard Memory Care Community in Henderson

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Grand Canyon Development Partners, a Las Vegas-based full-service development and project management company, in partnership with VCON, LLC, has completed the development of the Vineyard Memory Care Community, a two-story, residential/medical facility for seniors in Henderson, NV.

Residential/medical facility for seniors in Henderson, NV.

The Vineyard Memory Care Community will feature onsite kitchens, an atrium, laundry facilities, a salon and patisserie. “This new facility will provide an exceptional environment for seniors needing quality memory care, and our firm is very pleased knowing we helped it come to fruition,” said Grand Canyon Development Partners President Sam Nicholson.

From medication management and 24/7 specialized staffing to wellness-enhanced programs to promote independence and mobility, Vineyard Memory Care Community pairs thoughtfully designed spaces and features with individualized support, leaving loved ones with customized care, programming and amenities. The 48,000 square-foot facility is located at 2895 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052.

About Grand Canyon Development Partners
Grand Canyon Development Partners is a full-service development and project management company providing experienced leadership and expertise to real estate developers, retailers, and contractors throughout the southwest. Our primary objective is to help people and projects be successful. GCDP is comprised of development and construction professionals who have over 100 years of combined experience working for design and engineering firms, developers, and contractors. Our extensive experience provides us with a unique ability to fully understand what is critical to our clients and their business while also having the insight on what it takes to pull a successful project together, from feasibility to design and permitting, through construction and turnover to your tenants. For more information on Grand Canyon Development Partners, visit

Sunrise Health Systems Hospitals Offering $75 3D Digital Screen Mammograms

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Mammogram Special Available May 1 – 31, 2021

In honor of Mother’s Day this month, Sunrise Health System Hospitals are highlighting the importance annual mammograms for women 40 and over and offering $75, 3D digital screening mammograms for patients without health insurance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your annual mammogram and put your health first. This special program is available May 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021. Program participants must be at least 40 years old. No doctor’s order required for screening mammograms. If you have insurance, check with your provider. You may find out that your mammogram is fully covered.

With approximately one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, it is likely that we all know someone affected by this disease. It is important to take time to educate women about breast cancer and the importance of routine breast health checkups. The best way to reduce the risk is through a combination of regular mammograms, routine breast exams by a healthcare professional and monthly self-breast exams.

Our facilities have introduced heightened precautions and protocols to ensure your mammogram is conducted in a safe place.

Sunrise Health System Hospitals’ locations and mammography offerings the month of May:

Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital
3006 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89109
To schedule a 3D mammogram at the Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital, call 1-855-445-2246

Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital, the only Accredited Beast Center in Southern Nevada by the National Accreditation Programs for Breast Centers (NAPBC), offers 3D digital mammograms for superior breast cancer detection rates. Click here to learn more about the May Mammogram special and the Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital.


Red Rock Radiology

A Department of MountainView Hospital
7130 Smoke Ranch Road

Las Vegas, NV 89128

To schedule a 3D mammogram at Red Rock Radiology, call 702-962-7775

Red Rock Radiology, a department of MountainView Hospital
, is one of the few imaging centers in Las Vegas to offer computer-aided detection (CAD), 3D mammograms. Studies have shown that using CAD can help detect breast cancer earlier, when it can be more easily treated.

Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
To schedule a 3D mammogram at Southern Hills Hospital, call 702-916-7253

Southern Hills Hospital is one of the few imaging centers in Las Vegas to offer computer-aided detection (CAD), 3D mammograms. Studies have shown that using CAD can help detect breast cancer earlier, when it can be more easily treated. Mammography patients will receive a small gift in May for joining the fight against breast cancer. One per customer; while supplies last.

About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center:

As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of southern Nevada, its surrounding region and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital is home to Nevada’s first Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is the only Commission on Cancer NAPBC Accredited Breast Center in Southern Nevada. Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. For more information on Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, visit or

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center

3186 South Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

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 most recently The Leapfrog Group’s Grade A for fall 2018, and was named a Top Teaching Hospital in 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 Hospital

3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

About Southern Hills Hospital

Opened in 2004, Southern Hills Hospital continually provides acute care services while addressing the growing healthcare needs of the community. In 2018 Southern Hills Hospital opened an 80-bed psychiatric unit that treats adolescents through adults. In 2016, Southern Hills Hospital opened a second emergency room called ER at the Lakes, a full service emergency room that is just four miles north of the main hospital campus. This Hospital-based ER is the first of its kind in Nevada. In 2017, Southern Hills Hospital added a newly created Graduate Medical Education program with its inaugural class in Family Medicine. For more information on Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, visit or


Henderson Hospital

Henderson Hospital Nationally Recognized with “A” Hospital Safety Grade by Leapfrog Group

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Marks Sixth Consecutive “A” Grade for Henderson Hospital

Henderson Hospital received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, for the sixth consecutive time. The Safety Grade is a national distinction recognizing Henderson Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

The sixth “A” grade follows the hospital’s distinction as one of only 48 in the United States to be named a Top Teaching Hospital in December 2020. This award places Henderson Hospital in the top two percent of the more than 2,200 hospitals considered for the award by The Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.

“This sixth consecutive award speaks volumes to the expertise and commitment of our employees and medical staff to providing high-quality care to our community under many unique circumstances,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital. “The past 14 months have been incredibly stressful as we navigated through all the issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earning this recognition for the sixth time in three years is emblematic of our commitment to our mission and vision.”

“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but Henderson Hospital shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

Henderson Hospital was awarded an “A” grade today when Leapfrog updated grades for spring 2021. To see the hospital’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About Henderson Hospital
Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six acute care hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located in Henderson, NV, this acute care hospital offers emergency care, surgical services, including an outpatient surgery center, cardiovascular care, women’s health and maternity services, including a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, outpatient wound care and a freestanding emergency department. It is accredited as both a Chest Pain Center and Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Henderson Hospital has also been honored by The Leapfrog Group as a Top General Hospital in 2018 and 2019; a Top Teaching Hospital in 2020; and earned the “A” Patient Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group during its last six award cycles. The hospital opened in 2016, with a new six-story patient tower currently under construction.

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.