MountainView Hospital Celebrates 25 Years Feb. 1, 2021.
Opening in 1996 with 120 beds, MountainView Hospital has grown to a state-of-the-art, full-service teaching facility with 425 beds serving northwest Las Vegas and beyond.
As MountainView has grown and added programs and services, it continues to excel in quality patient care, most recently honored by the Leapfrog Group for its 5th consecutive A rating for safe patient care. Other awards include recognition as a Top Teaching Hospital, also by the Leapfrog Group, and numerous awards from Healthgrades, including being named Top 5% in the nation for critical care.
MountainView Hospital features nationally recognized programs including its cardiovascular and thoracic center and an onsite cardiology clinic providing the full continuum of heart care. MountainView is well known for its Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery and other areas of excellence, including neurosurgery and neurosciences, emergency care, oncology, wound care and an inpatient rehabilitation unit.
“MountainView Hospital has been on an incredible growth trajectory the past 25 years,” said Julie Taylor, Chief Executive Officer. “During that time, MountainView has grown its physical footprint, as well as the scope and type of services offered, to meet the needs of our community.
“As we look toward the future, we will continue to focus on bringing new and innovative services and therapies to our patients, while keeping our commitment to service and clinical excellence.”
MountainView has grown exponentially over the years, and recently added two additional operating rooms, bringing the total number of ORs to 14. The hospital’s second free-standing ER, ER at Skye Canyon, is expected to open mid-summer, 2021.
MountainView recently expanded its in-patient rehabilitation unit, adding 18 new beds, bringing the total number of rehab beds at the hospital to 54.
In 2018 the hospital finalized the construction of its south tower, adding a new oncology unit, medical-surgical beds and a Level III NICU.
MountainView entered the world of Graduate Medical Education in 2016 with its inaugural class of 52 resident physicians. Today, the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium is one of the largest GME programs in Nevada and within HCA Healthcare, with more than 240 residents across 12 programs, two fellowships and three hospital campuses. Since that launch, MountainView has expanded into a Pharmacy Residency Program and a Paramedic School. Additionally, MountainView trains recently graduated nurses as part of its StaRN program.
“As we reflect on the past 25 years, it’s amazing to see the growth and continued commitment of MountainView’s employees, to our patients and to the community,” Taylor said. “This is even more evident today as we continue to wrestle with the pandemic that has affected all aspects of our community and daily life.
“I applaud our team for their steadfast care of our patients – so that we can look forward to our next 25 years and beyond.”
MountainView Hospital: 25 Years of Fun Facts
- What movie was filmed at MountainView in 1997? : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119141/locations?item=lc0629960 Fools Rush In
- What connection does MountainView Hospital have with Dancing with the Stars, The Amazing Race and a Bronze Medal in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games?:
Former patient Amy Purdy. At 19, after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. En route, she experienced respiratory and multiple organ failure, which caused her to lose circulation to her extremities. When she entered into the hospital she was given less than a 2% chance of survival, put on life support and placed into a coma. After multiple blood transfusions, and the removal of her ruptured spleen, doctors diagnosed Amy with Meningococcal Meningitis, a bacterial infection. Due to the lack of circulation she had suffered, doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee. She later received a donated kidney from her father a week before her 21st birthday. After the loss of her legs, Amy challenged herself to move on with her life, think positively and obtain what seemed like the unobtainable. (Source: AmyPurdy.com)
- Who was the first sitting U.S. President to visit MountainView Hospital?:
Former President Bill Clinton in 2001, visiting a patient
- How many MountainView employees were there at the 1996 opening?:
400 employees (How many do we now have? 2,150 employees!)
- How many “original” employees are still with MountainView?
While many employees working at MountainView have been with HCA Healthcare for many decades, 24 employees began their career (or started) at MountainView and remain, 25 years later.
- How many babies have been born at MountainView in the past 25 years? 54,677 (as of 1/27/21)
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.
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128