Terrible’s 65th Anniversary Round Up Program for Boys & Girls Clubs Kicks Off

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— Nonprofit benefits through June 14, 2024 —

To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Terrible’s is giving back to the communities that have supported the convenience store and gas station company over the decades through an in-store round up your change for charity program, called “Mr. Terrible’s Round Up”. The initiative will focus on nonprofit organizations that benefit youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is the first beneficiary of the Terrible’s anniversary promotion. With any in-store purchase of merchandise or gas, patrons may round up the total of their receipt to the nearest dollar. The difference in these transactions will be donated to local Boys & Girls Clubs from Monday, May 13 to Friday, June 14, 2024. The nonprofit provides educational, recreational and lifestyle before-and-after-school and school break programs for kids and teens, ages 6-18, at 13 clubs throughout Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas.

“At Terrible’s, we take pride in supporting the communities in which we serve, especially right here in Southern Nevada. Las Vegas is not just where Terrible Herbst Inc. started in 1959, but it is our home. With this community-driven focus in mind, we are excited to launch our inaugural Mr. Terrible’s Round Up program, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada,” said Bryan Breeden, vice president of advertising and marketing at Terrible’s.

“A 100% of the donations collected from the community will go directly toward supporting the thousands of Southern Nevada children who attend one of the numerous Boys & Girls Clubs campuses throughout the valley,” said Breeden. “I’d like to say ‘Thank You’ in advance to all of our customers who will be supporting this program. Rounding up your change at a neighborhood Terrible’s will give more children the opportunity to participate in early development programs that are offered at Boys & Girls Clubs.”

Terrible’s opened its first store in Las Vegas in 1959 and now owns and operates more than 80 car washes and 180 convenience stores and gas stations throughout Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona. The company is kicking off its anniversary program with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, because the majority of its locations are in Nevada.

“Terrible Herbst’s selection of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada as the honoree of their 65th anniversary ‘Mr. Terrible’s Round Up’ giving program is an incredible honor and a testament to their support of Great Futures for our youth in Southern Nevada. We extend our deepest gratitude for their partnership and commitment to our mission of empowering young people to reach their full potential,” said Andy Bischel, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

For more information about Terrible’s Cares and Mr. Terrible’s Round Up, visit http://www.terribles.com/terribles-cares/.

About Terrible’s:

Terrible’s, or Terrible Herbst Oil Company, is a privately held gas station company based in Paradise, Nevada, United States. The company operates over 80 Car Washes and 180 convenience stores and gas stations throughout Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona. For more information, please visit terribles.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization with 13 Clubhouses throughout Southern Nevada. Our mission is to enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Focused on three main impact areas – Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Leadership – Clubhouses provide a safe, supportive place to go (both physically and mentally), life-changing opportunities, and the chance for youth to learn, grow, and become who they want to be. Serving over 7,000 youth annually between the ages of 6-18, Clubs operate Monday through Friday before and after school, with extended hours over school breaks such as spring break, winter break, and summer break. For more information: https://bgcsnv.org/| Facebook @BGCSNV | Instagram @BGCSNV | Twitter @BGCSNV | 702-367-2582

 

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Health District Survey Takes Pulse of Clark County’s Health Status

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Public invited to take Community Status Assessment survey starting May 15

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) invites Clark County residents to have a say in improving the community’s health by taking a survey for the Community Status Assessment (CSA), a component of the Community Health Assessment (CHA) process. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and will be available starting Wednesday, May 15, at https://unlv.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_023TuQyXRM4Ae5o?Q_CHL=qr. Information gathered through the survey will not be tied to any individual person.

Conducted every three to five years, the survey is a joint project with the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy. It aims to assess the current health status of residents while identifying barriers to care and other relevant demographic and social issues. The survey contains 36 questions, covering topics including demographics, health behaviors, and perceptions about public health.

The survey will collect data for the CSA as part of the CHA process, which provides an overview of health information and helps identify populations that may be at increased risk of poor health outcomes. The CHA looks at core health indicators such as demographic and socioeconomic status, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, mental and behavioral health, health care access, environmental health, crime and overall wellness.

The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday, August 15, and SNHD will evaluate the responses to determine priorities for the CHA and lay the groundwork for the upcoming Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) that will begin in October. Together, the CHA and CHIP will guide SNHD and other community organizations to prioritize activities and interventions for the next three to five years.

For more information about the survey, email Amanda Haboush-Deloye at amanda.haboush@unlv.edu. To learn about the CHA process or to get involved, email healthyconnect@snhd.org.

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 www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Slam Dunk Health Challenge Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Students

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Four-week program is a partnership of SNHD, CCSD and WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces

 The Slam Dunk Health Challenge, a program that encourages students to eat healthy foods and participate in physical activities, culminates Wednesday, May 15, at 10:45 a.m. at Howard Wasden Elementary School, 2831 Palomino Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89107, when this year’s top classroom – led by fourth-grade teacher Karma Reyes – will be awarded the grand prize. Las Vegas Aces player Sydney Colson will visit the winning classroom to congratulate the students and encourage them to stay on their path of making healthy choices.

Now in its fifth year, the Slam Dunk Health Challenge is a joint effort by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and the Clark County School District (CCSD). Participating teachers and students earned points during the four-week program by eating fruits and vegetables and being physically active, while learning the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

This year, more than 16,400 students from 667 classrooms in 101 CCSD elementary schools participated in the program, which is open to all CCSD students in first- through fifth-grade classrooms. The program includes resources for teachers, including lesson plans and activities and weekly video segments featuring Las Vegas Aces players urging students to eat healthy, stay active and track their progress.

For details about the Slam Dunk Health Challenge, visit Schools & Teachers – Get Healthy Clark County. For information about healthy activities for children throughout the year, visit the Get Healthy Clark County Community Calendar. Additionally, healthy lifestyle videos, flyers, posters, communication toolkits and other resources are available for download in English and Spanish from the Get Healthy Clark County or Viva Saludable websites.

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 www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

New Report Outlines Public Health Goals for Clark County

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Health Equity Status Report highlights factors that influence health outcomes

 The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) released its inaugural Health Equity Status Report, focusing on key health indicators in terms of economic stability; economic access and quality; and health care access and quality. The report outlines social determinants of health (SDOH), and how they relate to Clark County and Healthy People 2030 targets. Healthy People 2030 is a 10-year plan for that identifies public health priorities to help individuals, organizations, and communities across the United States improve health and well-being.

The report, available on the HealthySouthernNevada.org website, uses demographic data to inform community members and organizations about key health indicators affecting Southern Nevadans. In doing so, SNHD aims to empower residents to better understand local health issues and strategic plans SNHD is creating to implement them.

Health equity is achieved when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. While Clark County as a whole is below national and state percentages for many health measures, there are stark differences in health outcomes by location and population groups. For example, there was over a 40% difference in 8th grade math proficiency by race, and of the nine health indicators covered by race and ethnicity, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino individuals consistently experienced less favorable outcomes. In addition, residents of the northwest metropolitan area as well as those living in rural areas had higher rates of health burden, including income inequality.

District Health Officer Dr. Fermin Leguen said, “At the Health District, we deliver programs and health care services that are designed to eliminate barriers people may face to accessing services and resources, but we also work to address the root causes of health disparities through policy change.”

As the report indicates, Nevada and Clark County tend to rank below national averages on indicators related to the economy, education and health care access. The report details why those issues are important, while explaining potential causes of health inequities in Clark County.

Economy

Nevada ranks 30th in economy size and 50th in the employment rate among states. Healthy People 2030 has set goals of increasing employment among working age people, reducing the number of young people not in school or working and reducing the proportion of people living in poverty. One goal of the plan is to reduce the proportion of people living in poverty in Clark County from 10.1% to 8.0% by 2030.

Schools

Education access and quality is also a priority of Healthy People 2030 and includes raising the proportion of high school students who graduate in four years and increasing 4th and 8th grade reading and math abilities. Nevada ranks 38th for K-12 education and 46th for pre-K education. The percentage of high school students who graduate in four years has a Healthy People 2030 target of 90.7%. Clark County lags behind at 81.3%.

Health care access

Nevada is ranked #31 nationally for health care. This ranking incorporates indicators such as Nevada being 18th for health care quality but 44th for health care access. In Clark County, 83% of adults have health insurance. Women have slightly higher proportions at 85% with insurance, compared to men at 81%. The rates for American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino and other races are below 75%. The percentage of adults in Clark County who have had a routine checkup is 70.4%, compared to the national rate of 73.6%.

Amid the challenges in achieving health goals, Southern Nevada remains resilient and is making strides toward improving health outcomes. The community organizations highlighted in the Health Equity Status Report are helping to lead the way in improving the health and well-being of Clark County residents in the realms of the economy, education and health care access. These efforts are aimed at meeting the Healthy People 2030 targets within the next six years.

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 www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Medicine on the Move Mobile Medical Center Reaches Milestone

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Many Nevadans have significant challenges accessing health care, including transportation, childcare or other challenges that prevent them from going to a health care center. Introduced by Optum – Nevada in 2016, Medicine on the Move is a 45-foot, state-of-the-art, mobile medical center that has travelled across Nevada, providing patients with a wide range of services: pediatric or primary care visits, immunizations, x-rays, mammography, physicals, and basic lab tests.

Medicine on the Move recently reached a major milestone, clocking in at 100,000 miles on its odometer while returning from a health care visit to Reno. The handicap-accessible, custom-built clinic is staffed by physicians, licensed nurse practitioners, medical assistants, a radiology technician, and a driver.

Officials & Community Partners to Launch Heat Safety Awareness Initiative

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Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and community partners to launch a heat safety awareness initiative. Representatives will provide resources, updated information and data during a launch event on Thursday, May 16, 2024, starting at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater located at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89155

Every year people die or are hospitalized because of heat-related illness. Hot weather can affect anyone, but people who are older, pregnant, or have chronic health conditions are more at risk. Knowing the signs and how to prepare for higher temperatures can help prevent heat related illnesses and deaths this season.

Those currently scheduled to attend include:

Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Chair, SNHD District Board of Health
Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer, SNHD
Chief John Steinbeck, Clark County Fire Department
Dan Berc, National Weather Service Meteorologist

About Clark County: Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

About the Southern Nevada Health District: SNHD 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 www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Joyce Malaskovitz, RN, BSN, MHA, CDCES

West Henderson Hospital Names Chief Nursing Office

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Joyce Malaskovitz, RN, BSN, MHA, CDCES, has been named the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for West Henderson Hospital. Her first day is May 6, 2024.

“There are so many exciting aspects about opening a new hospital,” said Malaskovitz, who has previously served as the CNO for Desert Springs and Henderson hospitals in Nevada, backed by 43 years’ experience as a registered nurse. “Along with a new building, we’ll have new technology, equipment, furnishings, and fixtures, and the opportunity to build our patient-centered culture even before we open our doors.”

As CNO, Malaskovitz has outlined several overarching goals for West Henderson Hospital. They include:

  1. Community Impact—the ability to bring care closer to the community that we serve, ensuring increased access to medical services for those community members, and looking forward to playing a role in positively impacting people’s lives.
  2. Collaborative Environment—building a team from the ground up, which includes fostering a culture of collaboration, support, mentorship, and professional development where staff can thrive to be their best and provide exceptional care.
  3. Community Engagement—a willingness to engage with the community in meaningful ways such as health education programs, outreach initiatives and community partnerships. This includes promoting wellness and preventative care.

Malaskovitz encourages anyone interested in joining the West Henderson Hospital nursing team to bookmark the Careers page on the hospital’s website (westhendersonhospital.com).

Joyce Malaskovitz, RN, BSN, MHA, CDCES

Joyce Malaskovitz, RN, BSN, MHA, CDCES

“I’m seeking a diverse range of individuals who can contribute to delivering high-quality patient care while supporting the hospital’s mission, vision and values,” said Malaskovitz. “I am looking for candidates who not only possess excellent clinical skills but also demonstrate additional qualities such as communication skills, empathy, teamwork, adaptability and a commitment to continuous quality improvement, patient safety and ensuring our patients have a great experience.”

Chris Loftus, CEO of West Henderson Hospital, said, “Joyce is one of the strongest, most positive CNOs I have worked with. Together, we helped Desert Springs Hospital earn back to back ‘A’ patient safety grades from the Leapfrog Group and Gold honors for Best Hospital in 2020, 2021 and 2022 with the Las Vegas Review Journal Best of Las Vegas awards.  Joyce also successfully guided us through the COVID-19 pandemic. Her integrity and skills are unrivaled, and her nursing leadership is a vital aspect of our hospital. We have already filled multiple nursing leadership positions because of her reputation.”

“As CNO, this is an opportunity to demonstrate my leadership skills and drive positive change leaving a lasting impact on the healthcare landscape in the community,” said Malaskovitz.  “I’m very excited to see our vision become a reality and take great pride in knowing our efforts will benefit countless patients and families for years to come.”

Malaskovitz will oversee all nursing departments in the hospital and collaborate with others, such as quality, infection prevention and support services.

Prior to her CNO leadership roles, Malaskovitz served as the Director of Health and Wellness Services for Desert Springs Hospital, encompassing all diabetes-related programs, the stroke program, heart failure program, the bariatric surgery center of excellence and the vascular institute. During her time as the director of the Diabetes Treatment Center, in the mid-2000s, Desert Springs Hospital had the distinction of being the first hospital to receive The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care. It was also the first program in Nevada to earn accreditation for its outpatient diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In 2021, it earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Diabetes Inpatient Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

About West Henderson Hospital
Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of acute care and specialty hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located Raiders Way and St Rose Parkway along the western edge of the fast-growing community of Henderson, NV, the 150-bed facility is currently on track to open in late 2024, offering emergency care, surgical suites, advanced cardiovascular services, endoscopy services, an interventional radiology/special procedures lab and inpatient nursing care units.

Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Camps Offer Fun, Affordable & Convenient Option for Families

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An unforgettable summer of fun and growth awaits kids and teens with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. The nonprofit organization’s Summer Camps are designed to ignite youths’ passions and curiosity with an array of exciting activities tailored for all ages and interests. From budding artists and musicians to aspiring scientists, sports enthusiasts and tech wizards, there’s something for everyone and a convenient location with 13 Clubhouses spread across the entire valley.

There also will be special Fun Fridays and Summer Brain Gain activities, weekly field trips, dress up days and themed music weeks, the latter covering all genres including Motown and R&B, Hip Hop and Rap, Country and Bluegrass, Broadway shows, international music and more.

“We believe every child deserves a safe, connected, nurturing environment to flourish, during the school year and also during school breaks when parents – and teens too – are figuring out what to do with their off-time,” said Andy Bischel, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. “Through affordable membership and financial aid for qualifying families, we ensure that no child misses out on the magic of summer at Boys & Girls Clubs. Whether it’s building skills, forging friendships, or discovering passions, we’ll help them make this summer one they’ll cherish forever.”

Summer Camp starts Monday, May 20 through Thursday, August 8, with hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Clubs offer early drop-offs, late pickups, and convenient locations – perfect for working families. Flexible scheduling is also offered, allowing families to tailor their experience for attendance and vacations.

Annual membership is required to attend, with memberships priced affordably at $35 for youth (ages 6-12) and just $20 for teens (ages 13-18). The Summer Program is competitively priced at $80 to $100 per week for kids (ages 6-12), and teens can attend for free with an annual membership. Both breakfast and lunch are included in the cost, and financial aid is available for qualifying families.

“Summer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a time for adventure, learning, and making lifelong memories,” said Bischel “Our camps are packed with engaging programs that inspire curiosity and growth, ensuring every child finds their passion and has a blast along the way.”

For information about and registration for the Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Program, call (844) 458-2582, email membership@bgcsnv.org,  or visit bgcsnv.org and

https://bgcsnv.org/services/summer-programs/

Palm Mortuaries and Cemeteries Hosts Mother’s Day Observances

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For many in the community, it is a common tradition on Mother’s Day for families to visit cemeteries to honor and remember deceased mothers. For those visiting its mortuary and cemetery locations on both American and Mexican Mother’s Days, Palm Mortuaries and Cemeteries will give out free flowers, cookies and treats, and assist with cleaning headstones.

The following locations are participating in this event on May 10th and 12th:

Palm Eastern – 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123*
Palm Henderson – 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson NV 89015
Palm Downtown – 1325 N Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Palm Northwest – 6701 N Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131

The free event is one of the many Palm hosts annually for the community. The Mother’s Day observances allow families whose passed loved ones are in Palm Mortuaries to experience an uplifting day near their burial sites.

Valley Health System

Career Development Cornerstone of Valley Health System Nurses Week

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Today, May 6, 2024, marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, a week-long recognition of nurses throughout the United States and the compassion and care they provide in multiple health care settings.  The week concludes on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the pioneer of modern nursing.

The Valley Health System, which includes multiple Las Vegas hospitals, freestanding emergency departments and outpatient services, has almost 4400 registered nurses among its ranks.

Often referred to as the backbone of the hospital, RNs can be found in dozens of settings, ranging from the Emergency departments to Education, Intensive Care Units to Infection Prevention, Maternity Services to Medical/Surgical care unit, Cardiology to Case Management, Surgical Services to Information Technology and many other areas of expertise.

Nursing in a hospital setting offers many different career pathways. Nurses may choose to specialize in a particular field, including neonatal care, pediatrics, oncology, neurology, cardiology, labor and delivery, perioperative services and more. Some may choose to branch off into the fields of quality, risk management, employee health, education and information services.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with nurses during my entire professional career,” said Karla Perez, Regional Vice President, Acute Care Division of UHS, Inc, who oversees The Valley Health System Las Vegas, Desert View Hospital in Pahrump, and Northern Nevada Health System in Reno/Sparks. “For more than 40 years, I’ve worked with nurses at the bedside and with the incredible leadership in our C-suites and nursing departments, on the patient floors and in the procedural rooms.”

“They are an amazing group of professional, intelligent, compassionate and caring group of individuals who are dedicated to their patients, their healing, their health and well-being and improving our health care systems,” said Perez.

Within The Valley Health System, there are multiple opportunities in place to join, learn and expand one’s nursing skill set.

Nurse Apprentice Program
The Nurse Apprentice Program (NAP) is designed for those who have been accepted into an accredited nursing program and have completed at least one semester of basic nursing courses. The NAP program supplements a student’s coursework the opportunity for a paid position on a nursing unit and additional on-the-job training. Currently, the NAP program is available at various VHS hospitals and opportunities are posted on the Careers page of the websites.
Fun Fact:  Henderson Hospital employs 44 NAPs!

VHS RN Residency Program
New nursing graduates, often referred to as “New Grads,” are enrolled in the RN Residency program upon hire. This one-year program is designed to promote critical thinking and job satisfaction. It begins with an average of three months of Preceptorship and Specialty Internship coursework, continues with six months of Residency classes (one class per month), and ends with a final Evidence-Based Research Workshop.
Fun fact: The VHS RN Residency extends throughout the first year of nursing practice so the candidate can continually grow and apply learned paradigms during unit experiences.

Career Growth
Within The Valley Health System are multiple opportunities for growth and development. A partial listing includes:

Gap Program – a fast-track program that consists of one month of classes and preceptorship on a medical/surgical nursing unit, to bridge that training gap in order to promote success in the nurse’s new acute care setting. This program is for nurses who may have switched from a non-acute setting (i.e. home health or long-term care) to an acute setting (hospital).

Clinical Ladders – a structured program for nurses to advance in their career while remaining in their current clinical setting, providing direct patient care.

LEARN Preceptor Program – a program for nurses who are interested in helping new nurses gain skills, confidence and knowledge.

Specialty internship programs for nurses who want to specialize in Intermediate Medical Care, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Medical/Surgical, Periop 101, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatrics.

Fun Fact: At Valley Hospital, during the past five years, over one-third of the nurses have moved into specialty or supervisory areas, thanks to the robust education and support offered. A number of Valley Hospital nurses also participate in the LEARN program of continued growth and development which enhances the quality and safety of care for the patients they serve.

Additional classes for RNs
Following the completion of specialty programs, training internships are available for new IMC and ICU nurses. For all ICU and IMC nurses, a wide range of advanced classes are available, including:
– caring for open heart surgery patients
– caring for heart and cardiac cath lab patients after they leave the ICU
– targeted temperature management for the post-cardiac-arrest patient
– caring for patients undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy
– caring for patients on an Impella device for the heart
– caring for patients with an intra-aortic balloon pump
– caring for patients with a neurological emergency, including stroke and neuro surgery
– caring for patients with an epidural for pain management
– deep dive to understand the 12-lead ECG

Recognition and Thanks
In addition to National Nurses Week, our nursing stars are also recognized via the DAISY award program, which is a national recognition program, and a variety of hospital-based and community nursing awards.

Has a nurse changed your life for the better? A thank you note, or a DAISY nomination is always appreciated!

To learn more about nursing careers, visit: valleyhealthsystemlv.com