Neuroradiologist Dr. Alan True, MD Joins Desert Radiology

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Desert Radiology Add Experienced Neuroradiologist to Team of Expert Physicians

Desert Radiology, Southern Nevada’s premier diagnostic imaging practice since 1966, welcomes neuroradiologist Dr. Alan True, MD to the practice.

Dr. True completed his neuroradiology fellowship at Harvard University Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2022. He is an alumnus of St. Georges University, School of Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine in 2016. Dr. True has served on the Graduate Medical Education Committee and Rutgers-RWJ-Barnabas Health Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Alan True, MD

Alan True, MD

As a neuroradiologist, Dr. True specializes in diagnosis and characterization of abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck.

True devoted any extra time during his schooling to extracurricular activities that helped others including participating in a medical mission trip to Belize to assist physicians in delivering field and hospital-based clinical services to low-income and underserved populations. True also volunteered stateside for the Parks and Recreational Department in Caldwell, New Jersey to help pick-up litter in local parks and to fix or maintain any features such as kids play equipment and water fountains.

About Desert Radiology

Founded in 1966, Desert Radiology has grown to be the largest radiology practice in Nevada. With an emphasis on high-quality, prompt diagnostic care and innovative technology, the company’s specialized team of over 80 board-certified radiologists serves more than 40,000 patients every month through its 10 facilities across Las Vegas, Henderson, and Pahrump. Through 55 years of service, Desert Radiology maintains longstanding key relationships with 10 hospitals, a large cancer center, a group of multispecialty medical centers and many other facilities in Southern Nevada.  Designated as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, Desert Radiology prides itself in being a valued community partner to its patients and many local nonprofit organizations.  The practice is the exclusive provider of radiology services to multiple Las Vegas professional sports teams including the Vegas Golden Knights, Henderson Silver Knights, Las Vegas Raiders, Las Vegas Aviators, Las Vegas Aces, NBA G League Ignite, and Las Vegas Lights FC.  For more information, visit their website,, or connect on Facebook.

RMHC’s Fill the Pantry Food Drive Food Drive on February 4th

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas (RMHC®) and Smith’s Food & Drug Stores are holding their 22nd Annual Food Drive – RMHC volunteers will be at Smith’s stores throughout Las Vegas and Henderson, sharing wish lists with shoppers and collecting food, gift cards, and cash donations for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House®. Additional volunteers will be at the House sorting collected food and stocking the pantry.

Supporters can also help by buying a Smith’s Gift Card online, making an online donation, or utilizing RMHC’s online wish list to shop and deliver the items to the House. More information and links can be found on there website.

Those wanting to help are invited to buy a few items off the online wish list and have them delivered or drop them off at the House (2323 Potosi St., Las Vegas, NV 89146).

The food drive can be found at Smith’s Food & Drug Stores throughout the greater Las Vegas area.

RMHC® provides a “home-away-from-home” for families whose children are in the hospital receiving critical medical attention. The Annual Food Drive fills the pantry for the entire year, taking one less stressor off these parents’ minds.

R.E.A.C.H. to Host Three Health Fairs in January and February

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R.E.A.C.H. to Host Three Health Fairs in January and February

Brought to you by R.E.A.C.H., the Mexican Consulate, the Consulate of El Salvador and additional organizations, there will be three health fairs to provide basic health services to those in need in January and February. Services are free and available to everyone regardless of their status or nationality. No appointment is needed.

Services provided at health fairs held at the Mexican Consulate will include vision screenings, flu, COVID-19 and general vaccines and HIV testing. Pap smear and mammography vouchers will also be available.

Services provided at health fairs held at the El Salvador Consulate will include vision screenings, COVID-19 vaccines and pap smear and mammography vouchers will also be available.

Ventanilla de Salud/Window of Health is a program that is operated inside the Consulate of Mexico and improves access to primary and preventive health services. Salvando Tu Salud/Saving Your Health is a new R.E.A.C.H. program that provides basic health services, education and referrals for different resources at the Consulate of El Salvador.

For more information about R.E.A.C.H., visit reachlv.org.

WHEN:                   Thursday, Jan. 26 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at El Salvador Consulate

                                 Tuesday, Feb. 14 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mexican Consulate Office

                                 Friday, Feb. 24 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at El Salvador Consulate

WHERE:                 Mexican Consulate located at 823 S. 6th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

El Salvador Consulate located at 765 N. Nellis Blvd Ste C5, Las Vegas, NV 89110

 

Catch the Big Game in Las Vegas, The Greatest Arena on Earth™

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The Greatest Arena on Earth™ is the ideal place to watch any sporting event—but Las Vegas doubles down for the biggest game of the year. With an incredible selection of viewing opportunities, the destination is ready to celebrate the very best in gridiron action on Sunday, Feb. 12.

 

The incredible energy will only be exceeded in 2024, as Las Vegas looks forward to hosting the Big Game for the first time at Allegiant Stadium.

 

Spectacular Celebrations on the Strip

 

Caesars Entertainment presents viewing opportunities at its Caesars Sportsbook venues, offering football fans a stadium-style experience and beverage packages at Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel + Experience.

 

Caesars Entertainment offers additional viewing opportunities at many of its bars, lounges and restaurants. Venues include Alto Bar, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and Stadia Bar at Caesars Palace; Bound Cocktail Lounge and Interlude Casino Lounge at The Cromwell; Fan Zone at Flamingo Las Vegas; Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas; The Indigo Lounge at Horseshoe Las Vegas; Influence, the Pool at The LINQ Hotel + Experience; Napoleon’s Lounge at Paris Las Vegas; and Ringer Bar at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Various seating, drink and food specials are available at each venue.

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents viewing opportunities throughout the resort. The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails offers seating in its Prohibition-inspired lounge, with access to a buffet of gameday fare and its retro-inspired cocktail menu. The resort also features a watch party at CliQue Bar & Lounge, which offers a special gameday menu and craft cocktails.

 

Fashion Show Las Vegas hosts a complimentary Viewing Party in The Great Hall, where visitors can enjoy the game on big screens as they lounge in comfortable seating atop a turf endzone.

 

Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas presents viewing opportunities at several of its restaurants, such as Buddy V’s Ristorante, CHICA, and Trustworthy Brewing Co., Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.

 

House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino offers unique experiences at each of its venues, including viewing options in its Music Hall concert venue, the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar and the Foundation Room atop the resort’s casino tower. Guests can enjoy its signature menus of comfort-food favorites while taking in the on-screen action. Various packages will be offered that include buffets, bars and more.

 

HyperX Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino offers an amazing view of the game with its state-of-the-art HD LED video wall and dozens of flat screen TVs. Guests also can enjoy a la carte bites and an open bar. Packages for varying sizes of groups are available, with some including video game consoles and PCs.

 

The LINQ Promenade will offer several watch parties, including six distinct viewing options at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, each featuring bottomless food and beverage packages. Groups can enjoy the action in between bowling, as each lane offers seating for ten, or opt for a more exclusive experience, including the Roxy Room, which has capacity for 20 fans. Virgil’s Real BBQ at the shopping destination also invites guests to view the Big Game while enjoying its signature barbecue, with a food and beverage package also available.

 

MGM Resorts International offers a number of viewing opportunities throughout its properties, including at the sportsbooks of ARIA Rsort & Casino, Bellagio Resort & Casino, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Park MGM.

 

Fans will also find watch parties at several of the restaurants across the properties, including Public House at Luxor Hotel & Casino; Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; BeerHaus at New York New York Hotel & Casino; and The Nomad Bar and Primrose at Park MGM.

 

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will have multiple restaurants showing the big game. Flights Restaurant Las Vegas features first come, first served seating, an all-you-can-eat buffet and an all-you-can-drink bar. Blondie’s Las Vegas and Buffalo Wild Wings will also offer viewing opportunities.

 

The Mirage Resort & Casino presents a variety of viewing options for fans to enjoy. The Owners Box and Sports Lounge features couch and stadium seating, drink packages and a variety of favorite gameday eats available a la carte. Other viewing opportunities can be found at the resort’s Center Bar or Parlor Lounge, each offering drink specials. Restaurants presenting Big Game food and drink include Diablo’s Cantina, Otoro, Rhumbar Tropical Ultra Lounge and Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak.

 

Resorts World Las Vegas offers football fans viewing opportunities at several venues. Carversteak features 70 feet of LCD screens and a premium sound system, in addition to an elevated menu of gameday favorites, a selection of premium beverages and bottle service upgrades. Fans can also find upscale Big Game food and drink at Caviar Bar, which is equipped with two big screens for viewing the action.

 

SAHARA Las Vegas presents viewing parties at AZILO Ultra Pool and Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar. AZILO’s tailgate bash features a broadcast of the game on its 240-foot-long LED video wall, live entertainment, a select open bar until halftime and game day fare. Reserved seating and bottle service will also be available. Chickie’s & Pete’s offers guaranteed VIP seating with big-screen viewing, game day bites, drinks and bottle service. The sports bar also features the resort’s main William Hill sportsbook.

 

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod will celebrate the Big Game with viewing parties, beverages and tailgate fare at PT’s Wings & SportsView Lounge and REMIX Lounge. For convenient betting, kiosks are available at PT’s Wings & Sports and in the William Hill sportsbook.

 

Tao Group Hospitality hosts viewing parties at its world-class nightspots, including Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and TAO Nightclub and LAVO Italian Restaurant at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The venues feature dedicated VIP tables, bottle service and gameday eats.

Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino has five-hour reservations open for the Big Game. Fans can enjoy the televised action or engage in some healthy competition of their own in one of the driving range complex’s hitting bays.

 

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas presents viewing experiences at The Cocktail Collective trio of bars, including The Dorsey Cocktail Bar, which adds additional TVs for the occasion; Electra Cocktail Club, featuring a digital display spanning 40 feet; and Rosina Cocktail Lounge, offering an intimate space to catch the action with classic cocktails. The game can also be viewed from high above the Strip in the resort’s two Prestige Club Lounges.

Exciting Events in Downtown

 

Circa Resort & Casino will host three major events, including watch parties in the world’s largest sportsbook, featuring stadium-style seating and a massive, 78-million-pixel, high-definition screen; Stadium Swim, the resort’s pool amphitheater with a 143-foot screen; and its meeting and convention space. Fans have a number of packages to choose from that feature everything from premium open bars and bottle service to reserved seating and signature stadium food from its restaurants including Victory Burger & Wings Co., Project BBQ and Saginaw’s Delicatessen.

 

The D Las Vegas offers several ways to watch the game, including the many 85-inch TVs at BarCanada and multiple large flatscreen TVs at LONGBAR. Also, the resort’s massive Big Game party hub brings the sportsbook to fans with live ticket writers at betting stations inside the party.

 

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center brings back its Biggest Big Game Bash, complete with free entry, stadium-style seating, food, reservable tables, “mancave” areas and stadium sound. To ensure fans don’t miss any plays, on both sides of its massive screen are two 22-foot LED screens also displaying the game.

 

Gold Spike presents a Big Game bash boasting jumbo screens, state-of-the-art surround sound, bar bites, drinks and special giveaways. The venue also offers packages including reserved seating, an open bar and a tailgate buffet.

 

Plaza Hotel & Casino holds its viewing party inside its convention space with multiple HD big-screen projectors. Offerings include a stadium food buffet, buckets of beer, a cash bar and satellite William Hill betting stations.

 

Fantastic Festivities off the Strip

 

AREA15’s Illuminarium Las Vegas transports fans into the action with its 360-degree screens. The venue also features cocktails, craft beers and gameday bites.

Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery presents a Big Game watch party at The Front Yard, with the action easily visible on its 18-foot screen and other TVs throughout the venue. Guests can enjoy Ellis Island’s signature brews and a buffet of gameday favorites. The hotel also offers viewing opportunities at its Village Pub & Café and Ellis Island BBQ, each featuring projection screens and a gameday buffet and bar.

 

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas offers football fans opportunities to raise a stein and prost while cheering on their favorite team. The beer hall and garden will offer packages with guaranteed seating, an open bar and a special all-you-can eat menu. Visitors can enjoy a mix of traditional gameday offerings alongside German favorites, as the beer hall specializes in Bavarian brews and bites.

 

Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin presents the game throughout the casino, in the sportsbook and sportsbook bar.

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa offers viewing parties in its Showroom, Grand Ballroom and Exhibit Hall, with free admission and seating on a first come, first serve basis. The resort will have on-site betting stations at each venue, plus tailgate-inspired food and beverage specials. Additional viewing opportunities are available at its Sports Book.

 

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas features resort-wide dining specials and nonstop Big Game action at venues including The Bar at Commons Club, Casa Calavera, Kassi Beach House, Night + Market, Olives, One Steakhouse and The Shag Room. Various food and beverage packages are available, with The Bar at Commons Club offering fans free samples of Anheuser Bush products throughout the game.

For more information about Las Vegas or to plan your next trip, please visit www.VisitLasVegas.com.

ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company and the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com, www.visitlasvegas.com or www.vegasmeansbusiness.com.

GOLO Provides $10K Donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas

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GOLO, the health and wellness solutions company with logistics facilities in Las Vegas, announces a $10,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas. The donation will support the organization’s mission, daily operations, and nutritious meals programs.

“We’re pleased to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas and the critical role they play in offering a caring environment for families with seriously ill children,” says Jennifer Brooks, president and co-founder of GOLO. “Their commitment to the health and well-being of these families is truly inspirational, and we are honored to aid in their efforts.”

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas is to provide a supportive “home away from home” for families and children who are receiving inpatient or outpatient medical treatment at local hospitals. Through their programs, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas supports the family- centered care of children to ensure their family members can fully focus on the recovery of their child.

“Here at the Ronald McDonald House, we believe family is the best medicine any sick or injured child can receive,” said Alyson McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.  “And this wonderful donation from GOLO is a testament to the company’s commitment to helping families in medical crisis be as healthy and strong as they can be to support their children when they need it most.”

Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child cope better. Research even proves that while we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatment, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to support their child’s recovery. Since opening in July of 1998, the House has served more than 5,566 families for more than 68,659 nights. In 2021, the House served 278 adults and 93 children for more than 2,680 nights.

With logistics and distribution facilities in Las Vegas, NV, GOLO empowers individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. Click here to learn more about our charitable giving initiatives.

About GOLO

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. GOLO has reached over two million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO® for Life plan, visit www.golo.com or call 800-730-4656.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area.  For more information, visit their website.

 

Touro University Nevada

Touro University Nevada’s Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation Receives Accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

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Touro houses the only simulation center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in Nevada. This initiates the process towards receiving full SSH accreditation, an honor awarded to fewer than 180 simulation centers worldwide.

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) has awarded provisional accreditation to the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation (Center) at Touro University Nevada (Touro), home of Nevada’s largest medical school and its only school of osteopathic medicine.

Touro is working towards earning full accreditation by SSH, a highly respected recognition held by fewer than 180 simulation programs around the world. Touro is only one of two simulation centers in the state of Nevada and is the only accredited simulation center in the Silver State.

Mona Shield Payne Photography/Touro University Nevada.

Touro’s Simulation Center is named for Michael Tang, a businessman, philanthropist, and one of the university’s most generous benefactors whose gifts fund transformational programs and initiatives like this one. As its name suggests, a clinical simulation center is an innovative instructional environment and learning laboratory that provides immersive simulation training for students, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, offering hands-on learning opportunities that significantly enhance their medical education.

The eligibility criteria for SSH provisional accreditation requires that centers be able to demonstrate established structures and processes as detailed online. All simulation centers must receive provisional accreditation before applying for full accreditation. Touro will spend the next two years working towards full accreditation, which includes presenting data and outcomes from the Center and compelling evidence that Touro’s students are receiving career-changing, hands-on experience through the Center’s state-of-the-art facility.

“The Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation is one of our proudest landmarks on campus. The innovative experience our students receive from using this facility is unmatched, not only in our state, but it rivals the best simulation centers around the world,” said Dr. Andrew Priest, Campus President and Provost, Touro University Nevada. “Through the Center, our students practice realistic medical and health care scenarios involving standardized patient actors, high-fidelity manikins, task trainers and other modalities. This critical, hands-on education better prepares our students for realistic patient scenarios after they graduate. We are so honored to have been awarded provisional accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and look forward to continuing to demonstrate our worth to being included among the elite list of fully accredited simulation centers around the world.”

The Center’s groundbreaking facility is equipped with technologically advanced equipment features, including:

  • 200+ task trainers with various abilities including IV insertion, abdominal examination, intubation, birthing, EKG monitoring, eye and ear exams, heart, lung and bowel sounds, foley catheter placement, male and female health exams, and more
  • Six-bed multifunctional hospital unit with observation deck
  • 20 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) rooms
  • Two high-fidelity multifunctional hospital simulation rooms
  • Two simulation playback debriefing rooms
  • Four high-fidelity manikins
  • OptumCare Ultrasound Training Facility with nine beds
  • 75-seat lecture hall

“The Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation provides our students with the unique opportunity to use the newest, state-of-the-art technology as they work to hone their skills as future physicians and health care professionals,” said Jose Noriega, Chief Information Officer, Touro University Nevada. “As medicine and technology simultaneously evolve, it is critical for our students to have access to the latest and greatest tools here at Touro. This accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is a step in the right direction as we incorporate more cutting-edge technology into our students’ curriculum.”

ABOUT TOURO UNIVERSITY NEVADA
Touro University Nevada (Touro) is Nevada’s largest school of medicine and largest school of physician assistant studies, fully accredited, and a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution. Opened in 2004, Touro was established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service throughout the state. Its mission is to provide quality education programs in the fields of healthcare and education in concert with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity. Touro is home to more than 1,500 students in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medical health sciences. The University’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center for the public that accepts all health insurance and the multi-disciplinary Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on Touro, visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702-777-8687.

Centennial Hills Hospital Celebrates 15 Years Caring for Northwest and North Las Vegas Communities

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Hospital adds advanced medical services, opens new patient tower, builds two freestanding emergency departments

Since opening its doors in January 2008, Centennial Hills Hospital has worked tirelessly to bring high-quality care to residents of northwest Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and surrounding communities by adding advanced cardiovascular, neurological and neonatology services, more private rooms and two additional freestanding emergency departments.

“In less than 15 years, we’ve doubled in size; this includes building out two additional floors in the original hospital tower building, expanding our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and opening another patient tower in 2020,” said Sajit Pullarkat, CEO/Managing Director, who has worked at Centennial Hills Hospital since its inception.

“Most recently, we opened our first freestanding emergency department, the ER at Valley Vista in January 2022 and broke ground on our second facility, the ER at West Craig Road in August 2022,” said Pullarkat.  “We’ve worked diligently to grow with our community, adding medical services that allow residents to received high-quality, advanced health care, close to home.”

Recent Hospital Highlights

New Technology

  • Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview for enhanced detection of bladder cancer (2022)
  • CloTriever and FlowTriever to remove DVTs and pulmonary embolisms (2022)
  • Impella heart pump for heart failure procedures (2022)
  • Added new robotic technology for spine surgery (2021)
  • Added new imaging technology to reduce radiation and provide precise stent placement during heart procedures (2021)

New Medical Procedures

  • Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a novel “reversal of blood flow” approach to protect the brain during insertion of a stent to treat a narrowing in the carotid artery (carotid stenosis). This results in a decreased risk of perioperative and long-term stroke rates. (2022)
  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate, or HoLEP, procedure is the most effective and advanced option to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate (2022)
  • Offering non-opioid approach to managing pain prior to knee surgery (2021)

New Construction:

  • Opened final two floors of the original hospital tower (2016-2017)
  • Opened ER at Valley Vista and broke ground on ER at West Craig (2022)
  • Patient tower completed and opened in 2020
  • Expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to 25 beds featuring nine private baby suites (2021)

Centennial Hills Hospital Calendar Years – By the Numbers

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                                    2008                2022*
Employees                   359                  1,347
Nurses                         168                  597
Babies Delivered        435                  3,042
ER Visits                     29,332             60,500
Surgeries                     2152                5,702
Bed Count                   165                  339

*January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Recent Achievements/Certifications

  • Nationally ranked as high-performing facility by US News & World Report in the areas of Maternity (2021-2022 and 2022-2023), heart failure and stroke (2022-2023)
  • Earned Certified Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Certification from The Joint Commission for treating stroke (2022)
  • Earned 2022 Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and the Mission: Lifeline- STEMI Receiving Center GOLD awards from the American Stroke Association (2022)
  • Received Platinum Level recognition from The Nevada Donor Network for encouraging people to register as eye, organ and tissue donors (2022)

About Centennial Hills Hospital

Centennial Hills Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a system comprised of acute care and specialty hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, outpatient services and physician practices, cares for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding communities. Located in northwest Las Vegas, the hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services including emergency care, surgical services, cardiovascular and advanced neurological care, women’s health, maternity and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, orthopedics, advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine, and outpatient therapy and two freestanding emergency facilities, the ER at Valley Vista in North Las Vegas, NV, and the ER at West Craig (opening late 2023) .

Updated information about The Valley Health System can be found on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheValleyHealthSystemLV
Instagram:  www.instagram.com/thevalleyhealthsystem

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions on Track with UnitedHealthcare

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Whether it’s due to commitment or unrealistic goals, many of us give up on our New Year’s resolutions by February. Despite good intentions, very few stay the course for a whole year –especially when there isn’t a solid plan in place to achieve it. As we reach the end of January, UnitedHealthcare would like to offer the following tips to those who may be needing some extra motivation or guidance in keeping their resolutions on track:

  • Focus on one goal at a time – Instead of being overambitious, try sticking to one priority until you feel confident adding another. If you’ve decided to record your diet and start a daily exercise routine, consider focusing on your food journal first. After you’ve developed a reliable tracking system for your meals, begin upping your exercise game
  • Set realistic and measurable resolutions – In order to make sure each resolution is attainable, decide how you want to measure your success by using specific times and numbers instead of vague expectations. Instead of a resolution to “have a less stressful morning routine,” make it your goal to get out of bed by 6:45 a.m. each day. Instead of pledging to “move more,” add a brisk, 30-minute walk to your daily routine. Start small, knowing you can always increase your measurable goals
  • Make your goals enjoyable – Set resolutions you want to accomplish, not ones you think you should reach. Try to come up with ways to enjoy the time you’ve committed to your goals. For example, if you want to make an effort to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, consider enrolling in a virtual cooking class that features interesting ways to add produce
  • Plan for challenges and how you’ll overcome them – Brainstorm a list of things that could get in the way of accomplish your goals and come up with solutions ahead of time. Honesty is key when considering roadblocks and creative solutions. For instance, how can you add purposeful movement around your home or apartment when the weather is bad?
  • Stay accountable and get support from friends and family – Strong social support may improve your motivation, mental health and behavior. A strong support system of positive people and advocates may help you reach your goal. Consider asking a family member or friend to work with you on a common goal that will keep both of you accountable.
  • Don’t limit yourself to setting resolutions once a year – Revisit your goals throughout the year to help stay on track. Take the time to re-evaluate your efforts and make any adjustments to set yourself up for success—whether it’s to lose weight or just to live a healthier life.