Henderson Hospital Honored by Immunization Action Coalition for Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose Rate

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Henderson Hospital has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Nevada State Health Department for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection.

“Immunizations are one of the most valuable tools parents can give their children, and we are committed to begin vaccinations within our Birthplace,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director of Henderson Hospital. “We are proud of the work our team has done to earn its spot on the honor roll, and hope that parents continue to immunize their infants and children to protect them against many diseases.”

Henderson Hospital is the newest entry into IAC’s Birth Dose Honor Roll (www.immunize.org/honor-roll/birthdose), which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage levels for administering the hepatitis B vaccine at birth. The Birthplace at Henderson Hospital team immunized 91 percent of babies over a 12-month period, and took additional steps to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B.

The national standard of care to prevent hepatitis B virus infection in babies is to administer hepatitis B vaccine to all newborns before they leave the hospital or birthing center. This standard is being adopted by centers of healthcare excellence nationwide as a safety net to protect newborns from a wide range of medical errors that lead to babies being unprotected from perinatal hepatitis B infection.

“Hospitals and birthing centers have a responsibility to protect babies from life-threatening hepatitis B infection,” said Deborah Wexler, MD, executive director and founder of IAC. “Henderson Hospital’s commitment to the best practice of hepatitis B vaccination at birth has shown them to be a leader in preventing the transmission of the hepatitis B virus.”

 

Karen Rubel Named New President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice

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Nathan Adelson Hospice today announced that Karen Rubel has been named President and CEO effective July 1, 2019. Rubel will assume day-to-day leadership of the non-profit organization and will also join the Board of Trustees.

“We are thrilled to announce Karen Rubel’s appointment as CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice,” said Dennis Kennedy, partner of Bailey Kennedy, Attorneys at Law, and Chairman of the Nathan Adelson Hospice Board of Trustees. “Karen’s tenure at Nathan Adelson Hospice, her experience in healthcare, her innovative ideas and her keen grasp of the changing healthcare landscape make her the perfect person to lead the hospice into its next 40 years of caring for the people and families of Southern Nevada.”

Ms. Rubel has been with the organization for over 12 years, previously holding the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Development for Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation. While in these positions, she led hospice operations and major gift fundraising, developed new facilities, and strengthened relations with local health care groups.

“It is a privilege and honor for me to have been chosen as the next CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice,” said Rubel. “My goal is to continue to build on the mission and vision that has been consistent since our beginning that no one end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. During this dynamic time in healthcare, we are excited for the future which includes our continued collaboration with community partners in healthcare.”

Before joining Nathan Adelson Hospice, Ms. Rubel was the Director of Advancement for the Nevada Community Foundation in Las Vegas and previously as the Director of Development at University of Nevada Las Vegas for the colleges of Fine Arts, Education, and Health Sciences. Ms. Rubel earned a B.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University and an M.A. in Administration from Dominican University in Illinois. She is a graduate of the Thayer Institute with a Master’s degree in Leadership Arts and Sciences.

Rubel will be succeeding retiring CEO, Carole Fisher. After 14 years at Nathan Adelson Hospice, Fisher is transitioning into a new role as an executive coach and leadership speaker. She will serve as a special advisor to the hospice through 2020.

 

Southwest Medical Recognized as a Winner

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Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, was recently announced as one of the winners of the 11th Annual Intalere Healthcare Achievement Awards. Through this awards program, Intalere, a health care services company, recognizes its members for their outstanding and innovative contributions to their patients, community and business partners in reducing healthcare costs, improving healthcare quality and serving the community.  

Southwest Medical was recognized in the Quality/Patient Care Delivery and/or Patient Satisfaction category, specifically its Southwest Medical Pharmacy & Home Medical Equipment division and its Pharmacy Transitions of Care Program.

The program is intended to help patients transition into or out of a long-term care setting.

Southwest Medical Pharmacy & Home Medical Equipment provides operational and clinical services in a variety of settings, including long-term care, hospice and home infusion. The clinical pharmacy team completes traditional nursing home consulting, surgery center consulting and transition of care services in multiple nursing facilities throughout Southern Nevada.

Kamal Jemmoua Appointed CEO of Prominence Health Plan

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Former COO ascends to the helm

Prominence Health Plan is pleased to announce that Kamal Jemmoua has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prominence Health Plan, effective immediately. In this role, Jemmoua is responsible for the continued growth of the health plan as well as new value-based care ventures including building physician-led Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and expanding Prominence Care Centers in key markets. Prominence’s goal is to provide innovative and convenient access to care and serve as the health plan employers choose for their employees and subscribers choose for their family.  

Jemmoua joined parent company Universal Health Services (UHS) in 2013, and oversaw the acquisition of Prominence Health Plan in 2014. Serving as Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for successfully driving changes that resulted in financial turnaround, growth and expansion.

“We have such a talented team and they truly care about our customers and members,” said Jemmoua. “We’ve come a long way in the last couple of years and it’s been an incredible experience both personally and professionally. I’m looking forward to helping Prominence become a health plan that exceeds the expectations of those we serve.”

During his tenure with Prominence, the company launched a Medicare Advantage line of business in Nevada and Texas, and restructured the organization to focus on solving member care challenges. New programs help by connecting with members on an individual basis, addressing barriers to healthcare such as transportation, navigating the healthcare system, and providing 24/7 access to doctors and therapists by phone or video through a telemedicine benefit. 

Jemmoua also spearheaded the launch of five ACOs within the UHS Acute Care division, covering 130,000 lives across California, Florida, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Washington D.C., with two additional ACOs launching in July 2019. ACOs are managed care systems that benefit communities by providing coordinated, high-quality care to Medicare patients.

In 2018, Jemmoua and his team launched Association Health Plans including the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce and Nevada Builders Alliance, providing more affordable and high-quality healthcare options to small business owners.

Under Jemmoua’s leadership as Interim CEO, Prominence Health Plan recently launched two new Prominence Care Centers, addressing the unprecedented demand for accessible and high-quality healthcare in the region. Staffed with full-time medical teams and health coaches, the care centers are dedicated to helping members achieve their ultimate well-being.

Prior to joining the healthcare field, Jemmoua held various roles in the financial industry with Delphi Financial Group and SEI Investments. He is a CPA and earned his Bachelor’s in finance/economics from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas and his Master’s in finance from Villanova University.

Jemmoua serves on various boards including Northern Nevada Medical Center, Access to Healthcare and the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

MountainView Hospital Receives Get With the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

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American Heart Association Award recognizes MountainView Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care

MountainView Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

      MountainView Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

      “MountainView Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”

      MountainView Hospital additionally received the association’s Target: StrokeSM award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

      “We are pleased to recognize MountainView Hospital for their commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”

     According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Renown Health’s Dr. Anthony Slonim Recognized Among Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential U.S. Clinical Executives

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Dr. Slonim ranks alongside peers from the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more

Modern Healthcare today recognizes Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Renown Health as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in the nation. Dr. Slonim makes his debut on the prestigious list at number 37 out of the top 50.

The recognition program acknowledges clinicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. The Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives honors clinicians working in all sectors of the healthcare industry who are steering their organizations and the healthcare delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. These clinicians stand out for the scope of their executive responsibilities, personal achievements, innovation and commitment to their communities.

“By putting former frontline clinicians in charge of leading the transformation in healthcare, organizations have leveraged their greatest assets. Throughout the country are examples of former and practicing physicians and nurses leading healthcare organizations towards greater quality of care, patient satisfaction and improved margins,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “Our 2019 class of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives includes Dr. Slonim — who is both a physician and a registered nurse, and who has revolutionized healthcare through boldly advancing life-saving clinical care through genetics, the adoption of health information technology and the commitment to continually improve health and healthcare in Nevada and across the U.S.”

Dr. Slonim leads Renown Health’s charitable mission of “making a genuine difference in the health and well-being,” based on the principles of caring, integrity, collaboration and excellence. Through his many efforts, the integrated healthcare system now includes four hospital campuses, 120 sites of primary, urgent and specialty care, affiliations with Stanford Medicine, the University of Nevada-Reno, St. George’s University in Grenada School of Medicine, and Hometown Health plan that serves more than 180,000 members. Renown Health’s more than 7,000 employees and 800 providers serve as the regional referral care center for over 100,000 square miles, from Sacramento to Salt Lake City.

A strategically motivated, outcome-oriented physician executive, Dr. Slonim has advanced health and healthcare both at the local and national level. During his career at major healthcare organizations and academic institutions, he has developed a national profile as an expert in patient safety, accountable care, healthcare quality and innovative care delivery models focused on improving health within the community. He is an academic leader and tenured professor, holding appointments as clinical professor in the departments of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Slonim is the first quadruple-board-certified doctor in the United States with certifications in adult critical care, internal medicine, pediatric critical care and pediatrics. Dr. Slonim chairs the American Hospital Association’s Systems Council representing more than 300 integrated health systems nationwide. He also chairs the Certified Medical Representatives (CMR) Institute, and the American College of Physician Executives’ Finance & Investment Committee. In 2017, Dr. Slonim was appointed editor-in chief of the American Association for Physician Leadership’s bi-monthly Physician Leadership Journal, having served as a life-long champion for advancing physician leadership, mentorship and peer coaching.

Since joining Renown as CEO and President in July 2014, Dr. Slonim has completely reoriented one of Nevada’s largest locally governed, not-for-profit healthcare networks. He launched a five-year strategic plan focused on population health and embraced the national triple aim initiatives of improving quality care and patient satisfaction while reducing costs. Dr. Slonim works to establish a culture of health through innovation and transformation. He regularly convenes leaders, employees, doctors and community partners to work to improve care, and to fulfill a life-long vision of inspiring better health in our communities.

With a personal passion for population health, Dr. Slonim created the Renown Institute for Healthcare Innovation and launched the nation’s first community-based, fastest-moving, population health study that currently has 38,000 participants and is returning clinical results on the first three genetic conditions including Familial Hypercholesterolemia; BRCA Positive gene related to Hereditary Breast-Ovarian Cancer Syndrome; and Lynch Syndrome, a prerequisite to colon cancer. The Healthy Nevada Project is a collaboration with global leader in environmental data, Desert Research Institute, and personal genomics company, Helix. The Healthy Nevada Project combines genetic, environmental, social and clinical data to address individual and community health needs with the goal of improving health across the state and the nation. Through the Healthy Nevada Project, Dr. Slonim aspires to make the United States of America healthier and inspires Americans to live healthier lives.

“We have the tools, ample technology and science to make this a reality,” says Dr. Slonim.

Looking ahead, the Healthy Nevada Project is planning for the next phase, called the Healthy USA Project which aims to reach more than 250,000 people and expand to new communities across the United States to ultimately drive positive health outcomes nationwide.

Dr. Slonim is a champion of innovation and transformation, having appeared on the TEDx stage twice. Before joining Renown, Dr. Slonim served in numerous leadership roles for Barnabas Health, Carilion Clinic, Children’s National Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. He went to New York Medical College and received his master’s and doctorate in public health from George Washington University.

“Dr. Slonim’s commitment has extended beyond traditional healthcare to include community health and well-being. Through his leadership, he works to improve healthcare through science, research and genetics; forge community partnerships that improve lives and develop innovative models that are improving healthcare in Nevada through the Healthy Nevada Project,” says Renown Health Board of Trustees Chair, James DeVolld. “There are so many ways that Dr. Slonim actively demonstrates his passionate commitment to Renown Health’s charitable mission of “making a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.” Dr. Slonim is always looking to the future, researching promising innovations and seeking out and hiring the finest in the industry, to build healthier communities and a stronger Nevada. Working in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, leaders, physicians and staff, he has developed several national best practices, and mentored other physicians and healthcare executives across the country to deliver safer and better care to patients and families.”

The complete ranking is featured in the June 17 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine where profiles of the winners are available at ModernHealthcare.com

Henderson Hospital Receives Second Consecutive ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

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Henderson Hospital was awarded a second, consecutive ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group when its Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade was unveiled earlier this month. The designation recognizes Henderson Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

The second ‘A’ grade follows The Leapfrog Group’s earlier recognition of Henderson Hospital as one of only 35 Top General Hospitals in the United States in December 2018. The Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive.

“Since opening our doors in October 2016, we have created a culture of patient safety and a commitment to high-quality outcomes for our patients,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director of Henderson. “I’m very proud of our entire team for earning this second consecutive ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group. Earning this award is directly attributed to the hard work of our hospital staff and medical staff, and their focus on providing safe, high-quality health care, each hour of each shift of each day.”

“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.” 

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 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.

Only 32 percent of the 2600+ hospitals across the United States was awarded an A in the Spring 2019 update of grades. To see the hospital’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

Clinicians at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Reach Minimally Invasive Milestone in Treating Aortic Stenosis

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The first hospital in Nevada to offer Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in 2012 – to provide patients with an option to open heart surgery – performs the 500th aortic valve replacement procedure last week week.

Clinicians on staff at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center successfully achieved a milestone last week by completing 500 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements since beginning the TAVR program in 2012. That is when Sunrise Hospital’s clinicians performed the first TAVR procedure in Nevada. Aortic stenosis is the most prevalent heart valve condition effecting aging patients.

Led by Interventional Cardiologists and Cardiovascular surgeons – the Sunrise Heart Center team replaces the patients’ damaged aortic valves through a small incision in the skin. Performed in our Hybrid OR, TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic valve stenosis can cause a patient to feel faint, weak or lethargic as the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body.

During the procedure, a hollow tube is inserted into the femoral artery through a leg incision. The new heart valve is compressed and inserted through the tube, then pushed up to the aortic valve where it is expanded. The new valve pushes aside the diseased valve. The existing valve holds the new valve in place.

“Patients with a degeneration of the aortic valve or who have had significant damage to the heart can lead a higher quality of life after having a TAVR,” said Dr. Nayab Zafar “What started as a glimmer of hope for a few hopeless patients is now available to the masses because of TAVR’s success as a less-invasive heart treatment delivering improved outcomes.” Dr. Zafar adds that the TAVR procedure was formerly used when patients’ heart valve disease was deemed inoperable or very high risk. Now TAVR is a good option for treating patients with intermediate risk.

“Placing the first TAVR in a beating heart to reclaim quality of life for the first patient in Nevada and the 500th patient is exemplary of our commitment to advanced heart therapy,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. “I am extremely proud of our Heart Center team of clinicians who put their whole heart into caring for our community and for people across the region.”

The first TAVR procedure was performed at Sunrise Hospital by Dr. Nauman Jahangir in 2012.

MountainView Hospital Earns Two Distinguished 3-Star Ratings for Heart Surgery Procedures

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Ratings place MountainView among elite healthcare providers in the nation

MountainView Hospital has earned two distinguished three-star ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated mitral valve repair and replacement (MVRR) procedures and mitral valve repairs and replacements with coronary artery bypass graft procedures (MVRR+CABG). The three-star ratings, which denotes the highest category of quality and is the highest rating available, places MountainView Hospital among the elite of all heart surgery centers in the United States and Canada.

The STS star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, rating the benchmarked outcomes of cardiothoracic surgery programs across the United States and Canada. The star rating is calculated using a combination of quality measures for specific procedures performed by an STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database participant.

“MountainView Hospital takes great pride in the high-quality care we provide that has resulted in long-term positive results,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud of our capabilities to serve this community with the most advanced technology and outstanding staff.”

For isolated mitral valve procedures, only 10 percent of participants that were scored received a three-star rating. For MVRR+CABG procedures, only 8 percent of participants that were scored received a three-star rating. The latest analysis of data for valve surgery covers a 3-year period, from January 2016 to December 2018, and 992 participants. 

“At MountainView Hospital, we have built a true comprehensive heart program with a philosophy based on the highest quality standards,” said Dr. Michael Wood, MountainView’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates Medical Director. “Our aim has been to build a comprehensive cardiovascular surgery center of excellence, and not just be a hospital that performs cardiac surgery.”

The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. The Database includes three components: the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD), the Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD), and the General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD). It is the most comprehensive and largest database in the world of cardiac surgery data.

“The Society of Thoracic Surgeons congratulates STS National Database participants who have received three-star ratings,” said David M. Shahian, MD, Chair of the STS Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety. “Participation in the Database and public reporting demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement in health care delivery and helps provide patients and their families with meaningful information to help them make informed decisions about health care.”

The STS ACSD houses more than 6.1 million surgical records and gathers information from more than 3,700 participating physicians, including surgeons and anesthesiologists from more than 90% of groups that perform heart surgery in the US. STS public reporting online enables STS ACSD participants to voluntarily report to each other and the public their heart surgery scores and star ratings.

MountainView’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates (CVSA) provides a unique model for Las Vegas for providing cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery care. MountainView Hospital has built a team unparalleled for heart care in Nevada, consisting of three board-certified surgeons, four mid-levels, 24-7 coverage in-house and dedicated intensivists.

The procedures and depth of services available also distinguishes MountainView Hospital for its unique, comprehensive cardiac surgery program. MountainView offers the full spectrum of interventions for structural heart diseases to recovery through in-patient rehabilitation and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation.

Southern Hills Hospital Announces Appointment of Alexis Mussi as New Chief Executive Officer

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Southern Hills Hospital, an HCA Healthcare affiliated hospital, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexis Mussi as the new Chief Executive Officer effective today. With this appointment, Alexis becomes the first female CEO of Southern Hills Hospital, and the only female CEO of a hospital in Las Vegas.

Alexis joined HCA in May of 2008 and has served in multiple senior leadership roles within HCA’s Far West Division. In December of 2015, she was named Chief Operating Officer of Southern Hills Hospital where she oversees the operations of the Emergency Department, Surgical Services Department and other areas of the facility. In the 3 years Alexis has been COO, Southern Hills Hospital has grown from 134 beds to 252.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed running the operations of our facility for the past three years. I am ready to step into the role as the CEO and to continue to work with our talented employees, physicians and volunteers at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center,” said Alexis Mussi, CEO, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. “As a premier provider for care, we will continue to expand and offer new services to our growing community in Southwest Las Vegas, NV. 

Prior to Southern Hills, Alexis served in various positions at Mountain View Hospital including Vice President of Operations. She also worked as the Market Director of Physician Relations for Sunrise Health system, and the Director of Physician’s relations at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. Under Alexis’ leadership each hospital saw tremendous growth. At Southern Hills alone she oversaw more than 45 million dollars in construction projects. Most recently she helped manage the construction of the first free standing ER in the state, and was instrumental in the opening of the Pavilion, the first behavioral health unit in all of Southwest Las Vegas. Alexis’ commitment to Southern Hills has also helped bolster employee engagement and grow surgery volume.

In addition to her dedication to HCA’s Far West Division, Alexis is a Leadership Las Vegas Graduate for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, and serves as a board member on the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She’s also been awarded the 2018 Heroes with Heart Award from the Trauma Intervention Program and is a founding member of the Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Society.

Alexis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Communication from Arizona State University, and earned her Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

“I am very excited to have her in this role,” said Brian Cook, President of HCA’s Far West Division. “Alexis is not only admired around Southern Hills Hospital but well known throughout the healthcare community here in Las Vegas. I am certain under her leadership Southern Hills Hospital will flourish, and continue to provide outstanding care to the community. We are happy that Alexis, her husband, Chris and daughters, Gianna and Isabella, will remain in Las Vegas and continue to be part of the Far West Division.”

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.

Southern Hills is part of the HCA Healthcare’s Far West Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities serving the Nevada and California communities. Through a wide array of inpatient and outpatient healthcare offerings the Far West Division serves to provide Care. Above All Else. HCA Healthcare’s Far West Division is one the most comprehensive medical providers in the area and part of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 179 hospitals in the United States and England.