FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer McDonnell
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Las Vegas, NV Sept. 24
, 2015 — MountainView Hospital announced today it received accreditation
for its Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council
for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
This accreditation marks an important milestone for MountainView Hospital’s
Graduate Medical Education department.
“This is a significant step forward in the development of medical
education in the Las Vegas Valley,” said Chris Mowan, MountainView
Chief Executive Officer. “With the establishment of MountainView’s
Graduate Medical Education department, it allows medical students more
options for their residency, with the goal of growing the base of physicians
in Nevada to serve our community.”
ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits
graduate medical education (GME) programs. Specialized training in Internal
Medicine GME residency programs takes place over a three year period.
Residency is the final phase of a long educational process, required for
a physician to practice medicine, and is most influential in determining
where a physician eventually practices.
The MountainView Hospital / University of Nevada School of Medicine Internal
Medicine Residency Program is listed with the National Resident Matching
Program and will begin interviewing medical school seniors and first year
residents who have completed one year of residency for positions in the
Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Interviews will begin in late October, with applicants from around the
country. Residents who are accepted into the MountainView Internal Medicine
GME program will begin July 2016. Approximately 20 first year and 20 second
year residents are expected to be selected.
“MountainView Hospital has shown its dedication to the community
by establishing this program,” said Internal Medicine Residency
Program Director Dr. Ali Rahimi. “Our vision is to offer an exceptional
training environment that prepares residents to practice quality Internal
Medicine using a high standard of clinical medicine.”
Dr. Darren Swenson, Chief Medical Officer and Interim Designated Institutional
Official for the Internal Medicine Residency program said: “This
is a transformational event for MountainView Hospital and the Las Vegas
The program will help enhance the local supply of physicians serving southern
Nevada and help to improve patient care access for the Las Vegas community.
About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility
located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing
areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees
and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized
for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate
care to our community since 1996. MountainView is also committed to training
the next generation of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education
program. MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System
consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern
Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering
a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128