• Visit These Websites For More Helpful Medical Information

    Medical Resources

    Do you have more questions about the types of stroke or their treatment? These links can help you to learn about this and more. You can also contact MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474 for more information.

    • Knowing the signs of a heart attack and cardiac arrest can help you to get treatment as soon as possible. Find out the signs on the American Heart Association website.
    • Carotid artery disease can contribute to an ischemic stroke. Learn more about carotid artery disease and its treatment from the National Stroke Association .
    • The carotid endarterectomy procedure can be performed to remove fatty plaques from the carotid arteries. This fact sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke answers many frequently asked questions about this surgery.
    • Transient ischemic attacks , or TIAs, are warnings for future, more serious events. Read about TIAs on the MedlinePlus medical reference website.
    • The American Stroke Association provides more information regarding the types of stroke on their website.
    • Do you know the warning signs of a stroke ? Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.
    • A stroke can be prevented. Read this article to find out more about evaluating and controlling your stroke risk factors.
    • You can also learn more about stroke prevention from this helpful article found on the National Stroke Association website.
    • Physical activity provides many benefits for men and women of all ages. Check out this helpful website to learn more about the benefits of exercise .
    • Eating well is the cornerstone of a healthy life. Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to learn more about eating a healthy, balanced diet.

  • MountainView Hospital Hosts Gynecologic Lecture

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    WHO:   MountainView Hospital and Dr. Mark Turner, Gynecologist

    WHAT:   FREE Lunch and Learn

    Please join us for a Lunch and Learn with Dr. Mark Turner as we discuss a wide variety of conditions such as gynecologic cancer, fibroid tumors, endometriosis, uterine and vaginal prolapse, and urinary incontinence. An accomplished surgeon, Dr. Turner has performed thousands of procedures utilizing laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical approaches.

    WHEN:   July 13 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    WHERE:   
    H2U MountainView Office
    Located on the first floor of the MountainView Medical Office Building
    3150 North Tenaya Way, suite 114 
    Las Vegas, NV 89128

    Registration is required. Please call (702) 233-5474 to register for this informative lecture. 

    About MountainView Hospital:
    MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of Northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is often recognized for providing quality and compassionate care to our community for the past 16 years. MountainView Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The hospital is also 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.  

    MountainView Hospital
    3100 N. Tenaya Way
    Las Vegas, NV 89128
    www.mountainview-hospital.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mountainviewhospital
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/mtviewvvideo
    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call (702) 233-5474.

  • Common Heart Attack Procedures

    During a heart attack, a clot or fatty plaque obstructs blood flow to the heart muscle.  Without the normal flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients, the heart muscle is unable to function properly and its cells begin to die. To restore healthy blood flow, a physician can utilize a variety of treatment modalities. By watching this video, you can learn more about some of the most common procedures used to alleviate the symptoms and causes of heart attack. 

    The Heart Care program at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas puts the cardiovascular care of our patients first. If you are ever in need of expert heart care, consider visiting our full-service facility for your medical treatment. For more information about our cardiovascular care services, contact our staff at (702) 233-5437.

  • Types of Stroke

    Stroke Care

    According to the American Stroke Association, strokes are the number four leading cause of death in the United States and are the leading cause of long-term adult disability.  These deadly “brain attacks” can occur at any time and can affect almost any part of the brain, causing a variety of different symptoms and complications depending on the location. The stroke care experts at MountainView Hospital are equipped with the state-of-the-art imaging equipment to locate the type of a stroke fast and administer treatment as soon as possible. The two major types of stroke include:

    • Hemorrhagic stroke
      A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel within the brain bursts or tears, leading to bleeding in the brain. This not only prevents areas of the brain from getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function, but also leads to a dangerous pressure buildup within the skull that can lead to brain damage or death. This type of stroke is less common than ischemic stroke, accounting for only 13 percent of all stroke cases in the United States according to the American Stroke Association .
       
    • Ischemic stroke
      Ischemic strokes, unlike hemorrhagic strokes, do not involve the rupture of a blood vessel. Instead, it is a fatty plaque or blood clot that blocks the artery and cause obstruction of blood flow. The blood clot can form within the brain at the site of an atherosclerotic plaque or in another part of the circulatory system and travel up to the brain with the flow of blood.

    Treatment methods differ substantially depending on the type of stroke obstructing circulation to the brain. If you are interested in learning more about stroke and its prevention or treatment, please contact the MountainView Hospital Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474. Our nurses can also help you to find an experienced, knowledgeable healthcare professional near you to evaluate your risk factors and work with you to improve your health.

  • Stroke – Know the Warning Signs

    When stroke occurs, the blood flow to an area of brain is obstructed. Within minutes, the affected brain tissue begins to die from the lack of oxygen and essential nutrients provided by the blood. When suffering from a stroke, getting immediate medical care is vital for preserving brain function and avoiding long-term disability. Help yourself and those you love get care when they need it most by learning more about the warning signs. This video provides more information about the symptoms of stroke from men and women who have experienced them firsthand.

    If you are ever in need of emergency medical care, consider seeking treatment from the experts at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas. Our doors are always open to serve you and your family—call (702) 233-5474 today to learn more about our services.

  • Stroke – Know the Warning Signs

    When stroke occurs, the blood flow to an area of brain is obstructed. Within minutes, the affected brain tissue begins to die from the lack of oxygen and essential nutrients provided by the blood. When suffering from a stroke, getting immediate medical care is vital for preserving brain function and avoiding long-term disability. Help yourself and those you love get care when they need it most by learning more about the warning signs.  This video provides more information about the symptoms of stroke from men and women who have experienced them firsthand.

    If you are ever in need of emergency medical care, consider seeking treatment from the experts at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas. Our doors are always open to serve you and your family—call (702) 233-5474 today to learn more about our services.

  • MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL UNVEILS NEW TOOL TO ENHANCE PATIENT SAFETY

    First hospital in Nevada to utilize Xenex’s advanced UV room disinfection technology

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    Las Vegas, NV (June 20, 2012) – In an ongoing effort to improve patient safety, MountainView Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in Nevada to use Xenex Healthcare Services’ innovative germ-zapping room disinfection technology to keep patients even safer from infections.

    “We’re dedicated to a culture of safety for our patients,” said Will Wagnon, Chief Executive Officer at MountainView Hospital. “We are continuously striving to eliminate the transmission of infections by adhering to best practices, increasing surveillance – and now by using the advanced technology of UV room disinfection.”

    Xenex’s portable room disinfection device pulses blue ultraviolet light throughout MountainView’s isolation rooms, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), and Emergency Department (ED) to quickly destroy viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores – typically in about 5-10 minutes per room. Uniquely designed for ease of use and portability, MountainView is using the Xenex device in rooms after they have been thoroughly cleaned by housekeeping staff.

    “We’re always looking for innovative ways to provide even better, safer care for our community,” remarked Jan Olivas, Patient Safety Officer at MountainView Hospital. “We are committed to providing the best possible care for every patient —and that means making sure they don’t acquire an infection while in the hospital.”

    MountainView Hospital is a customer of Sodexo Inc ., a world leader in healthcare environmental services management which delivers infection control best practices to patients. Sodexo selected Xenex as its preferred partner for disinfection of Sodexo client facilities in 2011.

    “Our housekeepers currently follow Center for Disease Control and state DOH protocol when cleaning patient rooms and they do a good job, said Eileen Kennedy, Sodexo Director of Environmental Services at MountainView Hospital. “Xenex will support those efforts by providing our patients with an extra measure of disinfection,” she added.

    Xenex systems are currently in use by hospitals throughout the U.S. and have proven to be effective against a variety of the most dangerous superbugs, including Clostridium difficile endospores (C. diff), MRSA, VRE and Acinetobacter. Studies show the Xenex room disinfection system is consistently 20 times more effective than standard chemical cleaning practices.

    “We have heard repeatedly from our customers across the U.S. that our device is enabling them to save patient lives because we are eliminating the deadly superbugs which cause infections,” said Dr. Mark Stibich, Chief Scientific Officer of Xenex. “Our device can disinfect patient rooms in just a matter of minutes, which means that we fit into a hospital’s day-to-day operations, which is unlike any other technology on the market today.”

    Xenex’s UV light room disinfection technology will help MountainView Hospital further reduce the presence of bacteria – including C. diff – a stubborn bacteria that’s been on the rise in hospitals across the country in recent years. The C. diff germ can be found in the community and can be transmitted when a patient is in any health care facility, including a hospital or a nursing home. C. diff is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon and can live in the environment for months.

    “Because it’s protected by a hard coating, a microorganism like C. diff requires an even stronger weapon than standard hospital cleaning products,” said Dr. Stibich. “Our patented pulsed xenon UV light disinfection technology penetrates the shell and eliminates the C. diff spore in just a couple of minutes, which makes it feasible for everyday use throughout an entire facility,” he added.

    About MountainView Hospital:
    MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of Northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is often recognized for providing quality and compassionate care to our community for the past 16 years. MountainView Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The hospital is also 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.

    MountainView Hospital
    3100 N. Tenaya Way
    Las Vegas, NV 89128
    www.mountainview-hospital.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mountainviewhospital
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/mtviewvvideo
    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call (702) 233-5474.

    ABOUT XENEX HEALTHCARE SERVICES:
    Xenex develops pulsed xenon UV disinfection systems for the advanced cleaning of the patient environment in healthcare facilities. The Xenex system is the fastest, safest, most portable and easy to use system available today among room disinfection technologies. The Xenex mission is to significantly reduce the number of HAIs that impact the health and lives of millions of patients and their families and become the new standard method for disinfection in healthcare facilities worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.xenex.com .

  • iTriage®’s New iNotify Feature

    iTriage and iNotify

    At MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas, we understand that every second counts in a medical emergency. That is why we have recently added a new, convenient feature to our iTriage® Symptom Checker app called iNotify. Whether you are utilizing iTriage® on your mobile device or computer, the iNotify feature can alert one of four local emergency departments of your impending arrival. You can notify any one of our Las Vegas hospitals: Sunrise Children’s, Sunrise, Southern Hills, or MountainView. Whichever location you chose, you can be sure that the emergency medical team will begin preparing for your arrival immediately to ensure the prompt, quality urgent medical care that you need.

    To utilize the iNotify feature, follow the following steps once you have accessed the iTriage® app in the Las Vegas area:

    • Choose the “Facilities” option
    • Select “Emergency Departments”
    • Locate and choose the Las Vegas Hospital that is closest or most convenient for you: Southern Hills Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, or MountainView Hospital
    • Choose the orange “iNotify” option to check in with your desired emergency department; from this option, you may fill out a form prior to your visit to provide the medical team with more information about your condition

    If you do not have a smart phone, the iTriage® app is also available on your iPad or other tablet computer. The application provides reliable and up-to-date information about disease symptoms , causes of illness, and treatment options. Using iTriage®’s easy-to-use interface, you can even locate a physician, hospital, or urgent care clinic nearest you.  Visit the MountainView Hospital website to learn more about downloading the app and how it can help you to find out more about your health.

    Would you like to learn more about the comprehensive medical care options offered by the professionals at MountainView Hospital ? Contact our helpful staff today by calling (702) 233-5474 for more information about our services.

  • Surgical Procedures for Stroke Prevention and Treatment

    Stroke Care

    Stroke is a life-threatening medical event and one of the leading killers of American adults. Fortunately, there are medications and surgical procedures that can help to prevent these “brain attacks” from occurring, even in men and women with an increased risk.

    At MountainView Hospital, our Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center is always available to provide the highest quality in medical treatment for those suffering from stroke. In addition to our craniotomy services, the stroke care experts at MountainView may recommend the following procedures for the prevention or treatment of deadly strokes:

    • Carotid endarterectomy
      In many men and women, the carotid arteries can become partially or fully obstructed with fatty plaques, increasing their risk for ischemic stroke. Carotid endarterectomy is a procedure performed to remove some of these plaques and to promote healthier circulation to the brain. This surgical procedure can be performed preemptively to prevent a stroke from occurring or after a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) to prevent recurrence.
       
    • Carotid angioplasty and stenting
      Like the carotid endarterectomy, the carotid angioplasty and stenting is used largely as a preventive surgical procedure. This approach, however, is less invasive. Carotid angioplasty is used to widen the narrowed carotid artery, after which a stent is placed to keep it open.
       
    • Embolectomy
      In many cases, a blood clot can travel into the brain and obstruct circulation to an area of brain tissue. Embolectomy can remove these blood clots through mechanical removal or by injecting clot-dissolving medicine directly to the site of the clot.

    An American adult suffers from a stroke every 45 seconds. Do not be one of these men and women—do what you can to improve your health and avoid the complications of a stroke today. For more information about stroke prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, please call the experts at MountainView Hospital today at (702) 233-5474. Our nurses are able to answer your questions at any time of the day or night.

  • MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL UNVEILS NEW TOOL TO ENHANCE PATIENT SAFETY

    First hospital in Nevada to utilize Xenex’s advanced UV room disinfection technology

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    Las Vegas, NV (June 7, 2012) – In an ongoing effort to improve patient safety, MountainView Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in Nevada to use Xenex Healthcare Services’ innovative germ-zapping room disinfection technology to keep patients even safer from infections.

    • Wednesday, June 20 at 11 a.m.
    • The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at MountainView Hospital- 3150 North Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128, suite 600 (sixth floor of the Medical Office Building)
    • Live demonstration of Xenex system, sending pulsed UV light in patient room
    • Interviews: Jan Olivas, Director of Patient Safety at MountainView Hospital and Mark Stibich, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Xenex Healthcare

    Xenex’s portable room disinfection device pulses blue ultraviolet light throughout MountainView’s isolation rooms, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), and Emergency Department (ED) to quickly destroy viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores – typically in about 5-10 minutes per room. Uniquely designed for ease of use and portability, MountainView is using the Xenex device in rooms after they have been thoroughly cleaned by housekeeping staff.

    Xenex systems have proven to be effective against a variety of the most dangerous superbugs, including Clostridium difficile endospores (C. diff), MRSA, VRE and Acinetobacter. Studies show the Xenex room disinfection system is consistently 20 times more effective than standard chemical cleaning practices.

    Xenex’s UV light room disinfection technology will help MountainView Hospital further reduce the presence of bacteria – including C. diff – a stubborn bacteria that’s been on the rise in hospitals across the country in recent years. The C. diff germ can be found in the community and can be transmitted when a patient is in any health care facility, including a hospital or a nursing home. C. diff is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon and can live in the environment for months.

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    About MountainView Hospital:
    MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of Northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is often recognized for providing quality and compassionate care to our community for the past 16 years. MountainView Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The hospital is also 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.

    MountainView Hospital
    3100 N. Tenaya Way
    Las Vegas, NV 89128
    www.mountainview-hospital.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mountainviewhospital
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/mtviewvvideo
    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call (702) 233-5474.

    ABOUT XENEX HEALTHCARE SERVICES:
    Xenex develops pulsed xenon UV disinfection systems for the advanced cleaning of the patient environment in healthcare facilities. The Xenex system is the fastest, safest, most portable and easy to use system available today among room disinfection technologies. The Xenex mission is to significantly reduce the number of HAIs that impact the health and lives of millions of patients and their families and become the new standard method for disinfection in healthcare facilities worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.xenex.com .

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