Las Vegas, Nev. (January 2, 2013) – MountainView Hospital today dedicated its new three-story patient tower, the first phase of which includes a new Emergency Room and new Intensive Care Unit and new Medical/Surgical unit – all with private suites.
The tower, at just under 85,000 square feet, will open in two phases. The first phase will open to patients January 7, and includes a new Emergency Room with 23 private evaluation rooms. A dedicated ER entrance and new waiting area will also open. The first phase also includes a new 12-bed Intensive Care Unit on the first floor and 32 new private Medical Surgical patient suites on the second floor.
“We are very excited to start the New Year with a new state-of-art patient tower that allows us to provide compassionate care in a contemporary environment,” said Will Wagnon, CEO of MountainView Hospital. “We have experienced a significant increase in patient activity in our emergency room, with more than 50,500 people visiting our ER in 2012. As we continue to differentiate ourselves through our clinical programs, we expect that number to grow in 2013 as patients continue to choose us for their care.”
Included in the new Emergency Room:
- A “Fast Track” Care and Triage area to quickly assess patients by a dedicated triage nurse.
- A new ambulance entrance to help emergency service vehicles quickly and efficiently bring patients to a waiting team of doctors and nurses.
- A helipad conveniently located near the emergency room to help transport teams get patients into the emergency room quickly.
- Expansion of our Accredited Chest Pain Program to include a rapid rule out chest pain for eligible patients that can be up to six times faster and help avoid unnecessary admissions to the hospital.
The second phase will include renovations to the original ER. When complete in Summer 2013 and joined with the new ER opening in January, will almost double the size of the Emergency Room to 42 exam rooms. In addition, the third floor of the new tower will be built out with an additional 32 private Medical Surgical Patient suites and is expected to open Summer 2013. The new emergency room remains open and easy to access during this final phase of construction.
With the January opening of the new tower, MountainView’s bed count will go from 253 beds to 291 beds. Upon completion of all phases of construction, the total bed count will be 339 beds. The new tower construction cost about $70 million.
An additional $15 million in construction and renovations include an expansion of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit on the sixth floor of the hospital’s medical office building, as well as renovations to existing Medical Surgical rooms in the hospital’s central tower. The lobby, admitting/registration and cafeteria will also be renovated and will be complete Summer 2013.
“We are fortunate to be part of HCA’s system of hospitals, which invests in our hospital, our people and our community,” Wagnon said.
MountainView Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and a certified Primary Stroke Center.
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 for the past 16 years. The hospital 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.