MountainView Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes MountainView Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment for at least 24 months according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award addresses the important element of time,” said Antoinette Pretto-Sparkul, Vice President of Quality at MountainView Hospital.
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Cancer screening is an important part of the healthcare process, because it significantly improves outcomes for all types of cancer treatment when it is used effectively. Lung cancer screening is one of many tests you might consider to prevent the fatal threat of cancer in your life, but it is not necessary for everyone. Below is a look at some of the reasons your doctor might suggest this screening as part of your next annual checkup.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , cigarette smoking is responsible for 90% of lung cancer cases in the United States. The risk is directly related to the amount you smoke, so if you smoke one pack of cigarettes a day, your risk is higher than that of a smoker who smokes one pack over two days. Secondhand smoke is also a significant risk factor, and it accounts for about 3,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year.
You are over 55
Lung cancer is not typically seen in younger individuals, so screening will not become necessary until you are 55 or older. It is only in rare cases where a family history of early onset lung cancer is present that screening is performed for younger adults.
You work in a harmful environment
Environmental toxins such as asbestos and radon gas can cause lung cancer. These are generally present in workplaces, but they can also be found in the home. If you have worked or lived in a space where radon or asbestos was present, you should inform your doctor of this exposure.
At Mountain View Hospital, we are proud to offer our brand new lung cancer screenings with the most advanced method available today, CT Scans. You can schedule an appointment for this low-risk screening procedure by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line today at (702) 233-5474. For more on the cancer care services at our facilities and within the Sunrise Health System of Las Vegas, visit us at our website.
What: Community Lecture: Pelvic Pain. Learn about a Quicker Recovery with Robotic Surgery.
Join guest physician, Saovaros V. Michaels, M.D., FACOG (Fellow of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and learn about robotic-assisted surgery and how this technique can result in a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and return to normal activities. Topics covered include pelvic pain and using robotic surgery to preserve fertility in younger women.
This event is FREE. Light refreshments will be served.
When: Thursday, May 16, 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building
3150 N. Tenaya Way, Ste. 114 (H2U Office)
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Seating is limited, to RSVP call: (702) 233-5474. For more information, visit us online .
When you are in need of emergency medical services, time is the biggest factor to consider when seeking care. At MountainView Hospital, we understand that time is extremely valuable to your recovery from serious medical conditions.
We also work within the Sunrise Health Hospital Network, which provides superior medical care throughout the Las Vegas area so that you can always have easy access to the care you need. The emergency facilities at our hospital are expanded and include 23 private beds, advanced digital imaging equipment, “Fast Track” Triage, and easy access through a dedicated ER entrance.
Another advantage of the Emergency Department at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas is easy check-in and wait time updates with the iTriage app for smart devices. You can also get ER wait times for the entire Sunrise Health Network by texting ER to 23000 or by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474.