MountainView Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the second phase of its Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The expansion doubles the size of the unit to 35 private beds with private bathrooms.
The 15,000-square-foot expansion includes 17 new private rooms with private bathrooms and a new, larger patient dining room. Additionally, construction included updating and expanding the rehabilitation gym, as well as a new occupational ADL suite where patients relearn the activities of daily living. A centralized reception area to connect the east wing and new west wing of the unit was also added.
“Since opening the first phase in 2011, we have had overwhelming support and feedback from the community and our patients,” said Chris Mowan, MountainView CEO. “This expansion allows us to care for more patients who are in need of rehabilitation services.”
The rehabilitation unit offers a caring, team approach with professional expertise in the following:
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Post surgical cardiac/pulmonary/thoracic rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries
- Rehabilitation for amputations
- Stroke Rehabilitation
MountainView Hospital was presented the 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award for demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care and patients’ perception of care measures.
The HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledges hospitals that achieve high levels of performance on the care related to the publicly reported quality measures:
- Fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival
- Statin prescribed at discharge
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival
- Assessment of left ventricular function
- ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
- Discharge instructions
- Appropriate initial antibiotic
- Blood culture before first dose of antibiotics
Surgical Infection Prevention
- Preventative antibiotic(s) within one hour before surgery
- Appropriate preventative antibiotic(s)
- Preventative antibiotic(s) stopped within 24 hours after surgery
- Cardiac surgery patients with controlled blood glucose post surgery
- Patients on a Beta Blocker prior to arrival who received a Beta Blocker during the perioperative period
- Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
- Treatment to prevent blood clots within 24 hours before or after selected surgeries
- Doctor ordered treatments to prevent blood clots for certain types of surgeries
The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In addition to publicly reported quality of care measures, hospitals that qualified for the HealthInsight Quality Award performed well on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures. HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay.
“ HealthInsight commends MountainView for its commitment to excellence in improving patient care,” said Marc Bennett, President and CEO of HealthInsight.
The HealthInsight Quality Award program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in health care means a system that is “accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust through disclosure.” By using available quality data to identify high performing providers and publicizing the results, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.
“The staff at MountainView is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight . We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of MountainView Hospital .
To learn more about MountainView, visit Mountainview-hospital.com .
The fight against breast cancer requires the expertise of many individuals. This video explains how one researcher is doing her part to combat this disease.
Susan entered the field of medical research because of a dual interest in medicine and education. After being part of a cancer study, she decided to devote her energies to exploring the link between breast cancer and heredity. Her goal is to find more data that can help women educate themselves. With accurate information, women can determine if they should undergo clinical examinations or mammograms more frequently or at an earlier age for breast cancer detection.
Breast cancer is a disease that can continue to grow without medical intervention. The longer it has to spread in the breast and body, the greater are the lengths that may be needed to treat it. That’s why MountainView Hospital encourages women in the greater Las Vegas community to take initiative to detect the signs of breast cancer before the disease can cause greater harm.
An integral step in the fight against breast cancer is monthly self-examinations. This at-home routine involves a visual and manual inspection of the breasts. Women of menstruation age and older should conduct this type of evaluation at the same time each month. By giving oneself a breast examination on a consistent basis, breast tissue traits become more familiar. In the event that a cancerous growth should develop, a woman who has been doing her self-examinations may more easily detect a problem.
Annual Clinical Examinations
Physicians also recommend yearly examinations performed by a doctor. A woman may know the individual characteristics of her breast tissue, but a physician has the training to detect known breast cancer symptoms such as hard lumps under the skin, abnormal discharge from the nipple, and breast pain. Should a doctor find any of these conditions, he may advise further testing to determine the cause.
Mammograms can provide physicians with detailed images of the breast tissue, which may or may not reveal masses lying below the reach of manual touch. A mammogram can also offer greater insight into the traits of a mass detected by a self-examination or clinical evaluation. As with a clinical examination, what is found from the results of a mammogram may prompt a doctor to order a biopsy or additional testing to see if a suspicious growth is breast cancer. During the month of October, MountainView Hospital is offering $75 Screening Mammograms .
Let MountainView Hospital help you take control of your breast health. Whether you are due for a clinical examination or mammogram, we can help. To set up an appointment at our Las Vegas-based hospital, call (702) 233-5474 today. We also encourage our patients to use our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral system for more information about our services and physicians.