MountainView Hospital Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Tower | Health
MountainView Hospital opened an expanded tower Wednesday that will eventually include a new emergency room, a bigger intensive care unit and a larger medical/surgical unit.
The multi-phase, $85 million project will add 85,000 square feet to the hospital when it is completed. Renovations to the emergency room have started and are expected to be finished this summer. The expansion will bring the total number of beds at the ER to 42. There will also be a new entrance for ambulances and a new helicopter pad.
The hospital's chief operating officer says the expansion will allow for a more personal healing environment.
"Hopefully, it will allow us to put patients in the right bed the first time, decrease the amount of transfers in rooms for patients and hopefully improve the perception of the care that our community is receiving" CEO William Wagnon said.
The number of beds will increase from 235 to 339. The new medical/surgical beds in the third floor of the new tower will open this year.
The hospital is also getting new machine for their heart care unit that allows doctors to diagnose a heart attack six times faster than any another hospital in southern Nevada, Wagnon said.