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New Nursing Facility Slated for Northwest Valley

New Nursing Facility Slated for Northwest Valley

 

Ground will be broken Thursday for a new skilled nursing facility in the Northwest part of the valley.

City officials will join representatives from Advanced Healthcare and The Boyer Company for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 33,000-square-foot skilled nursing facility at 2 p.m. The groundbreaking will take place on Tenaya Way just north of Cascade Valley Court, and south of Mountain View Hospital.

The facility is expected to be completed in early 2014 and will bring more than 90 new jobs to the city.

Advanced Health Care specializes in short-term nursing and rehabilitation after a hospital stay and before the patient returns home. The facilities offer 24-hour nursing care and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Staff with the city’s Department of Economic and Urban Development assisted in guiding the project through the permitting and development process.

MountainView Hospital Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Tower

MountainView Hospital Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Tower

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.

Centennial Hills Hospital Holds Disaster Exercise

Centennial Hills Hospital Holds Disaster Exercise

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A hospital in northwest Las Vegas is hosting a decontamination drill simulating the release of radiation due to a criminal act.

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center says the Operation Decon-12 exercise on Wednesday will include officials from the Nevada National Security Site nuclear proving ground and the Las Vegas police specialized ARMOR emergency operations unit.

As part of the exercise, administrators, responders and caregivers will be critiqued on the treatment of victims of a dirty bomb attack and their interaction and cooperation with other agencies.

Organizers say people can expect to see police and firefighters at the eight-story, 177-bed hospital looking and acting like the disaster is real.

But hospital spokeswoman Christine Beltran says normal emergency department operations and patient care won't be affected.

Groundbreaking Held for Home for Intellectually Challenged Seniors

Groundbreaking Held for Home for Intellectually Challenged Seniors

Ground was broken Tuesday in a northwest neighborhood for a new home for intellectually challenged seniors.

New Vista Ranch will be built near Rainbow Boulevard and Grand Teton Drive. Besides providing a home-like environment for older Las Vegans who are mentally challenged, the center will house a medical clinic for challenged individuals of all ages. It will be the first medical clinic designed for people in southern Nevada with intellectual challenges.

The groundbreaking was for the first phase of the six-phase project. The other phases will include a community outreach center, a job development center and more housing for seniors. For more information, go to newvistanv.org.

 

Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way

Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way

 

Hospitals in the Sunrise Health System have a new way for patients to alert staff in the emergency room that they are on the way.

The iNotify system is through the healthcare app iTriage. When a patient uses the iTriage app, he or she has the option to click the notify button which allows the patient to fill out symptom information, allergies and other health information the staff may need to know. The information is then sent directly to the hospital emergency room staff, allowing them to get ready for an incoming patient.

iTriage is available for a free download for iPhone and Android. The notify program is available at Sunrise, MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise Children’s Hospitals.