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Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

A number of Clark County School District high schools now offer healthier vending machine options for their students.

Fresh Healthy Vending is moving into the southern Nevada market and has installed its machines in nine local high schools. All food and drink options stocked in the machines exceed nutritional guidelines for schools, according to company officials.

According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the San Diego-based company "charges franchisees about $11,000 per machine, which they then manage by ordering from Fresh Healthy online and restocking once or twice a week.”

Robot in Operating Room Provides Better Care

Robot in Operating Room Provides Better Care

Laparoscopic surgeries have made nasty scars and weeks of recovery things of the past for a lot of operations.

Now, a new robot is doing even more to cut down on scars and recovery time. The Da Vinci surgical robot is now in place at MountainView Hospital. The robot gives full range of motion to surgeons, which is something even laparoscopic tools have not been able to do.

The robot uses extremely small incisions and tiny metal fingers to perform intricate surgeries. The surgeon sits at controls feet away from the operating table.

"It is a lot easier to do the dissection. You have your wrist back. You have the comfort to do that. You are seated instead of standing at the table. We were here Monday for 14 hours. So if you are seated, you are a little more relaxed," gynecological surgeon Dr. Mark Turner said.

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

 

A number of local youth groups are partnering with Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, the American Lung Association and the city of Las Vegas to clean up cigarette litter in five city parks Saturday morning.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Parks that will be cleaned around playgrounds, grassy areas and picnic sections include:

Hospital Honors Midwives

 

A local hospital is celebrating midwives and the work they do for moms-to-be.

MountainView Hospital is honoring the Certified Nursing Midwives all this week. The hospital has produced a short video about midwives. They want to educate people about the services the program provides. The hospital offers Certified Nursing Midwives as an alternative to traditional labor and delivery services.

Midwives are trained medical professionals that provide care to women throughout their pregnancy, and during labor and delivery. They work with obstetricians, registered nurses and other staff to help moms-to-be make informed decisions.

Hospice Makes Move for More Space

Nathan Adelson Hospice will move its Buffalo inpatient facility into the MountainView Medical Offices to gain more space, the company’s president announced Thursday. 

The new space will be located on the third floor of the building at 3150 N. Tenaya Way, at the corner of Cheyenne Avenue, adjacent to MountainView Hospital. Move-in is expected by January. 

The 1,000 additional square feet and accessible location will be assets to the non-profit hospice, allowing for a more comfortable setting, four more patient beds (jumping the number from 14 to 18), improved parking and security, scenic views for patients and their families, a large conference room, and additional room for the Home Care team.

MountainView Hospital Recognized for Stroke Care

MountainView Hospital Recognized for Stroke Care

The American Heart and American Stroke Associations have given MountainView Hospital one of their highest awards for its care of stroke patients.

The Get With The Guidelines Silver Quality Achievement Award goes to hospitals that implement some of the strictest guidelines for stroke care. MountainView Hospital was recognized for its aggressive use of medications, its speedy treatment of patients and its use of up-to-date techniques. The hospital had to show it used those guidelines for more than a year and on a majority of patients. MountainView Hospital met the guidelines 85 percent of the time or more over the last year. 

 

MountainView Receives Stroke Care Award

MountainView Receives Stroke Care Award

 

A local hospital received an award for its stroke care this week.

MountainView Hospital earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.

To receive the award, MountainView Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Achievement indicators for 12 consecutive months. In addition to the Get with the Guideline-Stroke award, MountainView Hospital has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care.