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    The Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery at MountainView Hospital Completes First Robotic Lobectomy in Southern Nevada

    Last updated 1 year ago

    MountainView Hospital announced that its talented surgical team completed a wedge resection and lobectomy utilizing the da Vinci Si robotic system. This is the first robotic-assisted thoracic surgery for MountainView’s Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery and a first in southern Nevada.

    “This is another example of how MountainView continues to clinically differentiate itself from other hospitals within the community,” said Chris Mowan, Chief Executive Officer of MountainView Hospital. “By offering robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, we are able to meet the community’s healthcare needs with the latest in surgical technology. The robotic system adds another tool for Dr. Chung’s minimally invasive thoracic program.”

    Dr. Arnold Chung, CVT surgeon with MountainView Hospital Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, completed a wedge resection and lobectomy with lymph node dissection using the da Vinci Si system. Advanced Practice Nurse Tim Foley, APN-BC, assisted in the surgery. The patient is doing well and was discharged from the hospital.

    “The post-operative recovery period for lobectomies and wedge resections can be long and is usually painful,” said Dr. Chung. “However, with the advanced technology at MountainView, we are able to treat patients using minimally invasive techniques and with the robotic capabilities, we are able to get them on the road to recovery faster.”

    A lobectomy is a type surgery in which one lobe of a lung is removed, often used to treat lung cancer. This type of procedure can be done through an open lobectomy, in which the lung is removed through a long incision on the side of the chest, known as a thoracotomy. A VATs lobectomy is when a lobe of the lung is removed through three or four small incisions in the chest. The surgeon uses instruments and a small video camera during the surgery. Dr. Chung performs traditional and VATs surgeries, along with robotic lobectomies.

    During a robotic lobectomy, the surgeon accesses the surgical area through tiny incisions and uses the da Vinci to enhance their range of motion, provide greater dexterity and an enhanced 3-D visualization of the surgical area. Robotic assisted surgery allows for a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, and quicker return to normal daily activities. The system does not operate on its own; it replicates the surgeon’s hand movements in real time.

    Why Choose The Women's Center at MountainView When Having a Baby?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    If you decide to have a baby, the Women’s Center at MountainView Hospital is here to help you every step of the way.  Our childbirth preparation class is designed to help parents celebrate the experience of raising a child, and when it’s time to have your baby, our team of obstetric nurses and physicians, the most experienced in northwest Las Vegas, will be here to assist you in the birthing process in a safe environment of all private birthing suites.  For those newborns that may need specialized care after birth, we also have a world-class Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and direct access to Sunrise Children’s Hospital.  Expecting a baby is an exciting, life-changing time, and we want you to enjoy it, so call us today at (702) 233-5474 for more information.

    Join us for our August Support Group for Crohn's and Colitis on Tuesday, August 27!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Join us for an evening of discussion, meeting other patients and caregivers and help direct our 2013/2014 Support and Education Year at our August Support Group for Crohn's and Colitis patients, caregivers, medical professionals and the general public! If you have questions or would like to RSVP, contact Caitlin Shea at: or at (646) 306-4472!

    MountainView Hospital Announces New Chief Executive Officer

    Last updated 1 year ago

    MountainView Hospital is pleased to announce its new Chief Executive Officer, Chris Mowan, FACHE.

    Mowan will assume the role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective September 1. He joins MountainView from Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the past four years.

    “Chris’ experience at Sunrise Hospital and in the Las Vegas healthcare market makes him a great fit at MountainView Hospital,” said Bryan R. Rogers, FACHE, President of HCA Far West Division. “As he continues to work within the Sunrise Health System, his leadership and knowledge will be valuable in continuing to advance the growth of healthcare services to our patients.”

    As Chief Operating Officer for Sunrise Hospital, Mowan oversaw operations of many areas of the hospital and major service lines including the Nevada Neurosciences Institute, ancillary departments, and physician recruitment. Chris completed several major hospital expansions including a complete renovation of the adult medical surgical and ICU floors as well as the rehabilitation unit. Prior to joining Sunrise, Mowan worked at HCA’s Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, in various roles including Chief Operating Officer. Mowan has been with HCA for more than 18 years.

    Mowan received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a master’s degree in business from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  He is board-certified as a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

    “At its inception, MountainView established a patient-centric culture that values the delivery of the safest, most compassionate care possible,” Mowan said. “I look forward to joining the team and carrying on the tradition of recognizing our employees and in engaging physicians as our strategic partners.”

    Mowan assumes the role of CEO at MountainView, following the promotion of MountainView CEO Will Wagnon, FACHE, to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Henrico, Parham, and Retreat Doctors' Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. Wagnon served as CEO of MountainView for five years and oversaw extensive renovations and expansions of the facility.

    MountainView Hospital Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

    Last updated 1 year ago

    MountainView Hospital is pleased to announce its new Chief Nursing Officer, Natalie Ransom.

    Ransom will assume the role as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), effective August 19. She joins MountainView from Southern Hills, where she has served as CNO since 2012. Prior to joining Southern Hills, Ransom was part of the MountainView team as the Associate CNO.

    Ransom has been with HCA since 1997. Before moving to Las Vegas, Ransom lived in Gainesville, FL where she began her career at North Florida Regional Medical Center as a CNA, became an RN and Clinical Coordinator, then director of Med/Surg and eventually, Associate CNO. Ransom’s educational background includes both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science in Nursing.  

    During her time at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Ransom received HCA’s 2010 Frist Award, as well as the 2009 President’s Director Award. She has the proven ability to hardwire complex processes and regulatory changes.

    Ransom has worked closely with all the nursing directors at Southern Hills Hospital, developing programs and focusing on process improvement. Under her leadership, she created a dynamic nursing team that strives to deliver the highest quality care. She is an engaged listener, working to tap every team members’ talents and ideas to improve patient care.

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