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    What Are the Benefits of Taking a Childbirth Class?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The last trimester of pregnancy will probably be a busy time for you, because it involves significant planning and preparation before your due date arrives. At MountainView Hospital, we can take some of the stress and worry out of your pre-baby planning with our childbirth classes offered over a series of sessions to cover all the basics of labor and delivery, newborn care, and the final physiological changes you may experience in your third trimester. Below is a look at some of the distinct advantages of participating in this course.

    You can create a better birth plan

    During your childbirth classes, you will learn about labor techniques that may be incorporated into your birth plan. First-time parents can benefit from learning about what to expect during labor and delivery, and parents expecting their second or third child can see other options for their birth plans.

    You will get tips on preparing your home

    The first few weeks of your baby’s life will be tiring for you and your spouse, so it is best to stock your home with the materials and supplies you need for this hectic time. Your childbirth class can help you get your home ready and pack a bag for the delivery room so that your delivery is as worry-free as possible.

    You can get to know the birthing facility

    One of the greatest advantages of taking a childbirth class on-site at MountainView Hospital is the tour of the birthing facility that is included in your courses. Getting to know the place you will be giving birth will help you relax and feel more confident about planning for your baby’s arrival.

    Find more information about the MountainView Hospital Birthing Center in Las Vegas and why you should choose us for your delivery by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474 or visiting our website. With state-of-the-art facilities and health education for all stages of life, we can be your reliable source for healthcare for the whole family’s needs.

    MountainView Hospital To Open New Patient Tower

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Las Vegas, Nev. (January 2, 2013) – MountainView Hospital today dedicated its new three-story patient tower, the first phase of which includes a new Emergency Room and new Intensive Care Unit and new Medical/Surgical unit – all with private suites.

    The tower, at just under 85,000 square feet, will open in two phases. The first phase will open to patients January 7, and includes a new Emergency Room with 23 private evaluation rooms. A dedicated ER entrance and new waiting area will also open. The first phase also includes a new 12-bed Intensive Care Unit on the first floor and 32 new private Medical Surgical patient suites on the second floor.

    “We are very excited to start the New Year with a new state-of-art patient tower that allows us to provide compassionate care in a contemporary environment,” said Will Wagnon, CEO of MountainView Hospital. “We have experienced a significant increase in patient activity in our emergency room, with more than 50,500 people visiting our ER in 2012. As we continue to differentiate ourselves through our clinical programs, we expect that number to grow in 2013 as patients continue to choose us for their care.”

    Included in the new Emergency Room:

    • A “Fast Track” Care and Triage area to quickly assess patients by a dedicated triage nurse.
    • A new ambulance entrance to help emergency service vehicles quickly and efficiently bring patients to a waiting team of doctors and nurses.
    • A helipad conveniently located near the emergency room to help transport teams get patients into the emergency room quickly.
    • Expansion of our Accredited Chest Pain Program to include a rapid rule out chest pain for eligible patients that can be up to six times faster and help avoid unnecessary admissions to the hospital.

    The second phase will include renovations to the original ER. When complete in Summer 2013 and joined with the new ER opening in January, will almost double the size of the Emergency Room to 42 exam rooms. In addition, the third floor of the new tower will be built out with an additional 32 private Medical Surgical Patient suites and is expected to open Summer 2013. The new emergency room remains open and easy to access during this final phase of construction.

    With the January opening of the new tower, MountainView’s bed count will go from 253 beds to 291 beds. Upon completion of all phases of construction, the total bed count will be 339 beds. The new tower construction cost about $70 million.

    An additional $15 million in construction and renovations include an expansion of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit on the sixth floor of the hospital’s medical office building, as well as renovations to existing Medical Surgical rooms in the hospital’s central tower. The lobby, admitting/registration and cafeteria will also be renovated and will be complete Summer 2013.

    “We are fortunate to be part of HCA’s system of hospitals, which invests in our hospital, our people and our community,” Wagnon said.

    MountainView Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and a certified Primary Stroke Center.

    About MountainView Hospital:
    MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community for the past 16 years. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.   

    Comparing da Vinci Robotically Assisted Surgery and Conventional Surgery Techniques

    Last updated 1 year ago

    MountainView Hospital is proud to offer our robotic surgery program featuring the advanced technology of the da Vinci Surgical System, which is used for a wide range of surgical procedures in the fields of gynecology, oncology, and cardiology. Robotically assisted surgery has many benefits over conventional open surgery, and these are discussed in further detail below to help you understand why this surgical program is good news for our patients.


    Surgical risks

    Robotically assisted surgery only utilizes minimally invasive techniques, meaning that incisions are smaller than those used in conventional surgery and less healthy tissue is disturbed during the surgery. These changes to the surgical process allow for minimal blood loss and a lower risk for infection, which is a leading complication with conventional surgery.

    Recovery time

    Because the da Vinci System is designed to have minimal impact on the body while performing surgery, recovery is much quicker than with other surgical procedures. Many da Vinci surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are typically able to get up and walk within a day of surgery. Another benefit of the recovery process with robotically assisted surgery is smaller scars than conventional surgeries.

    Surgical accuracy

    The dexterity of the da Vinci System’s surgical tools and the enhanced view of the surgical site both allow the operating surgeon to work with greater precision than any other surgical procedure. While the system is operated by a surgeon, it has capabilities that surpass those of the human hand, so the chances for surgical errors are incredibly low. The da Vinci System is also equipped with redundant safety features to ensure that it is always operating with complete accuracy.

    Learn more about da Vinci Robotically Assisted Surgery and its uses at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas by contacting us online or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474. We are committed to equipping our facilities with the latest medical technology to remain on the forefront of excellent patient care in all medical specialties.

    The Road to Recovery After Bariatric Surgery

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Bariatric surgery has given hope to many patients living with the health complications and emotional burden of obesity. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States, and it can make your healthcare needs much more complex and costly. If you are considering bariatric surgery to help you combat obesity and take control of your health, you should be prepared for the extensive process of recovery and weight loss after your procedure. Here is a look at the components that will pave the way for your healthier future after bariatric surgery.

    Dietary changes

    Just after surgery, you will only be able to consume liquids like chicken broth, juice, and skim milk. As you heal from the surgery, you can gradually introduce solid foods back to your diet, but you need to be careful to only eat in small quantities. Portion control will be essential to your success and comfort after bariatric surgery, but you will also need to commit to a more balanced diet that covers all nutritional bases.

    Physical activity

    Exercise is necessary for any type of weight loss, and it is a cornerstone of healthy living. While it may be difficult to exercise at first, you will find that physical activity becomes much easier once weight starts to come off. You should be ready to live a much more active lifestyle after your surgery, as exercise will continue to be important when you transition to weight maintenance after reaching your goal.

    Lifelong commitment

    Bariatric surgery is only the first step in a lifelong journey of healthier habits. If you do choose surgery, it should be as a life choice and not a quick fix for weight loss. The recovery process is challenging, and it is followed by permanent changes to your lifestyle.

    If you are thinking about bariatric surgery and you are ready to get serious about your weight loss, visit MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas for one of our weight loss surgery seminars. Sign up for a seminar or take a closer look at our bariatric surgery program by visiting our website or calling (702) 233-5474. 

    Stress Management Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

    Last updated 1 year ago

    As the hectic holiday season gets into full swing, the effects of stress can begin to take over your health. The holidays are a common source of stress for American adults, so this time of year can mark the beginning of short- and long-term health problems. You can be holiday-ready this year by utilizing some stress management techniques to keep you happy and healthy through this busy season.

    Get more exercise

    Physical activity is an excellent stress management technique, because it produces mood-elevating hormones that counter the effects of cortisol, which is also known as the stress hormone. Plus, regular exercise will lead to better sleep at night, and this promotes stress relief.

    Take time for yourself

    When your calendar is filled with social events and family gatherings, it can be difficult to take the time to relax on your own. Still, it is important to reserve time to meditate, take a hot bath, get a massage, or even read a book. These activities will help ease physical and emotional stress so you are ready to take on your tight holiday schedule.

    Limit alcohol consumption

    During holiday festivities, it may be tempting to use alcohol for stress relief, but it can perpetuate stress rather than reduce it. While indulging in the occasional spirit will not have a significant impact on your health, drinking excessively can lead to depression, anxiety, and more serious mental health issues. When you do choose to enjoy a festive beverage, be sure that you have a designated driver to get you home safely.

    For more help managing holiday stress and staying healthy all year long, visit MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas. With meditation and yoga classes taking place through November and December, you can add some healthy fun to your holiday season. Learn more about these and other H2U classes on our website or by calling us at (702) 233-5474. 

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