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    MountainView Hospital Earns 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award for Excellence in Patient Care

    Last updated 9 months ago

    MountainView Hospital was presented the 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award for demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care and patients’ perception of care measures.

    The HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledges hospitals that achieve high levels of performance on the care related to the publicly reported quality measures:

    Heart attack

    • Fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival
    • Statin prescribed at discharge
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival

    Heart failure

    • Assessment of left ventricular function
    • ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    • Discharge instructions

    Pneumonia

    • Appropriate initial antibiotic
    • Blood culture before first dose of antibiotics

    Surgical Infection Prevention

    • Preventative antibiotic(s) within one hour before surgery
    • Appropriate preventative antibiotic(s)
    • Preventative antibiotic(s) stopped within 24 hours after surgery
    • Cardiac surgery patients with controlled blood glucose post surgery
    • Patients on a Beta Blocker prior to arrival who received a Beta Blocker during the perioperative period
    • Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
    • Treatment to prevent blood clots within 24 hours before or after selected surgeries
    • Doctor ordered treatments to prevent blood clots for certain types of surgeries

    The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

    In addition to publicly reported quality of care measures, hospitals that qualified for the HealthInsight Quality Award performed well on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures. HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay.

    HealthInsight commends MountainView for its commitment to excellence in improving patient care,” said Marc Bennett, President and CEO of HealthInsight.    

    The HealthInsight Quality Award program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in health care means a system that is “accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust through disclosure.” By using available quality data to identify high performing providers and publicizing the results, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.

    “The staff at MountainView is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight. We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of MountainView Hospital.

    To learn more about MountainView, visit Mountainview-hospital.com.

    Hear About Recent Research In the Genetics of Cancer

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The fight against breast cancer requires the expertise of many individuals. This video explains how one researcher is doing her part to combat this disease.

    Susan entered the field of medical research because of a dual interest in medicine and education. After being part of a cancer study, she decided to devote her energies to exploring the link between breast cancer and heredity. Her goal is to find more data that can help women educate themselves. With accurate information, women can determine if they should undergo clinical examinations or mammograms more frequently or at an earlier age for breast cancer detection.

    For the entire month of October, MountainView Hospital is offering $75 mammograms for women in the greater Las Vegas region. To schedule your appointment, call (702) 233-5474.

    Your Guide to Early Breast Cancer Detection

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Breast cancer is a disease that can continue to grow without medical intervention. The longer it has to spread in the breast and body, the greater are the lengths that may be needed to treat it. That’s why MountainView Hospital encourages women in the greater Las Vegas community to take initiative to detect the signs of breast cancer before the disease can cause greater harm.

    Monthly Self-Examinations
    An integral step in the fight against breast cancer is monthly self-examinations. This at-home routine involves a visual and manual inspection of the breasts. Women of menstruation age and older should conduct this type of evaluation at the same time each month. By giving oneself a breast examination on a consistent basis, breast tissue traits become more familiar. In the event that a cancerous growth should develop, a woman who has been doing her self-examinations may more easily detect a problem.

    Annual Clinical Examinations
    Physicians also recommend yearly examinations performed by a doctor. A woman may know the individual characteristics of her breast tissue, but a physician has the training to detect known breast cancer symptoms such as hard lumps under the skin, abnormal discharge from the nipple, and breast pain. Should a doctor find any of these conditions, he may advise further testing to determine the cause.

    Regular Mammograms
    Mammograms can provide physicians with detailed images of the breast tissue, which may or may not reveal masses lying below the reach of manual touch. A mammogram can also offer greater insight into the traits of a mass detected by a self-examination or clinical evaluation. As with a clinical examination, what is found from the results of a mammogram may prompt a doctor to order a biopsy or additional testing to see if a suspicious growth is breast cancer.  During the month of October, MountainView Hospital is offering $75 Screening Mammograms.

    Let MountainView Hospital help you take control of your breast health. Whether you are due for a clinical examination or mammogram, we can help. To set up an appointment at our Las Vegas-based hospital, call (702) 233-5474 today. We also encourage our patients to use our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral system for more information about our services and physicians. 

    Avoiding Health Scams Targeted Toward Diabetic Individuals

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that cannot be cured with mail-order pills or over-the-counter medications. This video explains how you can better detect diabetes health scams.

    If a medication’s claims are too good to be true, it’s likely that they are. Especially when it comes to managing diabetes, avoid products that promise to eliminate blood glucose problems with pills or other simple measures. The only way to successfully maintain blood glucose is with healthy lifestyle practices and consistent evaluation of sugar levels. No matter if a commercial uses personal testimonies to sell its products or makes impressive claims on its benefits, it’s far better to save your time, money, and health.

    Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Call MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas at (702) 233-5474 to if you’d like learn more about our three different diabetes management classes.

    September is "Emergency Preparedness Month"

    Last updated 10 months ago

    The Southern Nevada Health District encourages everyone to develop preparedness plans that can be implemented in an emergency. An emergency preparedness kit is a first step to ensure families and businesses can sustain themselves in the event of an illness outbreak or a natural disaster. For more information about emergency preparedness or how to develop an emergency preparedness kit, visit www.SNHD.info.

    Family emergency supplies can be contained in a large container, a backpack or a suitcase and can be assembled over several months by adding just one or two items to a grocery list. A kit should include food, water, a first aid kit, tools, copies of important documents, clothing and bedding, medications, and pet supplies. A household preparedness kit should include enough supplies to sustain everyone in the household for as many as three weeks.

    The health district’s recommendations for a family emergency preparedness kit include:

    • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
    • Toiletries, including soap
    • First-aid kit
    • Baby formula and diapers
    • Extra eyeglasses
    • Pet food/medications/leases/collars/ID tags
    • Extra batteries for flashlight(s) and radio(s)
    • Garbage bags
    • Cash
    • Non-perishable food, ready-to-eat canned meats, soups, fruits, vegetables, peanut butter, protein bars, utensils, can openers, sterno heating
    • One gallon of water per person per day and fluids with electrolytes that will last for as many as three weeks.

    Don’t forget to prepare for your pets. Many shelters might not be able to accommodate pets. Before an emergency occurs, check hotels, motels or shelters to see which will be able to accept pets. Prepare a kit for your pets as well and remember to include any medical information or supplies, leashes, food, toys. Check with your vet about the pet carrier that is appropriate for your animal and microchip pets so you can find them if you are separated.

    The health district and its partners will participate in a health and information fair this Saturday, where guests can receive information about how to build their emergency preparedness kits:

    Saturday, Sept. 21, 10a-2p
    Lowes Home Improvement
    2570 E. Craig Rd., NLV

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