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    MountainView Hospital Announces New Chief Executive Officer

    Last updated 8 months 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 9 months 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.

    What Is Healthy Blood Pressure?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    As your heart works to supply blood throughout the body, it maintains a delicate balance of blood pressure inside the arteries. However, various items can alter healthy blood pressure and endanger your health. But what exactly does abnormal blood pressure do to your body?

    High blood pressure, also known as hypertension or HBP, can damage the lining of your arteries and cause fatty deposits to collect on the sides, causing a condition known as atherosclerosis. HPB can also cause a bulge in the arteries, potentially leading to a life-threatening aneurysm. Low blood pressure, or hypotension, is less common and typically only temporary, but can result in lightheadedness or fainting. Blood pressure is recorded as a ratio between systolic (the amount of pressure during a heartbeat) and diastolic pressure (the amount of pressure between beats). A healthy systolic/diastolic reading is generally less than 120/80, prehypertension occurs with readings up to 139/89, and emergency care is needed for 180/110 or above.

    Maintain your health and prevent potentially serious cardiac complications with MountainView Hospital, an Accredited Chest Pain Center in Las Vegas. Contact our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474 to schedule a check-up.

    How to Keep Your Child out of the ER During Summer Vacation

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Whether it’s the occasional scraped knee or a bump on the head, children always seem to get hurt during playtime, particularly during summer vacation. In fact, summer has the highest rate of child injuries requiring emergency care. Although it’s important to keep your children active and healthy, it’s also essential to prevent common injuries from sports and recreational activities. Protect your family with these summer safety tips from MountainView Hospital .

    Water Safety
    Swimming is arguably one of the most popular children’s activities during the summer, but it’s also a leading cause of child-related ER visits. Drowning can happen quickly and quietly, and permanent brain damage can occur in as little as four to six minutes underwater. Beware that smaller children can drown in as little as one inch of water, so be sure to eliminate unguarded water sources and to always have an adult on watch.

    Sport Safety
    Whether your child is biking, skating, skateboarding, or participating in contact sports, it is essential to provide them with the appropriately rated safety gear. Don’t assume that a single football or skating helmet will provide suitable protection for every activity, as they often have different safety guidelines.

    Road Safety
    Older children are also at higher risk for serious injury during the summer. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages three to 14, and teenagers are the highest risk age group for fatal auto collisions. Make sure that your child is always wearing an appropriately sized child safety seat or booster seat and that your teenager is aware of safe driving techniques.

    If and when you need reliable medical services, our team of specialists here at Mountain View Hospital is ready to prove high-quality and personalized emergency care year-round. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more child safety tips and general health advice, or contact our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474 with any questions.

    Know the Warning Signs of Heart Attack

    Last updated 9 months ago

    A heart attack often starts with extreme pain or tightness in the chest, but symptoms vary between individuals, and they don’t always resemble Hollywood dramatizations. This video contains real-life accounts from heart attack survivors.

    During a heart attack, pain can spread to the back, arms, shoulders, and even the legs. It may be persistent or intermittent over a short period of time, and may or may not be accompanied by shortness of breath, nausea, or dizziness. Receiving immediate medical attention will reduce the likelihood and severity of heart damage.

    As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, our medical staff at Mountain View Hospital has the experience and resources to provide fast, high-quality emergency care for heart attack victims. Visit us online to learn more about our facilities or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474 for more information.

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