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Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

 

Nevada Infant and Immunization Week will provide a number of opportunities to improve the health and well-being of your children starting Saturday.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) and many health partners and providers will sponsor a week of immunization clinics during Nevada Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27, beginning with a kickoff event hosted by the Southern Nevada Health District.

Nevada Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases, and serves as a call to action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2.

Southern Hills Hospital Accredited by College of Radiology

Southern Hills Hospital Accredited by College of Radiology

 

Southern Hills Hospital has been accredited by the American College of Radiology in some of the most important tools used by doctors.

The hospital has been accredited in magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, mammography, computed tomography, ultrasound and nuclear medicine.

The accreditations are only for facilities that demonstrate the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

The award is only given after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists.

Check-In Kiosks Pop Up at Sunrise Health Hospitals

Check-In Kiosks Pop Up at Sunrise Health Hospitals

 

A local hospital group is making a switch to electronic check-in in its emergency rooms with an eye toward expediting the process.

Check-in kiosks are now available in the emergency lobby at Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital.

“We live in a technology-driven world, and patients expect us to keep pace,” said Jennifer Renner, Director of Emergency Services at Southern Hills Hospital.

Patients select either English or Spanish, and swipe a driver’s license or credit card. A swipe at the kiosk is not used for billing purposes. Patients may also enter their name manually. They will then be asked to enter their reason for visiting from a drop-down list of options, or can enter their reason manually.

Hospital Offering Nearly Scarless Surgery

Hospital Offering Nearly Scarless Surgery

A southern Nevada hospital is now offering a surgery that promises to be nearly scarless.

Southern Hills Hospital is now offering gallbladder removal surgery known as single-site cholecystectomy, using its new da Vinci surgical robot.

With a normal gallbladder removal, a patient would need at least three incisions. With the new surgical robot, only one incision is needed through the patient's belly button.

Unlike traditional surgeries, during a da Vinci surgery, the doctor sits at a console and looks at a 3D, high-definition image of the patient. The surgeon uses instruments on the console to move the arms and camera. The instruments move in real time with the doctor's movements.

The single-site surgery means an easier recovery, less blood loss and higher patient satisfaction.

 

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant

 

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will receive another $25,000 grant to help improve awareness of early detection of breast cancer.

The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program gave the funds to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. (Responsible Early Detection) Rose Program for education about early detection through annual mammograms. It’s the third year the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

The R.E.D. Rose Program refers women and men under 49 who lack adequate health care coverage or the means to pay, to the following services: free clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, surgical consultations and biopsies. The program also provides information and referrals as well as financial assistance to those undergoing treatment.

Consumer Reports Ranks Southern Nevada Hospitals

Consumer Reports Ranks Southern Nevada Hospitals

A report released Thursday by Consumer Reports rated hospitals around the country.

The magazine looked at 11,000 hospitals. They were rated on six categories, including infections, serious complications, death rate and re-admissions. In southern Nevada, St. Rose Dominican San Martin had the seventh lowest score in the country. It received 24 out of 100. 

In a statement to 8 News NOW, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals said consumers need to be informed about where data used to evaluate hospitals is coming from. The company also said: "Quality improvement is an on-going process. By working in partnership with our patients, our visitors and our community, we are constantly improving the safety and quality of patient care for all."

The hospital group also pointed out it was the first hospitals in southern Nevada to provide quality information on its website.

Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way

Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way

 

Hospitals in the Sunrise Health System have a new way for patients to alert staff in the emergency room that they are on the way.

The iNotify system is through the healthcare app iTriage. When a patient uses the iTriage app, he or she has the option to click the notify button which allows the patient to fill out symptom information, allergies and other health information the staff may need to know. The information is then sent directly to the hospital emergency room staff, allowing them to get ready for an incoming patient.

iTriage is available for a free download for iPhone and Android. The notify program is available at Sunrise, MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise Children’s Hospitals.