MountainView Hospital announced today it received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its Anesthesiology residency program for 18 residents. This is the first anesthesiology residency program in the state of Nevada.
The MountainView Hospital / University of Nevada School of Medicine Anesthesiology Residency Program will have six resident positions available the first year. The first anesthesiology residents will join MountainView beginning July 2018. This accreditation brings the total number of residency positions available at the hospital, among its accredited graduate programs, to 159 positions.
ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education (GME) programs. Specialized training in anesthesiology takes place over a three-year period. Dr. Ferenc Puskas will serve as the program’s program director.
“The accreditation of the anesthesiology program adds to the depth of medical education in the state of Nevada and continues to demonstrate the commitment of MountainView and Sunrise Health to our community and our physicians,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The anesthesiology program has a diverse fellowship-trained faculty, with expertise in all sub specialties of anesthesiology, making this program unique in Nevada.”
The Anesthesiology Residency Program accreditation marks another important milestone for MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education department and is the seventh accreditation for a residency program received by Sunrise Health. Sunrise Health launched its Graduate Medical Education Consortium in 2015 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), based at MountainView Hospital. Since that time, the program has expanded to include Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center’s family medicine and transitional year programs. Additionally, residents rotate at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. The Sunrise Health Consortium has received accreditation for General Surgery, OB-GYN, Transitional Year (based at MountainView and Southern Hills), Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
About Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium:
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium offers innovative approaches to residency training in an extraordinary, collaborative environment. Led by a world-class team of medical educators, our residents and medical student clerkships receive the highest quality educational experience.
Founded in 2015, and ushering in its inaugural class in 2016, the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium encompasses Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional Year and Anesthesiology.
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of MountainView Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital, as well as several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care centers and outpatient physician clinics, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.
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