February 01, 2016
MountainView Hospital celebrates 20 years of caring for the community, today, Feb. 1, 2016.
In honor of the hospital’s 20th anniversary, MountainView Hospital received a proclamation from the City of Las Vegas proclaiming Feb. 1 as MountainView Hospital 20th Anniversary Day.
Opening in 1996 with 120 beds, MountainView Hospital has grown to a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility with 340 beds serving northwest Las Vegas and beyond. Future expansion will grow the hospital to 400 beds with an expanded Emergency Department.
MountainView Hospital features nationally recognized programs including The Spine Program at MountainView Hospital, a top cardiovascular and thoracic center, the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Stroke Center. Other areas of excellence include neurosurgery and neurosciences, emergency care, urology, oncology, cardiac services, gynecological services, orthopedics, vascular care, wound care and an inpatient rehabilitation unit.
“MountainView Hospital has been on an incredible growth trajectory the past 20 years,” said Chris Mowan, Chief Executive Officer. “During that time, MountainView has grown its physical footprint, as well as the scope and type of services offered, to meet the needs of our community.
“As we look toward the future, we will continue to focus on bringing new and innovative services and therapies to our patients, while keeping our commitment to service and clinical excellence.”
To help mark the hospital’s anniversary, events are planned throughout the month and year.
The first baby boy and first baby girl born at MountainView Hospital on Feb. 1 will receive gift baskets, courtesy of Babies R Us.
Additionally, MountainView Hospital will mark its 20th anniversary with a MountainView Cares community health fair on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Vendors including hospital services (in and outpatient), the Xi and Si da Vinci robot systems will be on display, physician offices, health screenings and community services.
Anniversary cake will be served and a free photo booth will be available for visitors at the health fair.
Throughout 2016, employees will be giving back to the community, as a way to say “thank you,” with volunteer activities and events.
MountainView’s 20th year also will be marked with expansion, both in its campus footprint and in services offered to the community. MountainView will welcome its first class of resident physicians July 2016 as part of MountainView’s Graduate Medical Education program.
MountainView also is underway with a $90 million, multi-phase campus expansion, to include the addition of 64 beds, expansion and renovation of Women’s Services and addition of a Level III NICU, expansion of Emergency Department services and a new Medical Office Building, to break ground this month. When the expansion is complete, MountainView will have 400 patient beds.
MountainView Hospital: 20 Years of Fun Facts
- What movie was filmed at MountainView in 1997? :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119141/locations?item=lc0629960 Fools Rush In
- What connection does MountainView Hospital have with Dancing with the Stars, The Amazing Race and a Bronze Medal in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games?:
Former patient Amy Purdy. At 19, after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. En route, she experienced respiratory and multiple organ failure, which caused her to lose circulation to her extremities. When she entered into the hospital she was given less than a 2% chance of survival, put on life support and placed into a coma. After multiple blood transfusions, and the removal of her ruptured spleen, doctors diagnosed Amy with Meningococcal Meningitis, a vaccine preventable bacterial infection. Due to the lack of circulation she had suffered, doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee. She later received a donated kidney from her father a week before her 21st birthday. After the loss of her legs, Amy challenged herself to move on with her life, think positively and obtain what seemed like the unobtainable. (Source: AmyPurdy.com)
- Who was the first sitting U.S. President to visit MountainView Hospital?:
Former President Bill Clinton in 2001, visiting a patient
- How many MountainView employees were there at the 1996 opening?:
400 employees (How many do we now have? 1,440 employees!)
- How many babies have been born at MountainView in the past 20 years? 42,134
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 is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. 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. @MountainViewLV
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128