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Hospitals Now Tobacco-Free

Hospitals Now Tobacco-Free

Starting Friday Sunrise and Sunrise Children's Hospital will be tobacco-free.

The change means tobacco products will not be allowed inside or outside anywhere on the hospitals' campuses. The tobacco ban comes after overwhelming demand by the hospital staff. The hospitals surveyed the 2,300 employees and found 77 percent wanted to be tobacco free. The hospital says going tobacco free will improve the health of patients, visitors, doctors, nurses and other employees.

“This effort aligns directly with our mission to improve the health of the community,” said Sylvia Young, President and CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. 

The American Lung Association estimates 329,000 people die from tobacco related diseases every year. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Desert Springs Receives Award

Desert Springs Receives Award

 

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center recently received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award from Diversified Clinical Services.

The award recognizes the center’s ability to meet the Center of Distinction quality standards for two consecutive years. Desert Springs Hospital achieved patient satisfaction rates of more than 90 percent, as well as an 89 percent healing rate in 30 median days.

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Desert Springs Hospital treats a wide variety of patients with wounds. One of its more unique ways of treating wound patients is with hyperbaric chambers, which use a high concentration of oxygen to fight infection and speed up the healing process. The chambers are noninvasive and painless, enabling patients to lie in the chamber and watch movies while their body is healing.

Desert Springs Hospital Receives Award for Stroke Care

Desert Springs Hospital was honored by the American Heart and American Stroke Associations for the hospital's care of stroke patients.

The hospital received the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award for putting into place excellent care for stroke patients. The heart and stroke associations found that the hospital complied with their guidelines for treating stroke patients 85-percent of the time two years in a row. That makes Desert Springs one of four hospitals in the state to be honored out of the ten primary stroke centers.

$10 STD Testing Offered Tomorrow, Friday by Planned Parenthood

$10 STD Testing Offered Tomorrow, Friday by Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada and its parent organization Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains are joining with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage youth to GYT — Get Yourself Tested — during National STD Awareness Month in April. 

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada will offer $10 STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia and $10 Rapid HIV testing at its health centers Tuesday and Friday. Local centers are:

Las Vegas

3300 E Flamingo Rd, #25

3220 W Charleston Blvd.


North Las Vegas

3940 Martin L.

Sunrise Hospital Ranked Tops in Las Vegas Area

Sunrise Hospital Ranked Tops in Las Vegas Area

Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital ranked first out of three hospitals examined in the Las Vegas area in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and University Medical Center tied for second place.

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital, in partnership with Nathan Adelson Hospice, will host a Healthcare Decisions Day on Saturday, April 16.

At this free event, people can learn details about Advance Directives, how to talk to your loved ones about Advance Directives, and vital health resources such as the Nevada Lock Box, organ and tissue donation and financial planning. You will also have the opportunity to complete and file an Advanced Directive at the event. After 1 p.m., attendees can hear presentations about community services for older adults.

The event will be held at Sunrise Hospital Auditorium, 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers will be provided to all participants and community resource organizations will offer additional information. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 233-5454.