• These Resources Can Help You Learn More About Stroke, Cardiovascular Health, and More

    Medical Resources

    In our recent blog posts, we discussed the risk factors for stroke and a variety of other health topics. Visit these websites or contact Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 233-5300 to learn even more about maintaining excellent health.

    • Drug use and abuse can lead to many unfortunate health complications. Read more about alcohol, drugs, and their effects on the National Institute of Drug Abuse website.
    • Alcohol and drug use by American youth is an important health issue—visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.
    • The cessation of opiate drug use can lead to symptoms of withdrawal. Learn more about withdrawal and its treatment from the MedlinePlus medical reference website.
    • Do you know the signs of cardiac arrest and heart attack? The American Heart Association provides more information on their website.
    • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute also provides helpful information about sudden cardiac arrest on this fact sheet.
    • Evaluating your risk factors for a stroke can help you avoid the complications of this dangerous event. Read through this article to learn the major risk factors.
    • You can also learn more about your possible risk factors and the types of stroke on the National Stroke Association website.
    • Knowing the signs of a stroke can help you or a loved one to get treatment in time. Learn what the signs are on the American Stroke Association website.
    • Smoking cigarettes can adversely affect almost every part of your body. This CDC article lists some of the major health risks of this unhealthy habit.
    • MRI technology allows physicians to peer inside the body to diagnose disease. Read more about this advanced imaging technology on RadiologyInfo.org.

  • Sunrise Hospital Offers Free Weight-Loss Education Sessions

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    To help introduce our new Surgical Weight-Loss Program at Sunrise, we are offering community education programs on weight-loss surgery. Through these free sessions, you can learn more about:

    • Bariatric Surgery options

    • Who is an appropriate candidate for surgery

    • What is involved in the surgery and recovery process

    Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Dave Macintyre, will present the program. He is triple fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the acute care surgery team at Sunrise Hospital.

    Tuesday, July 10

    Thursday,  July 19

    Sunrise Hospital Auditorium
    3186 S. Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

    Each program starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Sunrise Hospital Auditorium.

    These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. 
    To register, call (702) 233-5454.

    Take an hour to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Program at Sunrise Hospital. 
    You could change your life.

    Can’t make these lectures? Our August Weight-Loss lectures will be held Tuesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 23, both at 5:30 p.m. in the Sunrise Auditorium.

  • Emergency Care at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center

    Medical Team

    When a medical emergency strikes, having a reliable emergency center in mind is vital.  Getting prompt, expert treatment from a team of emergency specialists will help ensure that medical crises have the best possible outcomes. At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, our emergency department strives to bring the Las Vegas area the highest quality of emergency medical care . Our facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide expert evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for any urgent medical need.

    The emergency specialists at Sunrise Hospital are experienced in the rapid evaluation and diagnosis of each patient to ensure prompt treatment. Our triage system allows those who are in dire need to receive life-saving care immediately. Our physicians and support staff also have the full range of advanced diagnostic and imaging modalities at their disposal, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scanning, and more. With Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s 24/7 dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department located just next door, we are family-friendly and capable of delivering personalized medical care to patients of any age.

    Our emergency room is never closed to you or your loved ones. Furthermore, our ER wait times are 30 minutes or less on average, which is consistently far below the national average. For added convenience, you can take advantage of our free ‘Text ER’ service to evaluate wait times for Sunrise, Sunrise Children’s, and our other Las Vegas-area facilities before you even leave home—simply text “ER” to 23000 and respond with your zip code. You will then receive the wait times of the hospitals nearest you. With this vital information, you can make the best possible decision for you and your family. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

    If you are interested in learning more about the services and capabilities of the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center , please contact us at (702) 233-5300. Our staff is always available to answer any of your health-related questions.

  • Cardiovascular Services – Why Choose Sunrise and Sunrise Children

    Medical Staff

    The cardiovascular system functions to provide oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body. The heart also helps to promote the removal of waste products from the body by continuously providing healthy blood circulation. By offering some of the most advanced cardiovascular services available, Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s heart hospitals can provide the help you need if you or a loved one suffers from a cardiac event. Read on to learn why you should choose the Sunrise hospitals to improve your overall health.

    At Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s, our talented cardiovascular medical professionals and support staff are trained to care for patients of all ages. We are proud to offer comprehensive, quality heart and vascular care to Las Vegas and the surrounding communities. Some of our advanced services include:

    • State-of-the art technology
      We strive to use the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools to make sure our physicians are at the cutting edge of medical knowledge. These advanced modalities will help ensure that you and your loved ones get the highest quality medical treatment possible.
    • Nevada’s first hybrid operating room
      Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center was the first medical facility in the state of Nevada to offer a hybrid operating room, allowing multiple high-tech procedures to be performed in one space. For patients suffering from dangerous cardiac events, our hybrid operating room can help save vital time during treatment.
    • An accredited Chest Pain Center
      The Sunrise Chest Pain Center has been accredited for its superior quality of service to patients suffering from cardiac events , such as heart attacks or cardiac arrest.

    Do you have remaining questions about the services offered by the Sunrise Hospitals? For more information, contact the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300 today. Our nurses can also help you to locate an experienced cardiologist associated with one of our hospitals.

  • Cardiovascular Services – Why Choose Sunrise and Sunrise Children

    Medical Staff

    The cardiovascular system functions to provide oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body. The heart also helps to promote the removal of waste products from the body by continuously providing healthy blood circulation. By offering some of the most advanced cardiovascular services available, Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s heart hospitals can provide the help you need if you or a loved one suffers from a cardiac event. Read on to learn why you should choose the Sunrise hospitals to improve your overall health.

    At Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s, our talented cardiovascular medical professionals and support staff are trained to care for patients of all ages. We are proud to offer comprehensive, quality heart and vascular care to Las Vegas and the surrounding communities. Some of our advanced services include:

    • State-of-the art technology
      We strive to use the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools to make sure our physicians are at the cutting edge of medical knowledge. These advanced modalities will help ensure that you and your loved ones get the highest quality medical treatment possible.
    • Nevada’s first hybrid operating room
      Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center was the first medical facility in the state of Nevada to offer a hybrid operating room, allowing multiple high-tech procedures to be performed in one space. For patients suffering from dangerous cardiac events, our hybrid operating room can help save vital time during treatment.
    • An accredited Chest Pain Center
      The Sunrise Chest Pain Center has been accredited for its superior quality of service to patients suffering from cardiac events , such as heart attacks or cardiac arrest.

    Do you have remaining questions about the services offered by the Sunrise Hospitals? For more information, contact the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300 today. Our nurses can also help you to locate an experienced cardiologist associated with one of our hospitals.

  • New Vision™ Medical Stabilization at Sunrise Hospital

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    Alcohol and drug abuse are common problems in both the youth and adult populations of the United States and can pose a variety of health hazards. In addition to increasing a person’s risk for health issues, such as liver disease, substance abuse can also increase the likelihood of HIV infection, injury, or other medical conditions. At Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, we understand the challenges associated with substance abuse and have introduced a state-of-the-art inpatient option for men and women struggling with drug or alcohol-related illnesses. 

    New Vision™ Medical Stabilization is staffed by a specially-trained medical and support team dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of substance abuse-related health issues. For adults who are currently struggling with addiction or who are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms , this inpatient service can provide the encouragement and medical treatment needed to regain control of their health. 

    The typical New Vision™ stay involves the following steps:

    • Pre-screening , in which the patient’s physical and emotional needs are determined
    • Assessment , including a full medical history, physical and laboratory workup, and nursing assessment
    • Admission into the program by a licensed physician
    • Medical stabilization overseen by a multidisciplinary team of professionals, lasting approximately three days in the hospital
    • Appropriate discharge planning to provide the patient with a long-term plan for improved physical and mental health

    During the medical stabilization process, each patient will be closely monitored and cared for by the Sunrise Hospital New Vision™ team.  It is our goal to help our patients regain their optimal state of health and refrain from harmful substance use or abuse. If you are interested in learning more about the inpatient New Vision™ service, please contact the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5300.  Our nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide you with more information about your healthcare options.

  • The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital Is Now Accredited

    Only facility in Southern Nevada Accredited by the NAPBC

     

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    LAS VEGAS- The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is proud to announce it has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  

    Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. 

    During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.  The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.  A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

    Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

    • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
    • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
    • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
    • Quality breast care close to home.

    As the most comprehensive breast center in Southern Nevada, the Breast Center at Sunrise is a program focused exclusively on breast care for women. This includes a full range of state-of-the-art breast imaging and diagnostic services, a multidisciplinary team approach and a dedicated breast health nurse navigator to provide education, support and care coordination.

    This is the latest recognition for Sunrise Hospital. In addition being chosen by the readers of the Review Journal newspaper as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas, Sunrise has also been the Las Vegas Consumer Choice award winner for 15 consecutive years and has received consecutive U.S. News recognitions for top hospital in Las Vegas.

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 192,370 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2009. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

    The Breast Center at Sunrise is located at 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-855-445-2246.

    About Sunrise Hospital: 
    Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife  and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    www.SunriseHospital.com

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.

    About NAPBC:
    The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.  This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation and patient and professional education.  Its board membership includes professionals from 15 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care. 

    For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at  www.accreditedbreastcenters.org .

  • Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital Name Todd Sklamberg as New Chief Executive Officer

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    Las Vegas, Nevada – Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Sklamberg to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. In this position Sklamberg will oversee all the operations for Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s, a 700-bed campus that is the largest in the state of Nevada and serves Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. 

    Prior to being named CEO, Sklamberg served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sunrise Children’s Hospital since early 2008 and has served as the Interim CEO for Sunrise for the past month.  He is a 20-year veteran of the healthcare industry.  Prior to joining Sunrise Children’s Hospital, he served as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Facilities for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. 

    Sklamberg holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y. 

    Sklamberg replaces Sylvia Young who was promoted to President of HCA’s Continental Division based in Denver, Colo. 

    Sunrise is part of the four-hospital Sunrise Health System, which includes Sunrise, Sunrise Children’s, MountainView and Southern Hills Hospitals.

     

    About Sunrise Hospital
    Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife  and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    www.sunrisehospital.com

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.

    About Sunrise Children’s Hospital:
    Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s most comprehensive children’s hospital, is a 244-bed facility dedicated to caring for infants, children, adolescents and expectant mothers.  As the leading pediatric and maternal provider in the region, Sunrise Children’s Hospital partners with physicians and hospitals throughout the Southwest to offer the most comprehensive and experienced maternal and child health programs as well as access to advanced subspecialties. Sunrise Children’s Hospital offers unique and specialized services to care for the acute and emergent needs of kids and their families including a 24-hour dedicated pediatric Emergency Department, the only specialized in-house pediatric and neonatal transport team, the state’s largest, most comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a dedicated Pediatric Pharmacy, a dedicated Oncology Unit and a Labor and Delivery Unit. The facility’s services for healing extend through a family-centered care philosophy to treat various aspects of the patients’ lives.

    Sunrise Children’s Hospital
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    www.sunrisechildrenshospital.com

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-KIDS (5437).

  • Learn More About the Health Topics in Our Blogs by Looking Through the Links Below

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    Are you still curious to find out more about the effects of high blood pressure or the dangers of UV rays? These helpful resources contain more information about these topics and much more. If you have any remaining questions, contact Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center at (702) 233-5300.

    • High blood pressure can put you at a higher risk for heart disease—learn more about the risk factors for heart disease on the American Heart Association website.
       
    • There are many steps you can take to prevent the complications associated with hypertension . Visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to find out more about what you can do to keep a healthy blood pressure.
       
    • Are you still wondering about how blood pressure is measured? This article can help you understand its measurement and how high blood pressure can be dangerous.
       
    • This article can also help you learn more about whether or not you may be suffering from high blood pressure and what treatment options you may have.
       
    • Some stroke symptoms can be unique to women. The National Stroke Association describes the warning signs of stroke and which signs are more common in women.
       
    • Are you unsure about your target heart rate? Use this target heart rate calculator to get the most out of your physical activities.
       
    • Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Find more statistics and facts associated with stroke on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
       
    • Keep your eyes safe in the sun by taking the advice offered by this article from Prevent Blindness America .
       
    • You can also find out more about taking care in the sun by reading through these helpful articles found on the American Cancer Society website.
       
    • Exposure to ultraviolet radiation can increase you risk for developing skin cancer. This article from the Skin Cancer Foundation provides more information about this type of cancer.

     

  • Sunrise Hospital Introduces New Weight-Loss Surgery Program

    Hospital introduces new service through free bariatric education program
     

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    June 11, 2012

    Las Vegas, NV — Sunrise Hospital is proud to introduce its new Bariatric Surgery (Weight-Loss) Program. The program brings together the expertise and compassion of our experienced physicians and staff with the outstanding capabilities of Sunrise to offer a life-changing procedure.

    To help introduce our new Bariatric Surgery Program, we are offering a series of community education programs on weight-loss surgery. Through these free sessions, you can learn more about:

    • Bariatric Surgery options

    • Who is an appropriate candidate for surgery

    • What is involved in the surgery and recovery process

    Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Dave Macintyre, will present the program. He is triple fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the acute care surgery team at Sunrise Hospital.

    The next educational program for the community will be held:

    Thursday, June 21

    The program starts at 5:30 p.m. at Sunrise Hospital.

    Sunrise Hospital 
    Physicians’ Conference Room
    Lobby Level of Hospital
    3186 S. Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

    The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    To register, call (702) 233-5454.

    Take an hour to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Program at Sunrise Hospital. 
    You could change your life.

     

    About Sunrise Hospital

    Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife  and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    www.sunrisehospital.com

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.

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