Incline Village Community Hospital Welcomes New Physician
Incline Village Community Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Mingrone is joining the team at Incline Health Center, 880 Alder Ave, Incline Village, on the 2nd Floor of Incline Village Community Hospital.

Incline Health Center offers individualized care right here in our community. Incline Health Center provides convenient access to high quality medical care for primary, pediatric, cardiology, otolaryngology and internal medicine health services.

Dr. Mingrone completed his residency in general surgery and otolaryngology and fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

He is board certified in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat specialty) and has extensive experience with patients of all ages.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Enters into Agreement to Acquire Kindred Hospice in Las Vegas
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kindred Hospice, an end-of-life health care organization in Southern Nevada, owned by Kindred Healthcare. Nathan Adelson Hospice and Kindred Hospice Care are finalizing the details of the transaction and expect the acquisition to close by March 1, 2018.

Acquisitions in the hospice industry are becoming more commonplace throughout the country. Healthcare systems recognize that hospice leaders, such as Nathan Adelson Hospice, have a unique delivery system.

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of Kindred Hospice,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “As the leader in end-of-life care in Southern Nevada for more than 40 years, Nathan Adelson Hospice continues to forge a path forward resulting in improved access for patients and their loved ones. We respect Kindred’s deep knowledge and passion for providing high quality patient care and share a commitment to ensuring a seamless transition for patients, families, employees and volunteers. This acquisition strengthens our position in the post-acute continuum and as the hospice of choice in Southern Nevada.”

Linn Billingsley, Vice President of Operations for Kindred said, “Throughout the years, Kindred Healthcare and Nathan Adelson Hospice have worked closely together. Our mutual respect and confidence in one another allows for a seamless transition in the quality of care for our patients and families.”

Fisher said that Nathan Adelson Hospice will retain its long-established community identity and will continue to explore strategic relationships and partnerships that ensure sustainability.

Spring Valley Hospital Receives The Joint Certification Gold Seal of Approval for Core Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
Spring Valley Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Core Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement after undergoing a rigorous on-site review in December 2017. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Spring Valley Hospital performs more orthopedic surgeries – which includes total knee replacements, total hip replacements, shoulder, elbow and spine surgery – than any other hospital in Las Vegas, according to Leonard Freehof, CEO/Managing Director of the hospital. “Our key priorities are the patient experience and outcomes. Most of our patients are hospitalized for two days, so our staff focuses on education, physical therapy and pain management to help our patients prepare first for surgery, and then for home.

As part of the on-site review, The Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with total hip and total knee-specific requirements. Spring Valley Hospital provided information on five measures of evidenced-based medicine including deep vein thrombosis; mobility within six hours of surgery; patient experience; and patient education before and during hospitalization. To better assist patients, the orthopedics team offers an additional Joint Camp during hospitalization, inviting all orthopedic patients to participate in a group physical therapy session before leaving the hospital to address any additional concerns.

“We are pleased to receive this Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Freehof. “Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of care so they can recover quickly and resume their daily living activities.”

Southern Hills Hospital Announces New Chief Nursing Officer
Southern Hills Hospital welcomes Amy Hoban Russell as its new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), effective March 21.
“Amy Hoban Russell’s knowledge and experience provide the perfect foundation for our future at Southern Hills Hospital,” said Adam Rudd, Southern Hills Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Amy will be a tremendous asset to our team, as we continue to deliver the best care to our community.”

“I am incredibly honored to join the Southern Hills Hospital team and return to the Las Vegas market,” said Amy Hoban Russell, Southern Hills Hospital Chief Nursing Officer. “I am inspired by our nursing staff’s talent, compassion and dedication, and believe that the potential in taking our patient-focused care to the next level is a remarkable opportunity.”

Russell served most recently as the Chief Nursing Officer at Heart Hospital of Austin (TX). As the CNO, Russell had executive oversight for all nursing and surgical operations with more than 670 open heart surgeries annually. Russell increased patient experience scores to the 98th percentile in its emergency department and the 97th percentile for in-patient satisfaction scores. Prior to Heart Hospital of Austin, Russell served as associate CNO at St. David’s Medical Center (Austin, TX) after numerous nursing leadership positions at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Russell holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Russell’s experience also includes vast stroke-related research and several published articles on stroke treatment.

MountainView Hospital Acquires Fifth Surgical Robotic System
MountainView Hospital’s Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery has acquired its third Xi da Vinci robot, MountainView’s fifth surgical robotic system, allowing surgeons more access to the latest equipment for minimally invasive surgery for patients.
MountainView Hospital has been leading the way in robotic surgery since 2011, and was the first hospital in Las Vegas to offer the Xi system, the latest platform in robotic surgical technology, as a surgical option in 2014.

“Since adding the first advanced robotic surgical system to our suite of OR capabilities, demand from surgeons and patients continues to increase such that additional systems were necessary,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The advanced system allows for more complex, minimally invasive surgeries. The addition of a fifth system allows us to meet the growing demand and needs of our community.”

The latest Xi robotic surgical system acquired by MountainView offers broader capabilities than prior generations of the system, and has the ability to be used for thoracic, colorectal, gynecological and general surgery. Minimally invasive surgery allows for a quicker recovery time, less pain, less bleeding and shorter hospitalization.

The latest system also possesses enhanced 3D-HD visualization, giving surgeons a highly magnified view. The system’s overhead arm architecture provides the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position, simplifying multi-quadrant surgeries. Smaller, thinner arms coupled with longer instrument shafts permit greater range of motion and more flexibility than ever before.

MountainView continues to be the leader in robotic surgery, offering a robust, in-depth training experience for the Graduate Medical Education residents, and an extensive panel of surgeons and pairing them with trained staff and nurses, who are part of dedicated robotic surgical teams. As the latest robotic surgical system joins MountainView’s current ensemble, MountainView Hospital is the first hospital in Nevada to possess a total of five surgical robot systems.

MountainView offers many different types of robotically assisted procedures including ear, nose and throat (ENT), gynecological, fertility and gynecological oncology, urogynecological, urology, thoracic, colorectal and general surgery including single-site gallbladder surgery. For a full list of procedures performed by the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, please visit: To find a physician who practices at MountainView’s Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, please call (702) 962-5021.

Southern Hills Hospital Now Offers Extended Hours for 3D Mammography
Southern Hills Hospital is now offering extended hours for 3 dimensional (3D) digital screening mammography appointments on the first Saturday and third Tuesday of each month. Starting Saturday, March 3, Southern Hills Hospital mammography technicians will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday and 4 to 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday monthly. Regular appointment hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an Imaging appointment, call 702.916.7288.