Members in the News: January 2020
Seven Hills Hospital Offers Specialized Trauma Program for Women
Seven Hills Hospital is pleased to offer a specialized treatment program for adult women whose lives have been impacted by trauma. The women’s trauma program features an array of personalized therapeutic interventions that are designed to meet the unique needs of adult women age 18 and older.
Some women who live with a history of trauma may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or acute stress disorder. Others may struggle with mental health concerns such as suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, anxiety disorders and substance misuse. All these women are suffering from the negative effects of trauma, and each can benefit from the services that are included in Seven Hills Hospital’s new program.
“Trauma-informed care is a unique model where all caregivers are sensitive to the traumatic experience and focused on the prevention of triggering emotions and stress that this event may have caused,” says Dr. Rob Turner, CEO of Seven Hills Hospital. “We are pleased to be the first to offer this program in an inpatient setting where physicians, nurses, mental health technicians and other providers work together to offer women who have experienced trauma the most specialized care plan for their treatment with Seven Hills.”
Each woman who takes part in the women’s trauma program follows a personalized plan that is based upon a thorough assessment of her unique needs. Depending upon a variety of individual factors, each woman’s treatment may include detoxification, medication management services, basic medical care, group therapy, family therapy, and various forms of experiential therapy.
“Aftercare is an integral component of treatment and an essential part of recovery,” says Erin Kinard, MS, NCC, LCADC, Clinical Director for Seven Hills Hospital. “We believe the aftercare plan should be patient-driven and provide ongoing support for continuity of care, and individualized work on unresolved problems related to the trauma experienced. We hope this ultimately leads to stronger and healthier lives for our patients.”
The women’s trauma program at Seven Hills Hospital incorporates trauma-informed yoga, meditation, and journals as well as program booklets, the Gender-Responsive Assessment tool developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington. Dr. Covington is an internationally respected expert in women’s issues, trauma, and recovery. For a free assessment anytime, 24/7, call (702) 919-6182 or visit www.sevenhillsbi.com.
Grand Opening Held for New State-of-the-Art Tower Expansion at Sunrise Hospital
Sunrise Hospital held a grand opening to dedicate its new, state-of-the-art, five-story tower expansion and improve access to its healthcare services.
Sunrise Hospital, Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, now features a new and expanded trauma and emergency department, doubling the square footage of Sunrise Hospital’s adult ER, while Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s ER will grow in the coming months. A new ambulance bay can serve up to 17 ambulances, while a new helipad supports total maximum takeoff weight of 22,000 pounds, large enough to land a Black Hawk or Boeing Chinook helicopter. With 36 private Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rooms and a 36-bed inpatient surgical unit, Sunrise Hospital has grown its capacity to 762 beds.
The 182,000 square foot expansion is the centerpiece of Sunrise Hospital’s $200 million, multi-phase campus expansion. The new tower, a $131 million construction project, spanned 24 months following a groundbreaking held Dec. 8, 2017, and was led by Layton Construction, LLC.
Representatives from the offices of four elected officials were on hand to recognize Sunrise Hospital for completion and grand opening of its new tower: Margarita Salas Crespo, attending on behalf of Governor Sisolak; Christian Bato, attending on behalf of Senator Cortez Masto; April LaLone, attending on behalf of Senator Rosen; and Cassandra Munoz, attending on behalf of Congresswoman Titus.
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital offer high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada, its surrounding region, and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital serves as Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, which is located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. Occupying the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. Together, both facilities offer a full range of services for both children and adults. To learn more, visit www.sunrisehospital.com.
MountainView Hospital Names New Chief Nursing Officer
Michelle Bookout, DNP, MSN, BSN, PCCN, is the new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at MountainView Hospital.
Michelle comes to us from HCA’s Mercy Hospital, a campus of Plantation General Hospital in Florida with 488 beds. Michelle is bringing 25 years of professional development and management experience to MountainView, with a focus on high quality care outcomes, excellent patient satisfaction and a highly engaged team.
Throughout her career, Michelle has held various leadership and professional development positions including Administrative Director of Nursing Services, Director of Critical Care Services, Director of Telemetry, Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Medical Center, and Professional Development Coordinator.
As CNO at Mercy, Michelle led the team to have zero HAC’s in 2018, including CAUTI, CLABSI and VAP. Mercy received a Leapfrog A rating for four consecutive quarters, 2018 to 2019. Michelle is also focused on employee satisfaction, reducing nursing turnover from 31 percent, when she joined the hospital, to 16% in 2019. Her research on pain management to improve patient satisfaction, which was published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, has yielded positive results.
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from West Suburban College of Nursing in Oak Park River Forest Illinois, and a Master of Science in Nursing from St. Xavier University in Chicago Illinois. She also completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Systems Leadership at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Carson Tahoe Health’s Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center Honored by Human Services Network
Carson Tahoe Health is pleased to announce that the Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center was recognized for its diligent efforts in advocacy, community connections, and support for those experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. The 31st Annual Human Services Awards named Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center Agency of the Year.
“Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services (BHS) was incredibly honored to receive this award,” said Christina Sapien, Director of Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services. “Our team of outstanding mental health professionals work hard to meet the needs of the people we serve.”
The mission of the Human Services Network (HSN) is to create connections, share information, strengthen providers, and support and advocate for good public policy thus assuring the provision of quality human services in Northern Nevada. Annually, the organization honors people and organizations throughout the region who actively participate in its mission within their own fields and professional careers.
In 2019, HSN named “access to healthcare and mental health” one of their top legislative priorities. Additionally, Carson Tahoe Health once again saw the need for mental health services bubble to the top of its Community Health Needs Assessment Survey, completed in 2019. Supporting Mallory BHS is just one way to support the region’s efforts in workforce development, crisis services, and the expansion of treatment options so that each and every member of the community has access, should they need it.
“It is humbling to work with these dedicated champions who promote mental health services and advocacy to serve many individuals in mental health or substance abuse crisis,” Sapien said. “Our relationships with local Sheriff Departments and other community partners have been strengthened as a result of our joint efforts.”
Since opening in January 2017, the Carson Tahoe Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center (Mallory) has served as a safety net for the community, through immediate psychiatric help and paving a pathway for patients’ recovery. In 2019, a generous multi-year pledge of $800,000 by the Mallory Foundation (bringing their total support of Carson Tahoe to over $2 Million) allowed for the expansion of Carson Tahoe’s Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center, more than doubling the center’s capacity for treatment.
“Before Mallory opened their doors, patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis had limited treatment options,” said Michelle Joy, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and at Carson Tahoe Health. “Most patients ended up in the emergency department or jail. Many were kept in the Emergency Department on psychiatric hold for up to six days until a bed was available in a treatment facility.”
To learn more about the comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach of the Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center, visit CarsonTahoe.com/BHS.