Art Frable Named Humboldt General Hospital’s New Chief Executive Officer
On September 13, the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees took less than 10 minutes to decide to ask Art Frable to lead Humboldt General Hospital as its next chief. And it took less than two days for Frable to agree, pending contract negotiations; he is expected to begin his new position before year’s end.

Frable was one of two final candidates for the job, down from six potentials who each expressed interest in leading the $80 million healthcare facility.

Following a Skype interview, Frable was invited to come to Humboldt General Hospital for two days of on-site meetings with employees, medical staff and community members.

The evening of September 11, the board conducted an in-person interview; two days later they unanimously voted to offer Frable the job.

Frable has more than three decades of experience in senior healthcare administration in rural acute care hospitals and the physician clinic environment.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in healthcare administration from Temple University. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Frable previously held positions as CEO of Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas; CEO of Muskogee Community Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma; CEO of Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, Nebraska; and, CEO of Southeast Arizona Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Arizona.

MountainView Hospital Emergency Medicine Resident Program Receives Accreditation
MountainView Hospital announced it received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its Emergency Medicine residency program for 32 residents.

The Sunrise Health GME Consortium Emergency Medicine Residency Program located at MountainView Hospital will have eight positions available the first year, with the first Emergency Medicine residents joining MountainView beginning July 2018. This accreditation brings the total number of residency positions available at the hospital, among its accredited graduate programs, to 141 positions.

ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education (GME) programs. Specialized training in Emergency Medicine takes place over a three-year period.

Residents of the Emergency Medicine program will rotate between MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Michael P. Allswede serves as the program director over the Emergency Medicine residency program.

“We are excited to open an Emergency Medicine residency program at MountainView Hospital, adding to our expanding portfolio of residency programs,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “Las Vegas provides a unique opportunity for Emergency Medicine training, from the suburban community setting of MountainView Hospital, to the urban and pediatric emergency medicine, as well as trauma modalities at sister hospital Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, only minutes from one of the nation’s largest tourist destinations.”

Under the newly accredited Sunrise Health GME Consortium, which includes the Emergency Medicine program, accreditation marks another important milestone for MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education department and is the fifth accreditation for a residency program received by the hospital. MountainView Hospital launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2015 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Since that time, MountainView Hospital has received accreditation for additional programs including General Surgery, OB-GYN and Transitional Year.

UNR Med and Renown Health Team on Patient Safety Model
(printed from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine)

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced that University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has been selected to participate in a patient safety collaborative along with eight other institutions. Over the next 18 months, this collaborative will work to create and test a framework for residents and fellows to generate a standard for a culture of patient safety in graduate medical programs across the country, including UNR Med’s program with Renown Health.

“I am excited to see the remarkable things we can do together — for our residents and patients — that can be a model for graduate medical education partnerships throughout the nation,” says David L. Carlson, M.D., M.Div., UNR Med’s designated institutional official and associate dean for graduate medical education.

Renown Health has already begun developing training programs concerning patient safety, and as a part of the collaborative, UNR Med residents and fellows will actively engage with this programming to conduct formal needs assessments, collect longitudinal data and identify areas for improvement.

“By example, UNR Med and Renown Health are shaping the future of preventative medicine and population health across the nation,” says Doug Merrill, M.D., MBA, Renown executive vice president and chief medical and academic officer. “Residents and fellows will be part of the innovative culture of safety models in our hospitals, community patient practices and throughout our telemedicine network.”

Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital: Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 22
Southern Hills Hospital, Vegas Balloon Rides, Greenspun Media, Davis Amusements Cascadia, Silverton Casino Hotel, Findlay Chevrolet and Mix 94.1 are proud to bring back the Balloon Festival to Southern Nevada. Southern Hills Hospital hosts the Balloon Festival, a community event that has grown larger each year. Along with hot air balloon morning launches and passenger rides, there will be tethered balloon rides, kids’ arts and crafts activities, evening glow shows, amusement rides and carnival games. On Saturday, Oct. 21, a health fair will feature a Southern Hills’ Kangaroo Heart Clinic for kids, and community health partners including massage, flu shots, blood pressure checks and more!

The fundraising event benefits Nevada high school students interested in the healthcare field through the Southern Hills Hospital High School to Healthcare Scholarship program and The Public Education Foundation. Thanks to sponsor and vendor support, Southern Hills Hospital has awarded $84,000 to 21 Nevada high school seniors since 2014. The students receive $1,000 per year for four years toward their college education.

The Balloon Festival is free to attend unless otherwise noted, and the daily event schedule varies (weather permitting). For details, visit