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    Southern Hills Hospital CEO Kimball Anderson Appointed to the American College of Healthcare Executives

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Southern Hills Hospital proudly announces that Kimball Anderson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), was appointed to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) as the interim Regent representing the state of Nevada. The American College of Healthcare Executives works towards its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. In this role, Anderson is responsible for representing the interests of ACHE members and is the primary local liaison with chapters and other organizations in their established relationships with ACHE.  The term is effective through March 2015.

    “I’m extremely honored to represent healthcare executives throughout Nevada in this role,” said Kimball Anderson, CEO, Southern Hills Hospital. “I’m grateful to the American College of Healthcare Executives for this opportunity to serve, and work through the continued healthcare challenges that face our state and nation.”

    Anderson is a Fellow of the ACHE and has been the CEO of Southern Hills Hospital since December of 2009. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at Timpanogos Regional and Mountain View Hospitals in Utah for 12 years. He joined the HCA family of hospitals in 1988 as the Directory of Dietary at Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Utah.

    His education credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

    NICU at Southern Hills Hospital

    Last updated 1 year ago

    After months of excited anticipation, your baby has arrived. While a joyous occasion, certain circumstances may demand that your newborn receives specialized care. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center makes it a priority to provide the highest level of care possible for our littlest and most delicate patients. Our maternity hospital houses a level II newborn intensive care unit for Las Vegas area families. The following information can help new parents better understand how our NICU can help their babies.

    What is NICU?
    Newborn intensive care unit, or NICU, is a department dedicated to the treatment of newborns with certain needs. Unlike a customary maternity ward, a NICU comes with special equipment and an expert staff that understands how to care for newborns with potentially life-threatening conditions.

    Why are some newborns placed in NICU?
    Having a baby before she is full-term is a common reason why your newborn might be put into a NICU. Newborns born full-term may demand special care as well. Babies with congenital issues frequently require placement in NICU. Conditions such as tachycardia, bradycardia, and ABO incompatibility may also lead to an NICU stay.

    How can parents be involved with their newborn’s care?
    Being told that your newborn requires intensive care can be an unsettling circumstance for parents. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center understands the anxiety and confusion that often develops in parents when their babies go into NICU. That’s why we encourage all parents to be an integral part of their newborn’s care. We urge parents to discuss all questions and concerns they may have with our physicians and nurses so they can understand the treatment provided to their children. We also offer flexible visitation hours and comfortable surroundings so parents can be with their newborns as much as possible.

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center wants you to feel confident about your newborn’s treatment at our NICU. If you have questions pertaining to any part of your baby’s care, call our Las Vegas maternity hospital at (702) 880-2100. Families may also take advantage of our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral system to learn more about the condition for which their newborns are receiving care.

    Mammograms Matter

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A mammogram is a simple procedure that could save your life. This video explains the importance of receiving annual mammograms.

    Breast cancer is a concern that all women face. Even if you have no family history of the disease, you may still be at risk. That’s why healthcare professionals urge all women above 40 to undergo a mammogram screening every year. Given how quickly abnormal cells can grow, it’s essential to keep your appointments, as a negative test one year can become positive the next. If you do not have medical insurance that covers the cost of mammograms, you’ll be glad to know that many hospitals provide affordable screenings.

    Are you due for your mammogram? Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers digital screenings for patients. For more information, call our Las Vegas hospital at (702) 880-2100.

    Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Though prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, the medical community does not necessarily recommend regular screenings for it. This video explains the position of the American Cancer Society on prostate cancer.

    Prostate cancer can grow so slowly that treatment for it may pose greater risks to patients than the disease itself. That’s why the American Cancer Society does not recommend regular screenings for prostate cancer, with some exceptions. African-American men suffer from a high rate of prostate cancer, and may want to consult their physician about screenings. Men with a family history of the disease may also want to undergo preventative screenings.

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers prostate cancer screenings for men in the greater Las Vegas area. To speak with a physician about your prostate cancer risks, call (702) 880-2100.

    What Are the Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A prostate cancer diagnosis can leave a person wondering what to do next. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center wants our patients to know that several cancer care options can maximize their chances for a healthy future. The key to pursuing a successful course of action is discussing your choices with a physician.

    da Vinci Prostatectomy
    Fast-growing prostate cancer may require the entire removal of the prostate gland. In the past, this procedure raised the risk of both urinary and erectile complications. With the da Vinci robotic surgery system, the chances of these postoperative complications are significantly reduced. The ability of this surgical system to remove the prostate gland with minute incisions and minimal disturbance to nearby structures and nerves allows cancer care experts to provide an unparalleled level of treatment to prostate cancer patients.

    Radiation Therapy
    In some cases, no invasive measures are needed to address prostate cancer. Depending on the location, size, and rate of growth of the cancer, doctors may recommend that patients undergo radiation therapy. Recent technological advances allow healthcare providers to administer radiation energy directly to the cancer site with little to no trauma to surrounding healthy tissues.

    Physician Observation
    What many prostate cancer patients may not realize is that sometimes the best treatment plan is no treatment at all. Some kinds of prostate cancer grow at extremely slow rates. Under some circumstances, the presence of prostate cancer may present no long-lasting risk to a patient’s overall health. In such cases, physician observation may be the ideal course of action. Before proceeding with this care option, patients should have a thorough discussion with their physician about what type of prostate cancer they have and why observation is the preferable method of treatment.

    Knowing your cancer care options is key to successfully managing and treating prostate cancer. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas would be happy to speak with any prostate cancer patient who wants to know more about his care choices. For more information on our prostate cancer treatment procedures, call (702) 880-2100.

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