Mountain View Hospital, Las Vegas

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MountainView Hospital for-profit hospital is operated by Sunrise Healthcare System which is owned by Hospital Corporation of America. This 340-bed hospital is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

History[edit]

The hospital opened in February, 1996 with 155 beds.

In January 2013, the hospital expanded and opened a three story tower and the first phase of its new Emergency Department. [2]

In July 2013, the second phase of MountainView’s Emergency Department opened. MountainView now has 42 private ER beds. [3]

In October 2013 MountainView opened the second phase of its Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The rehab unit now has 35 private beds.[4]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

• Joint Commission Accredited Institution [5]

• Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center [5]

• Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® [6]

American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Gold Performance Achievement Award [5]

• Accredited Chest Pain Center [7]

• Bariatric Center of Excellence [8]

• NICHE designation for commitment to elder care excellence [9]

Nurses unionize[edit]

In early 2009, registered nurses were faced with patient care concerns and under staffing at a hospital that nearly lost its certification with the United States Department of Health and Human Services due to issues of infection control and contamination of equipment. Nurses began organizing with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC), and in June 2009, about 30 nurses and union staff attempted to meet with hospital CEO William Wagnon to discuss these issues of public safety and nursing standards. All but two were escorted out of the hospital by security, including nurses on break. Nurses filed for a secret-ballot union election two days later.[10]

A week before the scheduled union election that July, nurses filed charges against the hospital with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB found sufficient evidence to conduct a two-month long investigation of "massive illegal conduct" that included "surveillance, interrogation, bribery, threats," and more. Faced with federal prosecution, a settlement with the NLRB was reached in which HCA agreed to end the illegal practices.[11]

On January 14, 2010, MountainView Nurses elected to unionize in a vote of 240 to 152 (approximately 95% participation). Since the merging of CNA/NNOC, the United American Nurses, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association in December 2009,[12] MountainView Hospital is the first hospital in the country to be newly organized under the banner of National Nurses United.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us - Mountainview Hospital". Mountainview-hospital.com. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "MountainView Hospital opens first phase of $70 million expansion". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nevada ReD Report August 2013". Nevadabusiness.com. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "expansion Archives – Best Places For Medical Jobs NewsBest Places For Medical Jobs News". Bestplacesformedicaljobs.com. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Quality Check - Consumer Search - Results". Qualitycheck.org. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "assets/1/6/2012_Top_Performers__list". Jointcommission.org. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Centers". Mbsaqip.org. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "NICHE Program » Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders". Nicheprogram.org. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "MountainView resists nurses’ organizing bid". Las Vegas Sun News. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Faced With Federal Prosecution, MountainView Agrees to Stop Harassment of RNs in Settlement". Prnewswire.com-. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "California Nurses Association – National Nurses United". Calnurses.org. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nurses union wins election at MountainView Hospital". Las Vegas Sun News. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 

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