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Members in the News – July 2021

Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Welcomes 2021 Class of Medical Residents and New Class of Fellows
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium welcomes its 2021 residents and fellows to the Sunrise Health System.

The new class includes residents in Anesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Transitional Year based at MountainView Hospital, and Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Transitional Year based at Southern Hills Hospital. This is MountainView’s sixth and Southern Hill’s fifth incoming class of residents, with the first program launch in 2016.

Sunrise Health GME will also welcome its third class of fellows into two fellowship programs: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship and Gastroenterology Fellowship, and its first class of fellows into the Addiction Medicine fellowship program. Additionally, the inaugural class of Critical Care Anesthesiology fellows will be joining the consortium.

“We are delighted to welcome this year’s class of residents,” says Fran DeYoung, Sunrise Health GME Consortium Designated Institutional Official. “By rotating through the three HCA Healthcare campuses in Las Vegas, all with unique and diverse dynamics, our residents will encounter an abundance of opportunities that will refine and train them.”

The incoming class of Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium residents includes:

  • Anesthesiology: 16
  • Diagnostic Radiology: 5
  • Emergency Medicine: 11
  • Family Medicine: 8
  • General Surgery: 14
  • Internal Medicine: 24
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology: 4
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 6
  • Psychiatry: 4
  • Neurology: 3
  • Transitional Year at MountainView Hospital: 13
  • Transitional Year at Southern Hills Hospital: 13

The fellowship class of Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium includes:

  • Addiction Medicine: 1
  • Critical Care Anesthesiology (inaugural class): 3
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism: 2
  • Gastroenterology: 3

“The new residents are joining our campuses at a crucial time that presents many opportunities for growth and comprehensive learning, as MountainView, Sunrise and Southern Hills Hospital continue to meet the needs of our community,” said Jesus Medrano, HCA Far West Division VP of Graduate Medical Education.

This year, Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium’s programs received a significant number of applications for a limited number of positions, even while facing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. To list a few, the Anesthesiology residency program received over 1,100 applications for 16 positions, Diagnostic Radiology received over 500 for five positions, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation received over 350 for five positions. The Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation programs are the only programs of their kind in Nevada.

MountainView Hospital launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2015 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), welcoming its first residents in 2016. Since that time, MountainView Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center received approval from the ACGME to join forces under the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium.

With programs based at MountainView and Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, the Sunrise Health Consortium welcomes 121 new residents as well as nine fellows. Following the incoming classes at both locations, there will be 255 Sunrise Health GME Consortium residents.

Clinical Operations Continue at UMC After Hospital Targeted by Cybercriminals, With No Evidence of Clinical Systems Breach 
UMC’s cyber security team recognized suspicious activity on the hospital’s computer network in mid-June and responded rapidly by immediately restricting external access to UMC servers. While the hospital continues to work with law enforcement to fully investigate this activity, UMC believes cybercriminals accessed a server used to store data. This type of attack has become increasingly common in the health care industry, with hospitals across the world experiencing similar situations.

There is no evidence that any clinical systems were accessed during the attack. UMC continues to work alongside the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the FBI, and cyber security experts to determine the exact origin and scope of the attack. The investigation will provide valuable information to help prevent similar security issues in the future.
UMC’s IT Division acted swiftly to identify the suspicious activity and secure the hospital’s network. This internal response resulted in minor, intermittent computer login issues for some UMC team members. While these login issues were certainly inconvenient, there have been no disruptions to patient care or UMC’s clinical systems.
Although UMC has no reason to believe cybercriminals accessed any clinical systems, out of an abundance of caution, the hospital will notify patients and employees that their personal information may be at risk. UMC will provide patients and staff with access to complimentary identity protection and credit monitoring services. The hospital will contact patients and staff directly to provide information about how to access the complimentary services.