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Members in the News – February 2021

MountainView Hospital Cardiology Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC
MountainView Hospital has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation awarded to MountainView Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography.

“The cardiology team and I at MountainView Hospital are dedicated to our patients and the care they receive,” said Dr. Alfred Danielian, Director of Echocardiography and Sports Cardiology at MountainView’s Las Vegas Heart Associates. “As the only accredited hospital in Southern Nevada, it is a true testament of the quality of our team and efforts.”

Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.

“It is an honor to witness the great work of our cardiology team recognized,” said Julie Taylor, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing to provide the greater Las Vegas community with quality heart care they deserve.”

Accreditation by the IAC means that MountainView Hospital has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be compliance with the published Standards thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

Spring Mountain Senior Leadership Team

Spring Mountain Treatment Center Celebrates 20th Year Anniversary Las Vegas Behavioral Hospital opened in 2001
Spring Mountain Treatment Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021 with observances among employees and community partners.

Spring Mountain Treatment Center has provided mental health services to the Las Vegas community since 2001, treating children, teens, adults and senior adults with behavioral health or addiction issues. Spring Mountain Treatment Center focuses on the stabilization of acute symptoms for patients age 5 to 65.

Spring Mountain Treatment Center is a 110-bed behavioral health facility that provides acute crisis stabilization services for adults, teens, and children in a secure inpatient setting. Our individualized treatment includes a structured, therapeutic environment, intensive physician involvement and oversight, and daily group and educational programs. Services include initial assessment, diagnosis and rapid stabilization of acute psychiatric and co-occurring disorders followed by a transition to follow-up care and support programs.

Troy E. Mire, CEO/Managing Director, will kick-off the year-long celebration by placing Anniversary banners in the hospitals at Spring Mountain Treatment Center and Spring Mountain Sahara on Monday, January 25. The observance of the 20-year milestone will include a series of activities and events for employees throughout the year including a video message by employees with the longest tenure; Drive-thru Appreciation day for Community partners on April 22; the launch of a year-long partnership with a local non-profit, Friendship Circle of Las Vegas, and an interactive Press event on May 6 in conjunction with National Hospital week.

Mire spoke about both the importance of the 20th anniversary and what Spring Mountain Treatment Center has meant to the Las Vegas community, “For 20 years Spring Mountain Treatment Center has provided the highest quality care and services to thousands of individuals in need. It is with great pride we celebrate how our employees and community partners have worked together to bring about the recovery and support for others.”

Joshua Kreiss, MD

Tahoe Forest Health System Welcomes New Physician
Tahoe Forest Health System is pleased to announce that Joshua Kreiss, MD, MPhil, has joined their team at the Tahoe Forest MultiSpecialty Clinics.

Dr. Kreiss specializes in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the brain and nervous system, including stroke, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.

Dr. Kreiss attended medical school at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, and completed his neurology residency at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The office of Dr. Kreiss is located on the 2nd Floor of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center at 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee. New patients are accepted. For appointments, please call (530) 582-6368.