• These Links Can Help You Learn More About Keeping Your Child Well

    Chilren's Health

    Are you wanting to learn more about improving your child’s health and providing excellent home care? Visit these helpful resources or contact Sunrise Children’s Hospital of Las Vegas at (702) 731-5437 for more information.

    • This article from KidsHealth.org provides more information about helping your child become more organized and focus on important tasks.
    • Your child’s health involves their physical, emotional, and social well-being. Learn more about children’s health from the MedlinePlus online medical reference.
    • Surgery can be stressful for anyone, but can be especially confusing for children. Read this article from the American Heart Association to learn some advice for preparing your child for surgery.
    • There are many chemicals in the average household that carry the danger of poisoning. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to read how you can prevent poisoning in your home.
    • This article from the National Capital Poison Center lists some of the most dangerous household poisons that can affect children.
    • Gastroenteritis is a condition that can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. The American Academy of Family Physicians provides some advice for preventing dehydration and treating this condition at home.
    • This summer, protect your children from heat stress by avoiding sun exposure at the hottest times of day. Learn more about preventing heat stroke and heat exhaustion from this CDC article.
    • Most minor scrapes and cuts do not require urgent medical care. Visit FamilyDoctor.org to learn some first aid procedures to resolve these minor injuries at home.
    • If you would like to find out more about the importance of learning to write , check out this article.
    • This fact sheet from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse answers many frequently asked questions about constipation in children.

  • Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care at Sunrise Children

    Pediatric Hospital Care

    When your child becomes injured or very ill, you want to have a reliable, efficient pediatric medical team at your disposal. At Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we strive to bring you just that. Our pediatric and neonatal units are both staffed by some of the brightest medical talent, equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve your family when you need it most.

    Pediatric ICU 
    The pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) is always prepared to promptly evaluate, diagnose, and treat any child that may need urgent medical care due to poisoning , drug overdose, trauma, or any other cause. Utilizing advanced medical technology, our pediatric specialists strive to promote quick healing while minimizing pain. Sunrise Children’s Hospital is also the only unit in the state of Nevada to offer the extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) technique to mimic natural heart and lung function.  When a child is suffering from respiratory or cardiac failure, this technique allows them to rest while the organs undergo the natural healing process.

    Neonatal ICU
    The NICU at Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 72-bed unit dedicated to the expert treatment of critically ill infants and premature newborns. Our board-certified neonatologists and specially-trained medical support staff work around the clock to provide the highest quality of care and support to infants and their families. Some of the main services offered by our NICU include:

    • The latest surgical and non-surgical techniques for treating cardiac, neurological, and gastrointestinal conditions
    • Specially-designed beds for close monitoring of high-risk babies
    • Nitric oxide and high-frequency ventilation to assist in respiration and treatment
    • A dedicated infant and pediatric pharmacy with advanced pharmacy safety measures

    All of the services provided by Sunrise Children’s Hospital remain focused on children’s emotional and physical well-being. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in the treatment of children and is always available to help you. For more information about our pediatric and neonatal intensive care services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 731-5437.

  • How to Help Your Child Get Organized

    Child Organization

    For some children, organization seems to come like second nature. For others, however, it can be more difficult to keep track of toys, schoolbooks, and other items. They may have trouble following through on important tasks such as homework and cannot remain focused on one thing for long periods of time. If this sounds like your child, do not worry—for most of us, organization is a learned skill that requires time and patience. To learn more about helping your child get focused and organized, read through the tips below.

    • Try a checklist approach
      Keeping chores, homework, and other tasks on a checklist can help your child to become more aware of what his or her responsibilities are and when they must be finished. Checking items off the list can instill a sense of accomplishment when items are completed.
    • Designate a space used specifically for studying
      If your child has difficulty focusing on homework, reading, or other studious activities, he or she may benefit from having an area designated especially for these purposes. Do your best to set aside a certain time period for schoolwork, as routine can help your child to remain focused on the activity.
    • Teach them gently and slowly
      Organization will not develop overnight. Be patient with your child and help him or her to develop the skills and focus slowly, day by day. Even if your child has attention deficit problems, taking a slow, steady, and dedicated approach with realistic expectations can help to promote great results.

    At Sunrise Children’s Hospital , we are dedicated to the continued mental and physical health of the children in our community. Our medical team is proud to offer some of the most advanced, comprehensive pediatric care in the Southwest. To find an excellent pediatrician associated with Sunrise Children’s Hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 731-5437.

  • Child Life – Assisting Children and Families

    Child's Hospital Stay

    At Sunrise Children’s Hospital of Las Vegas, we understand that spending time in the hospital away from home can be stressful for children and their families. To help alleviate this stress and promote a peaceful, comfortable experience, our Child Life Department works hard to provide the best possible care to each family during hospitalization for illness, injury, or medical treatment. The Child Life team, along with the medical staff, helps to ensure that all physical and emotional needs are met when patients are spending time at our hospital.

    Medical diagnostic and treatment procedures can be difficult for patients of any age to understand. For many children, this confusion can lead to a fair amount of fear and anxiety. As a part of our support services, our Child Life professionals help young patients (and their parents) understand why they are in need of medical care and what they can expect from the procedure. To help explain these processes and prevent any misconceptions, Child Life utilizes pictures, teaching tools, special dolls, and medical equipment.

    In addition to the above education services, the Child Life Department offers the following support programs:

    • Tours and orientation through the hospital before a surgery or diagnostic procedure
    • Sibling preparation before the family visits a child in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit
    • Individualized play and activities, such as games and art projects that are tailored to be age-appropriate
    • One-on-one story time, during which children can choose their own book
    • Magic shows from Sunrise Children’s own Dr. Magic and Mrs. Magic
    • Pet therapy from our gentle canine volunteers
    • Holiday celebrations and special visits from various community outreach groups

    Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a full-service, state-of-the-art hospital specializing in pediatric care. From neonatal intensive care to advanced cardiology procedures, our pediatric specialists offer comprehensive healthcare options for your family. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 731-5437 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate physicians today.

  • Child Life – Assisting Children and Families

    Child's Hospital Stay

    At Sunrise Children’s Hospital of Las Vegas, we understand that spending time in the hospital away from home can be stressful for children and their families. To help alleviate this stress and promote a peaceful, comfortable experience, our Child Life Department works hard to provide the best possible care to each family during hospitalization for illness, injury, or medical treatment. The Child Life team, along with the medical staff, helps to ensure that all physical and emotional needs are met when patients are spending time at our hospital.

    Medical diagnostic and treatment procedures can be difficult for patients of any age to understand. For many children, this confusion can lead to a fair amount of fear and anxiety. As a part of our support services, our Child Life professionals help young patients (and their parents) understand why they are in need of medical care and what they can expect from the procedure. To help explain these processes and prevent any misconceptions, Child Life utilizes pictures, teaching tools, special dolls, and medical equipment.

    In addition to the above education services, the Child Life Department offers the following support programs:

    • Tours and orientation through the hospital before a surgery or diagnostic procedure
    • Sibling preparation before the family visits a child in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit
    • Individualized play and activities, such as games and art projects that are tailored to be age-appropriate
    • One-on-one story time, during which children can choose their own book
    • Magic shows from Sunrise Children’s own Dr. Magic and Mrs. Magic
    • Pet therapy from our gentle canine volunteers
    • Holiday celebrations and special visits from various community outreach groups

    Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a full-service, state-of-the-art hospital specializing in pediatric care. From neonatal intensive care to advanced cardiology procedures, our pediatric specialists offer comprehensive healthcare options for your family. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 731-5437 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate physicians today.

  • The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital Is Now Accredited

    Only facility in Southern Nevada Accredited by the NAPBC

    Sunrise-Breast-Center-Centered

    LAS VEGAS- The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is proud to announce it has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

    Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

    During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

    Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:

    • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
    • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
    • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
    • Quality breast care close to home.

    As the most comprehensive breast center in Southern Nevada, the Breast Center at Sunrise is a program focused exclusively on breast care for women. This includes a full range of state-of-the-art breast imaging and diagnostic services, a multidisciplinary team approach and a dedicated breast health nurse navigator to provide education, support and care coordination.

    This is the latest recognition for Sunrise Hospital. In addition being chosen by the readers of the Review Journal newspaper as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas, Sunrise has also been the Las Vegas Consumer Choice award winner for 15 consecutive years and has received consecutive U.S. News recognitions for top hospital in Las Vegas.

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 192,370 patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States in 2009. In addition, hundreds of thousands of women who will deal with benign breast disease this year will require medical evaluation for treatment options.

    The Breast Center at Sunrise is located at 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-855-445-2246.

     

    About Sunrise Hospital:
    Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    www.SunriseHospital.com

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.

    About NAPBC:
    The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation and patient and professional education. Its board membership includes professionals from 15 national organizations that reflect the full spectrum of breast care.

    For more information about the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, visit their Web site at www.accre

    ditedbreastcenters.org.

  • Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital Name Todd Sklamberg as New Chief Executive Officer

    Sun_and_SunCh_Centered

    Las Vegas, Nevada – Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Sklamberg to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. In this position Sklamberg will oversee all the operations for Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s, a 700-bed campus that is the largest in the state of Nevada and serves Southern Nevada and the surrounding region.

    Prior to being named CEO, Sklamberg served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sunrise Children’s Hospital since early 2008 and has served as the Interim CEO for Sunrise for the past month. He is a 20-year veteran of the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Sunrise Children’s Hospital, he served as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Facilities for St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

    Sklamberg holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y.

    Sklamberg replaces Sylvia Young who was promoted to President of HCA’s Continental Division based in Denver, Colo.

    Sunrise is part of the four-hospital Sunrise Health System, which includes Sunrise, Sunrise Children’s, MountainView and Southern Hills Hospitals.

     

    About Sunrise Hospital
    Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

    Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    www.sunrisehospital.com

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.

    About Sunrise Children’s Hospital:
    Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s most comprehensive children’s hospital, is a 244-bed facility dedicated to caring for infants, children, adolescents and expectant mothers. As the leading pediatric and maternal provider in the region, Sunrise Children’s Hospital partners with physicians and hospitals throughout the Southwest to offer the most comprehensive and experienced maternal and child health programs as well as access to advanced subspecialties. Sunrise Children’s Hospital offers unique and specialized services to care for the acute and emergent needs of kids and their families including a 24-hour dedicated pediatric Emergency Department, the only specialized in-house pediatric and neonatal transport team, the state’s largest, most comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a dedicated Pediatric Pharmacy, a dedicated Oncology Unit and a Labor and Delivery Unit. The facility’s services for healing extend through a family-centered care philosophy to treat various aspects of the patients’ lives.

    Sunrise Children’s Hospital
    3186 South Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    www.sunrisechildrenshospital.com

    Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-KIDS (5437).

  • Want to Learn More About Improving Your Child’s Health? Look Through These Helpful Links

    Children's Health

    Knowing more about your child’s health needs can help you make more informed decisions about their care. Read through these articles or contact Sunrise Children’s Hospital at (702) 731-5437 for more information about pediatric health.

    • Stroke is common and affects thousands of Americans every year. Get the facts and statistics associated with stroke from the Centers for Disease Control.
       
    • Pediatric stroke is a serious medical emergency and requires immediate medical care—learn more about the symptoms on the National Stroke Association website.
       
    • Providing your child with adequate sun protection can help prevent skin diseases and blindness in the future. Prevent Blindness America provides some helpful tips for choosing sunglasses for your child on their website.
       
    • You can also learn more about protecting your family from harmful ultraviolet radiation by visiting the American Cancer Society website.
    • Smoking harms almost every organ and tissue in your body. This article from the CDC lists the many health effects of smoking and tobacco use.
       
    • Are you having trouble quitting smoking ? This article may help you quit and regain control of your health.
       
    • To better prepare for a health emergency, read more about the symptoms of a child health crisis on KidsHealth.org .
       
    • Are you or your child at risk for hearing loss? Find out by visiting H.E.A.R.’s website, HearNet.com .
       
    • Hearing problems in children can result in speech problems. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of pediatric hearing impairment on FamilyDoctor.org.
       
    • Juvenile arthritis can lead to problems with mobility, strength, and endurance in school-aged children. This article from the Arthritis Foundation discusses juvenile arthritis and some helpful strategies for coping with the disease.

     

  • PSA: A Tobacco Free Generation

    Tobacco use causes both immediate and long-term damage to the body. In addition to increasing one’s risk for many types of cancer, smoking also promotes the development of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. This video is a brief public service announcement emphasizing the importance of remaining tobacco free in the next generation. 

    Keeping children tobacco free will help ensure a healthier future for the next generation, and the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital campuses are proud to be tobacco-free. If you are interested in learning more about the effects of smoking or second-hand smoke on a child’s health, contact Sunrise Children’s Hospital at (702) 731-5437. If you are struggling to quit smoking or are interested in our Lung Cancer Screening Program , our healthcare professionals can provide additional information and also help locate a physician near you.

  • Join us for the Sunrise Children’s Hospital NICU Reunion!

    If you had ever had a child that was a graduate from the Sunrise Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), please email us  your current contact information so we can provide you with details on our upcoming 2012 NICU Reunion. Email Riann.Garbett@hcahealthcare.com for more information.

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