Organization to award athlete-donated medals to patients with chronic illnesses
Medals4Mettle is a non-profit organization that facilitates the gifting of marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals from runners to children with chronic or debilitating illnesses that have demonstrated similar mettle, or courage in bravely facing the challenges they face with their illness. These children might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own to live their life. Even though the medal might not be able to cure a disease, it can help lift a child’s spirit.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital Pediatric Patients
Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Sunrise Children’s Hospital Main Lobby and 4th Floor
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
With the start of the summer 2012 Olympics in London quickly approaching, the children receiving these medals will be made to feel as if they are a member of the Olympic team.
Cycling is a great way to get exercise and enjoy time together as a family, but like many outdoor activities, it carries a risk of injury. Help your kids stay safe while on the move by following the following tips from one of Las Vegas’ children’s hospitals : Sunrise Children’s Hospital.
- Enforce Proper Helmet Usage
Bicycle helmets protect kids from dangerous head injuries by absorbing impact, which is why they should be worn every time a child goes riding. In order for the helmet to work properly, it must fit correctly, with the straps snugly secured and the front edge sitting slightly above your child’s eyebrows. Be sure that the helmet is certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and is brand-new with no damage—once a helmet has been in a crash, it is not safe for further use.
- Outfit the Bike and Helmet with Reflectors
Even if your children do not ride after dark, reflectors on their bikes can help them be seen by motorists. Make sure that each bike has reflectors on the front, back, and both sides, and help your kids place reflective stickers on their helmets so their heads will be visible even in low-light conditions.
- Keep Bikes Safe to Ride
In order for kids to have a fun and stress-free biking experience, they need to be able to properly control the bicycle. Check the height by having your child stand over the bike—the top bar should be less than three inches from your child’s bottom, and the pedals should allow the leg to bend slightly when they are in the “down” position. Each time your child goes riding, make sure the brakes are working, the tires are fully inflated, and no parts are loose.
- Encourage Kids to Stay on Sidewalks
Children under ten should not ride in the street. Teach kids how to watch for vehicles entering or exiting driveways, and remind them to stop and look both ways before crossing any street.
Get more summer safety tips by calling Sunrise Children’s Hospital at (702) 731-5437. Our Consult-A-Nurse referral line is available 24 hours a day to answer your health questions.
- Enforce Proper Helmet Usage
First Year Hospitals Recognized on a State-Wide Basis
Las Vegas, NV —U.S. News and World Report released its annual hospital rankings today and Sunrise Hospital/Sunrise Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the state of Nevada recognized for meeting the publication’s standards for high performance! In addition, the following services at Sunrise were recognized by U.S. News as high performing:
This is the third consecutive year that U.S. News has recognized Sunrise Hospital/Sunrise Children’s Hospital for high performance. The past two years the publication recognized exceptional hospitals within metropolitan areas. This is the first year that U.S. News has recognized exceptional hospitals on a state-wide basis too.
In determining high-performing hospitals, U.S. News factors in publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, infection rates, patient safety measures, responses from medical specialists to opinion surveys and other factors.
Congratulations and thanks to all of our staff, physicians and volunteers for their commitment to quality care. It has made us the Best Hospital in the State of Nevada according to U.S. News! And this recognition follows our selection as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper earlier this year!
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
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.
To help introduce our new Surgical Weight-Loss Program at Sunrise, we are offering community education programs on weight-loss surgery. Through these free sessions, you can learn more about:
• Bariatric Surgery options
• Who is an appropriate candidate for surgery
• What is involved in the surgery and recovery process
Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Dave Macintyre, will present the program. He is triple fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the acute care surgery team at Sunrise Hospital.
Tuesday, July 10
Thursday, July 19
Sunrise Hospital Auditorium
3186 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Each program starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Sunrise Hospital Auditorium.
These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.
To register, call (702) 233-5454.
Take an hour to learn more about the Bariatric Surgery Program at Sunrise Hospital.
You could change your life.
Can’t make these lectures? Our August Weight-Loss lectures will be held Tuesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 23, both at 5:30 p.m. in the Sunrise Auditorium.
Learning how to write is extremely important for every child, as it teaches fine motor skills, coordination, and critical thinking skills at a young age. It helps them understand how to communicate, and it reinforces skills in both reading and spelling. Because each child learns how to write letters correctly and position them to form words at his or her own pace, handwriting can also be an indicator of learning disabilities or developmental delays. Read on to learn more about what your child’s handwriting may be able to tell you about your child’s development.
In many cases, children who are having difficulty learning to write suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
- Trouble holding the pencil or using a very awkward pencil grip while writing
- Difficulty forming letters or leaving uneven spacing between letters
- Frequently misspelling words or placing words incorrectly on the page
- Spending a long time writing with difficulty or avoiding the activity altogether
Any one of these symptoms can be a sign that a child may need additional help learning how to write. Dysgraphia, for example, is a neurological problem that results in frequent misspellings or difficulties forming letters but does not harm reading ability. Certain visual problems can lead to unequal spacing between words, and memory problems can prevent a child from remembering the grammar and punctuation rules that they learn while in class. Attention deficit disorders, such as ADHD, can affect a child’s ability to focus on tasks and complete a writing assignment.
If your child has exhibited any of the above signs or appears to be having difficulty learning to write, you may consider seeking the help of your pediatrician. At Sunrise Children’s Hospital , our pediatric specialists can help you to form a personalized treatment plan to promote your child’s future health and success. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line today at (702) 731-5437 to find a doctor near you.
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital invites you to Think Pink! Wear pink on Tuesday, July 17 , and join us in the Sunrise Hospital Rendezvous Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as we celebrate breast cancer awareness and our recent accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Show your support for those in your life who have been affected by breast cancer and learn more about the breast care services offered at the Breast Center. For more information, call (702) 233-5454.
The Breast Center at Sunrise is the only facility in Southern Nevada accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers