Las Vegas, NV April 25, 2016 — MountainView Hospital announced today it received accreditation
from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
to start an Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) Residency Program, a four-year
residency program for 16 residents.
The MountainView Hospital / University of Nevada School of Medicine OB-GYN
Residency Program will have four positions available the first year. Interviews
for OB-GYN residents, post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) will begin October
2016, with the first OB-GYN residents beginning July 2017. This accreditation
brings the total number of residency positions available at the hospital,
among its accredited graduate programs, to 104 positions.
The start of the OB-GYN residents coincides with the expansion of MountainView
Hospital’s Women’s Services Department, as part of a larger
$90 million, multi-phase campus expansion. The Women’s Services
Department expansion will increase the number of Labor & Delivery
beds to 12 and increase the number of Post-Partum beds to 32. With the
expansion, MountainView will open a 24-bed Level III NICU to serve the
community and our youngest patients.
“We have seen tremendous growth in our Women’s Services Department
as women are choosing MountainView for their delivery and specialty care,”
Chris Mowan, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer said. “With
the recent launch of our Laborist Program, which provides 24-hour in-patient
coverage, practicing the latest in evidence-based medicine, coupled with
the establishment of an OB-GYN residency program, we continue to raise
the level of care given to our patients.”
“MountainView has a robust Women’s Service department, offering
a wide variety of services and procedures,” said Dr. Siri Kjos,
OB-GYN Program Director. “By establishing an OB-GYN residency program,
we will be helping to train the next generation of physicians.”
ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits
graduate medical education (GME) programs. Specialized training in OB-GYN
GME residency programs takes place over a four-year period. Residency
is the final phase of a long educational process, required for a physician
to practice medicine, and is most influential in determining where a physician
The OB-GYN Residency Program accreditation marks another important milestone
for MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education department
and is the third accreditation for a residency program received by the
hospital. MountainView Hospital announced in early April that it received
accreditation for its General Surgery Residency program, accredited for
28 positions, with residents starting summer 2016.
MountainView also received accreditation for its Internal Medicine Residency
program and 60 Internal Medicine resident positions. MountainView recently
announced the inaugural class of 20 PGY-1 and 20 PGY-2 (post-graduate
year 2) Internal Medicine Residents to begin July 2016.
As part of the Graduate Medical Education program, a Clinical Research
Department is being established to support the GME programs and bring
in the most recent clinical research to the Las Vegas community.