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MountainView Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Program Receives Accreditation

04-25-2016

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 eventually practices.

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.