MountainView Hospital’s residency program gets accredited

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education approved MountainView Hospital’s general surgery residency program earlier this month.

“With the accreditation of our general surgery residency program, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the community and to postgraduate medical education,” MountainView Hospital CEO Chris Mowan said in a statement.

MountainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s residency program will create 28 positions at the hospital. Postgraduate surgery residents in years one to four have an anticipated start date of June 27.

Residents will rotate at both MountainView and Sunrise Hospitals. They will also rotate to Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital for trauma, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery experience.

This is MountainView’s second accreditation in recent months. The hospital’s internal medicine residency program was accredited in September. That program has an announced inaugural class of 20 postgraduate year-one residents and 20 second-year residents.

UnitedHealth partners

with UNLV med school

UnitedHealth Foundation made a $3 million grant to the UNLV School of Medicine to build a real-world training program.

The grant will be used to finance putting third-year medical students in an outpatient clinical setting for an entire year.

The funding will be spread over the next five years and help create education and course curriculum for the future UNLV medical school, pegged to start instruction in fall 2017. The school is working toward accreditation.

The grant also supports the construction of three student-staffed multispecialty community clinics, offering primary care and basic specialty care services.

Insurer UnitedHealthcare, which owns the private foundation, serves nearly 1 million Nevadans.

Nevada Donor Network

seeks to expand donor list

To mark National Donate Life Month, the Nevada Donor Network initiated “Live Life, Give Life,” a statewide campaign to gain new organ, eye and tissue donors.

The nonprofit 501(c)3 network is mounting a statewide media campaign and a social media awareness campaign, along with registry events.

Individuals were encouraged to spread the importance of becoming a donor by wearing blue and green and posting pictures on their social media channels on April 15 — National Blue &Green Day.

More than 122,000 patients are on U.S. waiting lists for transplants. Almost 600 of those are Nevadans, the network said. Twenty-two people die daily because there were not enough available organs.

Besides being able to register at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, potential donors can register at

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