Heart Attack, Stroke Care and Other Emergency Services
Medical emergencies can be difficult and stressful times for patients and their families. That's why the Emergency Department (ED) at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas features a comfortable, spacious environment and a family-centered approach to emergency medical care. There's even a special section for kids that features a colorful decor to help distract young patients from their medical emergencies.
Doctors, nurses, therapists and technicians work as a team in the Emergency Department to provide effective and efficient care for every patient, from those with minor ailments to those with more serious injuries and illnesses. The hospital maintains agreements with a variety of specialists who are available for consulation and follow-up care depending upon our patients' health needs.
Primary Stroke Center
Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. To achieve certification for one year, stroke centers must demonstrate that they comply with standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measurement activities. To maintain certification, a stroke center must attest to continued compliance with standards and evidence of performance measurement and improvement activities each year, pass an on-site review conducted every two years by The Joint Commission and complete a bi-annual submission of an acceptable assessment of compliance by the organization.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Centennial Hills Hospital is accredited for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. PCI, also known as coronary angioplasty, is a procedure in which stenotic (narrowed) coronary arteries of the heart are opened with small balloons threaded through an artery. The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care's goal is to reduce mortality from heart attacks by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a heart attack and to reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment.
An Efficient Emergency Department
The Emergency Department (ED) at Centennial Hills Hospital has an ED Lobby Tech available during peak hours to help minimize wait times and improve each patient's experience. The Lobby Tech greets each new patient, and if the triage nurse is busy, obtains a patient's vital signs and helps them become more comfortable. The ED Lobby Tech also helps keep patients and visitors informed about wait times and physician consultations.
ER Reserve lets you request a time (up to 12 hours in advance) in the ER for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses such as:
- Sore throat
- Cough or cold
- Muscle strains and sprains