Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Southern Hills will be a tobacco-free campus for employees, physicians, patients, visitors and all the members of our Southern Hills community. That means no tobacco products can be used on our campus – inside or outside – beginning on Jan. 1, 2012.
Southern Hills Hospital is literally hammering away at it, with the unit currently under construction and scheduled to open by the end of the year (subject to change). New Director Chris Bateman and his staff are excited to offer this much-needed gero psych service to the Vegas valley community. Watch for updates!
AARP Driver Safety Class
Thursday, Dec. 1
8 a.m. to noon
Education Room/First Floor
$12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members
Check payments only accepted at the door; payable to AARP. Attend this class and receive a discount on your automobile insurance. Call 702.880.2700 to register. *Registration is required
According to the National Safety Council , approximately one out of every three Americans over age 65 suffers from a fall each year. Nearly half of these falls occur within the home. As you’ll learn in this video, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery explains that the number one location for injury within the home is the bathroom due to the combination of slippery floors, bathtubs, showers, and sliding bath mats. Additional causes for injury include electrical cords and obstacles along the floor. For more tips on how to avoid household hazards that could lead to a potentially dangerous fall, watch this full video.
If you’re looking for a Las Vegas urgent care facility or hospital that provides geriatric care, then look no further than Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center . Visit our website or contact us directly at (702) 880-2100 to learn more about our services.
Join H2U – Health To You – A health and wellness membership program designed to meet your unique health needs!
With health programs, publications and interactive web tools, h2u empowers members to manage their health and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Late night snack: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
CASH ONLY – ATM located in the ER Waiting Room/first floor.
What are you thankful for?
Seattle’s Best Coffee open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For pre-orders and delivery service, call 702.880.2108. First floor main lobby.
According to the American Diabetes Association , approximately 25.8 million individuals—or 8.3% of the United States population—suffer from diabetes as of 2011. Unfortunately, only 18.8 million of these individuals are diagnosed and have sufficient information regarding the disease. Fortunately, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center offers several diabetes classes to help patients and consumers boost their knowledge.
Diabetes can be a serious disease when not kept under control, leading to such complications as blindness, heart disease, stroke, and death. That’s why Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center offers a number of free, informational classes for adults suffering from type I, type II, gestational, or pre-diabetes. Our diabetes classes include those regarding proper nutrition, medication usage, and even a comprehensive overview of diabetes management.
The most common form of diabetes is type I diabetes, which occurs when the body does not make enough insulin to help the body to convert food into energy. Without the proper production and use of insulin, an individual’s sugar or glucose taken from food cannot enter the cells, starving the body of energy and interfering with their blood sugar levels.
There are several risk factors associated with type I diabetes, including:
- Family history
- Being male, as it is less common in females
- Being of Northern European, Mediterranean, African American, or Hispanic ethnicity
- Obesity during childhood
- Bottle-feeding or breastfeeding for short time
- Suffering from autoimmune illnesses such as Graves’ disease, Addison’s disease, Celiac disease, pernicious anemia, and Hashimoto’s disease
The signs and symptoms of type I diabetes include:
- Weight loss
- Extreme thirst or hunger
- Increased urination
- Fatigue and weakness
- Blurred vision
If you’re exhibiting any one of the above symptoms, then it may be time to learn more about diabetes and your treatment options. Let our physicians and highly-trained nurses with Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center educate you on the risk factors and treatment options available for diabetes by visiting our website or by calling (702) 880-2100.