UMC Patient Guide Edition 1 : Page 5
VISION Ii MISSION STATEMENT<br /> <br /> Vision <br /> <br /> To be a premier academic medical center in the advancement of health care excellence.<br /> <br /> Mission <br /> <br /> To serve the community by providing quality patient centered care in a fiscally responsible and learningfocused environment.<br /> <br /> Values <br /> <br /> We value accountability, honesty and respect.<br /> <br /> HOSPITAL PLEDGE<br /> <br /> Our pledge to you:<br /> <br /> • Coordinate your care<br /> <br /> • Explain your care and treatment<br /> <br /> • Listen to your questions or concerns<br /> <br /> • Ask if you have safety concerns and take steps to address them<br /> <br /> • Ask about your pain often and keep you as comfortable as possible<br /> <br /> • Check your identification before any medication, treatment or procedure<br /> <br /> • Label all lab samples in your presence<br /> <br /> • Clean our hands before and after any care is provided.<br /> <br /> We ask you or a loved one to:<br /> <br /> • Ask questions (make notes to discuss with your doctor or nurse)<br /> <br /> • Speak up if you are concerned about a test, procedure or medicine<br /> <br /> • Check the information on your ID bracelet for accuracy<br /> <br /> • Be clear and complete about your medical history including current medications<br /> <br /> • Clean your hands often and remind your visitors to do the same<br /> <br /> • Appoint one spokesperson who will serve as a liaison between the physician and other family members<br /> <br /> • Remind us if we do not carry out our pledge to you<br /> <br /> UMC THROUGH THE YEARS <br /> <br /> UMC was built in 1931 as a one room hospital. Since then, UMC has grown to include more than 540 beds and provides the highest level of care found in the State of Nevada.<br /> <br /> UMC is home to Nevada's only Level I Trauma Center, the Lions Burn Care Center, the Kidney Transplant Center, the Children's Hospital of Nevada and the Nevada Cancer Institute at UMC.<br /> <br /> TRAUMA CENTER<br /> <br /> University Medical Center is home to the only Level I Trauma Center in the State of Nevada and is the only free-standing Trauma Center west of the Mississippi River. UMC's Trauma Center treats approximately 30,000 patients every year and has a survivability rate of 95%.<br /> <br /> CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF NEVADA <br /> <br /> Children's Hospital of Nevada offers the highest level of care to children in Nevada with the state's only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. It's also the only hospital in Nevada staffed around the clock with onsite, board-certified Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Physicians.<br /> <br /> Approximately 35,000 young patients are treated every year in the Pediatric Emergency Room. Children's Hospital of Nevada is the only hospital in the state to be recognized as an associate member of NACHRI, the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.<br /> <br /> EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT <br /> <br /> University Medical Center's Adult Emergency Department treats approximately 80,000 patients every year. UMC is one of the only hospitals in southern Nevada to use comprehensive hypothermia treatment to cool the brain after a cardiac arrest to promote healing of the heart and brain.<br /> <br /> Additionally, UMC has a dedicated chest pain center and a "door-toCT Scan" time of 12 minutes which means patients are diagnosed and treated for stroke in record time.<br /> <br /> BURN CARE SERVICES <br /> <br /> UMC offers the only Bum Care Center in the Region. The Lions Burn Care Center opened in 1968 and is home to the most advanced hyperbaric chamber used to treat diabetic patients, bum wounds and decompression sickness.<br /> <br /> CARDIOVASCULAR SERVICES <br /> <br /> UMC received double Gold Plus Awards for the care of Heart Failure and Stroke patients, along with a Gold Performance Achievement Action award. UMC is the only hospital in Nevada to receive distinguished Gold Plus awards from the American Heart Association.<br /> <br /> TRANSPLANT SERVICES<br /> <br /> University Medical Center is home to the only Transplant Program in Nevada. On average, 40 people a year receive a kidney transplant at UMC. The Transplant Center participates in the Transplant Chain, where anonymous donors give a kidney to someone else in the country and in turn find a match for their loved one.<br /> <br /> NEVADA CANCER INSTITUTE AT UMC <br /> <br /> The Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) partnered with University Medical Center at the end of 2010 to become the Nevada Cancer Institute at UMC. NVCI at UMC offers worldclass cancer care to patients in southern Nevada. Cancer patients benefit from the brightest minds, the best clinical trials and the most advanced technology available in cancer treatment today.<br /> <br /> With all of the cancer treatment services offered under one roof, patients have the benefit of having the Nevada Cancer Institute at UMC on their side in their battle to become a cancer survivor.