University Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of health care possible by maintaining its ongoing commitment to personal, individualized care for each patient. Through the latest treatment techniques, comfortable surroundings and a dedicated staff, that commitment is expressed every day, in every area of the hospital.
Children's Hospital of Nevada is the only hospital in Nevada...
- to offer Pediatric Burn Care and Organ Transplant Services.
- that is home to the state's only designated Pediatric Trauma Center staffed around the clock with in-hospital Board Certified Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine physicians.
- to be recognized as an Associate Member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
- Never use a kitchen spoon to measure medication since all measure differently. Use a measuring cup specifically for medication to make sure you get the proper dose.
- Remind your children to wash their hands frequently, for as long as it takes them to sing Happy Birthday two times, since the classroom, playground and library can all hold silent germs that make us all sick.
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, make your kids oatmeal, waffles or eggs and toast to start their day off with energy.
- Drowning is known as the silent killer. Never leave your child unattended near water.
- Catch your child doing something right, and praise them for it. A little positive attention goes a long way.
- The most highly awarded Cardiology Department in the state of Nevada.
The heart is the center of life, and UMC's Heart Center is at the core of the hospital.
Rapidly advancing treatments and technologies challenge hospitals to stay on the cutting edge of cardiac care. UMC has embraced that challenge through the development of its Heart Center.
Located on the third floor of the hospital's main tower, The Heart Center offers private rooms and is equipped with the latest technology and monitoring equipment to ensure patients have the highest quality of care possible.
- Heart disease is the #1 killer of women according to the American Heart Association.
- Warning signs of a heart attack include chest pressure, nausea, heartburn, shortness of breath, rapid or irregular heartbeat. If it's happening, call 911 immediately.
- Women don't always feel chest pain with a heart attack. Women are more likely than men to have heartburn, loss of appetite, tiredness or weakness, coughing, and heart flutters. These symptoms should not be ignored.
- Men feel pressure in the chest, women may simply have an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion when suffering a heart attack.
- If you think you're having a heart attack, don't wait. Call 911. Passing time means loss of heart muscle.
- Cherries, almonds and dark chocolate are all heart healthy foods. Enjoy and live longer.
Every month, UMC Bariatrics offers free seminars. Here, you'll learn much more about weight-loss surgery and our own program. You'll also meet Dr. Tsuda and Nurse Robin Morello. Together, we can determine if weight-loss surgery is right for you. Classes are open to the public and most are free.
- Obesity is a health hazard, contributing to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer among others.
- Someone who is 40% overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as is a normal-weight person.
- Obesity slows you down during the day and keep you up at night.
- People who are overweight or obese are at an increased risk of chronic disease.
- Keep a food journal. You'll lose twice as much weight when you see how much you're really eating.
- When eating a salad, think of what you're topping it with, cheese, croutons and dressing pack on the pounds.
- 2% milk sounds healthier than whole milk, but it still has more than half the saturated fat of whole milk. Try mixing 2% with skim, until you can switch to skim for good.
- A great way to make snack time even healthier is to take it outside, take a walk after that snack.
Brought to you by the Lions Burn Care Center at UMC
Dedicated Care for Burn Patients in Nevada,
Utah, Arizona and California!
In 1968, with the help of local Lions Clubs, UMC opened Nevada's first, and only, Burn Care Center. Today, the center remains the state's only dedicated Burn Center and provides inpatient and outpatient care to residents of Utah, Arizona, and California as well as Nevada. The expertise developed treating burns has been applied to caring for other wounds. A hyperbaric chamber – Nevada's first–allows physicians an additional resource for patient care.
- Be alarmed! Install and maintain smoke alarms in your home, on every floor and near sleeping rooms.
- Test your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they actually work.
- Cook with care. Never leave the stove unattended and always supervise children in the kitchen.
- Check your water heater's temperature. Set the thermostat to 120 degrees or lower. Infants who aren't walking yet can't get out of water that may be too hot.
Young children are more likely to sustain injuries from scalding burns that are caused by hot liquid or steam. Older children are more likely to sustain injuries from flame burns.