Las Vegas, NV NOVEMBER 20, 2015 – MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center announced today that they have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. MountainView and Sunrise are the first hospitals in Las Vegas to earn this specialty care designation.

MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in September 2015. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national sepsis care standards as well as with MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center -sepsis requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

"MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center have thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with sepsis,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend these two organizations for becoming a leader in sepsis care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for sepsis patients in the Las Vegas community.”

"MountainView Hospital is pleased to receive Sepsis Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Chris Mowan, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”  

“Sepsis Certification from The Joint Commission is the result of a dedicated team effort," said Todd Sklamberg, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. "Our team of nurses and doctors are committed to providing the highest quality care for all of our patients. This certification is evidence that quality care is our number one priority."

What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is your body’s toxic, or severe, response to an infection. This extreme inflammatory response (swelling) in your body is frequently caused by a bacterial or viral infection, such as pneumonia or influenza, but it can be caused by parasitic or fungal infections.

Your body’s immune system, which is supposed to fight off the infection, goes into overdrive and begins to attack your body.

Sepsis is a medical emergency and must be treated quickly and properly for survival[1].

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center:

As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada, its surrounding region, and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. As a 16-time Consumer Choice award-winning hospital and two-time “Best Hospital in Las Vegas,” Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is the region’s healthcare leader. The Heart Center at Sunrise offers the most advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. The Nevada Neurosciences Institute – the region’s most comprehensive Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center – provides world-class care for stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is the only Accredited Breast Center in Southern Nevada. Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. For more information on Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, visit, follow on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center - @SunriseLasVegas
3186 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702.233-5454.

[1] Sepsis Alliance,

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