Southern Hills Hospital announces that a new Family Medicine Residency Graduate Medical Education (GME) program received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education programs.

“Southern Hills Hospital is proud to enhance medical education in Southern Nevada,” said Adam Rudd, Southern Hills Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “By creating this new Graduate Medical Education program, it provides resources for resident physicians to develop their craft, while effectively caring for our community in ways that reach beyond our hospital walls.”

Specialized training in Family Medicine residency GME programs takes place over a three-year period. Residency is the final phase of the medical education process and required for a physician to practice medicine. It is anticipated that eight first-year Family Medicine residents will be accepted to the inaugural class.

Southern Hills Hospital is collaborating with Nevada Health Centers, the largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) system in Nevada for its Family Medicine continuity clinic and several rotations. The rotations include outpatient pediatrics, women’s health, school-based health and the Las Vegas Outreach Center for care of the homeless population in downtown Las Vegas. Southern Hills’ GME program offers innovative approaches to residency training in an extraordinary, collaborative environment to provide residents with the tools, skills and experiences.

Walter Davis, CEO of Nevada Health Centers noted: "Our Nevada Health Centers team is excited to begin a trusted partnership with HCA as we embark on a newly established Southern Nevada residency program. Our collective goal is to provide medical education and physician practice experiences that will improve access to healthcare in our community for all Nevadans."

Under the leadership of Family Medicine Program Director Dr. Maureen Strohm, applications from Family Medicine residents are being accepted by her program coordinator at

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About Southern Hills Hospital

Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas in 2015 and a Best Hospital Winners’ Circle Award recipient in 2016, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.

In 2016, Southern Hills Hospital opened a second emergency room called ER at The Lakes, a full service emergency room that is just four miles north of the main hospital campus. This hospital-based ER is the first of its kind in Nevada. Additionally, Southern Hills Hospital is building an 80-bed psychiatric facility that will treat adolescents through adults, expected to open in 2018. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Twitter: @SHHospitalLV

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call (702) 916-5023 [effective May 16, 2017, phone number will change to 702.916.5023].

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