June 28, 2017
Southern Hills Hospital welcomes its inaugural class to its new Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Specialized training in Family Medicine 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.
Eight Family Medicine Residents will participate in a Welcome and White Coat Ceremony on:
- Thursday, June 29
- 10 a.m.
- Southern Hills Hospital Main Lobby (9300 W. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148)
“Southern Hills Hospital is proud to welcome the inaugural class of Family Medicine Residents to our community,” said Adam Rudd, Southern Hills Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “These eight talented and compassionate physicians are improving our healthcare reach in southern Nevada, and we are excited to help them develop their craft.”
The GME application process included a detailed review of approximately 400 applications, followed by rigorous interviews with the Family Medicine program’s Core Faculty. The following eight residents chosen under the leadership of Family Medicine Program Director Dr. Maureen Strohm include:
- Maria Baig, MD
- Greta Gonzalez-Rios, MD
- Uta Guo, MD, MBA
- Grace Yu Yi Gu, MD
- John Hendleman, DO
- Kristina Laguerre, MD, MPH
- Eugene Shin, MD
- Jennifer Waite, DO
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. Southern Hills’ GME program offers innovative approaches to residency training in an extraordinary, collaborative environment to provide residents with the tools, skills and experiences.
Nevada Health Centers CEO Walter Davis said, “The panel of residency applicants was extensive, and the eight physicians chosen to enter the inaugural year of the Southern Hills program represent a range of diverse backgrounds and experience. We wish them well in this endeavor and offer them our full support, and we look forward to celebrating their success as they graduate from the program in 2020.”
The Family Medicine Residency GME program received initial accreditation earlier this year from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education programs.
To learn more, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com.
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. In 2017, Southern Hills Hospital added a newly created Graduate Medical Education program with its inaugural class in Family Medicine. Additionally, Southern Hills Hospital is building an 80-bed psychiatric unit 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
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