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Valley Health Specialty Hospital Celebrates Inaugural Year of Care

(October 13, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV) – From performing orthopedic surgery procedures to helping people recover from stroke, injuries or illness, the team at Valley Health Specialty Hospital has spent the last year caring for more than 2,250 patients.

“Every patient has unique needs, and our goal is to always provide a customized plan of care that incorporates nursing, therapy, exercise, nutrition, education, socializing and a safe discharge plan,” said Jill Pichette, Administrator of The Valley Health Specialty Hospital. “Our team has a passion for orthopedic care, acute rehabilitation and therapy services, and they have honed their expertise and education to provide outstanding care to their patients.”

“Our focus is patient safety, teamwork, education, disease prevention and helping our patients achieve their maximum goal to return to independence,” said Tamika Tyson, RN, BSN, Clinical Supervisor of the orthopedic medical/surgical and the acute rehabilitation departments. “Our rehab patients spend more time with us as they regain strength, so we work with them to set realistic goals and create treatment plans toward their independence. The final piece is to help patients and their families safely transition back to the home setting after they leave us.”

Natalie Fischer, PT, DPT, is a lead physical therapist at Valley Health Specialty Hospital. Her days are filled with patient care, scheduling, family training and interdisciplinary communication between physicians, nursing staff, therapy staff and case management. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are all available for patients and those who continue with outpatient care. “We provide one-on-one therapy rather than group sessions,” explained Fischer. “We have staff who have specialized in many different areas of therapy and can treat a multitude of medical issues and diagnoses. We also work closely with families to make sure their loved one is strong and safe to achieve their goals.

“We pride ourselves on preventing falls, and teach all our patients how to mobilize safely. We simulate the home environment as much as possible to decrease the risk of falls at home. We also have an ‘Independence Day’ before the patient returns home, where we work on specific activities that our patients may experience back in their residence.”

Most importantly, the team works to treat their patients as they would want their own family members to be treated. “We strive for 100 percent patient satisfaction, recovery, safety and excellent patient care experience on a daily basis,” said Tyson.

Services and Capabilities of The Valley Health Specialty Hospital

  • Surgical services including hip and knee replacement and surgery on the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Inpatient care for post-orthopedic surgery patient
  • Acute inpatient rehabilitation care for patients recovering from injury, illness, stroke or surgery
  • Outpatient therapy services for physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Medical staff includes physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, medical physicians, orthopedic surgeons and consulting physicians (i.e. cardiology), as needed
  • Onsite respiratory therapists, phlebotomists, X-ray technicians and pharmacy
  • Onsite laboratory, inpatient pharmacy, and imaging services, including X-ray and CT scan
  • Pre-surgical “Joint Camp” educational programming