LAS VEGAS (April 27, 2017) – 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."