Hospital honored for second consecutive year; only one in Nevada in 2014.
Spring Valley Hospital has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Southern Nevada Health District for achieving the highest reported rate in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection during 2014.
“Our goal is to give every baby the very best start in life. Making sure they receive all the proper immunizations before they leave the hospital is a critical step we can take to protect all newborns,” said Leonard Freehof, CEO / Managing Director for Spring Valley Hospital.
Spring Valley Hospital is listed in IAC’s Birth Dose Honor Roll (www.immunize.org/honor-roll/birthdose), which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage levels for administering the hepatitis B vaccine at birth. Spring Valley Hospital immunized 90 % of its newborns between January 1 and December 31, 2014, and took additional steps to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B.
The national standard of care to prevent hepatitis B virus infection in babies is to administer hepatitis B vaccine to all newborns before they leave the hospital or birthing center. This standard is being adopted by centers of healthcare excellence nationwide as a safety net to protect newborns from a wide range of medical errors that lead to babies being unprotected from perinatal hepatitis B infection.
Spring Valley Hospital, located in southwest Las Vegas, NV, is a full-service hospital, offering emergency services, advanced cardiovascular and neurological care, maternity, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, surgical services, an inpatient acute rehabilitation center and outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine care. The hospital maintains its status as an accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. For more information, visit www.springvalleyhospital.net or follow us on Facebook at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center.
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