The Staff at Summerlin Hospital
Below are the types of staff who will care for you or assist you during your stay at Summerlin Hospital:
Your attending physician is primarily responsible for your care. All tests, medications and consultations with other specialists are performed or administered under your attending physician's supervision. If you were not under the care of a physician affiliated with Summerlin Hospital Medical Center when you were admitted to the hospital, a physician will be assigned to you.
The nursing staff is committed to providing comprehensive care to patients, each of whom requires a different level of personal attention and expert skills. You will be assigned a nurse who will coordinate a thorough nursing assessment, plan of care and continuous monitoring of your health status throughout your hospitalization. Other caregivers, under the direction of this nurse, will be assigned to care for you. A Nursing Team Leader is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel free to contact your nurse or the Nurse Manager if you have questions or concerns.
Social services and case management are available to assist patients and their families with the impact of illness, promote quality healthcare and ensure patients are discharged to an environment best suited to their needs. When patients are no longer medically acute, but are not ready to return to the environment from which they came, a case manager or social worker can provide assistance in transitioning to the next appropriate level of care needed. A case manager or social worker can also assist in locating information on community resources that can provide both emotional and personal support to aid recovery and the adjustment process. To access these services, please ask your physician or the nurse to contact the hospital's Social Services and Case Management department.
The hospital's chaplain works in collaboration with other caregivers to provide patients with the physical, emotional and spiritual support they need. The chaplain can help you when you need someone to listen to you, when you feel the need to strengthen your faith, when you would like someone to pray with you or when you are having difficulty coping. The hospital chaplain is on call from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and can be contacted through the hospital operator. You may always contact your own personal house of worship for spiritual support.
Summerlin Hospital has a full-time registered dietitian to meet your dietary needs during your stay. The dietitian may visit you to discuss your nutritional needs and food preferences.
Your room is cleaned daily by a member of the housekeeping staff. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, tell the nurse, and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.
Volunteers contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to the hospital. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many ways and can be identified by their orange jackets and name tags. Among the many services volunteers provide, they can be found delivering books and magazines to you from the volunteer library, greeting visitors at the information desks and volunteering their time in several areas around the hospital — from admitting to medical records. If you need a volunteer's help or know of a patient who may appreciate a friendly visit, call 702-233-7532.
Patient Escort Service
The Patient Escort Service will accompany and transport you to and from any tests or procedures to be performed outside of the unit.
During your stay, you may be visited by other healthcare professionals, including technicians, technologists and therapists. In addition, the Summerlin Hospital staff includes many behind-the-scenes workers, such as accountants, engineers, secretaries, food service workers and others who contribute greatly toward your well-being while you are here.