Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center Opens Medical Specialty Clinic

Cardiologists, orthopedics specialists, neurologists and surgeons to share office space in town to ease access for residents

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is announcing a new opportunity for collaboration with hospitals and physicians throughout the region to provide subspecialty care in the local community. This new access to advanced medicine for residents in Laughlin and Bullhead City is an extension of Sunrise Hospital’s longstanding commitment to treating thousands of Mohave County, AZ and Laughlin, NV acutely ill patients at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

“By bringing specialized medicine closer to your home, our goal is to augment the expert care provided by primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals in Mohave County and Laughlin while adding a higher level of convenience for local patients,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
The Advanced Medicine Center of Sunrise Hospital opened this spring offering patients local follow-up acute care. Advanced medicine services include cardiovascular services, orthopedics, neurosciences and surgical weight loss.

About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital

As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of southern Nevada, its surrounding region and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital is now home to Nevada’s first and only Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital offers advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. In addition to having the busiest Emergency Department in Nevada, Sunrise Hospital is also home to a County-designated STEMI receiving center.
Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital – Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital and home to the only pediatric open heart surgery program in the state. It features a 24/7/365, dedicated pediatric emergency department.

For more information on Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, visit sunrisehospital.com, follow us on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and facebook.com/SunriseHospital.

Transportation Assessment Survey 2018

TRANSPORTATION ASSESSMENT SURVEY 2018

Transportation throughout Mohave and La Paz Counties continue to be a main obstacle. The Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) Transportation Department is conducting a survey to learn more about the transportation needs of residents and gaps in current services.

We want to hear your voice in the matter. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by going to the WACOG FaceBook events page and clicking on the Survey Monkey link or filling out a hard copy in your local community. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate!

The survey will open February 12th to August 30th


Western Arizona Council of Governments
208 N. 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401

Contact: Maegan Burns
Phone: 928-377-4961
Email: MaeganB@wacog.com
Website: https://www.wacog.com/

Math Success Is Spelled “MCC” In Mohave County

Colorado City              Bullhead City               Kingman                      Lake Havasu City

January 2018 

Math success is spelled “MCC” in Mohave County
Student success rates jump thanks to transitional math project

 

Mohave Community College charted a new course to improve the math skills of students, and the student success rate spiked.

During the MCC board of governors meeting Friday, the college unveiled the first year results of its transitional math project, which helps prepare students for college level math.

The percentage of students successfully completing transitional math courses jumped from 62% in the Fall semester of 2016 to 88% in 2017.

For students taking 15 week courses, the success rate jumped from 68% to 91%.

“These results are phenomenal,” MCC President Dr. Michael Kearns told the board of governors. ”Student improvement results like this get the attention of educators and administrators.”

The need to improve student math skills is no secret in Arizona.

Only 40% of elementary, middle school and high school students passed the math portion of the AzMerit standardized test during the 2016-2017 school year, according to the Arizona Department of Education.

“We changed our philosophy at MCC and moved from expecting the student to be ready for college level math to meeting the student wherever they are in terms of math knowledge, “ said Rosemarie LeFebvre, MCC associate dean of student success & retention. “We work closely with the student and help them learn the skills they need to pass college level math classes.”

LeFebvre is one of the key architects of the college’s transitional math improvement project, which is already seeing double digit improvements in student success rates.

She worked closely with Associate Dean Don Weide, who oversees the MCC Center for Excellence in Learning.

Weide researched math computer programs and identified EdReady as one MCC could use to assist students. “It allows students to go online at any time, assess their math skills, and together with our team at MCC develop a plan for success,” he said.

Advisors, tutors, faculty and staff monitor student progress daily, and administrators meet weekly for updates and to determine what is working, and what changes need to be made.

“We always ask ourselves ‘what’s the new challenge, what’s today’s challenge and what didn’t we think of,’” Stephen Eaton, chief academic officer explained to board members. “Because of that approach we’ve had very few surprises.”

Another big key to the success of the project is flexibility and ease of access to assistance the students may need.

“We make it a priority to work within the student’s schedule to help them,” said LeFebvre. “If a student lags behind, we meet with them to find out how we can help make them successful.”

The college also located the transitional math classes on its campuses within easy access to the Student Success Centers, tutors, computer labs and faculty.

The college also works closely with online students and the success rate for them jumped from 45% in 2016 to 84% in 2017.

MCC board members were overwhelmingly pleased with the transitional math success rates.

“For online pass rates to jump from 45% to 84% is incredible,” said Board Trustee Judy Selberg.

Board Member Julie Bare had a similar reaction. “This is a magnificent representation of what we do best – educating students and helping them improve and succeed.”

Niki Nickle Completes First Year At Institute For Organization Management


Niki Nickle Of Lake Havasu Area Chamber Of Commerce Completes First Year At Institute For Organization Management


A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Niki Nickle,  Membership and Events Manager, of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at University of Arizona in Tuscon.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

LHCPD Awarded Governor’s Office Of Highway Safety Grant

LHCPD Awarded Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant

The Lake Havasu City Police Department was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to be used for conducting DUI enforcement operations for the 2017-2018 federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.  This grant provides the Lake Havasu City Police Department the ability to increase DUI enforcement capabilities by assigning personnel on overtime to concentrate on DUI enforcement activities.

This grant is being used mainly during holiday weekends, to concentrate on DUI enforcement in an effort to remove or deter impaired drivers from being on the roadway. This makes driving safer for all motorists.

As part of the grant safety contract, the police department is required to maintain and submit statistics to the GOHS on a regular basis.

Public Information Officer:  Sergeant Tom Gray (928) 855-1171