At The Valley Health System Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

Have You Scheduled Your Annual Mammogram?

July 30, 2021

COVID-19 disrupted many health screenings in 2020. However, it’s important to get back on track. Find the information and care you need now.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for You?

June 29, 2021

Free seminars offered in-person or online provide an easy way to learn about weight-loss surgery. Here’s what you need to know.

MitraClip™ Now Offered at Spring Valley Hospital

June 17, 2021

For certain patients with heart valve disease, this treatment can help provide relief from heart failure symptoms.

Ask the Doctor: What Is a Stress Test?

June 17, 2021

 A physician explains what a stress test entails and how it can help keep your heart health on track. Plus, learn three quick tips to prepare.

Advanced AFib Treatment Close to Home

June 16, 2021

Desert Springs Hospital now offers non-fluoroscopic catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation. This treatment can provide a life-changing option when medications and other interventions don’t work.

What Is Cardiovascular Disease?

June 14, 2021

In a nutshell, cardiovascular diseases include conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. Find out more about some of the conditions that fall under this big umbrella.

COVID-19 and the Heart

June 12, 2021

Can the heart be impacted after a COVID-19 diagnosis? Learn about possible warning signs and steps to take.

Coming Soon: ER at Valley Vista

May 17, 2021

When you need emergency care, minutes matter. Learn about the new freestanding emergency department coming to the Aliante community.

Health Tips Men Need to Know

May 17, 2021

See what health issues can arise at different ages for guys. Plus, learn about an often-overlooked condition men shouldn’t ignore.

Meet Summerlin Hospital’s Child Life Specialists

April 16, 2021

A hospital stay can be understandably scary for young patients. Having someone to help ease the way can make all the difference.

Thank You to Our Social Workers

April 5, 2021

See the many ways social workers support patients in the hospital and help ensure a smooth transition home.

Nutrition and Your Numbers

March 8, 2021

What to eat today? Find tips to help keep you healthier and prevent a problem known as chronic inflammation.

Testing Triumphs Behind the Scenes

February 5, 2021

Core Lab Healthcare Heroes play critical role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Heart Surgery Saved His Life

February 5, 2021

When he was stricken by a terrible stomach sickness, Billy Noordin never thought the problem might be his heart.

Making a Positive Difference Throughout the Year

January 15, 2021

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, here’s one resolution for 2021 that can help make you and those around you feel better.

A Special Thank-You to Veterans

November 5, 2020

Veterans sacrifice so much for others. Learn how Valley Hospital is honoring them with a final heartfelt sendoff.

A Hospital Pharmacy for the Whole Community

October 21, 2020

Spring Valley Hospital's CentRx Pharmacy is open for walk-in patients. Learn about special services, discounts and more.

Honoring Our Emergency Care Heroes

October 15, 2020

A display at Desert Springs Hospital celebrates the special relationship with the community’s frontline health workers.

Nurses Leading by Example

July 13, 2020

Great leaders exhibit strength, character, bravery, faith and empathy. But in uncharted waters, these attributes are an absolute must.

Making a Difference in a Time of Crisis

July 10, 2020

When personal protective equipment was unavailable, Emory Deschamps coordinated efforts to make sure hospital staff had adequate supply.

Frontliner in Focus: Charanpal Singh, MD

July 8, 2020

Team members highlight the contributions made by Intensivist Charanpal Singh, MD, as he rises to the challenge of treating COVID-19 patients.

Mother and Daughter Nursing Team on the Front Lines

July 6, 2020

Providing compassionate care for critically ill patients, this mother and daughter duo draw on each other's strengths to get through the day.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Medical Residents

July 2, 2020

Swetha Vakkalanka, MD, began her Family Medicine residency last year. Now she shares her thoughts on how COVID-19 has transformed her first year in medicine.

This Graduation Would Not Be Postponed

June 30, 2020

When the pandemic began, Jennifer Rivera was finishing nursing school and her graduation ceremony was postponed. Her manager had other plans.

A Colorful Tribute to Our Healthcare Heroes

June 26, 2020

#VegasGoesBlue in an inspiring show of support for those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.