BCH Heart Beat – January 2017 News

Catch up on Boulder City Hospital news!

Highlights of the January bulletin includes:

  • Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon
  • Note and Annual Report from the President Cathy Westrich. Includes some of BCH’s 2016 accomplishments:
    • We were named the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the 2015-2016 year for outstanding community service.
    • Goldie’s Gift Shoppe continues to be a great place for gift shopping, especially for holiday and other special occasions.
    • We awarded five scholarships, and donated funds toward a bladder scanner, temporal thermometer and GI printer for the Hospital. Our total donations came to $14,789.10.
    • We have a total membership of 83. We gained 12 new members.
    • We continue to recruit members and strive to keep Goldie’s Gift Shoppe open at all scheduled times.

Click here to download BCH Auxiliary’s January 2017 News Bulletin!

Congratulations to Arleen Sheeler for Receiving CPHRM Certification

Boulder City Hospital would like to recognize outstanding employee,  Arleen Sheeler RN, CPHRM Risk Manager.  Arleen received her Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) certification on December 2, 2016.

The CPHRM is an exclusive certification offered by the American Hospital Association for health care Risk Managers. The exam is designed for health care risk management professionals whose main duties include; preventing, reducing, and controlling losses to people and organizations. Regardless of the health care organization, these professionals work with countless other team members in order to accomplish their objectives. Their duties may include; data analysis, report creation, risk evaluation, accident investigation, finance trending, and claims management.

This premier certification proves that Arleen has the core skills and knowledge needed to excel in her unique position.  Arleen is now among the elite in a critical field of healthcare.

Arleen is a Boulder City native, who graduated from Boulder City High. She has three grown boys and is now a grandmother to three granddaughters. Arleen helped start up Grace Community Christian school, worked for family doctors in Boulder City, as well as, a medical surgical nurse before taking her current position.

Arleen has taken the time and effort to truly learn her responsibilities as a Risk Manager and it’s very apparent.  She is a resource for many employees from managers to line staff, and seeks fairness in all situations to ensure all parties are heard when resolving issues.

Arleen cares about what she’s doing and cares about this community and we couldn’t be more proud to have her as a part of the Boulder City Hospital team.

BCH Auxiliary Receives Award


On October 15, 2016, at a dinner hosted by the BC Chamber of Commerce, our Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary was presented with an award recognizing outstanding community service and for being non-profit of the 2015-2016 year. The picture above shows our Vice President, Chuck Haraway, accepting a beautiful plaque which is now hanging just outside the Goldie Begley Gift Shop at the Hospital.

Lines of Life

Lines of LifeOn Friday, October, 14, Tracey Ford Perry, along with her husband, Scott Perry, and two friends, Emire Stitt, and Brenda West, had the opportunity to meet, visit, and photograph residents of the Boulder City Hospital Long Term Care Unit (BCHLTC). Each of the individuals had a story to tell, and they listened. These individuals are beautiful souls who have lived interesting lives. They chatted for a bit, finding out just a little – barely a glimpse of what their lives were prior to entering this remarkable facility.

The one resounding statement was how much they enjoyed their lives within BCHLTC, highlighting their outings as the favorite thing they like to do as a group. “As we chatted and captured their image we learned many interesting facts about each person. Before we left, we asked each person to tell us what they would say to the NEXT generation growing up in our elementary schools today. Take a peek at the photographs we took and read their message to our future leaders.” ~ Tracey Ford Perry

Click here to view photos and see their stories

Boulder City Hospital Nominated for Awards

Boulder City Hospital’s Gero-Psychiatric Unit, as managed by Horizon Health, has been nominated for two (2) awards within Horizon Health;

The Annual Awards Nominees for Program Director(s) of the Year recognizes the individual contributions of three (3) outstanding Program Directors. These individuals are committed to quality patient care, dedicated to Horizon and the Hospital, demonstrate strong leadership, and consistently receive accolades from the Hospital and Horizon leadership. The Program Directors are seen as experts in their fields and as an invaluable resource by both the Hospital and Horizon. We are pleased to announce Ellise Hayden, Program Director II for Boulder City Hospital Gero-Psychiatric Unit has been nominated.

The Annual Awards Nominees for Program of the Year recognizes a Program for excellence in all areas of patient care and clinical innovation, receives high patient and client satisfaction ratings, integrates Horizon and Horizon resources into the Hospital’s environment, exceeds financial performance goals, demonstrates an effective community education program and maintains effective relationships with the Hospital, physicians, and staff. We are pleased to announce Boulder City Hospital’s Gero-Psychiatric unit has been nominated.

Art From The Heart Exhibit – Sept – Dec 2016


Featuring Autumn & Winter art work.
September – December 2016

The Guild has a new exhibit on display at the Boulder City Hospital featuring art by guild artists in an “Autumn & Winter” theme.

Over 30 artists are displaying hanging art and 3D art in the case at the BC Hospital lobby and entrance hallways.

This new exhibit can be viewed from September through December 2016. All art is for sale – purchases may be made at the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery & Gift Shop located in the Boulder Dam Hotel.

The Boulder City Art Guild Artists’ Reception was full of smiles this evening as the artists and guests enjoyed art and refreshments provided by the hospital. 

The hospital “People’s Choice Awards” were announced and the winners are:

1st Place: Jan Bennett for “Arizona Lake,” oil on canvas; 2nd Place: Clevelle Scherer for “The Fox,” oil; and 3rd Place: Regina Marvin for “Let It Snow,” watercolor. The hospital staff voted for their favorite works of art.

We would like to thank the BC Hospital Board of Trustees and staff for sharing art throughout our community.

Special thanks to the BCAG artists who participated in this wonderful exhibit.

~ The BCAG Exhibits Team

Laser Cataract Surgery Now Available

nveye_ad_fullExcited to be able to serve locally the residents of Boulder City, Dr. Todd L. Jackson specializes in cataract and refractive eye surgery and is expertly trained in the fields of glaucoma, diabetes, neuro-ophthalmology, trauma, pterygium surgery, and advanced medical care of the eye. He completed his medical doctorate degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Jackson then fulfilled a successful medical internship in Milwaukee. He continued his training in advanced eye surgery and medical management of the eye at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Jackson returned home to Las Vegas in 2010 to practice ophthalmology. His in-depth training coupled with a love of people has made Dr. Jackson a sought after surgeon and recipient of such awards such as the “Super Service Award” for physicians of Las Vegas and five star ratings across the board from verified patients.

Dr. Jackson founded his own clinic, Prestige Laser & Cataract Institute (PLCI), in 2011 and opened one of the first accredited office-based cataract surgical suites in the Western United States which has driven excellence in surgical care to new heights while making needed sight restorative procedures such as cataract surgery more affordable to many individuals. Dr. Jackson believes in giving back and dedicates time and resources each month to helping the less fortunate including through his volunteer efforts at the Las Vegas H.O.P.E. Medical Clinic.

Using the founding principles of excellence, compassion, and outreach that PLCI was built on, Dr. Todd L. Jackson joined with Dr. Peter W. DeBry of NV Eye Surgery in 2015 to bring further world-class excellence in eye care to patients of Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

Dr. Jackson was born and raised with his ten brothers and sisters in Las Vegas. He graduated from Bonanza High School and deferred college to serve a two-year mission for his church in Guatemala. While serving in Guatemala, Dr. Jackson learned and became fluent in Spanish. He came to love the humble people of that great country and the Latin culture. In Dr. Jackson’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his beloved wife, Lisa, and six cherished children.

BCH Laboratory Receives Accreditation

bch_0010_lab1Boulder City Hospital’s Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). This was based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Wansong Qiu, MD, PhD, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Boulder City Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP accredited facilities worldwide.

Art from the Heart Art Exhibit

Boulder City Art Guild’s Artist Reception at Boulder City Hospital was a wonderful event!!

Well over 50 artists and guests enjoyed an evening of art and appetizers at a reception hosted by Boulder City Hospital to celebrate the inaugural Boulder City Art Guild exhibit at the hospital. Special guests included Sara Denton (Founder of Art in the Park), Linda Faiss (Board of Trustees, BCH), Christine Milburn (Board of Directors, BCH Foundation), Tom Maher (BCH CEO), along with Hunter Terry (BC Review). Artists from the guild had an opportunity to visit with guests who enjoyed over 50 pieces of art on display.

The hospital provided an array of delicious appetizers for guests who enjoyed art hung on the walls of the hospital lobby and hallways.

Tom Maher awarded artists with ribbons for “favorite art choices” voted on by over 100 hospital employees.

  • First Place: Karla Rehm for “Feeling Outside the Box”
  • Second Place: Judy Barton for “Out to Pasture”
  • Third Place (tie): Lily Adamczyk for (both) “Sunrise at Whitesands” and “Newport Afternoon”

Boulder City Art Guild is proud to partner with Boulder City Hospital in this year-round rotating art exhibit…

Special thanks to Rebecca Ricksecker, Sharon Francisco, BCH Dietary Staff, BCH Maintenance Staff for making this event a wonderful one!

We look forward to years of artful fun!!