Las Vegas, Nev. – Elite Medical Center (Elite) has recently become the only hospital in Nevada to be accredited to administer Zulresso, a state-of-the-art medication for women with Postpartum Depression (PPD). Zulresso is the first medicine specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat PPD and can only be administered by trained professionals. For more information on Elite Medical Center, visit www.elitelv.com.
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with Sage Therapeutics and to receive our accreditation to administer Zulresso to women suffering from postpartum depression,” said Patty Holden, CEO of Elite Medical Center. “Currently, one in nine women suffer from PPD and, prior to Zulresso, there was no specific treatment for this. However, our physicians and nurses have worked with Sage Therapeutics to receive training to administer this life changing treatment allowing us to help women overcome PPD.”
Elite received its accreditation to administer Zulresso from the FDA and Sage Therapeutics, the biopharmaceutical company that developed the medicine. As the only hospital in Nevada to receive this accreditation, Elite is also the first hospital to provide the treatment in Wyoming, Idaho and Southern California. Patients in need of treatment are referred to Elite and are treated by physicians and nursing staff who have received specialized training in the infusion of the medication. Patients stay at Elite to receive the medication by continuous IV infusion and are under the supervision of trained healthcare providers for the entirety of the treatment.
Known for short ER wait-times and high levels of patient care and satisfaction, Elite is a high-tech, acute care facility. With 22 hospital beds, in-house X ray, ultrasound, electro and echocardiograms, CT scans, on site labs, and private exam rooms, the facility also offers a quiet and comfortable environment, including private suites for patients where they receive care by board-certified emergency room physicians and specially trained nurses and staff. The facility was also recently accredited through DNV, one of the only internationally recognized programs validating Medicare and Medicaid compliance.
About Elite Medical Center
Elite Medical Center, located at 150 E Harmon Ave. in Las Vegas is a private hospital serving the community with ‘no wait,’ concierge health care. Licensed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services as an acute care hospital and accredited through DNV for Medicare and Medicaid compliance, its focus is to make emergency and inpatient care more convenient and to provide personalized experiences with over-the-top service. Patient care is delivered by board-certified emergency physicians, a wide range of physician specialists and specially trained nurses and staff. Elite Medical Center features on-site testing, private patient suites, on-site lab, diagnostic and cardiac testing, among other services.
Article Written by Jennifer Bradley of JB Public Relations. First published in Nevada Business Magazine.