Harvey Clark introduced our speaker of the day, Rene Batson, Marketing Manager for Mountain Vista Hospital on the corner of Crismon and Southern in Mesa.  Rene has been employed by MVH for 2 years and manages the Volunteer Services Department, the Senior Advantages Program and Community Outreach for the hospital.  She recognized Bob Crow who's wife Jennie participates in the Volunteer program. There are over 200 volunteers working at the hospital.
Mountain Vista has been open since 2007.  It is a medium size facility with 178 private rooms.  Some of the hospital highlights Rene mentioned were: an Emergency Department with helicopter transport services, a pediatric unit, a chest pain center, a stroke unit, an Alzheimer's unit and a hip, knee & hand center.  Her handouts gave more information.
The hospital's Senior Advantage Program provides a variety of health courses in the "Senior Seminar Series" such as "Diabetes and Your Feet" amd "Guard Your Heart".  Membership in the Senior Advantage Program costs $15 per year for a single or $25 for a couple with lunch being provided so it is a good deal.  Volunteers attend free.
The hospital also sponsors support groups for Diabetes, Stroke, Alzheimers, and Caregivers.
Mountain Vista recently established a Patient Advisory Board to provide feedback to the staff on hospital services.
Thank you Rene for your talk.  We are happy to have Mountain Vista in close proximity to our communities.