LAS VEGAS – Silver State Pediatric, a Las Vegas-based skilled nursing facility for children with complex medical conditions, has initiated the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement process by welcoming four key members to the healthcare team. The new team members include an interim director of nursing, an occupational therapist, a physical Therapist and a respiratory therapist.
Lynda Mathis, RN who has worked in the healthcare industry for 56 years, will serve as Silver State Pediatric’s interim director of nursing. Mathis has worked extensively in pediatric care where she previously served as the director of nursing at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mathis later transitioned to outpatient care and helped open a new 50-bed post-acute care rehab center in Flagstaff, Arizona where she served as an interim director of nursing.
Silver State Pediatric’s newest therapy director is Lucia Mathis, MOT,OTR/L. Mathis has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with the majority of those years working within the Clark County School District as an occupational therapist providing a variety of services to students who have a wide range of diagnoses. She also served as Vice President of Nevada Assisted Living Centers, a nonprofit trade organization representing assisted living and residential facilities for groups. Mathis was also an educator and consultant for the Perry Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides education and support to skilled nursing providers across the state of Nevada.
Juliet Buettner, PT will be Silver State Pediatric’s newest physical therapist. Buettner has been working in the healthcare field since 2000. She mostly recently worked with the Tilton’s Tots, a mobile physical therapy for children. Prior to that, Buettner spent seven years providing physical therapy to students in special education programs within the Clark County School District.
Silver State Pediatric’s newest director of respiratory is Doug Springer, RT, a respiratory therapist who has more than 40 years of experience in the related field. His career includes working with patients of all types and implementing a respiratory therapy department at a Kansas hospital where he also trained the pediatric and emergency room medical staff. He was ultimately recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals for his contributions to the Kansas hospital. Most recently in Las Vegas, Springer built 75 bed ventilator units for Marquis Skilled Nursing Facilities.
“The services provided by this team of highly-skilled medical professionals are key components to the success and treatment that our future patients will receive at Silver State Pediatric,” said Daniel Mathis, chief executive officer of PureCare Living, a post-acute healthcare management company that oversees Silver State Pediatric.
Silver State Pediatric, a 22,442-square-foot skilled nursing facility located at 2496 West Charleston Boulevard, is currently under construction and is set to open in Fall of 2020.
About Silver State Pediatric
Silver State Pediatrics, founded by PureCare Living in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 36-bed skilled nursing facility designed for children with post traumatic injuries, long-term birth defects along with cognitive and physical development needs. The 22,442 square-foot building is located near the Las Vegas Medical District and is in close proximity to multiple valley hospitals.
About PureCare Living
PureCare Living, founded in 2015, is a Nevada-based post-acute healthcare management company that provides high-quality, coordinated care for post-acute needs in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers with memory care and independent living environments that include home and community-based services. PureCare Living is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Nevadans by delivering a full continuum of care through recovery, support and management programs. PureCare Living provides services for pediatric, adult and senior patients with post-acute needs resulting from a chronic illness, traumatic injury or disability
Maddie Skains, MassMedia