University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
|University Medical Center of Southern Nevada|
|Location||Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States|
|Affiliated university||University of Nevada School of Medicine|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Helipad||FAA LID: NV34|
|Lists||Hospitals in Nevada|
UMC is the only hospital run by Clark County, Nevada. The hospital was founded in 1931 and is affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. The Clark County Commission serves as the board that runs the hospital.
UMC has a capacity of 564 beds for patients.
- Level I trauma center, the only one in Nevada. The trauma center provides both adult and pediatric care over portions of four states (Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah).
- Burn care facility, the only one in Nevada, the Lions Burn Care Center.
- UMC Orthopedic Center
- Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department
- Physical Therapy
- Pulmonary Function Lab
- UMC Outpatient Lied Clinic
- Cardiac Rehab
- Hyperbaric Chamber
- Infusion Clinic
- Children's Hospital of Nevada
- UMC Quick Cares, located all around Las Vegas for your emergent health care needs
- UMC Wellness Center, HIV clinic the largest in the state of Nevada
Previous names included:
- Clark County Indigent Hospital (1931)
- Clark County General Hospital
- Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital
UMC was designated as the first Level I trauma center in 1998.
|University Medical Center-Southern Nevada Heliport|
|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: NV34|
|Operator||University Medical Center|
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Elevation AMSL||2,096 ft / 639 m|
|H1||50||15||pierced steel planking|
Notable individuals treated
- On September 13, 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur died due to complications from a drive-by shooting after having been in critical condition for six days.
- Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy was stabilized here after he was attacked by one of his own tigers on October 3, 2003. Roy was subsequently transferred to UCLA Medical Center for recovery and rehabilitation.
- Kenny Guinn, 73, Governor of Nevada (1999–2007), died on July 22, 2010, after falling from a roof of his Las Vegas home and possibly following from a heart attack.
- Dan Wheldon, 33, was airlifted to the trauma center after a 15-car pile-up at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the final race of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar season on October 16, 2011. He was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma to his head at 1:54 pm.
- Ritter, Ken (October 17, 2011). "Wheldon died of head injuries". Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!). Associated Press. Retrieved October 18, 2011.