Valley Hospital Medical Center

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Valley Hospital Medical Center
Universal Health Services
Valley Hospital Medical Center is located in Downtown Las Vegas
Valley Hospital Medical Center
Location in Las Vegas
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 36°09′47″N 115°09′58″W / 36.163056°N 115.166111°W / 36.163056; -115.166111Coordinates: 36°09′47″N 115°09′58″W / 36.163056°N 115.166111°W / 36.163056; -115.166111
Care system Private
Hospital type Community
Affiliated university Touro University Nevada
Emergency department Yes
Helipad FAA LID: NV53
Beds 409
Founded 1972
Lists Hospitals in Nevada

The Valley Hospital Medical Center, commonly known as Valley Hospital, is a for-profit hospital owned and operated by Universal Health Services. The 409-bed hospital is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The hospital, founded in 1972, established Southern Nevada's first air ambulance service, Flight for Life, which was owned by Metro Aviation, in 1980. On December 4, 2001, Valley Hospital ended its contract with Metro Aviation, shutting down the Flight for Life air ambulance service, and retiring the helipad. Valley Hospital completed a new helipad next to the emergency department with a grassy area in 2007.

Valley’s Emergency Critical Care Center increased the number of beds from 28 to 42 on March 11, 2004. This project was completed when 11 urgent care beds were added to the center in June.



Valley Hospital Medical Center Helipad
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: NV53
Airport type Helipad
Operator Valley Hospital Medical Center
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 2,055 ft / 626 m
Coordinates 36°09′47″N 115°09′56″W / 36.16306°N 115.16556°W / 36.16306; -115.16556
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 54 × 48 16 m × 15 concrete
H2 60 × 60 18 m × 18 concrete

From 1980 to 2001, the helipad was located on top of the hospital, adjacent to the lobby. After "Flight for Life" was sold to "Mercy Air Services" in 2001, the hospital created a landing zone just south of the emergency entrance in a dirt lot for Mercy Air's bigger helicopters. In 2007 the hospital refurbished an old parking lot into a grassy area, complete with a new helipad right in front of the emergency entrance.


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