University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Government of Clark County
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada logo.jpg
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada is located in Downtown Las Vegas
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Location in Las Vegas
Geography
Location Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 36°09′35″N 115°10′03″W / 36.1596°N 115.1674°W / 36.1596; -115.1674Coordinates: 36°09′35″N 115°10′03″W / 36.1596°N 115.1674°W / 36.1596; -115.1674
Organization
Care system Governmental
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type General and Teaching
Affiliated university University of Nevada School of Medicine
Services
Emergency department I
Helipad FAA LID: NV34
Beds 541
History
Founded 1931
Links
Website Official website

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMCSN) is a non-profit government hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Overview[edit]

UMC is the only government run hospital owned and operated 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 board members that run the hospital.

Services[edit]

UMC has a capacity of 541 beds for patients.[1]

  • 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
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • 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

History[edit]

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.

Heliport[edit]

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Heliport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: NV34
Summary
Airport type Private-Medical
Operator University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 2,096 ft / 639 m
Coordinates 36°09′35.1″N 115°09′57.7″W / 36.159750°N 115.166028°W / 36.159750; -115.166028
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 50 15 Pierced steel planking

A heliport is available for emergency air ambulance service.

Notable individuals treated[edit]

  • KLAS-TV anchor and reporter, Polly Gonzalez, 43, died on March 28, 2005, due to complications from injuries sustained after a car accident on State Route 127 in San Bernardino County, California, just southwest of Las Vegas. She was airlifted to the trauma center and later pronounced dead. The Polly Gonzalzes Memorial Park in Centennial was officially named by the Las Vegas City Council after her.
  • Chris Giunchigliani's husband, Gary Gray, 69, died on April 9, 2015, due to complications from injuries sustained after a car accident on State Route 157, just northwest of Las Vegas. He was airlifted to the trauma center and later pronounced dead. Gray and Giunchigliani were married on June 20, 1987.
  • Kenny Guinn, 73, Governor of Nevada (1999–2007), died on July 22, 2010, due to complications from injuries sustained after falling from a roof of his Las Vegas home and possibly following from a heart attack.
  • Roy Horn, 64, of Siegfried & Roy was stabilized here after he was attacked by one of his own tigers on October 3, 2003. He was transferred to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California for recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Donald Schieve, 82, died on May 2, 2015, due to complications from injuries sustained after severe burns. He was airlifted to the burn care facility and later pronounced dead. Schieve was the father of KOLO-TV anchor and reporter Amanda Sanchez (née Schieve) and Reno mayor Hillary Schieve.
  • Tupac Shakur, 25, died on September 13, 1996, due to complications from gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooting after having been in critical condition for 6 days.
  • Dan Wheldon, 33, was airlifted to the trauma center after a 15-car pile-up crash 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. due to complications from injuries sustained after a race accident.[2]

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