University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, known locally as UMC, is a non-profit 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 runs the hospital.
Services [ edit ]
UMC has a capacity of 541 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
Pulmonary Function Lab
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 ]
heliport is available for emergency air ambulance service.
Notable individuals treated [ edit ]
On September 13, 1996, rapper
Tupac Shakur died due to complications from gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooting after having been in critical condition for six days. Roy Horn of
was stabilized here after he was attacked by one of his own tigers on October 3, 2003. Roy was subsequently transferred to Siegfried & Roy 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. [2 ]
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