University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
|University Medical Center of Southern Nevada|
|Clark County Commission|
|Location||1800 West Charleston Boulevard|
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, U.S.
|Type||General and Teaching|
|Affiliated university||University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (1969–2017)|
UNLV School of Medicine (2017–present)
|Network||Clark County Commission|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Helipad||FAA LID: NV34|
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMCSN) is a non-profit (teaching) government hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the only government run hospital owned and operated by the Clark County Commission.
The hospital was founded in 1931 and is affiliated with the UNLV School of Medicine and formerly affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The Clark County Commissioners serves as board members that run the hospital.
As of 2010, UMC was the 18th largest public hospital in the United States, with 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
- Cardiac Rehab
- Infusion Clinic
- Children's Hospital of Nevada (The current medical director is Meena Vohra.)
- UMC Quick Cares, located all around Las Vegas for urgent care
- UMC Medical Group, providing Primary Care for the community
- UMC Wellness Center, the largest HIV clinic 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 of Southern Nevada Heliport
|Operator||University Medical Center of Southern Nevada|
|Location||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|Elevation AMSL||2,096 ft / 639 m|
Notable individuals treated
- Tupac Shakur, 25, died on September 13, 1996, of complications from gunshot wounds from a drive-by shooting after having been in critical condition for 6 days.
- Chris Giunchigliani's husband, Gary Gray, 69, died on April 9, 2015, of complications from injuries sustained after a car accident caused by Gray himself drifting across the center line and crashing his red Ford pickup truck head-on into a white Jeep on State Route 157 eastbound, just northwest of Las Vegas. He was airlifted to the trauma center and later pronounced dead. The driver of the white Jeep was in stable condition. Gray and Giunchigliani were married on June 20, 1987.
- Kenny Guinn, 73, Governor of Nevada (1999–2007), died on July 22, 2010, of 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.
- Butch Laswell, 37, a professional motorcycle stunt rider, died on March 10, 1996, after succumbing to injuries he sustained during a dangerous motorcycle stunt that went wrong. The stunt was filmed and witnessed live in front of a crowd of spectators. He died en route to the hospital in a Flight for Life helicopter.
- Donald Schieve, 82, died on May 2, 2015, of complications from injuries sustained after severe burns caused by a travel trailer that caught on fire and was owned and operated by Schieve himself in Bullhead City, Arizona. He was airlifted to the burn care facility and later pronounced dead after having been in critical condition for 4 days. Schieve was a former employee of Washoe Health Systems (now Renown Health) at Washoe Medical Center (now Renown Regional Medical Center) and the father of former KOLO-TV morning anchor and reporter Amanda Sanchez (née Schieve) and Reno mayor Hillary Schieve.
- 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. of complications from injuries sustained after a race accident.
- UMC treated 104 of the injured people following the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
- "UMC - 18th Largest Public Hospital in the United States". University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. September 6, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- Ritter, Ken (October 17, 2011). "Wheldon died of head injuries". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo!. Associated Press. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- "Trauma medicine has learned lessons from the battlefield". The Economist. 12 October 2017.