University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Clark County Commission
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
Location1800 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, U.S.
Coordinates36°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
Care systemGovernmental
FundingGovernment hospital
TypeGeneral and Teaching
Affiliated universityUniversity of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (1969–2017)
UNLV School of Medicine (2017–present)
NetworkClark County Commission
StandardsJoint Commission
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
Beds564 (2010)
HelipadFAA LID: NV34
Opened1931; 90 years ago (1931)

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 Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and formerly affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The Clark County Commission also sits as the Board of Hospital Trustees that governs the hospital.


As of 2010, UMC was the 18th largest public hospital in the United States, with a capacity of 564 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 (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
Airport typeHelipad
OperatorUniversity Medical Center of Southern Nevada
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Elevation AMSL2,096 ft / 639 m
Coordinates36°09′35.1″N 115°09′57.7″W / 36.159750°N 115.166028°W / 36.159750; -115.166028
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 50 15 Pierced steel planking

A heliport is available for emergency air ambulance service.

Notable individuals treated[edit]


  1. ^ "UMC - 18th Largest Public Hospital in the United States". University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. September 6, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Ritter, Ken (October 17, 2011). "Wheldon died of head injuries". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo!. Associated Press. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  3. ^ "Trauma medicine has learned lessons from the battlefield". The Economist. 12 October 2017.

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