Valley Hospital Medical Center

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Valley Hospital Medical Center
Universal Health Services
Valley Health System
Valley Hospital Medical Center logo.png
Valley Hospital Medical Center is located in Downtown Las Vegas
Valley Hospital Medical Center
Location in Las Vegas
Geography
Location 620 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, U.S.
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
Organisation
Care system Private
Funding For-profit hospital
Hospital type General and Teaching
Affiliated university Touro University Nevada (2004–present)
Network Universal Health Services
Valley Health System
Services
Standards Joint Commission
Emergency department Yes
Beds 409
Helipad FAA LID: NV53
History
Founded 1972; 46 years ago (1972)
Links
Website valleyhospital.net

Valley Hospital Medical Center is a for-profit hospital owned by Universal Health Services and operated by Valley Health System. It is one of six hospitals within the Valley Health System in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and includes a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a certified Heart Failure Center.[1]

History[edit]

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.

The hospital no longer has labor and delivery, NICU, nursery or gynecology units as of 2014. This area of the hospital was re-purposed to become a Behavioral Health Unit.

Services[edit]

  • Chest Pain Center
  • Behavior Health Unit
  • Medical/Surgical floors (with telemetry)
  • Critical Care
  • Stroke Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Surgical and Endoscopic Care (and recovery unit)
  • Acute Rehabilitation
  • Diabetes Education and Counseling

Advanced Cardiovascular Service[edit]

  • Open heart surgery
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterizations and stenting
  • Peripheral vascular studies

Neurological Services[edit]

  • Coiling for brain aneurysms
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke care[2]

Helipad[edit]

Valley Hospital Medical Center Helipad
Summary
Airport type Helipad
Operator Valley Hospital Medical Center
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
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
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 54 × 48 16 × 15 Concrete
H2 60 × 60 18 × 18 Concrete
Sources: Airnav.com[3]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Las Vegas Hospitals". Valley Hospital Medical Center. Retrieved May 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Las Vegas Hospital Services". Valley Hospital Medical Center. Retrieved May 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ Airport information for NV53 at AirNav

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