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University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada is located in Downtown Las Vegas
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Location in Las Vegas
Location Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States
Care system Public
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Nevada School of Medicine
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Helipad FAA LID: NV34
Beds 564
Founded 1931
Lists Hospitals in Nevada

The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, known locally as UMC, is a non-profit hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.


  • Overview 1
  • Services 2
  • History 3
  • Heliport 4
  • Notable individuals treated 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


UMC is the only hospital run 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 the board that runs the hospital.


UMC has 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
  • UMC Outpatient Lied Clinic
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Hyperbaric Chamber
  • 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


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-Southern Nevada Heliport
Airport type Private-Medical
Operator University Medical Center
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Elevation AMSL 2,096 ft / 639 m
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 50 15 pierced steel planking

A heliport is available for emergency air ambulance service.

Notable individuals treated


  1. ^
  2. ^ Ritter, Ken (October 17, 2011). "Wheldon died of head injuries".  

External links

  • University Medical Center website
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