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Since Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) opened its first acute care hospital in 1979, our focus has been to treat every patient like they are a member of our own family. Our foundation has always been to continually expand our programs and services to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve. Service excellence, quality and safety are the principles that help ensure a superior healthcare experience and leave a lasting impression on our patients and their families.

Henderson -Hospital _300Henderson Hospital Opens!

Watch Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital, highlight the newest UHS acute care facility in Henderson, Nevada. Henderson Hospital is the sixth member of The Valley Health System.

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Recognized for Quality Healthcare and Service Excellence

Our hospitals are recognized for providing high quality healthcare. Nationally, eight UHS acute care hospitals were named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® in 2014 by The Joint Commission, and U.S. News & World Report ranked nine more as High Performing in 2015. Since the Top Performers program was started in 2011, a total of 14 different UHS hospitals have been recognized, some for multiple years.

Many of our facilities have advanced accreditations and certifications for cardiac and stroke treatment, as well as diabetes, oncology, orthopedics, bariatrics and emergency care. The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, was one of only 52 hospitals in the United States that received national recognition for meritorious outcomes from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The academic teaching facility achieved some of the highest scores for patient safety and outcomes.

Alejandra Mejia _300Alexander Mejia

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patient at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

Alexander Mejia was born prematurely and weighed less than one pound at birth. After five months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Alexander is a healthy boy.

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A Higher Level of Care, Using Advanced Technology

Being recognized for quality, safety and positive outcomes is a team effort. Our clinicians work to identify and implement advanced technology, and processes and procedures that can make a real difference in our patients’ lives. Using best-in-class products and evidence-based treatments, we deliver a higher level of care --- faster, more efficiently and with better outcomes.

Because patient safety is our top priority, we have implemented electronic health record (EHR) systems in all of our acute care hospitals. It’s important to us that healthcare providers have immediate access to patients’ medical records, lab results and diagnostic images. Features of our EHR system include computerized physician order entry, in which physicians speak into a recording device and their notes are immediately transcribed to become part of the patient’s individual health record.

In addition, biomedical devices (such as equipment in Intensive Care Units (ICU) ) relay patient information directly into their health records. Bar code medication labels also helps improve patient safety.

Gale Hollister _300Gale Hollister

The 100th Heart Surgery Patient at Temecula Valley Hospital in Temecula, California

"If I wanted to continue to live a healthy lifestyle, I had to do something. I'm glad we have the quality care we do in our community."

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Growing To Serve More People in More Areas

Our philosophy is to build or acquire hospitals in rapidly growing areas to ensure residents have access to quality care. For nearly four decades, we have watched our philosophy become reality in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.

The Valley Health System in Las Vegas, Nevada has expanded into an integrated health network that provides a comprehensive range of services to the community. Starting with Valley Hospital Medical Center in 1979, The Valley Health System has grown to include:

  • Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center
  • Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
  • Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
  • Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Henderson Hospital

Together, the six hospitals serve a population of more than two million people, and The Valley Health System continues to grow with the opening of the new Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nevada. This advanced medical facility is the anchor of Union Village, a much-anticipated healthcare complex.

Henderson Hospital is a 254,000-square-foot facility with private patient rooms and services that range from emergency care available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, to maternity and surgery services. Advanced technology will help ensure patient safety, including silver ion-infused countertops to help reduce bacteria; silver ion thread in cubicle curtains; antimicrobial coatings on door handles and special indigo lighting help eliminate bacteria. Learn more >

A Passion For Patient Care

By expanding, growing and implementing innovative treatments, the Acute Care Division of Universal Health Services, Inc. delivers quality care to our patients. We are honored to be an integral part of the communities we serve and to improve quality of life for our patients and their families.