In January 2022, Valley Hospital commemorated 50 years of caring for southern Nevada residents and tourists.
Originally built as a nursing home, Valley Hospital was converted into an acute care hospital with 269 beds and four operating rooms by seven local businessmen. In 1979, Valley Hospital was acquired by Universal Health Services (UHS), Inc., creating the foundation of one of the largest hospital management companies in the US. Today, the 328-bed hospital specializes in advanced cardiovascular and neurological care, emergency and surgical services, adult behavioral health, and an outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine center.
“When you think about the incredible growth in population and tourism over the past 50 years, and the role Valley Hospital has played in saving lives, caring for patients and training our future physicians, it’s a pretty impressive arc,” said Claude Wise, CEO of Valley Hospital. “Valley Hospital’s culture and its commitment to caring for patients, families, coworkers and our community is one of its greatest strengths.”