Valley Hospital Medical Center leaders announced the hospital’s second 24-hour freestanding emergency department, the ER at North Las Vegas, will be built near North Fifth and Rome. A groundbreaking was held December 16, 2022.
The ER at North Las Vegas will be an extension of the hospital’s existing emergency department when it opens in late 2023.
“North Las Vegas continues to experience extensive growth in their communities, adding almost 10,000 residents between 2020 and 2021 according to the US Census Bureau,” said Erin Swenson, COO of Valley Hospital. “The pandemic, and now the ‘tripledemic,’ have underscored the need to continue offering high-quality medical care in convenient locations across our communities.”
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The ER at North Las Vegas will feature six treatment rooms with an additional three rapid medical exam rooms, advanced imaging services such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound and X-ray, an on-site laboratory and a decontamination room with showers. It will use the Cerner FirstNet electronic medical record system that is compatible with Valley Hospital and other Valley Health System facilities and will allow patients to access their private health information online. It will be staffed with emergency medicine physicians, nursing, imaging and laboratory staff.
The groundbreaking of the ER at North Las Vegas follows the acquisition of Elite Medical Center in July 2021, and several renovation projects at Valley Hospital, including the addition of a 20-bed observation department adjacent to the ER.