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Annual Halloween event back at UMC Children’s Hospital The Annual Halloween Safe-tacular and BOOster Seat Bonanza returns to UMC Children’s Hospital Saturday. Click to read article 10/30/2021
Man burned in 2018 food truck blast returns to UMC to feed staff Darrell Martin knew that a whiff of propane he inhaled in his food truck was odd. But just about as soon as he headed toward the gas tank to check on it, a blast sent him airborne, his arms and legs flailing and in flames. Click to read article 10/22/2021
I’m so angry that happened: Las Vegas trauma surgeons remember 1 October Las Vegas trauma surgeons recalled details Wednesday of the tragic, life-altering night four years ago when a mass shooting at the Route 91 music festival took the lives of 60 people. Click to read . . . 09/29/2021
Las Vegas pastor stabbed 21 times thanks UMC doctors who saved his life A Las Vegas pastor is giving thanks to doctors at University Medical Center for the life-saving care he received in March.Click to read article 07/26/2021
New lung cancer screening device at UMC New robotic technology at UMC is paving the way for minimally invasive lung biopsies. The robotic system is used to detect lung cancer. Click to Read More. 07/26/2021
We're reliving 2020 in 2021; Las Vegas hospital workers discuss surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations Click to Read More 07/26/2021
First Lady meets, thanks nurses at UMC First Lady Dr. Jill Biden continued her visit to Las Vegas Thursday morning by visiting University Medical Center to thank nurses and hospital workers for their hard work.
It also happens to be National Nurses Day which is a day to show appreciation for nurses. . . .
UMC moving Encore vaccine location to Advanced Center for Health The University Medical Center's vaccination site at the Encore hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard is relocating.
The site is scheduled to operate through the end of Thursday and then reopen at the UMC Advanced Center for Health starting May 19. Click to Read . . .
UMC offers COVID-19 vaccinations for Nevadans 12 and older University Medical Center is now offering vaccination appointments for all Nevadans 12 and older.
It is relocating its large-scale UMC COVID-19 vaccination center from Encore to the newly established UMC Advanced Center for Health at 2231 W. Charleston Blvd., the hospital said in a news release.
Against the Odds The virus came to Nevada slowly, and then all at once. At the beginning, it was a specter, a theoretical possibility but — public health officials optimistically thought at the time — an improbability. Nevada’s state epidemiologist, on Jan. 13, 2020, penned a report on the developing situation: Health officials in China had identified a novel coronavirus. 03/10/2021
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