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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
UMC offering vaccinations to grocery store workers Grocery store workers are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the University Medical Center’s Encore location. Click to Read More. 03/09/2021
COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 65 and older available at UMC’s Encore Las Vegas center Vaccinations for anyone 65 and older are now available at UMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Encore Las Vegas. Appointments are required, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click to Read More. 03/08/2021
Hospital exec saves man’s life on casino floor What started as a date night for one Las Vegas hospital executive ended with a potentially life-saving encounter. Mason Van Houweling, CEO of University Medical Center, went out to dinner with his wife in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 23. As he walked through the Golden Nugget, he saw a man on the casino floor. 10/09/2020
US surgeon general checks out UMC’s COVID-19 response U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday praised Southern Nevada for progress it has made against COVID-19, while stressing the community will need to remain vigilant to reopen safely and return to greater normalcy.
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EMS "Lights of Love" On Monday night , UMC joined our incredible community partners at AMR and Medic West to bring the first ever, heartwarming “Lights of Love” event to UMC Children’s Hospital! The event showed our children being treated and their families that they are not alone this holiday season.

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UMC featured on Nevada Newsmakers UMC was featured on the statewide television show “Nevada Newsmakers." Please click on the link below to watch important updates on the debate surrounding the addition of new trauma centers, legislative issues that affect UMC and our patients, and hear why new micro-hospitals may be deceitful for our community's residents and visitors.

UMC Named One of Nevadas Best Companies to Work For Click to read the full article: 01/11/2019
UMC Wellness Center Introduces Plan to Improve HIV Detection/Treatment Click to read the full article: 01/04/2019
Golden Knights mascot Chance visits kids at UMC Childrens Hospital Click to read the full article: 01/01/2019
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