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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
UMC in Las Vegas reports big drop in COVID-19 hospital admissions One of the largest hospitals in Las Vegas reported a significant decrease in COVID-19 hospital admissions Monday morning. University Medical Center said its COVID-19 inpatient count has decreased by about 73% since late July. The daily high for COVID-19 patients was 121 and has dropped to 33 patients, according to UMC.

CEO of UMC says COVID-19 hospitalizations are down; reopening of Nevada encouraged While the statewide COVID-19 response director says numbers appear to be leveling out, the head of University Medical Center weighs in on Nevada’s economy. UMC’s CEO says he supports the continued reopening of Nevada.

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
UMC celebrates burn center's 50th year with large reunion Click the link to read and watch video story. 09/25/2018
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