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You Drink, You Drive, You Lose. A Visual Event to Help Prevent Drinking and Driving So far this year, 43 people have died in Clark County from an alcohol related death. Nationwide, every 31 minutes, another person dies because of a careless decision to drink and then get behind the wheel. On average, drunk drivers will have driven impaired 80 times before they are arrested.

“Those 43 people who died this year would still be with us today if the person behind the wheel . . .
The “Heroes Challenge” Blood Drive Biggest Life Saving Blood Drive in Las Vegas History University Medical Center, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Clark County Fire are participating in an all-day competition in front of the UMC Trauma Center on Wednesday, December 4th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, to determine which entity can donate the most units of blood in a single day. “During the holiday season, we see donations decrease while the need increases,” said . . . 12/02/2013
Children’s Hospital of Nevada Receives Kohl’s Cares Grant of $102,119 to Help Prevent Childhood Injuries Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC and Kohl’s Cares® celebrates Kohl’s Cares 4 U at Children’s Hospital of Nevada, a partnership that promotes injury prevention in Clark County. For the third year, Kohl’s Cares will generously donate more than $100,000 to Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC to help keep children in our community safe. The official donation event will be held at . . . 10/31/2013
UMC and SPRINGS PRESERVE PARTNER for “WALK WITH A DOC” UMC will host the first Las Vegas “With a Doc” event of Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 at Springs Preserve. (Participants should arrive 15 minutes early for registration.) Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with UMC and Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC physicians and healthcare professionals, who will begin with some overall healthcare tips and answer questions . . . 10/18/2013
UMC Provides Free Clinical Breast Exams Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in women, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, after skin cancer. By the end of 2013, an estimated 232,340 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and an estimated 39,620 women will die from breast cancer. In honor of October being . . . 10/14/2013
UMC Lions Burn Care Center Treating burns a team effort Review Journal story depicts the caliber of care provided at the UMC Lions Burn Care Center. The story focuses on a Burn Care Nurse and is told through the eyes of one of our patients who came to UMC from Utah to receive burn care.

This story is the epitome of what UMC is all about, providing a caliber of care not found anywhere else in Nevada.  Please click on the link to read . . .

UMC Doctor’s Dedication Inspiring Read the Las Vegas Review Journal’s profile on Dr. Meena Vohra, Medical Director of Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC. 08/12/2013
U.S. News & World Report Names UMC as a Top Regionally Ranked Hospital UMC has been ranked as a Top Regionally Ranked Hospital for High Performance in Nephrology, as well as a Top Hospital in the Vegas Metro areas and a Top Hospital in Southern Nevada for 2013-14 by US News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“This is an honor and . . .

UMC Trauma Team Helps Cyclist Live to Ride Again Please read the full story from the Las Vegas Review Journal: 07/05/2013
Las Vegas man survives flesh-eating bacteria because of treatment at UMC A local man is battling a rare flesh-eating bacteria he mysteriously contracted. He is now in University Medical Center's Burn Care Center -- the only place where local doctors could help him fight a flesh-eating disease. Please click the link to read the story and watch the video.
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