News & Media

Committed to Keeping You Informed

UMC is committed to meeting the needs of the media as quickly and efficiently as possible. Members of the media are only allowed inside UMC for news coverage when escorted by a member of our public relations team. 

Please contact UMC's public relations team to coordinate any media coverage at UMC.

Scott Kerbs, UMC Public Relations Director

Phone: 702-383-1817


Emily Antuna, UMC Public Relations Coordinator

Phone: 702-207-8817


Updates for mass casualty incidents will be provided regularly to members of the media. A member of the public relations team will serve as an official hospital spokesperson, unless specific medical information is necessary, in which case, a medical spokesperson will be designated by the hospital's executive team.

Requests for information or interviews should be made to the public relations team. It is UMC policy that only members of UMC’s public relations team and hospital executives are permitted to confirm information and grant interview requests. UMC adheres to the guidelines of HIPAA in protecting all patient information.

Latest News

Inside the Mind of a Hospital CEO - The Academy Podcast

In this episode of The Academy Podcast, Dr. Mark Guadagnoli sits down with Mason Van Houweling, CEO of UMC. Mason shares his insights on leadership, health care in Nevada and his path to UMC.

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UMC Voted Best Hospital in Las Vegas

Recognizing the expertise and world-class care our team members provide for our community, UMC has been voted the "Best of Las Vegas" in multiple categories, including the prestigious Gold Award for Best Hospital!

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UMC unveils new playroom for pediatric burn patients

University Medical Center unveiled a new playroom within the Lions Burn Care Center earlier this week, dedicating it to one of the hospital's longest-standing volunteers.

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Should you get the new COVID-19 vaccine? UMC medical director weighs in

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given the green light for a fresh wave of COVID-19 booster shots, set to roll out later this week. The new booster shot is designed to target a specific virus variant

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