Henderson Hospital Doesn’t Have to Wait for Patients as It Opens for Business


HENDERSON — The new Henderson Hospital barely had opened its doors for the first time Monday when it received its first patients.

Within about 30 minutes of its official 8 a.m. opening, the hospital had logged in three ambulance patients, a walk-in emergency case and another patient being prepped for shoulder surgery.

Hospital CEO Sam Kaufman said the early influx shows how the facility’s presence in Henderson and its location near several master-planned communities, including Cadence, will improve local residents’ health care access and reduce emergency department wait times.

“They’ve had access issues. To go to the emergency room and wait hours and hours for health care, it’s not fun,” he said.

The $168 million acute-care facility, at 1050 W. Galleria Drive, is offering emergency care, surgery, maternity care and other medical services.

The hospital, which had held a series of VIP tours, an open house and other events designed to drum up publicity and public support, broke ground in October 2014 after two years of planning. It is the Valley Health System’s sixth facility in the Las Vegas Valley.

“We went through the blueprints and the design and the construction and the hiring, and now, almost four years later, the dream has become a reality,” Kaufman said.

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