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Tell us about: Henderson Hospital Strong: Award Winning Care With Plans for Expansion

Henderson Hospital has been on a quality and growth trajectory since its doors opened in October 2016. The facility is on task to meet healthcare concerns voiced by residents in “Henderson Strong,” a citywide planning document adopted in 2017 that addresses economic and population growth. Sam Kaufman, CEO and Managing Director of Henderson Hospital, discusses the hospital’s recent milestones and future plans.

Q: Why is there a need to expand health services?

A:  The city of Henderson continues to expand. It’s up to about 350,000 residents. Our hospital lies in the southeast. There is a lot of growth in this part of town with various master-planed communities expected in the next three to five years. With the closing of the St. Rose de Lima acute care facility, it’s even more important that our residents have access to care.

Q: To what do you attribute Henderson Hospital’s success?

A: Our outcomes are phenomenal based on national surveys for quality, patient experience and patient safety. We’ve got the grade A from Leapfrog [fall 2018] and we received the Top Hospital award. In this age of transparency, people have the opportunity to see where the best hospitals are and they want to go to the best.  We also have a very close relationship with the physician community because of our quality, patient experience and patient safety. They want to send their patients to us.

Q: How is the hospital meeting emergency care demands?

A: The ER at Green Valley Ranch opened on November 12. It is located about 10 miles away from Henderson Hospital. About a half-mile away is another full-service hospital that is inundated with volume. We knew if we built an ER we’d give the residents of Henderson an alternative to long wait times. We’re averaging 45 visits a day. By the end of the year, an additional ER will open, so The Valley Health System will have two freestanding ERs.

Q: Does Henderson’s population growth include newborns?

A: Since we opened our Level II NICU in July 2018, we went from 40 to 50 births a month to an average of 150 births a month now. We’re looking at expanding our NICU to 12 beds by the end of the year.

Q: Does your expansion include cardiac services?

A: We’re building a second cardiac catheterization lab. Right now we have a combined cath lab/specials lab. We’re building a new specials lab that will give us a cath lab and a radiology specials interventional lab, so we’ll have one of each after July 1.

Q: You mentioned that an acute care facility closed in Henderson. Are other services needed?

A: There used to be a wound care center associated with the Lima hospital, but it moved, so this area was left with no wound care access. Our new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center meets the needs of the population over 65, as well as younger patients who also have wound care needs.

Q: Are there plans to add more beds?

A: We opened 28 new medical-surgical beds last year, and they’re all filled. We’re approved to open a 28-bed observation unit adjacent to the ER, which will be done by the middle of next year. We’ve also been given architectural design validation funding to plan for a new four-story, 120-bed patient tower, and are in the process of building out two ORs that will be done by the end of the year.

Q: What’s your outlook for the hospital?

A: The ER at Green Valley Ranch is providing emergency care for our patients, the level II NICU is doing great and so is the wound care center. Overall, the hospital has really taken off. It’s extremely successful and our goal is to continue to meet the demand of the growth coming into this community. So far, we keep hitting home runs.

1050 W. Galleria Drive

Henderson, NV 89011



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