UHS Acquires Nevada Medical Center

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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Desert View Regional Medical Center, a 25-bed hospital in Pahrump, Nevada. This acquisition expands UHS’s acute care operations in Nevada, which includes six acute care hospitals in Las Vegas and Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks, Nevada.

“This acquisition reflects our focused efforts to invest and expand in our existing markets, and will complement the opening of our newest hospital in Henderson, Nevada later this year,” said Alan B. Miller, CEO.

According to a press release from UHS, Desert View Hospital is an independent, 72,650 square foot hospital providing vital care to the Pahrump community, located close to the Nevada-California border. The hospital includes two surgical suites, diagnostic imaging center, emergency room, physical therapy, laboratory and other ancillary departments. The hospital has also received numerous awards for patient satisfaction including the Silver Syringe Award for community health improvement.

“We at Rural Health Group (RHG) feel honored to have had the opportunity to serve the healthcare needs of the people of Pahrump over the last 10 years and are proud to have been part of this wonderful community.  We want to especially thank the board members, staff, and physicians and all those that have supported us over the years,” said Mark Stoddard, president of RHG. “Given the growing need for healthcare services in this area, we believe that UHS has the clinical, operational and capital capabilities to further expand and take this hospital to the next level,” said Ken Richens, executive vice president at RHG.

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