Mason Van Houweling. CEO of University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas)

University Medical Center is positioned to become the state’s center of excellence in cardiovascular care. While UMC has offered award-winning cardiovascular care for decades, we expect this service line to play a key role in our ongoing success as a health care system in the coming years. As we like to do in Las Vegas, UMC is doubling down and betting on the continued growth of our Cardiology and Stroke Center. We’ve made strategic investments in valuable capital improvement projects, revolutionary clinical technology upgrades and enhanced business development initiatives. This includes a large-scale remodel of our cardiovascular care infrastructure, building additional cardiac catheterization laboratories, introducing expanded electrophysiology services, renovating existing labs, developing a hybrid cath/surgical suite and outfitting all of these clinical areas with state-of-the-art equipment. We also continue to focus on building a comprehensive structural heart program.

Our team at UMC has made significant progress in the development of our world-class cardiothoracic surgery program. Working in partnership with Nevada Heart & Vascular Center, UMC introduced a new team of cardiothoracic surgeons in 2022. With this new team in place, our open-heart surgery volumes have more than doubled, and we anticipate continued growth in the coming years.

Offering a robust residency program coupled with Nevada’s only cardiology fellowship program, UMC plays a vital role in training the next generation of cardiologists for our community. UMC looks forward to building upon the strong foundation of our cardiovascular services while further elevating the level of care available in Nevada. Have a great day!