Acute Clark County Hospitals Take Financial Hit

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County's acute care hospitals took a financial beating in the first nine months of last year, collectively losing $45.7 million, according to a report from UNLV's Center for Health Information Analysis.

The losses statewide were only half as bad because rural hospitals showed profits.

Suffering the biggest losses in Southern Nevada through September were Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center ($18.97 million), Valley Hospital Medical Center ($15.26 million), St. Rose Dominican Hospitals' San Martin and Rose de Lima campuses ($10.74 million and $10.64 million respectively), Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center ($9.39 million) and University Medical Center ($7.73 million).

There were some profitable hospitals, too. They included St. Rose Dominican Hospitals' Siena Campus ($15.81 million), Summerlin Hospital Medical Center ($9.06 million) and Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center ($6.19 million).

The county's acute hospitals admitted 139,373 patients in the first three quarters of 2011 with an average length of stay barely under five days. The facilities with the most admissions were Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center (21,637), UMC (18,839) and Summerlin Hospital (15,032).

There were 53,373 inpatient surgeries in the county, including 22,260 at UMC. There were also 50,186 outpatient surgeries, including 18,955 at UMC.


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