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Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital Ranked #1 in Las Vegas in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings

Las Vegas – April 13, 2011 – Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital have been ranked number one in the Las Vegas metro area in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings.

These new rankings recognize Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s for high-performance in five medical specialties: heart and heart surgery, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, kidney disorders and pulmonology. To be ranked a high-performing hospital, a facility had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Criteria included mortality rate, patient safety and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.

“We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the number one hospital in Las Vegas,” said Sylvia Young, President and CEO for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. “This award reflects the skills and expertise of our staff and physicians who set the standard in high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.”

This is the latest recognition for Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. In addition to the U.S. News recognition, Sunrise has also been the Las Vegas Consumer Choice award winner for 15 consecutive years and has received the HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledging high performance in the care related to publicly reported quality measures.

U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify facilities exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases.

Stacy Acquista, Media Director, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center: 702.731.8288

About Sunrise Hospital:
Now celebrating more than 50 years in the community, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the community. As the healthcare leader of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and only full comprehensive stroke center, Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and rehabilitation. The hospital also has invested in obtaining new technologies such as the da Vinci Robotic surgery system, Gamma Knife incision-less brain surgery and an exclusive Picture Archiving and Communication System designed to assist physicians in retrieving important patient data. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5300.

About Sunrise Children’s Hospital:
Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital, is a 244-bed facility dedicated to caring for infants, children, adolescents and expectant mothers. As the leading pediatric and maternal provider in the region, Sunrise Children’s Hospital partners with physicians and hospitals throughout the Southwest to offer the most comprehensive and experienced maternal and child health programs as well as access to advanced subspecialties. Sunrise Children’s Hospital offers unique and specialized services to care for the acute and emergent needs of kids and their families including a 24-hour dedicated pediatric Emergency Department, the only specialized in-house pediatric and neonatal transport team, the state’s largest, most comprehensive Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a dedicated Pediatric Pharmacy, a dedicated Oncology Unit and a Labor and Delivery Unit. The facility’s services for healing extend through a family-centered care philosophy to treat various aspects of the patients’ lives.

Sunrise Children’s Hospital
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-KIDS (5437).

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