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Sunrise and Sunrise Children's Hospital Board Chair Recognized

Las Vegas, NV — Sunrise and Sunrise Children's Hospital are excited to share that Burton Cohen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children's Hospital, has been awarded with the Nevada Hospital Association's Southern Nevada "Award for Trustee Excellence."

Burton has spent the past 17 years serving on Sunrise's board, currently serving as the Chairman. In addition to the Board meetings he attends and chairs, he attends more than 30 other meetings a year related to quality, patient safety and service excellence at the hospital.

Burton's contributions to the Las Vegas community are numerous. He was involved in the Las Vegas hotel and casino industry since 1966 and served as the president of various Las Vegas hotels, overseeing both the development and operations of several organizations. Additionally, he served as the two-term President of the Nevada Resort Association.

Beyond his professional role, he contributed to numerous civic and charitable causes in Clark County as well. He served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League, was a Board member for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and served on the Board for the local United Way organization too. He remains a leader in the hotel and gaming industry as a member of the Board of MGM International.

Burton will be recognized this week at the National Hospital Association's Annual Meeting in Lake Tahoe.

About Sunrise Hospital

Chosen as the top hospital in Las Vegas by U.S. News and World Report and voted as the Best Hospital in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" readers' poll, 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 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 — featuring stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and sleep disorder treatments, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife and specialty services in women's health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children's Hospital, Nevada's largest, most comprehensive children's hospital.

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call (702) 233-5454.

About Sunrise Children's Hospital

Sunrise Children's Hospital, Nevada's 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.

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