With a $130 million multi-phase campus expansion, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital are breaking ground today on a 24-month construction project that will bring the needed capacity to meet healthcare needs of Nevadans and visitors to Las Vegas for generations to come.

Sunrise Hospital’s 253,000 square foot expansion and renovation adds 72 beds in a new 5-story tower on its 30-acre campus -  the closest hospital to the Las Vegas Strip. In addition, the project doubles the portion of Sunrise Hospital’s trauma bays dedicated to treating the sickest patients, expands Sunrise Children’s Hospital ER to 30 beds (from 20) and creates a dedicated pediatric cardiovascular 14-bed unit. It also builds upon the facility’s imaging, laboratory and pharmacy space to meet additional ancillary services in the largest acute care hospital in Nevada.

“Sunrise Hospital triages more than 175,000 ER patients annually. It is our mission to care for acutely ill patients who require a vast array of medical, surgical and specialty needs,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. “We are fully committed to building the needed capacity to care for the sickest of the sick in the most efficient hospital environment possible while also designing a facility in the heart of Vegas that the community will prefer for all of its healthcare needs.”

Internal renovation is already underway to refresh Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s Women’s Services space, particularly the Birth Center, and add aesthetic improvements to two Sunrise Hospital Medical-Surgical floors. In addition, Sunrise Children’s Hospital will soon add a retail food bar to the lobby area.

“The expansion comes on the eve of Sunrise Hospital’s 60th year serving the Las Vegas community having opened its doors for the first time in 1958,” Sklamberg said “We are preparing to face the future of healthcare with the right services, in the right clinical environments with the right Care Team.”

In 2005, Sunrise Children’s Hospital completed a $75 million renovation and expansion effort which is the last time the facility added to its capacity. Currently, the two hospitals have 690 beds. When the project is complete, the capacity will grow to 762 beds. The tower portion of the project also leaves two floors of undefined space for future growth options.


About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital

As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of southern Nevada, its surrounding region and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital is now home to Nevada’s first and only Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital offers advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. In addition to having the busiest Emergency Department in Nevada, Sunrise Hospital is also home to a County-designated STEMI receiving center.

Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital - Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital and home to the only pediatric open heart surgery program in the state. It features a 24/7/365, dedicated pediatric emergency department. For more information on Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, visit sunrisehospital.com, follow us on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and facebook.com/SunriseHospital.