Las Vegas, NV — Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center has teamed up with the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the Nevada Department of Rehabilitation (DETR) to be a job training site for Project SEARCH — a national organization that serves people with disabilities an opportunity to learn skills necessary to become employed. There are only three other Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facilities nationwide that participate in this program and Sunrise Hospital is the first in the Far West Division.

Sunrise Hospital, along with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) are excited to be participating. Sunrise Hospital has identified 12 different positions throughout the facility to provide job training for Project SEARCH interns. Seven interns will be given an opportunity to interview for the positions. The students will spend a10-week rotation in three different areas, for a 30-week program, similar to a school year. 

“Sunrise Hospital is proud to be part of this immeasurable opportunity that inspires and provides skills to individuals with disabilities and also provides a diverse talent pool and creative business solutions,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital.

Sunrise Hospital will hold a reception today to introduce the students, their parents and staff members to each other.


About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center

As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital & 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. As a 16-time Consumer Choice award-winning hospital and two-time “Best Hospital in Las Vegas,” Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is the region’s healthcare leader. The Nevada Neurosciences Institute – the region’s most comprehensive Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center – provides world-class care for stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions. The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is the only Accredited Breast Center in Southern Nevada.

The Heart Center at Sunrise offers the most advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. As Nevada’s first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program and the only pediatric open heart surgery program in the state, Sunrise is leading the way in providing advanced cardiac care to Southern Nevada and the surround regions. Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. For more information on Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, visit sunrisehospital.com, follow on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and facebook.com/SunriseHospital.

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

tags: fwd