HENDERSON, Nev.-St. Rose Dominican Hospital plans to build three ambulatory-care centers in the southeast section of the Las Vegas Valley. The first building will be a 16,640-square-foot primary-care facility that will offer family-practice services, internal medicine, pediatrics and urgent care. The second building will be a 20,000-square-foot medical office building, which will house an urban-care center, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology services and family-practice medicine. A third facility will be a medical office building that will include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, laboratory and pharmacy services. St. Rose Dominican plans to develop the third facility in the near future with local physicians. Executives say the construction reflects the growing population in Henderson, which has soared to 100,000 in 1993 from 30,000 in 1983. The hospital didn't reveal how much it would spend to develop the outpatient centers.
SPARKS, Nev.-Sparks Family Hospital has changed its name to Northern Nevada Medical Center. Executives said the name change better reflects the comprehensive nature of care provided at the hospital. Among the new services to be offered are skilled nursing and geriatric psychiatry. The facility also will have an on-campus dialysis center, a mobile magnetic resonance imaging unit and the area's first HMO for senior citizens. Northern Nevada Medical Center is a 150-bed acute-care hospital founded in 1983. It's owned by Universal Health Services, a hospital chain based in King of Prussia, Pa.
LAS VEGAS-Pacific Physician Services has announced it will acquire Nevada Medical Center, the second-largest medical group in Las Vegas. In April, the company acquired U.S. FamilyCare, a five-member group in Reno, Nev. "With primary-care medical groups in the two population centers in the state, we will now be positioned to attract HMOs to Nevada," said Gary L. Groves, M.D., president and chief executive officer at Pacific Physician, a prepaid healthcare management company based in Redlands, Calif. The 18-physician Nevada Medical Center multispecialty group operates five fee-for-service outpatient centers serving about 65,000 patients. Its annual revenues are $12 million. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.