ER at Blue Diamond Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Thursday, September 6, 2018
ER at Blue Diamond Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking

The ER at Blue Diamond, a freestanding emergency department which will be built on the northwest corner of Blue Diamond and Cimarron, held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, to celebrate the kick-off of construction. The facility will begin seeing patients in 2019.

The facility will operate as a 24-hour extension of Spring Valley Hospital’s emergency department and will feature eight treatment rooms, with an additional three rapid medical exam rooms, advanced imaging services such as CT, ultrasound and X-ray and an on-site laboratory. It will use the Cerner FirstNet electronic medical record system that is compatible with Spring Valley Hospital and other Valley Health System facilities, and will enable patients to access their private health information online, in a secure fashion. The ER will be staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, nursing, imaging and laboratory staff.

“The ER at Blue Diamond aims to treat many of the most common emergency cases with short wait times and high-quality, friendly care,” said Leonard Freehof, CEO/Managing Director of Spring Valley Hospital. If needed, patients can be transferred to our hospital or a hospital of their choice for any necessary medical procedures, surgeries or inpatient medical care.

In addition to breaking ground on the ER at Blue Diamond, Spring Valley Hospital recently added another 72 private rooms in August 2018. The hospital’s total bed count is now 364.

About the ER at Blue Diamond

The ER at Blue Diamond is an extension of the emergency department at Spring Valley Hospital, a member of The Valley Health System. Located in southwest Las Vegas, the 364-bed hospital offers emergency care, advanced cardiovascular and neurological surgeries and procedures, surgical services, women’s health, comprehensive maternity services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, and specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, acute inpatient rehabilitation, advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine with a limb salvage program, and outpatient physical/occupational/speech therapy for adults and children.