Sunrise Hospital Opens Burn And Reconstructive Care Center

Center Opened n October 1st

Associated Press
October 11, 2019 - 8:48 am

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sunrise Hspital And Medical Center has become the second medical facility in the region to open a burn treatment center.

The unit opened Oct. 1. It’s affiliated with Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, a network of 11 centers in eight states.

The Sunrise center is headed by trauma and burn surgeon Dr. Jay Coates, who was the medical director of the Lions Burn Care Center across town at University Medical Center.

UMC operates Nevada’s only top-tier Level 1 trauma center.

Sunrise Hospital is one of several facilities with a Level 2 trauma center.

The two serve a region that extends into Arizona, California and Utah.

The closest other burn centers are in Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.