The Las Vegas City Council established the Las Vegas Medical DistrictTM (LVMD) in 1997. LVMD is centrally located near downtown Las Vegas, encompassing approximately 674 acres. Within this district are several anchor partners: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Desert Radiologists, Nevada System of Higher Education, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, UMC, University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine and Valley Hospital Medical Center. And, in the near future, these will be added: UNLV School of Medicine and UNLV School of Nursing.nside of a div block.
The purpose of the LVMD is to support future and continued development of the area that is complementary with the current medical providers, build on the sense of community and enhance the quality medical care existing in the area. The city of Las Vegas is developing the master plan for the area and working with all the involved partners to ensure collaboration and sustainability.
Valley Hospital and UMC are considering expansion and renovation programs. Steinberg Diagnostic is nearing its move to the newest location in the medical district, adding state-of-the-art equipment and services. Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is also discussing expansion.
The following medical institutions are in discussions: the new University of Nevada Las Vegas(UNLV) allopathic medical school, the UNLV School of Nursing and research programs. In addition to health institutions, student and employee housing, recreation and fitness options, a library, more medical office buildings, a hotel with conference center, a community center, day care/pre-school, more dining options are all being discussed to fully support the needs of the community.
The master plan will guide the comprehensive development. Key priorities include infrastructure elements to create an attractive, functioning campus that will include but not be limited to streets, sidewalks and streetscape; parks, trails and open space; transportation and transit parking.
The Las Vegas Medical District has an Advisory Council to review and make recommendations on elements that further the community’s interest, including planning of the area, land use, new medical business, expansions and safety. The committee has also set the vision for the district, which provides a guide for the membership.