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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 Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine and Valley Hospital Medical Center. The new UNLV School of Medicine is the cornerstone of the LVMD with development of the entire area guided by a comprehensive master plan that brings together medical services and providers in a way that Southern Nevada has not yet experienced.
The Las Vegas Medical District is a collaborative effort between the city of Las Vegas and the downtown Las Vegas medical and health care community. The LVMD creates an environment that supports future and continued development of businesses and real property within the district. The goal is to further the availability of services complimentary to current medical providers, build on the sense of community and enhance the quality of health care for all Southern Nevada.
Valley Hospital and UMC are considering expansion and renovation programs. Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging has made 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 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 guides 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 Advisory Council reviews and makes 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.