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A new Henderson hospital will open its doors at the end of October. 8 News NOW got a inside look at the state-of-the-art technology that will be using to provide quality healthcare to valley patients.
The Henderson Hospital will open to the public on Oct. 31 and there will be 130 beds for patients. It will be located at Galleria Drive and Gibson Road, just off of U.S. 95. The construction of the hospital is part of a much bigger plan. More construction is in the works surrounding the hospital including other healthcare facilities and new entertainment and retail space.
It's been about 15 months since ground broke for the Henderson hospital.
"There's been a tremendous amount of effort," said Sam Kaufman, CEO, Henderson Hospital. "Almost 1,500 people have gone in to build this hospital."
The hospital's Chief Executive Officer Sam Kaufman gave us an inside look at the work they've been busy with to get the hospital built from the ground up in a part of town where the population keeps growing.
"I think the Henderson community and the Las Vegas community they need access for healthcare so where we built the hospital we feel that we can really increase access points whether it's the emergency room or maternity services, all of those services," Kaufman said.
Each part of the hospital has new technology to help treat patients.
"The top floor is the penthouse, I like to call it, and that's OB services so we've got postpartum beds up there, labor and delivery," Kaufman said.
On the first floor is a state-of-the-art emergency room.
There are also built-in amenities to keep patients comfortable like the bear paw that lets folks control the temperature from their hospital bed.
Inside operating rooms, there are high-resolution monitors that will be used by doctors and something new -- indigo lights which kill germs 24 hours a day. This hospital is the first in the country to use them in operating rooms.
Even with all the new gadgets, Kaufman says providing great healthcare still comes down to the quality doctors and nurses on staff.
"It's a beautiful hospital. It's a bright new shiny penny, but at the end of the day the way that we deliver care and deliver satisfaction is going to be the mark that we are going to set in this community," he said.
They've already hired about 300 employees including medical staff and administrators, but they're still looking for nurses.
The hospital will be holding a community open house on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.