News & Media

Committed to Keeping You Informed

UMC is committed to meeting the needs of the media as quickly and efficiently as possible. Members of the media are only allowed inside UMC for news coverage when escorted by a member of our public relations team. 

Please contact UMC's public relations team to coordinate any media coverage at UMC.

Scott Kerbs, UMC Public Relations Director

Phone: 702-383-1817


Emily Antuna, UMC Public Relations Coordinator

Phone: 702-207-8817


Updates for mass casualty incidents will be provided regularly to members of the media. A member of the public relations team will serve as an official hospital spokesperson, unless specific medical information is necessary, in which case, a medical spokesperson will be designated by the hospital's executive team.

Requests for information or interviews should be made to the public relations team. It is UMC policy that only members of UMC’s public relations team and hospital executives are permitted to confirm information and grant interview requests. UMC adheres to the guidelines of HIPAA in protecting all patient information.

Latest News

UMC unveils new playroom for pediatric burn patients

University Medical Center unveiled a new playroom within the Lions Burn Care Center earlier this week, dedicating it to one of the hospital's longest-standing volunteers.

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Should you get the new COVID-19 vaccine? UMC medical director weighs in

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given the green light for a fresh wave of COVID-19 booster shots, set to roll out later this week. The new booster shot is designed to target a specific virus variant

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UMC Foundation hosts 3rd annual Gift of Hope 5k, Field Day

Hundreds of Las Vegas community members stepped up to help patients in need. The UMC Foundation kicked off its 3rd annual Gift of Hope 5k and Field Day at Cornerstone Park on Saturday.

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Stanley Cup, Vegas Golden Knights make special visit to UMC

The Stanley Cup, accompanied by the Vegas Golden Knights members, made a special visit to UMC Hospital, offering staff and local first responders a unique opportunity to take photos with the iconic trophy.

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