Centennial Hills Hospital: Celebrating 15 Years of Caring for the Northwest and North Las Vegas Communities

Centennial Hills Hospital: Celebrating 15 Years of Caring for the Northwest and North Las Vegas Communities

Since opening its doors in January 2008, Centennial Hills Hospital has worked tirelessly to bring high-quality care to residents of Northwest Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and surrounding communities by adding advanced cardiovascular, neurological and neonatology services; more private rooms and two additional freestanding emergency departments.

“In less than 15 years, we’ve doubled in size. This includes building out two additional floors in the original hospital tower building, expanding our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and opening another patient tower in 2020,” said Sajit Pullarkat, CEO/Managing Director, Centennial Hills Hospital, who has worked at Centennial Hills Hospital since its inception.

“Most recently, we opened our first freestanding emergency department, the ER at Valley Vista in January 2022 and broke ground on our second facility, the ER at West Craig Road in August 2022,” said Pullarkat. “We’ve worked diligently to grow with our community, adding medical services that enable residents to received high-quality, advanced healthcare, close to home.”

Recent Hospital Highlights

New Technology

  • Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview for enhanced detection of bladder cancer (2022)
  • CloTriever and FlowTriever to remove deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms (2022)
  • Impella heart pump for heart failure procedures (2022)
  • New robotic technology for spine surgery (2021)
  • New imaging technology to reduce radiation and provide precise stent placement during heart procedures (2021)

New Medical Procedures

  • Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a novel “reversal of blood flow” approach to protect the brain during insertion of a stent to treat a narrowing in the carotid artery (carotid stenosis). This results in a decreased risk of perioperative and long-term stroke rates (2022).
  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) procedure is the most effective and advanced option to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate (2022).
  • Offering non-opioid approach to managing pain prior to knee surgery (2021).

New Construction

  • Opened final two floors of the original hospital tower (2016-2017)
  • Opened ER at Valley Vista and broke ground on ER at West Craig (2022)
  • Patient tower completed and opened (2020)
  • Expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to 25 beds featuring nine private baby suites (2021)

Centennial Hills Hospital Calendar Years – By the Numbers

  2008 2022*
Employees 359 1,347
Nurses 168 597
Babies Delivered 435 3,042
ER Visits 29,332 60,500
Surgeries 2,152 5,702
Bed Count 165 339

*January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Recent Achievements/Certifications

  • Nationally ranked as high-performing facility by US News & World Report in the areas of Maternity (2021-2022 and 2022-2023), heart failure and stroke (2022-2023)
  • Earned Certified Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Certification from The Joint Commission for treating stroke (2022)
  • Earned 2022 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and the Mission: Lifeline® - STEMI Receiving Center GOLD awards from the American Stroke Association (2022)
  • Received Platinum Level recognition from The Nevada Donor Network for encouraging people to register as eye, organ and tissue donors (2022)