In 2003, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center became the first acute care hospital to open in southwest Las Vegas. The 364-bed hospital has all private rooms and a comprehensive range of medical services. Its cardiology program features a team that is dedicated to open-heart surgery. The hospital also offers both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and has specialized programs in neurological, spinal and orthopedic rehabilitation. The Birthplace at Spring Valley Hospital offers technologically advanced maternity care and is the only hospital in southwest Las Vegas with both a Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Expectant moms can bypass the emergency room during labor and enter the BirthPlace directly to get the care they need.