Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center is a 293-bed acute care facility that has been providing quality healthcare to residents of Southern Nevada since 1971. The hospital has long been referred to as “The Heart Hospital” by residents, due to its solid reputation as a leader in cardiac care. The Cardiac Care Institute offers complete cardiovascular services including a cardio-pulmonary laboratory, three catheterization labs, open heart surgery and a comprehensive inpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. Desert Springs is the only hospital in the Valley Health System that offers weight-loss surgery through its Center for Surgical Weight Loss. Desert Springs' Diabetes Treatment Center was the first inpatient diabetes program in the United States to earn a Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care from The Joint Commission.