Ryan Jensen is the new Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Desert Springs Hospital.

In this role, he is responsible for the management of the 293-bed acute care hospital, including strategic planning, business development, physician relations and value-based purchasing expectations, along with overseeing finance, human resources and daily operations.

Jensen previously served as Desert Springs Hospital’s chief operating officer from 2012 to 2014 before becoming the CEO of The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, in Salem, New Jersey, in May 2014.

“I am excited and honored to return to Desert Springs Hospital and serve alongside a family of healthcare providers with such a strong commitment to their patients and each other,” he said. “These individuals continually demonstrate our mission of providing quality healthcare services in a safe, compassionate, and healing environment.”

Hospital Services & Cardiovascular Expertise

Desert Springs Hospital, located near the famous Las Vegas Strip, University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the Thomas & Mack Center, has cared for southern Nevada residents and tourists since 1971. Today, it specializes in emergency care, advanced cardiovascular care and cardiac wraparound services such as weight-loss surgery, advanced wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, outpatient cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes education and wellness. The hospital also offers an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit and a geropsychiatric center for adults 55 and older. 

Desert Springs Hospital has introduced new cardiac-related technology and procedures to Nevada in the past several years. In 2016, it was the first hospital in Nevada to provide Absorb, a naturally dissolving heart stent to patients with coronary artery disease, and the first hospital to offer patients  with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) n alternative to long-term warfarin (blood thinner) medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant.  In 2015, the hospital’s electrophysiology lab began using Stereotaxis Epoch technology, which uses magnets to navigate catheters inside the heart during diagnostic and ablation procedures.

In January 2017, weight loss surgeons performed their first gastric sleeve surgery using the daVinci® robotic surgery system. 

Awards & Accreditations

Desert Springs Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission for its hospital services, heart failure and primary stroke center programs. Its chest pain center was the first in Nevada to receive accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (formerly the Society of Chest Pain Centers).  In 2016, the hospital was honored by the American Heart & Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines program, receiving the Gold Plus award for heart failure, the Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll and the Bronze Plus for Mission Lifeline: Receiving Center.

 A Member of The Valley Health System

Desert Springs Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System (VHS), network of six acute care hospitals caring for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Accredited by The Joint Commission, VHS hospitals provide a comprehensive array of medical services including cardiovascular, neurosciences, maternity and women’s health, emergency and surgical care, along with specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, pediatrics, orthopedics, diabetes, wound care, surgical weight loss/bariatrics, geropsychiatric services and acute inpatient rehabilitation units. For more information, visit www.valleyhealthsystemlv.com

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