The Valley Hospital Medical Center, commonly known as Valley Hospital, is a for-profit hospital owned and operated by Universal Health Services. It is one of five hospitals (the sixth hospital, Henderson Hospital, is currently being built and will be open Fall of 2016) within the Valley Health System in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and includes a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center, and a certified Heart Failure Center. The hospital, founded in 1972, established Southern Nevadas first air ambulance service, Flight for Life, which was owned by Metro Aviation, in 1980. On December 4, 2001, Valley Hospital ended its contract with Metro Aviation, shutting down the Flight for Life air ambulance service, and retiring the helipad. Valley Hospital completed a new helipad next to the emergency department with a grassy area in 2007. Valley’s Emergency Critical Care Center increased the number of beds from 28 to 42 on March 11, 2004. This project was completed when 11 urgent care beds were added to the center in June.