Sam Kaufman serves as the CEO/Managing Director of Henderson Hospital. The hospital opened in the fall of 2016 and offers comprehensive emergency care, surgical services, maternity care, cardiac services, and a wide variety of ancillary services.
Sam’s current responsibilities include the day-to-day management/oversight of the hospital with a particular emphasis on strategic planning, business development, physician relations, patient safety/experience, and value-based purchasing expectations, along with finance, and human resources.
Sam’s career has spanned over a quarter century, beginning as an Assistant Head of Record Processing with the National Institutes of Health in 1989. Since relocating to Las Vegas in 1992, and joining what is now The Valley Health System, his career path has included medical records, medical staff, Assistant Administrator and Chief Operating Officer. He was named the CEO of Desert Springs Hospital in 2005 and added Valley Hospital to his portfolio in 2013 where he served as CEO for both facilities simultaneously between September 2013 and July 2015. He was then promoted to the position of CEO/Managing Director of Henderson Hospital in October of 2015, and served as CEO at both Desert Springs and Henderson until May 2016 where he is now overseeing Henderson Hospital.
Sam earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Saint Francis. He is currently a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and participates in numerous community boards and panels (Touro University, LV HEALS, and the Indian Chamber of Commerce). He has been honored as a Healthcare Hero by Nevada Business Magazine as well as an honoree of the Asian American Group. He has also been a two-time recipient of the Chairman’s Council Award, the highest honor for any Chief Executive Officer in Universal Health Services, the hospital’s parent company.