A Tradition of Quality

About Us NNMC

When it comes to choosing a hospital, one thing is clear: quality and convenience count. Northern Nevada Medical Center® has a tradition of providing quality healthcare in a comfortable, accessible environment. This means peace of mind for the thousands of patients served by the hospital each year. Northern Nevada Medical Center is a 124-bed acute care hospital located on 23 hillside acres at 2375 E. Prater Way in Sparks, Nevada.

The hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., a King of Prussia, PA based company that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation. The hospital provides physicians and patients with many of the latest technological innovations for diagnosis and treatment of even the most acute clinical conditions. Northern Nevada Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and licensed by the state of Nevada.

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Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide excellence in clinical care that our patients will recommend to their families and friends, physicians prefer for their patients, purchasers select for their clients, and our employees can be proud of.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as the provider of choice for healthcare services in our community where we are trusted by our patients, families, and physicians to provide a safe, caring, and compassionate experience.

Our Values

  • Compassion: We treat everyone with kindness and warmth because we genuinely care about every patient, employee and physician like they are family.
  • Empathy: We put ourselves in our patient’s shoes and deliver clinical care with a personalized touch.
  • Teamwork: We foster a caring and friendly work environment to bring the best possible outcomes in our patient’s lives.
  • Quality: We strive to provide excellence in clinical care.
  • Ethics: We conduct our business with the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Respect: We promise to honor the dignity, individuality and rights of everyone.
  • Service Excellence: We provide personalized and professional service that exceeds the expectations of those we serve.
  • Innovation: We continually invest in technology and process improvements to develop new and better ways of delivering clinical care.


We are committed to providing healthcare services that patients recommend to family and friends, purchasers select for their clients, employees are proud of and investors seek for long term returns. We will realize this vision through our commitment to the following principles:

  • We provide superior quality patient care.
  • We are committed to being a highly ethical health care provider.
  • We value each member of our team and all their good work.
  • We are devoted to serving our local community.

Hospital Leadership

  • Helen Lidholm​, BSN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer
  • Katie Grimm, RN, BSN, MBA, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Shawn T. Curtis, MHA, Chief Financial Officer
  • Philip Reber, MHA, Chief Operations Officer

Board of Governors

  • Letitia Anderson, MD
  • Kimberly Baxter, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
  • Onetta Fanlo
  • Estela Gutierrez
  • Kamal Jemmoua
  • Travis Kieckbusch, MD
  • Helen Lidholm, BSN, MBA, CEO
  • Alan Olive, CEO of Sierra Medical Center
  • Karla Perez, Regional VP
  • Steve Polikalas
  • Kacey Queen
  • Leslie Smith
  • James Sullivan, DO
  • Tom White

2023 – 2024 Medical Staff Officers

NNMC Medical Executive Committee Officers

  • Chief of Staff — Dr. Travis Kieckbusch, (Orthopedic Surgery)
  • Vice Chief Of Staff — Dr. Timothy Dooley, (Orthopedic Surgery)
  • Secretary Of Staff — Dr. Aaron Viray, (Pulmonary/CCU)
  • Immediate Past Chief of Staff — Dr. James Sullivan, (Nephrology)

NNMC Department Chairs 

  • Medicine Co-Chair — Dr. Robert Dalrymple (Internal Med)
  • Medicine Co-Chair — Dr. Waddy Gonzalez (Cardiology)
  • Surgery Co-Chair — Dr. Alexander Ayzengart (General & Bariatric Surgery)
  • Surgery Co-Chair — Dr. Jane Ohde (General Surgery)
  • Emergency Medicine Section Chair — Dr. Kristin McKinnon Shaw

Members-At-Large: (Nominating Comm. increased to five members elected)

  • Dr. Santhosh Ambika (Hematology/Oncology)
  • Dr. Joseph Doan (Nephrology)
  • Dr. Kylee VanHorn (Emergency Medicine)
  • Dr. Jonathan Pezanoski (Gastroenterology)
  • Dr. Ron Hicks (Fam.Prac.) Utilization Review Chair & Member At Large

Additional Bylaw required COS appointments, ratified by MEC

  • Radiology Representative: Dr. Robert Leckie, (Radiology)
  • AHP guest: Todd Stack, PA-C– nonvoting