411 pounds of prescription medications collected at Southern Hills Hospital's "Crush the Crisis" Event

Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, October 29th, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center held their third annual ‘Crush the Crisis’ event netting 411 pounds of opioids and other prescription drugs dropped off by community members. The event was in conjunction with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency. During the hospital’s first Crush the Crisis event 60 pounds of prescription drugs were collected.

The Crush the Crisis event coincided with the DEA’s National Prescription Takeback Day which, also took place on October 29. Southern Hills Hospital was the only hospital in Las Vegas to partner with the DEA for the event.

“At Southern Hills Hospital, we are dedicated to the care and improvement of human life,” said Alexis Mussi, Chief Executive Officer of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. “That’s why we felt it was important to participate in this event. If we can help keep these prescriptions out of the wrong hands, we believe we’re making an impact not just on people but the Las Vegas community at large.”