Las Vegas, NV – Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center announces Jason Desai as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective July 11th. In this position, Desai will oversee the operations of the Emergency Department, Surgical Services Department and other areas of the 265 bed facility. Desai most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Mission Hospital, an 815 bed HCA Healthcare Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.

"I am very proud to be joining the team at Southern Hills Hospital as Chief Operating Officer,” Desai said.  “I am looking forward to continuing the excellent work that is already well underway within the hospital, and to maintain a focus on delivering high quality, timely healthcare services to the local community.”

In his previous role, Jason oversaw multiple departments including Surgical Services, Respiratory, Sleep Lab, Hyperbaric Wound Care, Rehab, Radiation Oncology, Infusion, Biomed, MAMA Air and Ground, Lab, and Pharmacy. During his time at Mission Hospital, Jason also helped launch the first burn program in Western North Carolina.

“It is great news that we have appointed Jason from a strong field of candidates. He will join an established executive team that is leading a fantastic hospital with strong values and hard-working ,dedicated staff.” said Alexis Mussi, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Hills Hospital. “Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. I look forward to the great things that he will help us accomplish as we continue to advance Southern Hills to meet the healthcare needs of the Las Vegas community.”

Jason has also been with HCA Healthcare serving in various positions since 2012, starting as a radiology intern and transporter, and working his way up Vice President of Operations.

Jason earned both his Master of Science Healthcare Leadership as well as his Bachelor of Science from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. He is also a part of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Development Program, class of 2022.

Desai will be relocating to Las Vegas with his wife Nicole.