Las Vegas, NV - Sunrise Children's Hospital announces that Mark J. Amox, FACHE, CMPE, is its new Chief Operating Officer effective today. With an established track record as a children's hospital healthcare executive, Amox is a strategic thinker focused on growth, sustainable operations, safety and quality - with a penchant for patient-centered care delivery.

Coming to Sunrise Children's Hospital most recently from El Paso Children's Hospital in El Paso, TX, where he was President and CEO, Amox is a skilled administrator in all aspects of children's hospital operations. His previous role was Administrator of University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville, FL.

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Amox will assume oversight of Sunrise Children's Hospital featuring a 72-bed level II Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), a 24-bed Pediatric ICU, and the only pediatric rehabilitation unit for inpatients in the state - scheduled to open this fall. The Children's Hospital also features a dedicated emergency department that is expanding as part of the campus-wide, multi-phase campus expansion more than $130 million.

"Sunrise Children's Hospital serves one in four children in our state annually in a child friendly environment supported by an extremely dedicated and experienced staff," said Todd P. Sklamberg, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital. "As COO of Sunrise Children's Hospital, I am highly confident that Mark Amox has the background and innovation needed to grow and maximize this valuable and worthwhile community asset."

The previous COO at Sunrise Children's Hospital, Kathy Donovan, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC, returned to healthcare in St. Louis, MO last March.