The Molasky Group of Companies opened Sunrise Hospital on December 15, 1958 with 58 beds, two surgical suites with a staff of 16 doctors, and three 60,000 square foot office buildings nearby for doctors. Irwin Molasky and his business partners were instrumental in persuading medical professionals from other markets to practice in Southern Nevada. Doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators settled in Las Vegas and generated a world-class medical system for the community providing high-quality and safe medical care. For the next ten years he managed the phenomenal development on the hospital campus, including several high-rise buildings that added hundreds of beds. In 1974, the hospital opened the area’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for critically ill newborns and premature infants. The hospital was sold to Humana in 1967, however, Molasky continued to serve on the Board of Trustees and a member of the Molasky family is a mainstay on the Board to this day. Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is now part of the Sunrise Healthcare System and is now owned by the Hospital Corporation of America. Today, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is a major facility with 730 beds, 28 surgical suites, and more than 1300 affiliated doctors who perform heart surgeries, research neurodegenerative disease, and treat emergency patients.