FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership of Southern Nevada) will honor its most diverse honorees as part of sixth annual “Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards” for their outstanding contributions to the Southern Nevada community.
Inspired by the pioneer exploits of Dr. Royce W. Martin, Las Vegas’ first chief surgeon circa 1905, the award ceremony will recognize the following healthcare leaders as those who ignite and inspire continued possibilities for healthcare excellence:
Chowdhury H. Ahsan, MRCP, M.D., Ph.D., FSCAI – University Medical Center
Mary Ann K. Allison, M.D., F.A.C.P – Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
The Honorable Shelley Berkley – Touro University Nevada
Anashu Shah, M.D. – Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging
Troy S. Watson, M.D. – Desert Orthopaedic Center
Carolyn Yucha, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, CNE – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
“This year’s class continues to raise the bar for healthcare in Southern Nevada by improving the quality of care through innovation,” said Ann Lynn, president of Las Vegas HEALS. “These individuals highlight the diversity that exists in our healthcare community who elevate the care, education, and workforce in our community.”
Past recipients have included healthcare leaders Dr. Joseph Adashek, Dr. Howard Baron, Dr. Charles Bernick, Dr. Joel Bower, Dr. Dale Carrison, Dr. Jim Christensen, Dr. Michael Ciccolo, Mr. Bob Cooper, Dr. Michael Crovetti, Dr. Jeff Cummings, Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan, Dr. Mitchell Forman, Dr. Oscar Goodman, Jr., Dr. Joe Hardy, Dr. Don Havins, Dr. Flip Homansky, Dr. Florence Jameson, Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin, Dr. Edwin Kingsley, Dr. J.D. McCourt, Dr. Russ Nevins, Dr. Ben Rodriguez, Dr. David Steinberg, Dr. Steven Thomas, Dr. Nick Vogelzang, and Dr. Dylan Wint.
Las Vegas HEALS’ Chief Executive Officer Doug Geinzer said, “Las Vegas is home to healthcare leaders that are passionate about education, research, and the delivery of care. This year’s event, which also celebrates 15 years of Las Vegas HEALS, highlights individuals who continue to raise the bar and want to make our community better every day.”
The 6th annual gala will take place on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. Individuals interested in attending or sponsoring the event should contact Las Vegas HEALS at 702-952-2477 or click here for more information.
About Las Vegas HEALS
Founded in 2002, Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership in Southern Nevada) is a nonprofit, membership-based association whose mission is to foster strategic alliances in the healthcare and wellness communities, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and enhance the delivery of high quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 28,000 health care professionals. Recent initiatives have included the release of the Las Vegas Regional Strategic Plan for Medical & Wellness Tourism, the expansion of graduate medical education, and the issue of reimbursement rates.
Media Contact: Douglas Geinzer