WellHealth Quality Care Launches Innovative Healthcare Operating System From par8o

By | Healthcare Innovation OPM, Press Releases

par8o, Healthcare’s Operating System, today announced that WellHealth Quality Care (WellHealth), Nevada’s first accountable care network, has launched the company’s EMR-agnostic platform to provide a seamless transition-in-care process for all WellHealth members. par8o’s platform enables clinical coordination across the network in order to enhance the member experience, manage costs and deliver high-quality care. WellHealth is the latest of a growing number of organizations in Nevada to adopt par8o, with others including the largest employer in the state, MGM Resorts.

Read more at par8o.com.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican adds Mayo Clinic “Telestroke”

By | Developments, Recent Releases

Henderson, Nev.  – Southern Nevada residents in need of emergency medical care for a stroke may benefit from a Mayo Clinic “telestroke” program that is now available at all three campuses of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican (Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín). A recent agreement between St. Rose and Mayo Clinic in Arizona means the service featuring a portable, self-propelled robot has begun in southern Nevada. This service will compliment and augment the already robust certified stroke centers at all three campuses and Dignity Health is the first to partner with Mayo on this project in Nevada.

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Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Adds Pulmonary Division

By | Advancements/New Physicians/Management, Healthcare Innovation OPM, Healthcare Tourism OPM, Medical Innovations and Technology, Medical Tourism, Specialty Clinics/Research Facilities

LAS VEGAS — Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) announced today the addition of a Pulmonary Division to its practice, adding to its multidisciplinary practice and offering more services to patients, especially those with lung and bronchus cancer – the leading cause of cancer deaths in Nevada. Beginning June 1, 2015, The Lung Center of Nevada will join as the new Pulmonary Division at CCCN and will consist of two nurse practitioners and five physicians.

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Raji Venkat, M.D., Internal Medicine Physician, To Provide Care For Dignity Health Medical Group Patients

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Advancements, Advancements/New Physicians/Management, Management, New Physicians

LAS VEGAS, NV –  – Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG), affiliated with the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospital system, welcomes Dr. Raji Venkat, internal medicine physician, to practice at its Henderson location.  The primary care clinic is located at 10001 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 101 and is currently accepting new and returning patients, with most insurance accepted.

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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Announces Relationship With Sound Physicians

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Advancements, Advancements/New Physicians/Management, Healthcare Innovation OPM, Management, New Physicians, Recent Releases

Henderson, NV – Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican announces it will centralize its hospitalist program through an agreement with Sound Physicians, beginning in spring 2015.  Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, will provide hospitalist services at all three of St. Rose’s southern Nevada campuses.

Sometimes called an ‘inpatient physician,’ a hospitalist is a physician who focuses exclusively on the care of hospitalized patients. This coverage is provided to patients who do not have a regular primary care physician or when a physician elects to have a hospitalist provide inpatient services.

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The College Of Medicine At Roseman University Of Health Sciences Welcomes New Assistant Dean For Curriculum And Assessment

By | Healthcare

LAS VEGAS  – Stephanie Wragg, Ph.D. has been appointed Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences for the College of Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences. She began her role on January 5.

“I’m enthusiastic about the talent Dr. Wragg brings to Roseman, with her vast experience in curriculum development and her work with our accrediting body,” said Dr. Mark A. Penn, dean of the College of Medicine. “She offers Roseman a wealth of knowledge and experience in medical education.”

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Nevada Prepares For GME Expansion

By | Editorial

Governor Brian Sandoval recently included $10 million of funding in his budget to expand Graduate Medical Education (GME) in   Nevada.       His  effort  supports  the recommendations brought forth by the GME Task Force that the governor established by way of an executive order on March 11, 2014. This all came about after Las Vegas HEALS invited leaders of the health care industry, including the deans of the medical schools and CEOs of the hospitals, to “Join the Conversation” about the need to expand physician residencies on June 20, 2013. Starting this “Conversation” will be remembered as a monumental step forward for the State of Nevada to solve the state’s physician shortage problem.

Read more at Las Vegas HEALS Newsletter.