17th Annual Silver Syringe Awards Set For April

By | Awards, Certification, Events

Las Vegas, NV —Immunize Nevada is holding two annual Silver Syringe Award ceremonies to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 17th Annual Silver Syringe Awards is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will have event locations in Las Vegas and Reno.IN_logo_with_tagline_4C_LargeLas Vegas winners will celebrate Friday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Springs Preserve, while Reno winners will be honored Friday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Tickets for both events can be purchased online at www.immunizenevada.org/SilverSyringe.

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Spring Valley Hospital Honored For Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose Rate

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Awards, Charity Organizations, Recognition

Hospital honored for second consecutive year; only one in Nevada in 2014.

Spring Valley Hospital has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Southern Nevada Health District for achieving the highest reported rate in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection during 2014.

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The 7TH Annual KLIP IT FOR KIDZ Benefits Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

By | Charity Organizations, Events, Fundraiser

LAS VEGAS  – Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF), in partnership with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN),  present the 7th annual Klip It for Kidz fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the center park area at Town Square Las Vegas. NCCF invites local businesses, children and individuals to raise money for critically ill children in Southern Nevada as well as for local schools and sports groups. Last year, more than $40,000 in pledges was raised and more than 85 heads were shaved, collecting 92 hair donations and pony tails.

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Nevada Health Care Association Expands Its Influence With New Inclusion Of Statewide Organizations

By | Clinics, Long Term Care/Assisted Living, Rehab Hospitals

LAS VEGAS – Daniel Mathis, president and CEO of the Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA), announced the expansion of the association as it continues to improve the quality of health care in Nevada.

NVHCANVHCA has grown significantly over the past year starting with its conversion to a divisional structure. Under this new structure NVHCA continues to represent Skilled Nursing Facilities while now also representing the Nevada Assisted Living Centers (NVALC), the Nevada Speech Language Hearing Association (NSHA) and the Nevada Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (NALPN).

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Las Vegas Orthopaedic Surgeons Donate and Build a Playground for the Palabra Viva Community

By | Charity Organizations, Charity Organizations/Events/Fundraiser, Events, Fundraiser

LAS VEGAS—Last winter, children from Palabra Viva church put crayons to paper and drew pictures of their dream playground. On Tuesday, March 24, those dreams become reality as hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons and other volunteers attending the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) 2015 Annual Meeting join forces with KaBOOM! and members of the community to bring those designs to life.

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NVHCA Perry Foundation Recognizes Nevada’s Top-Performing Health Care Facilities And Professionals

By | Awards

The Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) Perry Foundation “Endeavors” recently recognized the state’s top-performing health care facilities working in post-acute care with events at the Silverton Casino Hotel.  The Perry Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that works with its members to improve the quality of care in Nevada’s post-acute care facilities – which includes skilled nursing and related care facilities – and provides education and enhanced training to their providers.

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Radiologists Play A Key Role In Modern Medicine

By | Healthcare Innovation OPM, Medical Innovations and Technology

Steinberg described the typical scenario this way: A family doctor sends a patient to a radiologist with an order to take an image and read it and explain why the patient is losing weight, in pain, or can’t swallow.  “The radiologist frequently tells you what’s wrong or that we see nothing,” Steinberg said. “We take the mystery out of pain and label it. It’s terribly relieving. When you label something, they lose the fear of the unknown. The radiologist defines the mystery whether it’s cancer or nothing found. It’s exciting and fun.”

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New Las Vegas Based Conference To Train For Operating Room Excellence

By | Education, Medical Tourism, Specialty Clinics/Research Facilities, Tourism

Perioperative leaders from throughout North America will flock to Las Vegas this summer for an exciting new conference that offers a unique blend of top-notch educational sessions and entertaining networking events.

The inaugural OR Today Live!, presented by OR Today magazine, is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the luxurious Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. The resort is a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and was named one of the world’s best new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

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Child Life Specialists At Children’s Medical Center At Summerlin Hospital Play A Unique Role

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Awards, Certification, Recognition

March marks Child Life Month, which is dedicated to celebrating and increasing awareness of the important work of child life specialists.

When a child or adolescent arrives at Summerlin Hospital, they may encounter a special kind of health care professional. Child life specialists help their patients cope with the stress, uncertainty, and anxiety they may feel during an ER visit or hospital stay.

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