Fitness Center Planned For Union Village Health Care Complex

By | Developments

Las Vegas Athletic Clubs plans to build its eighth fitness center at Union Village, the massive health care complex under construction in Henderson, the company announced today.  Union Village developers have retained Mission Capital Advisors to raise the $95 million needed for development of a 125-bed skilled nursing facility, 40-bed long-term acute care hospital and 360-unit continuing care retirement community.

Read more at Las Vegas Sun.

Profile: Dr. Antonio Serru Internist

By | Recognition

Serru was one the lucky ones who won that lottery. After settling in the United States, he was eventually hired by a Cuban doctor. When that doctor retired five years later, Serru bought both the practice and the building that now houses Serru Medical Center. He’s since added a medical spa that offers aesthetic treatments (fat reductions, facials), but the core of his services center on traditional medicine.

Read more at Desert Companion

Dry Ideas

By | Healthcare Innovation OPM, In The Media

As a client of Start Fresh Recovery, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, Mathis began taking naltrexone tablets March 11; three weeks later, he replaced those with a slow-release naltrexone implant, surgically embedded just below his beltline, that lasts from nine to 12 months. He also receives life-coaching sessions to help him navigate the everyday enticements of bars, parties and casual drinking.

Read more at Desert Companion

Next Advancement In Robotic Surgery Seen In Las Vegas

By | Acute Care Facilities/Hospitals, Healthcare Innovation OPM, In The Media

The advantages of robotic surgery are becoming available to more patients in Southern Nevada as hospitals acquire more of the systems and more surgeons become adept at their use. The spread and prevalence of robotic surgery is limited only by finite resources and the learning curve of the men and women at the controls.  In addition to UMC, Sunrise, MountainView and Valley hospitals have the Xi, which offers greater range of motion and reach than its predecessor, the da Vinci Si.

Watch a video of the technology at Fox 5 News.



Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal.


Dr. Renee E. Coffman

By | Recognition

A passion for what she does is what drives Dr. Renee Coffman to go to work each day.

She is the co-founder of Roseman University, along with her husband Dr. Harry Rosenberg (he is the “Rose” and she is the “man”). Coffman is most proud of the university’s positive impact upon the students and the community.

Read more at the Las Vegas Business Press.


UNLV’s Go-To Dentist Drills Students On Bedside Manner

By | Healthcare

Devore, who had offices in Southern California and Summerlin, taught part-time at the dental school for 11 years before being brought on full time. Now he’s the go-to guy for teaching aspiring dentists how to navigate the trickier parts of the trade.  First, he introduces students to the concept of “outcome-based communication.” That means choosing your words carefully to achieve what you want, be it a favor from a friend or calming an unruly customer.

Read more at Las Vegas Review Journal

Rx For Research Success

By | Uncategorized

Las Vegas, NV – AS UNLV SEEKS SUPPORT FOR A MEDICAL school, much of our advocacy has focused on community impact, and rightly so. Las Vegas is the largest urban area in the United States without a public allopathic medical school. Our lack of such a facility makes it more difficult to deliver the level of high- quality healthcare that Southern Nevada needs and deserves.
But what impact will the medical school have on the university and its research en-deavor?
Simply put, medical schools that per- form research are at the front lines of scien-tific innovation and discovery. They con- duct sophisticated studies on diseases, drugs, and procedures that advance the practice of medicine, and they train their students to think outside the box about es- tablished courses of treatment. They also attract highly motivated faculty and stu- dents — the type of pioneering scientists and scholars who produce breakthroughs with real-world applications and commer- cialization potential.

By Dr. Barbara Atkinson
Medical School Planning Dean
UNLV Innovation

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Economy Likened To Mid-2000s — But Officials Say This Time Is Different

By | Economic Conditions, Events OPM

Karla Perez, vice president of Universal Health Services and regional vice president of the Valley Health System, gave an update on the $1.2 billion Union Village health care campus, anchored by Valley’s sixth acute-care hospital in Southern Nevada.  Perez said the $168 million, 142-bed hospital would have a $535 million annual economic impact and employ 700 people.  Ground was broken on the project across from the Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson in October, and the facility is expected to open in 2016.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Website Launched For Southern Nevada Trauma System

By | Innovation, Newsletter-Articles, Press Releases

Health District, RTAB launch new website

May is National Trauma Awareness Month

LAS VEGAS –The Southern Nevada Health District and the Regional Trauma Advisory Board (RTAB) launched a new website for the Southern Nevada Trauma System to coincide with National Trauma Awareness Month.  In addition to the website,, its companion Twitter site, @SNVTraumaSystem is also now available. Read More