April Healthcare Happy Hour Sponsored by SilverSummit Healthplan

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Las Vegas HEALS Holds Ribbon-Cutting of New Offices at Next Healthcare Happy Hour, Sponsored by SilverSummit Healthplan

Event to take place at Roseman University Summerlin Campus

Las Vegas HEALS and SilverSummit Healthplan have teamed up to mark the grand opening of the new corporate offices of Las Vegas HEALS at the Roseman University Summerlin Campus.

From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, the next Healthcare Happy Hour will be held at the new site at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a ribbon-cutting, and remarks by Doug Geinzer of Las Vegas HEALS and Garrett Leaf of SilverSummit Healthplan.

“We are excited to sponsor the popular Healthcare Happy Hour and be a part of the Las Vegas HEALS grand opening celebration of its new offices,” said SilverSummit Healthplan President and CEO Garrett Leaf. “Las Vegas HEALS has been instrumental in sharing a voice for the healthcare industry, and we avidly support our providers and the endeavors to improve our industry in Nevada.”

The new space is situated across from Roseman University’s 98-seat auditorium, which the organization will be able to use. Future plans include bringing healthcare industry leaders together for a speaker series on various significant topics affecting this industry on a local level. Las Vegas HEALS will also have access to a 16-seat conference room for hosting council and task force meetings.

“Las Vegas HEALS has succeeded in bringing together healthcare leaders to start and continue conversations necessary to fulfill our mission,” said Bob Cooper, chairman of the Board of Directors of Las Vegas HEALS. “These conversations have included everything from graduate medical education expansion to addressing inadequate provider reimbursement levels, nursing shortages and medical tourism. Being co-located within Roseman University will allow us to start and continue more of these conversations.”

Cardiometabolic Health Congress Plans for CMHC West 2018

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Details for Event Being Held at Wynn Las Vegas from May 4-5, 2018

CMHC is approaching the return of its CMHC West event: Advancing Cardiometabolic Health from East to West. As hundreds of participants gather at the two-day conference, taking place at Wynn Las Vegas from May 4-5, 2018, an extensive agenda of cutting-edge keynote speakers and thought leaders, clinical educational sessions, and interactive lectures will collectively deliver the most recent clinical research in cardiometabolic health to attendees.

As scientific research and evidence continues to emerge surrounding the multitude of ways in which cardiovascular health is tied to a host of diseases and disorders, CMHC is proud to present a carefully curated agenda that features world-renowned experts, and continue its longstanding tradition of providing the latest, most current data and clinical education in cardiometabolic health. Moreover, as global public health epidemics including obesity and diabetes progressively become more critical and severe, CMHC West represents a forum in which primary care practitioners and professionals can simultaneously learn from expert faculty, as well as each other.

As cardiovascular health becomes an increasingly critical facet of patient wellness—coupled with the need to address root symptoms of cardiometabolic disease—the far-reaching potential of CMHC West marks an exciting and unique opportunity for attendees to be at the forefront of the healthcare industry. Delegates will learn firsthand about the most effective ways to enhance practice and patient outcomes, while networking and engaging with the nation’s top thought leaders and clinicians in cardiometabolic health.


About the Cardiometabolic Health Congress

The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) is more than an annual conference or regional meeting. CMHC provides a single point of access for busy practitioners to stay abreast of evolving science, clinical practice advances, and continuing education in cardiometabolic disease prevention and management. CMHC provides a complete platform of education spanning live and digital communications that extends the energy and experience of our national and regional conferences throughout the year to an audience of frontline clinicians with vested interests in cardiometabolic health.

To learn moreregister for any event, enroll in any training program, or exhibit at an A4M Conference, please contact the office of Cardiometabolic Health Congress:

Phone: 877.571.4700

Email: info@cardiometabolichealth.org

Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts Route 91 Remembrance on April 8

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Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Event Features Collin Raye & Butterfly Release

To honor those lost or affected by the tragic events of 1 October, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice organization, will host a free, commemorative butterfly release ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, highlighted by a special performance by country music legend, Collin Raye.

Raye, who had 16 number one hits and 24 top ten records, including “Love, Me,” will perform as 900 butterflies are released, representing the number of victims and families directly affected by the tragedy.

The event is presented by Nathan Adelson Hospice in conjunction with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, The City of Las Vegas and Get Outdoors Nevada, the Academy of Country Music’s® philanthropic arm ACM Lifting Lives® and Music City Cares Fund. The special tribute will feature a short, nondenominational ceremony with remarks by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

“As an organization that provides extensive grief and bereavement outreach in the community, we understand trauma and its impact on individuals and their loved ones,” said Carole Fisher, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “With help from a grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the generous support of The City of Las Vegas, Get Outdoors Nevada, the Lifting Lives arm of the Academy of Country Music and the Music City Cares Fund, we are able to continue the healing process of our community in a visible and meaningful way.”

“ACM Lifting Lives is proud to partner with Nathan Adelson Hospice in this special ceremony honoring the victims and families of the October tragedy,” said Pete Fisher, ACM CEO. “All of us at the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives truly believe in the powerful role music plays in healing lives, and now in our 15th year, feel a genuine and heartfelt connection to Las Vegas and its people.”

Not only does the special event bring together multiple partners to provide an inspirational and uplifting message to a still-healing Las Vegas, but to the many other communities devastated by the tragedy. Along with citizens and visitors from many states and countries, the country music community was shocked and wants to continue to help keep #vegasstrong.

The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, established shortly after the event, is located at 1015 S. Casino Center Boulevard. Free parking is available. Due to the sensitive nature of the butterflies, they will be released promptly at 2:30 pm.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, please visit the Nathan Adelson Hospice website.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, visit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee website.

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit the ACM Lifting Lives website.

Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Clinical Director

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Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is now seeking a Licensed Physical Therapist to serve as Clinical Director for our new outpatient clinic in Las Vegas, NV.

At Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine our therapists utilize evidence-based protocols to drive optimal outcome in the areas of sports medicine, total joints, and upper extremities, and more.

As a part of our team, therapists have immediate access to our referring providers and patient’s records, allowing for optimal patient care and recover.

We’re developing an elite physical therapy team in Las Vegas, NV and our compensation packages reflect this mission:

  • Excellent Pay and Bonus Plan
  • Comprehensive Benefits Pkg
  • Continuing Education
  • Association Dues
  • Flexible Schedule
  • And Much More

Positions available:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist/Clinic Director

If you are ready for an exciting career opportunity in a progressive orthopedic environment, contact us today to learn more!

For more information on becoming part of our Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team, please contact:


Desert Radiology Celebrates National Doctor’s Day On March 30

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Desert Radiology Applauds Southern Nevada Doctors Making a Difference

National Doctors Day is Friday, March 30, 2018

Part of what makes the Las Vegas medical community so special is the tireless dedication of our local doctors, nurses, and support staff to the health and well-being of our community as a whole. On the job, you put your patients first and provide world-class medical care that truly changes life. Outside of work, many of you lend a helping hand to the amazing local organizations who strive to offer invaluable services and resources to those who need it most. And we just want to say, thank you.

Desert Radiology says thank you for all that you do to make Southern Nevada a better place for all of us. It is our great honor to be part of such an outstanding local network of healthcare providers. We want you to know that we take our role within the community every bit as seriously as you do. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook to look at some of the inspiring projects and initiatives that our dedicated team has helped to tackle recently and get involved by using #WeAreDR

MountainView Hospital Unveils New Mission and Vision Statements

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MountainView Hospital announces that for the first time in its 22-year history, the Mission and Vision statements have been updated to better reflect the purpose and goal of the organization.

MountainView’s new mission statement is: “We are dedicated to improving life in a healing environment.”

MountainView’s new vision statement is: “To be the premier provider of exceptional care.”

“When I joined MountainView Hospital early last year, I encountered a strong culture that certainly lived up to its mission, but I found that the previous, long mission statement was hard for many people to remember,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “I found that it didn’t get to the heart of the passion that many people have for their care of others. I also thought that the vision statement could be more inspirational and could better reflect where we want to go as an organization.”

The new Mission and Vision statement reflects the growth of MountainView Hospital as a community hospital to a teaching facility with a depth of quality healthcare services for the community.

As part of the introduction of its new Mission and Vision statements, the organization put together two videos:

iCare: Our passion is to provide you with exceptional care. Learn more how we have dedicated ourselves to this care:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AICYzQdI2TI

Living the MountainView Mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNF_rErTcNE

“Our continued growth as a medical provider, and now as a center for resident teaching, meant that we needed to take the time to evaluate where we are and where we are going,” Bradshaw said. “We believe the new mission and vision statements capture our direction into the future.”

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. The Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium, based at MountainView, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging and urgent care centers, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

 MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

25 Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Physicians Make Top Doctors List

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25 Nevada Oncology Practice’s Physicians Recognized by Castle Connolly

For 2018, two Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada physicians were named to Castle Connolly’s prestigious “America’s Top Doctors” list and twenty-three physicians were named “Regional Top Doctors,” spanning the specialties of medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, pulmonary disease, and surgery. The list is billed as America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors.

Among the honorees, Wolfram Samlowski, MD, FACP and Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FASCO, FACP were named “America’s Top Doctors.”

Samlowski is a world-renown physician and research scientists who serves on the Developmental Therapeutics and Genitourinary Committees for US Oncology Research as well as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Samlowski has contributed to, and authored, more than 150 publications, peer reviews and abstracts.

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang is a globally recognized medical oncologist and cancer researcher who has authored/coauthored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts and has given hundreds of lectures and presentations to his peers worldwide. He has led research in Las Vegas for two recent FDA-approved prostate cancer treatments – Provenge and Xofigo – and has been featured in national and local media outlets in relation to his cancer research work including The New York Times, USA Today, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature and 60 Minutes.

Nominations for inclusion on the list can be made on both the regional and national level and all licensed physicians, MDs and DOs (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) are invited to participate. Through careful analysis of board certifications, scrutiny of medical education, training, professional achievements, malpractice and disciplinary history, among other qualifications, the Castle Connolly team received more than 100,000 nominations.

Comprehensive Cancers “Regional Top Doctors” include: Mary Ann K. Allison, MD, FACP; Michael J. Anderson, MD; Fadi Braiteh, MD; Andrew M. Cohen, MD; John (Jack) Collier, MD, FCCP, DABSM; Dan L. Curtis, MD; Khoi Dao, MD; Souzan El-Eid, MD, FACS; Farzaneh Farzin, MD; Oscar B. Goodman Jr., MD, PhD; Regan Holdridge, MD; Clark S. Jean, MD; Edwin Kingsley, MD; Raul Meoz, MD, FACR; Anthony V. Nguyen, MD; Rupesh J. Parikh, MD; H. Keshava Prasad, MD, FRCP, FRCPath; Hamidreza Sanatinia, MD; James Sanchez, MD; Michael T. Sinopoli, MD; Margaret Terhar, MD, FACS; George S. Tu, MD, FCCP, DABSM; and Brian Vicuna, MD.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is an award-winning multidisciplinary practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary services, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 35 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website, and follow the practice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium Announces 2018 Class of Medical Residents

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Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium announced its 2018 class of Medical Residents during the annual Match Day.

The match included residents for new graduate medical education programs: Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, based at MountainView Hospital and Transitional Year at Southern Hills Hospital.

The announcement was made during the annual event called Match Day – when graduating medical students learn where they will be spending the next several years as residents. Matched residents filled in all open positions within the following programs:

·         Anesthesiology

·         Emergency Medicine

·         Family Medicine

·         General Surgery

·         Internal Medicine

·         OB-GYN

·         Transitional Year (dual programs at MountainView and Southern Hills)

The talented group of 80 new residents in will join the 111 current residents based at MountainView and Southern Hills. Specifically this cycle, 59 new residents matched at MountainView and 21 new residents matched at Southern Hills. The new residents will begin July 2018.

This year, Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium’s program received a significant amount of applications for a limited number of positions. To list a few, the Internal Medicine residency program received 2,500 applications for 20 positions, General Surgery received 906 for four positions, and Family Medicine received 1,228 for eight positions.

The 2018 Main Residency Match® was largest on record in the organization’s history[i] with a record-high 37,103 applicants, as reported by the National Resident Matching Program®, which matches fourth-year medical students with hospital and universities find the right “match” for their residency goals.

“The success of this year’s match results would not have been possible without the dedication of our program directors and coordinators, faculty and facility leadership in creating an excellent experience for potential residents,” said Fran DeYoung, Division Director GME, HCA Far West Division. “Our growing resident class continues to uphold the high standard for the future of our program, and each year we continue our steadfast commitment to excellence for our hospitals and communities.”

MountainView Hospital launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2015 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Since that time, MountainView Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center received approval from the ACGME to join forces under the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium, and continued to receive accreditation for General Surgery, Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional Year, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesiology.

ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education (GME) programs. Residency is the final phase of a long educational process, required for a physician to practice medicine, and is most influential in determining where a physician eventually practices.

 Nevada currently ranks 48th in the nation in the number of physicians per capita, at 218 physicians per 100,000 of the population, according to a 2012 study by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The national average is 307. Historically there have not been enough residency programs to meet the demand of medical students graduating from Nevada’s medical schools. Providing residency programs to retain and attract new physicians is integral to increasing the physician base in the state.

UNLV Hosting Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma

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Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma

Working and/or living through a traumatic event can negatively affect emotional and physical health, social functioning, and economic well-being. UNLV is hosting the “Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma” workshop designed to give participants evidence-based practical tools for preventing and managing life’s inevitable stresses, building resilience and self-awareness. This approach, which is grounded in our biology and psychology, is designed to transform even the most devastating trauma into an opportunity for discovering personal

April 23, 2018
UNLV Foundation Blasco Room
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
RVSP for the workshop to trauma.training@unlv.edu

This workshop is hosted by Dr. Anne Weisman, Director of Wellness and Integrative Medicine at the UNLV School of Medicine. Support for this workshop was made possible by the Las Vegas Healing

Workshop Presenters

James S. Gordon, MD, psychiatrist and CMBM Founder and Executive Director, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and chaired the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression; Comprehensive Cancer Care; Manifesto for a New Medicine; and more than 120 articles in professional journals and mainstream publications, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Traumatic Stress, The American Family Physician, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Sabrina N’diaye PhD, LCSW-C, is an integrative psychotherapist and founder of the Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing in Baltimore. Dr. N’diaye is a Center for Mind-Body Medicine faculty member. She works with individuals, couples, and survivors of gender-based violence, community activists, police departments, flight attendants, and peace builders in the US, as well as in CMBM programs in the Middle East and Houston.


HEALS Teams Up With The Ferraro Group

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Communication is key, and Las Vegas HEALS always strives to refine the way we communicate with you and others in the community. Moving forward, our Communications Council will be working with The Ferraro Group, a PR firm with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Phoenix, to help us craft messages and share our impressive story. The Communications Council will be meeting on April 11 to discuss 2018 goals for a more strategic communications plan. We are encouraging members who are communication experts to attend the meeting. We are looking forward to a great 2018!