Welcome to this update from the Summerlin Campus. In this edition I am pleased to highlight some great progress with our College of Medicine. The College of Medicine campaign slogan, Breakthrough in Medicine! was born from the concept that the path to accreditation for the College of Medicine will be accomplished in a series of breakthroughs including: philanthropic donations, clinical partnerships, and College of Medicine medical clinics.
Through an anonymous donation in 2017, the College of Medicine received $500,000 to be used specifically for the operations of medical clinics, and on February 28th the College of Medicine hosted the Open House for its first medical clinic next to Spring Valley Hospital on Rainbow Blvd., through the efforts of Roseman Medical Group, or RMG. The event was attended by many community friends and supporters who have come alongside us over the past several years. It was heartwarming to see so many that have become encouragers and champions for our College of Medicine. It takes times to make acquaintances, to see them grow into friendships and partnerships. As we enjoyed the evening with this amazing community we found ourselves grateful for their interest, their well-wishes and words of encouragement, and their tangible support. President Coffman and four Roseman University board members attended the ceremony, and we received:
- A Proclamation from our County Commissioners: Michael Naft, Justin Jones, Tick Segerblom, James Gibson, Lawrence Brown III, and Lawrence Weekly; Michael Naft joined us in person at the event to present the Proclamation.
- A Certificate of Special Congressional Commendation from United States Representative Susie Lee, who represents Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District; Gabriella Everett, from the Congresswoman’s office, attended the event and read the certificate.
- A Certificate of Special Congressional Commendation from United States Representative Dina Titus, who represents Nevada’s 1st Congressional District; Cassandra Munoz from her office presented the certificate.
- A hearty Congratulations from Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman;
- And, a personal video expressing congratulations and gratefulness to RMG, from United States Representative Steven Horsford, who represents the 4th Congressional District.
The Spring Valley clinic now includes two neurologists, three family physicians, and one pediatric nephrologist. In a few months an additional family physician will join the team at the clinic. It is the goal of the College of Medicine to expand its services to include other primary care and medical specialties over time. More sites across the valley are being evaluated for expansion over the next year.
In the just first 20 years of its existence, Roseman is realizing the dream of its founders: a university of needed health-education colleges and programs, clinics to serve the community, and a developing College of Medicine which will open the door to achieving a significant goal in the university’s Strategic Plan – an Academic Health Center.
I thank the organization, HEALS, and Doug Geinzer for their support of this event, as well as the Las Vegas Metro Chamber and Sallie Doebler for helping us with the ribbon cutting.
Please visit https://rmg.roseman.edu/ to learn more about this first medical practice for Roseman University’s College of Medicine.
If you would like to see more photos from this auspicious event please see Roseman’s website and social media, and, as always @RosemanMedicine on Twitter for the most current College of Medicine news.