Las Vegas Medical District – Wellness Way

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WHAT’S IN A (STREET) NAME? A LOT!

Within the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District, an intersection of two streets renamed during the last year has taken on special meaning following the One October shooting.  The intersection of Wellness Way and Hope Place now stands as a symbol of the extraordinary life-saving work performed at UMC, Valley Hospital Medical Center and other nearby medical facilities.

Wellness Way, formerly Bearden and Goldring Avenue, runs east from Shadow Lane (Bearden) and west from Shadow Lane just north of UMC (Goldring).  It was officially renamed in April 2017 as part of a long-term master plan for the area focused on the development and evolution of a cohesive medical district that includes physical infrastructure improvements as well as a more coordinated approach to medical care with the arrival of the UNLV School of Medicine and a growing number of ancillary medical facilities.

Originally named for the Bearden family, who are direct descendants of Robert E. Lake, the first barber in Las Vegas and the founder of the first school in Las Vegas, Wellness Way planned improvements include a future pocket park that will commemorate the family’s historic contribution to the area via a plaque in their honor.  The park is expected to be complete later this year.

According to Lois Tarkanian, Mayor Pro Tem, city of Las Vegas, the name change to Wellness Way was a unanimous decision of the Las Vegas Medical District and the department of Economic and Urban Development and in keeping with the vision of the area that is undergoing significant economic redevelopment as a result of the new medical school, improvements to existing medical facilities and the arrival of new businesses to support the growing area.

Hope Place, formerly known as Rose Street and renamed in March 2016, runs north and south in front of the UMC Trauma Center and Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC.  According to UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling, the decision to rename the street was made months before the One October shooting to reflect the life-changing and life-saving care provided at the UMC Trauma Center and Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC on a daily basis.

“As Nevada’s only Level I Trauma Center, UMC remains committed to offering the highest level of care available to community members and visitors.” said VanHouweling.  “The Southern Nevada medical community, including UMC, is in the business of providing hope to patients and their families.  The new street signs for both Hope Place and Wellness Way serve as a daily reminder to all who enter our doors that hope and health are always at the forefront of our mission.”

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Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts ‘Exploring Behavioral Health Before and At End-Of-Life Care’ Symposium

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Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts ‘Exploring Behavioral Health Before and At End-Of-Life Care’ Symposium at 14th Annual Multicultural Luncheon & Conference

David B. Feldman

David B. Feldman presents at 11:30 a.m.

Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice, today announced that compelling keynote speaker, David Feldman, Ph.D., will present the Symposium: “Exploring Behavioral Health Before and At End-Of-Life Care” at the 14th Annual Multicultural Luncheon & Conference on Feb. 23, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas. Registration is at 9am with the conference scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m., with Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) being offered at this time. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Especially timely for our community, is that Dr. Feldman will address the ways in which people personally grow in the wake of trauma and loss. He will touch on the research that shows how people tend to deepen in their spirituality, discover or deepen relationships, and find important sources of personal strength during post-traumatic growth. He will also present on stories of survivors and practical strategies for nurturing post-traumatic growth. Dr. Feldman recently completed two decades of research on post-traumatic growth and published his findings in his book, “Supersurvivors.”

Dr. Feldman’s presentation will offer the following objectives:

  • Learn about the possibilities of resilience and growth in the aftermath of trauma, loss, illness, and adversity.
  • Understand the research that supports posttraumatic growth.
  • Develop a better understanding of the conditions that support growth after trauma and loss.

“Our annual symposium educates a broad spectrum of community members about ways to positively impact the end-of-life journey and assist family members with the bereavement process,” said Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice.

The Multicultural Luncheon unites people from various cultures and faiths. It consistently relays important information and tools for industry professionals and the community regarding healthcare trends and end-of-life care. Tickets are $35 per person for the morning session, $75 for the luncheon only, and $120 for the full-day conference. Sponsorships are also available. For tickets to the luncheon or more information, call Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 702-938-3910 or visit www.nah.org.

Download the Invitation

To download the invitation to the event, please click on this link: MCL Invite 2018.

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, visit www.nah.org.

Roseman Adds New Group Practice Site

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Roseman College of Medicine Opens First Roseman Medical Group Practice Site with Neurology Services by Dr. David Ginsburg

Later this month, Roseman Medical Group, the medical practice of Roseman University’s College of Medicine, will begin providing patient care at its first practice site, located adjacent to Spring Valley Hospital at 5380 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite 120 in Las Vegas. The opening of Roseman Medical Group marks the first step in developing the College of Medicine’s clinical practice plan, essential for achieving accreditation by the LCME later this year.

The practice will be offering neurology services led by David Ginsburg, MD. Dr. Ginsburg and his medical team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system and neurological disorders. Long-term plans for the practice include expansion into primary care and a variety of medical specialties by College of Medicine faculty physicians and nurse practitioners.

“We are delighted to have Dr. David Ginsburg as Roseman Medical Group’s first practicing physician and as a professor on our faculty,” said Dr. Bruce Morgenstern, vice dean for academic and clinical affairs. “Practicing in southern Nevada since 1994, he brings with him remarkable history of exceptional patient care and clinical research in neurology.”

Dr. Ginsburg received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Pittsburg in 1988. Later, he completed his residency in neurology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and later a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology. This provided him with an extensive background in neurodiagnostic testing with EEG and EMG, and exposure to a large number of patients with neuromuscular disease, which led to him to spearhead local multidisciplinary clinics for muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

“I have developed a strong interest in treating patients with movement disorders, such as tremors, as well as dystonia, spasticity, and migraines with botulinum toxin, also known as Botox. I have been fortunate to learn this skill from some of the pioneers in the field. This procedure is one of my most rewarding experiences as a neurologist, as the patients often receive dramatic improvements in their various conditions.”

Dr. Ginsburg’s passion for helping patients suffering from neurological disorders came early in his career while studying psychobiology at USC. “The more I learned about neurology, the more it made complete sense to me. I have always been interested in circuits and gadgets, and neurology, in some ways, is an extension of those concepts involving the human body,” said Ginsburg. “I also realized how much untapped knowledge exists within the field of neurology, along with large gaps in patient care. From a personal standpoint, I witnessed several family members become afflicted with dementia, reinforcing the tremendous need for advancement in the field. Through my experience in clinical trials, I have had the opportunity to witness treatments from their early experimental stages to widespread availability for patients.”

Now a faculty physician with Roseman University’s College of Medicine, in addition to providing outstanding patient care, Dr. Ginsburg will have the opportunity to inspire the next generation of neurologists to serve patients in our communities.

“My favorite part about teaching medical students is watching them grasp a concept and put it into clinical use. It is also particularly gratifying when they become fascinated by my field, and I occasionally influence their decision to pursue a career in neurology,” said Ginsburg.

Dr. Ginsburg adds that he likes to challenge medical students to think about a particular clinical problem first by localization (where in the nervous system the problem originates), and then by etiology (the specific cause of the problem). The next steps then involve discussion about how to arrive at a method of evaluation, then lastly of treatment options. “I find this stepwise approach to thinking about clinical problems engages students and residents to learn more about neurology,” said Ginsburg.

Dr. Ginsburg believes medical educators also have a responsibility to teach Roseman University medical students how to care for patients in an efficient yet ethical manner, and in an environment that is becoming exponentially more complicated. “At the same time, we must instruct them about ways to run a successful medical practice. We also need to help students learn the most efficient ways to assimilate an ever-expanding knowledge base in their chosen specialties. I am looking forward to meeting these challenges with the entire Roseman team,” explains Ginsburg.

As the clinic begins scheduling patient appointments, Dr. Ginsburg is eager to begin practicing in an academic, patient-centered environment. “I have the opportunity to practice alongside other physicians and treat my patients in a teaching environment that requires excellence from both faculty and students,” said Ginsburg.

More information about Roseman Medical Group can be found online at www.rosemanmedicalgroup.com.

Nevada Cancer Specialists Adds Karissa Tan, NP to Staff

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Nevada Cancer Specialists has added a new health care provider to help meet the growing need for cancer care services in the Las Vegas community.

Karissa Tan, NP, Joins Cancer Specialists

Karissa Tan, NP, Joins Nevada Cancer Specialists.

Karissa Tan, NP joins Nevada Cancer Specialists (4750 W. Oakey Blvd., 6190 S. Fort Apache Rd. and 3150 N. Tenaya Way) and specializes in oncology.

Tan completed her medical training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Las Vegas Named World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination

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World Travel Awards acknowledge excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas has been named the World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination for 2017, marking the fifth consecutive year the destination has been recognized in this category by the World Travel Awards.

“It is an incredible honor for Las Vegas to be recognized once again as the World’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination by the World Travel Awards and fellow travel professionals”, said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “Throughout the destination, our resort partners are continually investing in expanding meetings offerings and we look forward to even more exciting developments in the years to come.”

The World Travel Awards supports and promotes the global travel and tourism industry by identifying and rewarding excellence and inspiring its practitioners to continually raise the standards of their product and service offerings. Voting for the final awards is determined by qualified executives working within travel and tourism, and the consumer travel buyer.

Accolades from leading industry groups like the World Travel Awards further cement Las Vegas as the ideal destination for meetings and conventions. Nearly 22,000 meetings and conventions take place in the destination annually, attracting some of the largest trade shows in the industry. In 2016, the destination welcomed a record-breaking 42.9 million visitors, of those, an all-time high of 6.3 million people traveled to the destination for business purposes.

Looking ahead, the LVCVA is working to further solidify its position as the No. 1 convention destination by moving forward with development of the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD). The expansion and renovation project will add 1.4 million square feet to the Las Vegas Convention Center’s existing footprint, including 600,000 square feet of additional exhibit space. Construction of the expansion phase is projected to be complete by the end of 2020 in advance of CES 2021. The expansion and renovation will allow shows to grow in both square footage and attendance while also providing the opportunity to bring new shows to the destination.

Learn more about the World Travel Awards.
To learn more about the LVCVA.

ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR.  Experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android . For more information, go visit the LVCVA or Visit Las Vegas websites.

Touro University’s Project Homeless Connect Helps Community

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Touro University Nevada Provides Services for Underserved with Project Homeless Connect

Touro Mobile Clinic at Cashman

Students, staff, and faculty from Touro University Nevada’s School of Physician Assistant Studies volunteered on one of the university’s mobile healthcare clinics during Project Homeless Connect, an annual, collaborative event held inside Cashman Center that provides essential services for Southern Nevada’s homeless population.

Numerous organizations offered a variety of services during the all-day event, including counseling, housing, meals, job connections, haircuts, healthcare, and more.

“Project Homeless Connect is always an incredible experience for the populations who desperately need the assistance,” said Amie Duford, Assistant Professor in Touro’s PA Program. “These individuals are getting what they need. They are getting health care, and our students are able to gain knowledge and learn the best ways to care for them.”

Touro provided an assortment of free services to those who stopped by the mobile healthcare clinic, including blood pressure checks, glucose checks, wound care, and acute illness evaluations.

Andrea Alessi, a recent Touro graduate, served as a preceptor for the students working on the clinic. Having worked on the clinic when she attended Touro, Alessi understands how important it is for PA students to get the critical, hands-on experience that comes with working on the mobile healthcare clinic.

“The more time you can work on the mobile clinic, the better prepared you’ll be for your rotations,” she said. “Of course, books are going to help with board exams, but it’s a completely different type of experience when you’re out on your rotations.”

Duford understands the importance of students volunteering their time at events like Project Homeless Connect. It’s an integral part of Touro’s vision statement she added: to serve – to lead – to teach.

“Volunteering at Project Homeless Connect is a perfect example of how we are integrating our vision into practice,” she said. “This collaboration exemplifies how Touro is making a positive impact on the community.”

About Touro University Nevada

Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is home to a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit Touro online or call 702-777-8687.

About the Touro College and University System

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/.

Kelly LeGrow Receives 2017 Brad Garrett Humanitarian Award

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Kelly Le Grow Honored by Nathan Adelson Hospice

Kelly LeGrow received the Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Brad Garrett Humanitarian Award.

Kelly E. LeGrow, vice president of Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada, Inc. received the 2017 Brad Garrett Humanitarian Award for her extensive work as a committed volunteer, supporter and advisor to the non-profit Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.

The award was presented during the recent 22nd Annual “Serenades of Life-Doctors in Concert” event featuring Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles. Proceeds from the concert support The Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies program at Nathan Adelson Hospice. This program improves quality of life for patients and loved ones and eases emotional and physical discomfort. Patients and their loved ones receive various therapies such as Pet Therapy, Reiki Energy Work, Massage Therapy, Art Therapy, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy.

Nathan Adelson Hospice is Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice. Brad Garrett, stand-up comedian and actor, best known for his Emmy-winning role in “Everybody Loves Raymond,” presented the award to her at the event.

“Hospice depends upon a lot of people that we have to go to when we have issues, when we have problems or when we have things we just need to deal with,” said Dennis Kennedy, of the Nathan Adelson Hospice Board of Trustees. “When we have a problem that involves risk liability insurance we always go to Kelly. She is extremely valuable to the institution.”

Brown & Brown's Kelly LeGrow

Brown & Brown’s Kelly LeGrow.

About Kelly and Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada
With more than 25 years of healthcare and insurance experience, Kelly LeGrow has established a strong executive reputation as a sought-after consultant with expertise in provider networks, compensation development, contract negotiation, and the management and development of numerous plan benefits.

Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada provides exceptional insurance advice and guidance from a team of professionals who live, work, play, and volunteer in Nevada. The company is attuned to the special needs of our unique industries as well as the important requirements of individuals, families and businesses. It is a dominant force in insurance consulting and brokerage in the state and is a market leader in employee benefits, also in the resort, gaming, and hospitality industry.

Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada is a proud part of Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc., one of the world’s top 10 largest independent insurance brokerages, a publicly traded company (NYSE:BRO) with outstanding performance and profitability year after year.

Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Brad Garrett.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for nearly 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.

Physician Speaking Opportunity for State Bar of Nevada’s Annual Conference

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The State Bar of Nevada has a speaking opportunity available for a physician that provides treatment or expert witness services in injury cases, whether for plaintiff or defense attorneys (and, ideally, someone who works with both).  This speaking opportunity will be part of programming  for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for the Insurance and Health Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. This speaking opportunity would be part of the State Bar of Nevada’s annual conference on July 12-14, 2018 in Chicago, IL.  Travel and lodging expenses for attendance would be reimbursed.

Every year, hundreds if not thousands of Nevadans are badly injured in car crashes and other accidents.  To obtain treatment they otherwise not be able to receive–or afford–these individuals receive medical care from physicians that work on liens: The medical provider puts a lien on any recovery obtained in the injured patient’s personal injury case, and then is paid from any settlement or verdict.  For many Nevadans, this is the only way they would be able to receive necessary and sometimes extensive medical procedures, such as spine surgery.

The purpose of this presentation is to recognize medical liens as a financial instrument that ends up affecting many areas of law beyond the personal injury case where it is asserted.  In addition to the dispute over liens between the injured and the insured, the seminar seeks to identify and examine how these liens affect bankruptcy, divorce, and estate planning practices.  All of these areas are likely to encounter, and be affected by, medical liens.

These medical liens intersect with many other areas of the law.  Personal injury cases can take years to resolve.  During that time, especially in the wake of a loss of income that a series injury causes, injured patients may get divorced, have to file for bankruptcy, or worse.  These medical liens can become issues in those divorce and bankruptcy proceedings.  Additionally, the injured person’s treatment under such liens can cause other issues with the injured patient’s insurance providers and government healthcare providers, including Medicare and Medicaid.

By informing the State Bar of Nevada’s general membership of these issues, the Insurance and Health Law Section intends to better equip a range of practitioners to address their client’s issues.  The presentation’s planned format will have three panelists: one physician, whose practice uses such liens, and two attorneys–one who engages in personal injury litigation, and another with familiarity with bankruptcy and divorce matters.  Together, these panelists will discuss how medical liens arise, how they are disposed of, and how they interact with some of the largest fields of practice for the State Bar’s membership.  Each panelist is anticipated to give a brief presentation on their experience with liens in their work, and to answer questions among themselves and from the audience, leaving attendees more familiar with this area and the issues likely to affect their clients.

Physicians interested in consideration can contact:

J. Malcolm DeVoy
DeVoy Law P.C.
2575 Montessouri Street, Suite 201
Las Vegas, NV 89117
t: 702-706-3051
f: 702-977-9359

Southwest Medical Associates’ Nilesh Neil Gokal, M.D. on Being a Physician

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Nilesh Neil Gokal, M.D. Southwest Medical Associates

By Nilesh Neil Gokal, M.D.
Family Medicine Physician
Southwest Medical Associates

I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a physician.

My oldest sister underwent nearly 20 surgeries on her spinal cord before she was 12 years of age. We were always in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals, and one particular surgeon truly helped her. To this day, his smiling face is etched in my memory. He left an impression, and was a big impetus for me wanting to go into the medical field.

After medical rotations and residencies in both New York City and New Jersey, I found myself drawn to the loving rapport that family practice physicians build with their patients. Being a provider for a patient and his or her parents, and later children and later grandchildren, was both engaging and lovingly magical to me.

As I began working in the field, it wasn’t what I envisioned. I went through two practices in four years. While they were both wonderful opportunities, it wasn’t the experience I was looking for. I almost gave up looking for that magical job I had imagined. Now one year later, I can truly say that magic is back, thanks to the team at Southwest Medical Associates.

Yes, the compensation package they offered me was quite attractive. A great salary, educational reimbursement, incredible immediate, long-term and retirement benefits and a chance to stay in Las Vegas.

But what I got has been so much more.

I love the team medicine approach at Southwest Medical. Patients are assigned to primary care providers and care teams, based on their needs and preferences. It allows us as physicians to establish a long-lasting relationship with our patients and oversee their total care. How cool is it that I can be talking to my diabetic patient about proper nutrition, and have access to nutritionists and other specialists at my fingertips? Case managers, behavior health support, physical therapists and countless specialists become part of my team. These are resources I can access quickly, and all this truly makes a difference in my patient’s outcomes.

Other resources include our senior lifestyle centers. As a family physician, many of my patients are elderly. Our lifestyle centers are a great resource to our aging population. The vast opportunities for socialization can greatly impact their health. I see it daily.

In addition to the enormous amount of resources, innovation is constant around here. I’m enjoying the daily huddles with our team, discussing goals, new ideas we would like to implement, or sometimes a difficult case and talking about the best way to approach it. People listen, and changes are quickly made, all to benefit the patient.

What I’ve seen in my first year with Southwest Medical is a company that cares, both about our people and our patients. The amount of support and resources I receive is unmatched, allowing me to learn and grow, and provide the absolute best all-around care to my patients. Every day is exciting. When you are part of a company whose mission you not only align with but truly believe in, it makes a tremendous difference.

I love living and working in Las Vegas. We have an aging population in need, so I see a lot of resources beginning to open in our neighborhoods. I’m also excited about the new UNLV School of Medicine, something that will greatly impact our community for the better.

I’ve heard in the past that Las Vegas, while a world-class city in many ways, is not the type of place to raise a family and isn’t a tight community. I think with recent events we’ve disproven that to the world. We are indeed a strong community and I’m proud to call it my home.

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Las Vegas HEALS to Host 6th Annual “Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership of Southern Nevada) will honor its most diverse honorees as part of sixth annual “Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards” for their outstanding contributions to the Southern Nevada community.

Inspired by the pioneer exploits of Dr. Royce W. Martin, Las Vegas’ first chief surgeon circa 1905, the award ceremony will recognize the following healthcare leaders as those who ignite and inspire continued possibilities for healthcare excellence:

Chowdhury H. Ahsan, MRCP, M.D., Ph.D., FSCAI – University Medical Center
Mary Ann K. Allison, M.D., F.A.C.P – Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
The Honorable Shelley Berkley – Touro University Nevada
Anashu Shah, M.D. – Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging
Troy S. Watson, M.D.  – Desert Orthopaedic Center
Carolyn Yucha, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, CNE – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“This year’s class continues to raise the bar for healthcare in Southern Nevada by improving the quality of care through innovation,” said Ann Lynn, president of Las Vegas HEALS. “These individuals highlight the diversity that exists in our healthcare community who elevate the care, education, and workforce in our community.”

Past recipients have included healthcare leaders Dr. Joseph Adashek, Dr. Howard Baron, Dr. Charles Bernick, Dr. Joel Bower, Dr. Dale Carrison, Dr. Jim Christensen, Dr. Michael Ciccolo, Mr. Bob Cooper, Dr. Michael Crovetti, Dr. Jeff Cummings, Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan, Dr. Mitchell Forman, Dr. Oscar Goodman, Jr., Dr. Joe Hardy, Dr. Don Havins, Dr. Flip Homansky, Dr. Florence Jameson, Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin, Dr. Edwin Kingsley, Dr. J.D. McCourt, Dr. Russ Nevins, Dr. Ben Rodriguez, Dr. David Steinberg, Dr. Steven Thomas, Dr. Nick Vogelzang, and Dr. Dylan Wint.

Las Vegas HEALS’ Chief Executive Officer Doug Geinzer said, “Las Vegas is home to healthcare leaders that are passionate about education, research, and the delivery of care. This year’s event, which also celebrates 15 years of Las Vegas HEALS, highlights individuals who continue to raise the bar and want to make our community better every day.”

The 6th annual gala will take place on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. Individuals interested in attending or sponsoring the event should contact Las Vegas HEALS at 702-952-2477 or click here for more information.

About Las Vegas HEALS

Founded in 2002, Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership in Southern Nevada) is a nonprofit, membership-based association whose mission is to foster strategic alliances in the healthcare and wellness communities, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and enhance the delivery of high quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 28,000 health care professionals. Recent initiatives have included the release of the Las Vegas Regional Strategic Plan for Medical & Wellness Tourism, the expansion of graduate medical education, and the issue of reimbursement rates.

Media Contact: Douglas Geinzer
(702) 604-5627