NV Indy: Incremental Health Policy Changes Highlight 2019 Legislative Session

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Nevada Indy: ‘A lot of little things’: Incremental health policy changes favored over sweeping reform in 2019 legislative session

Lawmakers this session took patients out of the middle of negotiations between providers and insurance companies over out-of-network hospital bills in a landmark bill decades in the making and codified the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions amid ongoing threats at the federal level. Read the full story in the Nevada Independent.

Recruit and Retain Top Talent through FREE Home-Ownership Benefit

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Home Purchasing Plan Now Open to HEALS Members

Derek Parent, Las Vegas HEALS Board Member is pleased to announce the Affinity Partner Program through Cross Country Mortgage, a ZERO COST non-traditional benefit to help companies recruit and retain top talent through home-ownership.

FORBES named home-ownership as the ULTIMATE employee perk to boost company culture, build loyalty and strengthen relationship between employee/employer. Program also serves as a recruitment tool elevating company on boarding process by qualifying employees for a loan with a signed job offer letter 60 days prior to start date.

Derek shares, “Las Vegas has a history of being a transient town and we’re having a very difficult time retaining physicians and medical staff in Southern Nevada. My solution? Make them home-owners and get them INVESTED and INVOLVED in our community. Let’s welcome them and make them feel at home from day one.”

Affinity Partner Program Benefits:

  • $2,200 mortgage savings on new purchase or refinance
  • Benefit available in ALL 50 states
  • ZERO COST to employer and employee
  • Benefit extends to all company employees and their family members
  • Easy implementation with marketing resources provided for company
  • Benefit offered to all HEALS members and their family
  • Members can qualify for loan with a job offer or transfer letter 60 days prior to start date

Current list of companies signed on as Affinity Partners include Las Vegas HEALS, SalesForce, T-Mobile, Hertz, University of Washington, International Association of Firefighters, the State of Tennessee and more.

For more information, contact The Parent Team at CrossCountry Mortgage:

Derek Parent, VP of Mortgage Lending and Las Vegas HEALS Board Member

(702) 354-1400 derek.parent@myccmortgage.com

Jane Villafuerte, Business Development Manager

(702) 374-6500 derek.parent@myccmortgage.com

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Names New Top Leadership at Southern Nevada Hospitals

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Executive Changes Reflected in Three Southern Nevada Acute-Care Hospitals

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, southern Nevada’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system providing healing ministry in the community since 1947, today named new top leadership at three southern Nevada acute-care hospitals.

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican announces new executive roles and responsibilities.

Lawrence Barnard, current President/CEO of the St. Rose San Martín Campus, will assume the role of Nevada Market Leader and President/CEO of the Siena Campus, effective July 1. Over the past four years, Barnard has demonstrated his talents at the San Martín Campus.  His leadership played a significant role in cultivating the cohesive, high-performing team at San Martín, which now delivers some of the best patient care and performance results in the Dignity Health ministry.

In his new role as Market Leader, Barnard will become Dignity Health’s ambassador to the growing southern Nevada community, extending throughout St. Rose Dominican the effective relationships he has successfully built at San Martín.

Barnard assumes his new role following the announcement that Eugene Bassett, Interim SVP of Operations and President/CEO of the Siena Campus, will be retiring, effective June 30.

Kimberly Shaw, Siena Campus Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President/CEO of the San Martín Campus, effective July 1. Shaw has been a part of Dignity Health for the past nine years, honing her leadership skills and providing critical leadership and administrative guidance. She has proven to be a highly innovative and effective leader with a strong commitment to excellence.  Shaw looks forward to bringing that same commitment to San Martín and building on the model of distinction that has been established there.

Julie Sprengel, Southwest Division President for Dignity Health, said, “We are incredibly fortunate to have an abundance of existing internal talent and expertise that will help lead our teams into the future. I am confident that Larry and Kim will represent the uniqueness of our St. Rose Dominican heritage and continue to demonstrate our commitment to care for our patients with compassion and humankindness, sustain our commitment to our employees, strengthen our relationships with our physicians, and deepen our partnership with our community.”

Tom Burns, Chief Nurse Executive at the Rose de Lima Campus, will take on additional executive duties at the hospital, becoming Chief Operating Officer/CNE at the Rose de Lima Campus, effective July 1. Burns has been with Dignity Health since 2007, serving as the CNE at both Siena and Rose de Lima Campuses. He led the nursing department and hospital to achieve exceptional clinical outcomes, in addition to working side-by-side with the Rose de Lima team through the recent transition.

After completing the almost two-year transition of the Rose de Lima Campus into a smaller, more efficient, acute-care hospital, corresponding administrative coverage consistent with these new operations is now being implemented. Teressa Conley, who has served as President/CEO of the Rose de Lima Campus since 2013, announced her retirement, effective June 30.

“No one has been more committed to the Rose de Lima transition than Teressa Conley,” said Sprengel.  “Working collaboratively with Dignity Health and the Adrian Dominican leadership, she successfully led the transition, ensuring the majority of Rose de Lima staff retained positions at our San Martín and Siena campuses.”

In closing, Sprengel said, “I ask the entire southern Nevada community to join me in congratulating Larry, Kim and Tom on their new and expanded roles. Join me as well in sending our sincere best wishes for both Gene and Teressa, thanking them for the time they dedicated to our healing mission with Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. 

About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican:

As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based health system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters since 1947. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the St. Rose Dominican health system and its nearly 4,000 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the multi-state Dignity Health network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit their website

Las Vegas HEALS to Host 8th Annual ‘Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards’

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Awards Honor Healthcare Leaders Members Making an Impact in the Community

Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership of Southern Nevada), a nonprofit membership-based healthcare association, will recognize a group of deserving honorees as part of the 8th 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 will recognize physicians of good standing in their professional and personal life, who have demonstrated achievements of exceptional leadership, and management proficiency to enhance strategic and operational effectiveness of healthcare delivery in their practice/community. The candidates sought should be worthy of recognition from colleagues as the best in their field, individuals who ignite and inspire continued possibilities for healthcare excellence. The candidates can be physicians and non-physicians.

Nominations are open now through Sunday, June 30, and can be emailed to: nominate@lasvegasheals.org. Entries submitted on behalf of a healthcare group will be limited to one recipient per organization.

Past recipients have included the following healthcare leaders: Dr. Joseph Adashek, , Dr. Chowdhury H. Ahsan, Dr. Mary Ann K. Allison, Dr. Howard Baron, The Honorable Shelley Berkley, 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. Lindsay Hansen, Dr. Joe Hardy, Dr. Don Havins, Dr. Flip Homansky, Dr. Florence Jameson, Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin, Dr. Edwin Kingsley, Dr. Deborah Kuhls, Dr. Eddy Luh, Mr. David Marlon, Dr. J.D. McCourt, Dr. Russ Nevins, Dr. Rupesh, Parikh, Dr. Ben Rodriguez, Dr. Anashu Shah, Dr. David Steinberg, Dr. Steven Thomas, Dr. Nick Vogelzang, Dr. Troy S. Watson, Dr. Mark Winkler, Dr. Dylan Wint and Dr. Carolyn Yucha.

“Las Vegas HEALS is thrilled to be continuing the tradition of the Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS. “We are looking forward to honoring a group of individuals who set a higher standard for the healthcare community in Southern Nevada at our 8th annual gala on October 24.”

The 8th annual gala will take place from 5:30 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Individuals interested in attending or sponsoring the event should contact Las Vegas HEALS at 702-952-2477 or visit the Gala web page.

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 community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.

Las Vegas HEALS welcomes new members

Las Vegas HEALS Welcomes New Members in April

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Las Vegas HEALS (Health | Education | Advocacy | Leadership | for Southern Nevada), the largest nonprofit membership-based healthcare association, announced Silver State Home Health Care, Silver State Health, Pulmonology Group, McDonald Carano, and R&R Healthcare Essentials recently joined its’ membership ranks.

The following companies renewed their membership in April:

  • Comprehensive Cancer Centers: Stakeholder SponsorshipComprehensive Cancer Centers has been treating patients in Southern Nevada for more than 40 years. Comprehensive has grown with the community and developed a practice that offers medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary medicine, cancer genetic counseling, and clinical research. The multi-specialty practice strives to recruit the best providers, invest in state-of-the-art technology and offer the latest treatments and services.
  • Touro University Nevada: Stakeholder Sponsorship Touro University Nevada is a private, not-for-profit, Jewish-affiliated university which is home to more than 1,500 students in a wide variety of graduate degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and education. Touro is Nevada’s largest medical school and its Doctorate program in occupational therapy is the only program offered in the state. Now celebrating its 15th year in Southern Nevada, Touro has made it its mission to create opportunities to educate healthcare professionals who will practice and stay in Nevada.
  • Southwest Medical Associates: Premium Industry Partner Sponsorship – Southwest Medical, part of OptumCareTM, was founded in Las Vegas in 1972 and is Nevada’s largest multispecialty medical group with over 400 local health care providers through Southwest Medical and OptumCare Specialty and Primary Care, including seven convenient care centers, six urgent care centers, two outpatient surgery centers, and two community centers catering to older adults, plus access to a network of 800 providers throughout Southern Nevada.
  • Bank of Nevada: Basic Sponsorship – Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities.

Hometown Health renewed at the Small Membership level and SR Construction renewed at the Medium level.

“We’re grateful to Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Touro and Southwest Medical Associates for their continued support and commitment to improve the quality of health in Southern Nevada,” stated Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS.  “These organizations truly lead by example and are making a significant impact in our community.  It is wonderful to see so many new healthcare organizations opening or expanding in Las Vegas and joining their colleagues in membership with Las Vegas HEALS.”

Las Vegas HEALS offers several networking opportunities for members to meet other healthcare professionals and businesses that support healthcare.The monthly Healthcare Happy Hour is the largest networking event attended by physicians, healthcare administrators, allied health professionals and those who support the growth of healthcare. The organization recently relocated its offices to the Roseman University Summerlin Campus at One Breakthrough Way. The new space is situated across from Roseman University’s 98-seat auditorium, which the organization will be able to use. The future plans include bringing healthcare industry leaders together for a speaker series on various significant topics affecting this industry on a local level.

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 community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.

 

Touro University Nevada

Local Holocaust Survivors Accept Honorary Degrees from Touro University

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Touro Initiative Included in Las Vegas Sun Feature

Esther Finder’s parents always emphasized the importance of a good education. The day she graduated from Northwestern, her father took her cap and put it on his head.

“I realized he never had a chance for an education,” she said.

Finder’s parents, each a Holocaust survivor, were 16 when World War II started, and 22 when it ended.

“That’s prime time for an education,” she said.

Touro University Nevada recognized 21 Holocaust survivors by presenting them with honorary doctoral degrees during the medical school’s commencement Monday at Westgate Las Vegas. Touro was founded on Judaic values of teaching service and learning, according to the university’s website.

Read the full story on the Las Vegas Sun website.

Las Vegas HEALS Partners with Desert Radiology for Healthcare Happy Hour

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Event Registration Complimentary for Las Vegas HEALS Members

Las Vegas HEALS and Desert Radiology have partnered up for the next Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour. Guests will be able to tour Desert Radiology’s new South Rainbow facility.

The event will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at 3015 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and networking with professionals. Event registration is complimentary for all Las Vegas HEALS members by registering here. Non-members who are interested in attending the Healthcare Happy Hour event for the first time may also register for free as a guest.

“We are looking forward to our next Healthcare Happy Hour event at Desert Radiology’s newest facility,” said Doug Geinzer, chief executive officer of Las Vegas HEALS. “Las Vegas HEALS’ happy hours are a great way for professionals in the healthcare industry to interact with their peers and learn about new happenings in their industry”

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 community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.

Las Vegas HEALS Partners with PharmaScript for Healthcare Happy Hour

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Event Registration Complimentary For All Las Vegas HEALS Members

Las Vegas HEALS and PharmaScript have partnered up for the next Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and networking with professionals.

Sign up for Healthcare Happy Hour on May 22nd at PharmaScript.

The event will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at 6170 N. Durango Drive, Suite 250, Las Vegas. This special event will feature giveaways that guests can enter by submitting their business cards. Prizes include: 2 tickets to Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano Show, a $400 Bellagio gift card, and a bottle of Dom Perignon. Event registration is complimentary for all Las Vegas HEALS members by registering for the event. Non-members who are interested in attending the Healthcare Happy Hour event for the first time may also register for free as a guest.

PharmaScript is a specialty pharmacy committed to supporting the medication needs of home infusion patients with industry-leading technology and superior compounding accuracy. In addition to our pharmacy, we have an Ambulatory Infusion Center, which is a state-of-the-art facility setting new standards in infusion therapy with the latest in advanced technology and amenities that are unparalleled.

“At PharmaScript, our priority is our patients. We believe the best outcomes happen when our pharmacy and ambulatory infusion center works with the patient’s established medical providers, ensuring coordinated care and that the patients keep an appropriate schedule with their physicians,” said Maricela Kim, Assistant Administrator of PharmaScript. “We are committed to providing the highest level of care in a safe environment, utilizing the latest infusion technologies to deliver the best outcomes possible that our patients deserve. We are thrilled for Las Vegas HEALS members to be able to enjoy our facility at the next Healthcare Happy Hour.”

“We are very excited that PharmaScript is hosting the next Healthcare Happy Hour. Guests will be able to mingle in this state-of-the-art facility and have the opportunity to win great prizes, said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS. “Las Vegas HEALS’ Happy Hours are a great way for professionals in the healthcare industry to network with their peers and learn about new happenings in their industry.”

Click here to register

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 community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.

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LVRJ: Las Vegas Man 1st in World to Use New Cancer Drug

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New Treatments for Stage 4 Prostate Cancer Offered by Comprehensive Cancer in Southern Nevada

Anthony Brasich was diagnosed about 10 years ago with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer and given just a few months to live. That singular designation on the pill bottle indicates that he’s the first patient in the world to participate in phase one clinical trials of an experimental drug called ARV-110 offered by Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

See the video on the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s website.