7th Annual ‘Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards’ Honorees Announced

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Las Vegas HEALS to Honor Exceptional Group of Healthcare Professionals at 7th Annual ‘Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards’

Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership of Southern Nevada), a nonprofit membership-based healthcare association, has announced its illustrious group of honorees as part of the 7th Annual “Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards.”

Inspired by the pioneer exploits of Dr. Royce W. Martin, Las Vegas’ first chief surgeon, circa 1905, the awards ceremony will recognize the following selection of healthcare leaders who have set a higher standard for the healthcare community in Southern Nevada:

Lindsay T. Hansen, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine – Summerlin Hospital
Medical Director – El Jen Convalescent Hospital & Plaza Regency

Deborah A. Kuhls, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Trauma Intensive Care Unit – UMC
Professor, Trauma & Critical Care – UNLV School of Medicine

Eddy H. Luh, MD, FACS
Partner/Vascular Surgeon – Las Vegas Surgical Associates
Chief of Surgery – Valley Hospital

David Marlon, MBA, MS, LADC, CAD
Vice President – American Addiction Centers
Founder/President – Solutions Recovery, Inc.

Rupesh J. Parikh, MD
Medical Oncologist, Practice President – Comprehensive Cancer Centers
Chief of Staff, Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Mark Winkler, MD
Partner/Radiologist – Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging
Director, Medical Advisory Board, Cannon Medical Systems

Past recipients have included the following healthcare leaders: Dr. Joseph Adashek, Dr. Chowdhury Ahsan, Dr. Mary Ann 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. Joe Hardy, Dr. Don Havins, Dr. Florence Jameson, Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin, Dr. Edwin Kingsley, Dr. J.D. McCourt, Dr. Russ Nevins, Dr. Ben Rodriguez, Dr. Anashu Shah, Dr. David Steinberg, Dr. Steven Thomas, Dr. Nick Vogelzang, Dr. Troy Watson, Dr. Dyland Wint, and Dr. Carolyn Yucha.

“This year’s Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Award recipients embody the highest standards of integrity and quality healthcare,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS. “These individuals have raised the bar by making our community better every day. We are thrilled to be honoring them this year as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Las Vegas HEALS.”

The 7th annual gala will take place from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The event promises to once again be an amazing night highlighting some of Southern Nevada’s innovative healthcare leaders. Individuals interested in attending or sponsoring the event should contact Las Vegas HEALS at 702-952-2477 or visit the Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards page. Additionally, event sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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.

SBIRT (Screening Brief Interventional Referral To Treatment) Seminars Run Sept – Nov

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SBIRT (SCREENING BRIEF INTERVENTION REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) seminars are scheduled from September 11 through November 20, with registration open through August 27.

WHY Substance misuse and abuse often result in poor health outcomes and substantial healthcare costs. Multiple studies have shown that investing in SBIRT can result in health care cost savings that range from $3.81 to

$5.60 for each dollar spent. People who receive screening and brief intervention in an emergency department, hospital or primary care office experienced 20 percent fewer emergency department visits, 33 percent fewer nonfatal injury hospitalizations, 46 percent fewer arrests and 50 percent fewer motor vehicle crashes.

WHO Primary care practices focused on improving planning and delivery of behavioral health screening and treatment. The program is open to all clinicians and staff (e.g., physician, nurse, medical assistant, physician’s assistant, nurse

practitioner, social worker, community health worker, office manager, care coordinator, billing/coding staff ).

WHAT

Gain expertise and integrate a proven process for screening, intervention, referring and treating patients with substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid addiction.

Space is Limited

HOW WHEN

To register, complete the application here:    https://bit.ly/2ICMgFI

Registration is open through Monday, August 27, 2018.

Tuesdays | Noon – 1:15 p.m. MT (11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PT)

  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20

How will implementing SBIRT benefit you and your practice?

  • Learn new methods of coding, billing and reimbursement for the use of SBIRT.
  • Build expertise to safely and effectively manage those with positive
  • Improve work satisfaction by increasing clinic teamwork.
  • Includes complimentary technical assistance to implement SBIRT into your office work flow! For more SBIRT information (CME available): https://bit.ly/2MyIqzZ

Presenters include:

Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MHS, Board certified in Occupational Medicine, assistant clinical professor occupational and preventative medicine. Researcher of work related injuries that impact opioid related deaths and SBIRT Instructor.

Katherine Fortenberry, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, associate clinical professor family and preventative medicine and SBIRT Implementation Instructor. She has received a Clinical Implementation Grant from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to implement SBIRT into primary care practice clinics.

Drs. Cheng and Fortenberry have successfully worked with SBIRT in their own settings and will guide as experts.

Medication Assisted Treatment Symposium by SNAAP on September 14th

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The State of Nevada Association for Addiction Professionals (SNAAP), is holding its M.A.T. (Medication Assisted Treatment seminar on September 14 from 9 a.m. to 4  p.m. at Solutions Recovery on 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146.

Download this information.

For more information and to apply for a scholarship, email snaapnv@gmail.com. Free Entrance into this years MAT Symposium with NEW SNAAP and NAADAC Memberships

Hometown Health Partners with P3 to Expand Medicare Coverage

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Hometown Health’s Senior Care Plus Medicare Advantage Plan expanding into Clark & Nye Counties by Partnering with P3 Health Partners

Hometown Health and P3 Healthcare Partners Team Up to Help Seniors.

Senior Care Plus, the Medicare Advantage plan from Hometown Health, is teaming up with P3 Health Partners to bring its 4.5-star rated Medicare Advantage plan to Medicare eligible residents of Clark and Nye counties. This announcement means Clark and Nye county Medicare recipients will have new health care choices beginning January 1, 2019 and can select Senior Care Plus as their Medicare Advantage plan during the upcoming annual enrollment period, October 15 – December 7, 2018.

“The relationship between Senior Care Plus and P3 Health Partners will focus on the provider and patient experience and healthcare outcomes through high-value care and benefits,” said Ty Windfeldt, Hometown Health CEO & Renown Health Senior Vice President. “P3’s community of experienced providers deliver excellent patient care at their physician-led clinics where they specialize in helping southern Nevada’s seniors remain healthy and active.”

P3’s team-based approach ensures the clinician and patient are supported before, during, and after visits with a comprehensive team of care managers, dietitians, behavior health specialists, and more.

In 2018, Hometown Health’s Senior Care Plus Medicare Advantage plan earned a 4.5-star rating (out of five) making it the highest rated Medicare Advantage plan in Nevada. Senior Care Plus will announce their 2019 Medicare Advantage plan offerings for Clark and Nye counties later this year. New Senior Care Plus members can expect competitive benefit options, exceptional customer service, and experienced care management. The launch of Senior Care Plus is the latest in Hometown Health’s expansion into southern Nevada. The company offers a variety of Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health insurance plans with access to a wide range of health care providers.

About Senior Care Plus & Hometown Health
Senior Care Plus is the most popular Medicare Advantage plan in northern Nevada. Senior Care Plus is offered by Reno-based Hometown Health, Nevada’s largest not-for-profit health insurance company and the insurance arm of Renown Health. Originally named Hospital Health Plan, Hometown Health was founded in 1988 and has grown to more than 160,000 members. The Hometown Health name reflects the organization’s commitment to the communities in which it operates and its involvement in what matters most, the people it serves. To learn more about Senior Care Plus visit SeniorCarePlus.com and to learn more about Hometown Health, please visit HometownHealth.com.

About P3 Health Partners
P3 Health Partners is a population health management company, aligning clinical outcomes, care experience and economic incentives for patients, providers, and payors. Its unique program structure ensures coordination with internal and external stakeholders to produce efficient care that meets the needs of the population through their care management model. It strives to help each patient reach the optimum wellness and functional capability by receiving the right service, at the right time and in the right location through a multi-disciplinary team. For more information, visit P3HP.org.

Ignite Treatment Centers

Ignite Teen Treatment Center Now Accepting Admissions

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Treatment Centers Invites Those Interested to Tour Facility

Ignite Treatment Centers

Ignite Treatment Centers Open and Offering Tours.

Ignite Treatment Center is an eight bed, co-ed, residential treatment program for adolescents. Ignite treat teens, 13-18 years old, struggling with Mental Health, Addiction, or Co-morbid Mental Health/Addiction Issues. The center has a world class team of clinical professionals, a robust experiential, educational, and family program, we are CARF accredited, and we accept insurance.

Ignite Treatment Center invites those interested in learning more to take a tour of the facility. Tours can be scheduled by calling (866) 211-6848 or via email at info@ignitetreatment.com.

Ignite’s admissions team is available to respond to any inquiries, verify insurance benefits, and provide information and resources. The staff works tirelessly for clients, whether they can placed with them or not, so when a client is sent their way, they will be taken care of properly.

Ignite Treatment believes in the power of purpose, passion, and identity on the healing and development of young people. They call this Igniting Potential. While there is no easy answer to the variety of Mental Health and Addiction struggles facing youth, Ignite finds that having purpose keeps clients on course, and brings focus and drive to the task of achieving and maintaining stability.

From the first call, through the various levels of care, and as its clients “carry the torch” and reintegrate as contributing members of society, the Ignite Teen Treatment team works side-by-side with clients and families to ensure that clients strive for and achieve their optimal potential.

Learn more about Ignite Teen Treatment Centers.

Henderson Health & Beauty Expo Set for September 8th & 9th

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Henderson Health & Beauty Expo Set Held at Galleria Mall

The Henderson Health & Beauty Expo is Set for September 8th & 9th at the Galleria Mall on Sunset. This expo hosts 75 vendors showcasing the latest in quality health, beauty and fitness products. This event offers an opportunity to meet a wide-variety of local companies offering healthy lifestyle choices, today’s fashion styles and the latest in fitness trends. Attendees will leave feeling inspired and motivated.

The Expo provides attendees with tips and techniques to implement a healthier lifestyle. Although the attendees come from different ethnic and economic backgrounds, they are all interested in learning, experiencing and trying new health-related products and services.

The Henderson Health & Beauty Expo offers everyone the opportunity to see a multitude of health-related products and services in one place and at one location! Craig Levine, Vice President of the Expo said, “This is a community event that represents a multi-dimensional view of health, wellness and beauty.”

Just for the local ladies, there are dozens of vendors selling cosmetics, jewelry, accessories, hair, skin and nail care products and a full range of other beauty services.

Plus, this year’s event is also introducing a new Holistic Health Pavilion with vendors offering help to strengthen emotional energy, enhance personal development and discover spiritual contentment.

After spending the day at the Expo attendees will come away with tools and ideas needed to lead a healthier, more active and more fulfilling life.

The Henderson Health & Beauty Expo is free to attend and takes place on September 8 & 9 at the Galleria Mall on Sunset. For more information visit the event website, or call (702) 331-1350

Dr. Jerry Reeves on Nevada’s Doctor Shortage

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Dr. Jerry Reeves, an advocate for improved patient care, was recently featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal where he was interviewed to get his perspectives on medical services in the state:

“Attracting doctors will take increasing insurance reimbursement, particularly for Medicaid, the public insurance program for low-income and disabled Americans, which often doesn’t cover the actual cost of providing services, said Dr. Jerry Reeves, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist who is the senior vice president of medical affairs for the nonprofit health care consultant HealthInsight.

“It remains very difficult to recruit doctors to Nevada because the compensation rates are not competitive with other states,” Reeves said. “Las Vegas is a very attractive place to live once you’re here … but attracting someone to come here who doesn’t know that yet is tough if the pay isn’t competitive, and there are severe shortages.”

Read the full story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Cummings Honored at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

The Alzheimer’s Association presented the AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards to honor three individuals who have made significant scientific contributions and demonstrated lifelong commitments to progress against Alzheimer’s and dementia. The awards were presented during the plenary session on Tuesday, July 24, at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2018 (AAIC 2018) in Chicago.

This year’s honorees are Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D., from the Cleveland Clinic and Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Ann C. McKee, M.D., from VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine; and John Q. Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Cummings is the recipient of the Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Research. A world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and leader of clinical trials, he is the founding director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada and Cleveland, Ohio. Cummings is a Professor of Medicine in Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Cummings is the Principal Investigator and Director of the NIH/NIGMS-funded Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience. And he was the founding director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. His research interests include clinical trials, developing new therapies for brain diseases, and the interface of neuroscience and society.

Cummings Honored by Las Vegas HEALS with Inspired Excellence Award

Dr. McKee is the recipient of the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Research. She is director of Neuropathology for VA Boston Healthcare System and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. McKee is also director of the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center and Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She was the first scientist to report a link between motor neuron disease and CTE. Dr. McKee created the “McKee criteria” by defining the criteria on the changes in the brain for the diagnosis of CTE and establishing the novel staging system for the condition.

Dr. Trojanowski is the recipient of the Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Research. He has been on the faculty of The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania since 1981 where he is currently a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of the NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Director of the NINDS Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Center, Co-Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Director of the Institute on Aging. His research focuses on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and related disorders. Dr. Trojanowski has made several discoveries of the major disease proteins in these disorders, and that aggregation and cell-to-cell spread of these disease proteins is a common mechanism underlying each of these conditions. His research has helped identify targets for potential drug therapies and treatments.

“Each of these researchers has made lasting contributions to help accelerate the progress towards finding the underlying causes, treatments and preventions for Alzheimer’s and related dementias,” said Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D., chief science officer, Alzheimer’s Association. “Their impressive commitment to scientific research to help people living with these diseases now, and to find treatments and preventions for the future, is what we are honoring at AAIC.”

The AAIC Lifetime Achievement Awards are named in honor of Henry Wisniewski, M.D., Ph.D., Khalid Iqbal, Ph.D., and Bengt Winblad, M.D., Ph.D., the co-founders of the conference now known as the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. These awards honor significant fundamental contributions to Alzheimer’s research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to accelerating the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease and to recognizing the efforts of researchers who further our understanding about this devastating disease. As the worldwide nonprofit leader in funding Alzheimer’s research, we continue to directly fund cutting-edge research with approximately $160 million accelerating advances in 21 countries around the world.

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®)

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) is the world’s largest gathering of researchers from around the world focused on Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As a part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s research program, AAIC serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about dementia and fostering a vital, collegial research community.

AAIC 2018 home page: alz.org/aaic

AAIC 2018 newsroom: alz.org/aaic/press

About the Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

National Parkinson’s Foundation Names Cleveland Clinic a Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Care

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Cleveland Clinic Designation Includes Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the addition of three new Centers of Excellence to its global network: Cleveland Clinic; Medical University of South Carolina; and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The Cleveland Clinic designation includes its main campus in Ohio as well as locations in Las Vegas, Nevada; Weston, Florida and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

“The Center of Excellence designation recognizes the leaders in providing high-quality Parkinson’s care,” said John Lehr, president and chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation. “The Parkinson’s Foundation will continue to expand our reach across the country to ensure that every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease has access to treatments that will improve their quality of life today.”

The Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence network comprises 45 leading academic medical centers, 31 of which are in the United States, which serve more than 120,000 individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s annually. This sought-after designation identifies hospitals and academic medical centers with specialized teams of neurologists, movement disorders specialists, physical and occupational therapists, and mental health professionals, who are at the leading edge of the latest medications, therapies and innovations in Parkinson’s disease.

“At Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the incredible work of our team transcends the Las Vegas community,” said Larry Ruvo, co-founder and chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “Cleveland Clinic’s dedication to providing unparalleled patient care and world-class research is further magnified by the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence designation, and we are honored to receive this recognition.”

Every Center of Excellence designation is awarded based on a rigorous application and peer-review process with the following criteria:

  • Must see at least 700 unique patients with Parkinson’s disease annually
  • Conduct research relevant to Parkinson’s and/or conduct clinical trials for Parkinson’s
  • Provide exemplary team care, including a neurologist with training in movement disorders, nurse, social
  • worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech-language pathologist
  • Promote access to wellness programs for patients
  • Facilitate educational events for patients and families

“Our team at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health continues to forge a strong and innovative path in Parkinson’s disease research. The recognition of our systematic, holistic approach is yet another sign of our commitment to improving the quality of life for families affected by this debilitating disorder,” said Marwan Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, CCRI, Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair for Brain Health and Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. “I look forward to building on this momentum and continuing to foster an environment that enhances research in a multidisciplinary setting to conquer neurological diseases.”

“This recognition reflects the tireless and dedicated effort of our entire team across the Cleveland Clinic health system,” says Zoltan Mari, MD, Director, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Program at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Ruvo Family Chair. “We will carry this designation with pride and it will re-energize us to reach even greater heights in providing compassionate care, offering the latest in research and clinical trials, and continuing to reinvent how we treat Parkinson’s disease.”

The Parkinson’s Foundation brings the Centers of Excellence together annually for a “Center Leadership Conference” to provide updates on care and research initiatives. Every center must recertify after five years to ensure requisite standards of care. For a full list of Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence visit their website.

For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, visit their website.

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth and http://www.keepmemoryalive.org.

About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit their website, or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

Las Vegas HEALS Adds Three New Directors to Board

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Diane Fearon, Dave Marlon, and Alexandra Silver’s Extensive Experience Counted on to Advance HEALS’ Agenda

Las Vegas HEALS, a nonprofit membership-based healthcare association, announced today that it recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors: Diane Fearon, Dave Marlon, and Alexandra Silver.

“These new additions to our Board of Directors are invaluable,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS. “They bring decades of experience with excellent reputations in the industry and will help us move forward in achieving our goals to improve the quality of healthcare in southern Nevada.”

Diane Fearon

Diane Fearon is the vice president for philanthropy and strategic partnerships at Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest nonprofit hospice in southern Nevada, caring for an average of 450 hospice and palliative care patients daily. Prior to her joining the senior leadership team, she served as the Admissions and Transitions Optimization Program (ATOP) director at HealthInsight Nevada. ATOP is a four-year, $17 million grant funded by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

David Marlon Las Vegas HEALS Board of Directors

David Marlon

David Marlon currently serves as the American Addiction Center (AAC)’s regional vice president of Nevada, overseeing all treatment operations in the state, including Solutions Recovery and the Desert Hope Treatment Facility. Prior to joining AAC, Marlon was the president and co-founder of Solutions Recovery, Inc., an alcohol and drug treatment center that is accredited by the Joint Commission. Since 2005, he has delivered treatment to hundreds of people struggling with chemical dependency and mental illness.

Alexandra Silver

Alexandra Silver currently serves as executive director for Clark County Medical Society. With more than 20 years in operations, program management, and event planning in the nonprofit and private sector as well as numerous years of nonprofit leadership experience, Silver has brought success to the long-standing organization with her remarkable guidance. The Clark County Medical Society advocates for physicians and their patients in southern Nevada, encouraging the delivery of quality healthcare within the community.

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.

Las Vegas HEALS announced the addition of David Marlon to its Board of Directors. 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.