Las Vegas HEALS Next Healthcare Happy Hour Hosted by American Medical Response

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Registration for August 22 Event Complimentary for Las Vegas HEALS Members

Las Vegas HEALS, American Medical Response, AirMed, and Medic West have partnered up for the next Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour. Guests can enjoy cuisine and cocktails while touring AMR’s facilities.

The event will take place on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at 7201 Post Rd. in Las Vegas. Healthcare Happy Hour registration is complimentary for all Las Vegas HEALS members by registering with this link. 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 American Medical Response, a really remarkable venue” 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 network 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. Learn more at www.LasVegasHEALS.org.

UNLV Earns National Center of Excellence for Nursing Education Honor

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University One of 10 Programs in Country Recognized by National League for Nursing

UNLV’s School of Nursing was one of just 10 programs nationwide named a 2019 Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, the leading professional organization for nurse educators.

The university was recognized for sustained excellence in student learning and professional development in nursing and becomes the first institution in Nevada to earn the distinction. Read more.

Clark County Medical Society Alliance Fashion Show to Benefit Lady Gaga Foundation

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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Selected as Beneficiary of Event in March 2020

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation was selected to receive the proceeds from Clark County Medical Society Alliance’s 19th annual Spring Fashion Show luncheon to held at the Las Vegas Four Seasons on March 19, 2020. The fashion show – which in past years drew over 400 attendees and featured fashion industry stars like Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, St. John, Tory Burch, Anne Fontaine, and Diane Von Furstenberg – will allow both Born This Way Foundation and the Alliance to join forces to support Nevada’s youth and their mental wellness. Read the full story

The Opioid Dilemma: Treating Pain During an Overdose Epidemic

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Two-Day Seminar on Addressing Opioid Crisis Featuring Travis Reider August 14 & 15

America has a serious problem with prescription opioids, and it’s not just the problem that immediately comes to mind. That is: it’s not just that they’re killing people. The danger of opioids is now well-known, but the problem is bigger than that. Opioids are both dangerous but also highly effective at treating some kinds of severe pain. What that means is that the healthcare system needs to utilize opioid analgesia, but in the midst of a drug overdose epidemic in which opioids feature prominently, that same system is afraid of these medications. The end result is that clinicians risk both undertreating pain (out of fear of opioids) and overprescribing opioids (because they want to be able to treat pain). This bigger problem is ‘The Opioid Dilemma.’ In this talk, bioethicist and director of the Johns Hopkins Institue of Bioethics Masters program Travis Rieder will use his own experience as a trauma patient to underscore the nature of this problem, and then explore some of the gaps in pain treatment, as well as how clinicians—and institutions—can close those gaps.

These events are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, so RSVP today at www.clarkcountymedical.org/rieder or by clicking the image below.

Las Vegas HEALS 8th Annual Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards Honorees

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Las Vegas HEALS to Honor Exceptional Group of Healthcare Professionals at 8th Annual ‘Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards’ Held on October 24th

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 8th 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:

Carole Fisher
Nathan Adelson Hospice

Joseph Iser, MD, DrPH, MSC
Southern Nevada Health District

Annette Logan-Parker
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Aaron Ritter, MD
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Paul Stewart, MD
Pulmonary Associates

K. Warren Volker, MD, PhD
Healthcare Partners- Nevada, An Intermountain Healthcare Company

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.

“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. “We are thrilled to be honoring this group of individuals who set a higher standard for the healthcare community in Southern Nevada.”

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. 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 event 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 Partners with Blue Heron for July 23 Healthcare Happy Hour

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Blue Heron’s Luxury Bluffs Southern Hills Show Home Hosts Event

Las Vegas HEALS and Blue Heron, a Southern Nevada-based design/build firm, are co-hosting the next Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour at The Bluffs, a Blue Heron development in Southern Highlands. The event is sponsored by Nevada Heart & Vascular Center, The Parent Team at Cross Country Mortgage, Clark County Medical Society, Easterseals Nevada, and Nevada Donor Network.

Guests can enjoy cuisine and cocktails while also touring the extraordinary custom show home. The event will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at 11172 San Terrazo Place in Southern Highlands. Las Vegas HEALS will also be welcoming three new HEALS board members at the event. Healthcare Happy Hour 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.

“This next Healthcare Happy Hour will be a special event for Las Vegas HEALS members and other guests,” said Doug Geinzer, chief executive officer of Las Vegas HEALS. “We have amazing sponsors for this event and will be welcoming three new board members to Las Vegas HEALS.”

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.

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Pays Tribute to 10 Years with Time Capsule Event

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Healthcare Leader Celebrates 10 Years in Nevada with Special Event

On Thursday, July 11, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health celebrated 10 historic years in Nevada with a commemorative time capsule event to recognize the tremendous impact the center has made over the past decade, thank the Las Vegas community for its unwavering support, and honor the future of health care and brain disease research.

Nearly 300 patients, caregivers and community leaders gathered at the reception to compose personalized messages that were included in the community time capsule, cementing their experiences and hopes for the future of brain disease for years to come. Additional items sealed in the time capsule included:

  • A commemorative coin from Mayor Carolyn Goodman
  • Forward thinking statements from each of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health physicians on the future of brain disease research and treatment
  • A plaque from the center’s grand opening celebration in 2009
  • A Team Ruvo t-shirt symbolizing that the future of brain disease will not be a “one size fits all” treatment, complete with signatures of Cleveland Clinic staff and event attendees
  • A congratulatory letter from Touro University Nevada

Following the reception, John Katsilometes, famed entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal kicked off the program by welcoming Former Mayor of Las Vegas and long-time supporter of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Oscar Goodman to the stage to discuss the influence that the center has made on Nevada’s health care industry, referencing that, “Las Vegas will be known as the city where the cure took place.”

Continuing the program, Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., director of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, showcased the achievements in clinical research and treatment over the past decade, and was followed by presentations from Jean Georges, caregiver and one of the first volunteers for the center, Tina Dortch, patient at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and a special message on behalf of Camille and Larry Ruvo thanking the Las Vegas community for its support of their mission during the 10-year journey.

Las Vegas Raiders owner and newlyappointed Keep Memory Alive Board Member Mark Davis spoke on his excitement to be a part of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the future of world class health care in Las Vegas. He then congratulated both the center and the entire Las Vegas community on this milestone achievement and surprised the crowd with a $25,000 outright donation to Keep Memory Alive, fundraising arm of the center.

Dr. Sabbagh closed the presentation with forward-thinking objectives for the next 10 years of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health as well as hopeful achievements in the health care industry sharing, “And if the answers to these diseases are going to happen, they’re going to happen here in Las Vegas because of you, because of the support from the community.”

The program concluded with a ceremonial sealing of the time capsule by Dr. Sabbagh, Oscar Goodman, Jean Georges, Tina Dortch and Mark Davis.

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.