Health Plan of Nevada’s Tips for Improving Heart Health

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Wednesday, September 29, is World Heart Day and in honor of the hardest working muscle in the human body, Health Plan of Nevada wants to provide Nevadans with tips to keep their hearts healthy and strong.

  • Laugh Often – Laughing is good for the heart! It reduces stress and has been shown to boost the immune system, so laugh hard and often.
  • Exercise Regularly – Exercising regularly is an important part of leading a healthier and happier life. The amount of recommended exercise varies for each person depending on their age/current health, but no matter the form of physical activity you take part in, the health benefits for your heart are immense.
  • Eat Healthier – Limit saturated fats, trans fats, sodium, sweets, and sugary beverages. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, and nuts. These foods can help control your weight and cholesterol.
  • Manage Your Stress – The most common types of stress that can impact the heart include workplace stress, financial stress, caregiver stress, and disaster-related stress. Sleep, exercise, and meditative breathing can all help ease stress.
  • Limit Alcohol – Excessive drinking may lead to increased heart health risks. The American Heart Association recommends drinking in moderation, this means no more than one to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.
  • Get Annual Wellness Checks – A yearly wellness exam is an easy way to stay on top of your heart health as proper preventative screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes can be conducted during these exams.
  • Prioritize Sleep – Poor sleep can be linked to an increased risk for high blood pressure, which may cause heart disease. The American Heart Association found most people need six to eight hours of sleep each night.

About Health Plan of Nevada
Health Plan of Nevada is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In Nevada, Health Plan of Nevada offers health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicaid beneficiaries. Health Plan of Nevada is part of UnitedHealthcare, one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit Health Plan of Nevada www.HealthPlanofNevada.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Western Governors University Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Help Close Educational Gaps for Underserved Populations

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Western Governors University (WGU) and WGU Advancement—the university’s fundraising arm—announced today that the university will carry out five projects aimed at closing existing equity gaps in postsecondary education. The R&D for Growth & Equity grant provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is designed to help close the access and attainment gap for Black, Latinx and Indigenous learners across the country.

The grant allows WGU to better understand the unique journeys that Black, Latinx, and Indigenous learners experience through their interactions with faculty, curriculum, technology, processes, and systems while enrolled at WGU. The initiatives will also produce equity-centered research and development designed to benefit the field at a national scale.

“We’re grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their support of WGU’s commitment to identifying and dismantling equity barriers in higher education,” said Annalisa Holcombe, President of WGU Advancement. “Their belief in our work not only allows WGU to overcome our own internal gaps, but also to share our learnings with other institutions so the entire post-secondary system can become more equitable.”

WGU has outlined five distinct focus projects as part of the initiative:

  1. Identifying moments of impact during the student journey
  2. Understanding learner profiles for greater graduate success
  3. Increasing awareness of varying student engagement levels
  4. Identifying impact of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund on students
  5. Researching friction areas throughout student lifecycle

“We know a student’s chances of success are greatly increased when there’s a comprehensive suite of support services in place,” said Marni Baker Stein, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at WGU. “From the day they enroll until the day they graduate, WGU students benefit from our personalized, one-on-one approach to support services. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s generous grant, we can strengthen and enhance these programs to ensure students have the tools they need to be successful now and after graduation.”

About WGU Advancement 
WGU Advancement is a nonprofit fundraising foundation created by Western Governors University to expand access to and accelerate innovation in education. A 501(c)(3) organization, Advancement’s focus is on complementing and enhancing the WGU vision to reinvigorate the promise of higher education. In addition to scholarships and other initiatives aimed at increasing access, Advancement raises funds to support development of innovative programs, research, and technologies that will improve educational quality and student outcomes. Learn more at wgu.edu/advancement.

New Intermountain Study Shows Benefits of Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

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New Intermountain Study Finds COVID Treatment Highly Effective in Preventing Hospitalizations, Severe Illness, and Death in Patients with Virus

In a new study, researchers from Intermountain Healthcare have found that treating high-risk COVID-19 patients with a monoclonal antibody treatment reduced severe illness and hospitalizations by more than 50 percent and saved many patients from dying due to complications from the virus. The key to effectively reducing severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths, is that the treatment must be administered within seven days of symptom onset of COVID.

Given the documented success of the treatment, and in light of the major COVID Delta variant surge in the United States, researchers say more resources are needed to fund and expand treatment for high-risk patients.

“In a real-world application, we found that these monoclonal antibodies are as effective as clinical trial results suggested,” said the study’s lead author, Brandon Webb, MD, infectious diseases physician at Intermountain Healthcare. “Based on our findings, we recommend putting resources towards monoclonal treatment programs because they help patients avoid poor outcomes, and because they are a powerful tool to prevent overflowing hospitals.”

Given the documented success of the treatment, and in light of the major COVID Delta variant surge in the United States, researchers say more resources are needed to fund and expand treatment for high-risk patients.

“In a real-world application, we found that these monoclonal antibodies are as effective as clinical trial results suggested,” said the study’s lead author, Brandon Webb, MD, infectious diseases physician at Intermountain Healthcare. “Based on our findings, we recommend putting resources towards monoclonal treatment programs because they help patients avoid poor outcomes, and because they are a powerful tool to prevent overflowing hospitals.”

Monoclonal antibodies are a drug treatment created to mimic the body’s natural immune response to COVID-19, designed to stick to the virus’ “spike” protein and neutralize it.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 remains the most effective way to prevent severe disease and death. However, for patients who do contract COVID-19, especially those at high risk for complications, monoclonal antibodies are a vital tool, researchers say.

Learn more about Intermountain Healthcare on their website.

 

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Boosts Nevada’s Economy by $48.9 Million

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Economic Activity Supports Families, Neighborhoods and Community Life in Nevada

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health contributed $48.9 million to Nevada’s economy in 2019, according to Cleveland Clinic’s most recent economic and fiscal impact report released today.

“In just 12 years, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has developed into a powerful economic generator in Nevada,” said Erick Vidmar, the center’s administrative director. “Cleveland Clinic’s contributions to the communities in which it serves extend beyond the world-class care of neurological diseases for patients to the support of our state and local economies to benefit all Nevadans.”

In 2019, more than 300 jobs generating approximately $22 million in wages and earnings were directly and indirectly attributed to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The center’s economic activity was accountable for $5.7 million in federal income taxes and $2.5 million in total state and local taxes paid by employees and vendors.

Households supported by Cleveland Clinic spent more than $20 million on goods and services, and the organization purchased $6.3 million of goods and services from Nevada businesses. In addition, patients visiting the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health spent an estimated $1 million in Nevada.

“Caring for the community is a priority at Cleveland Clinic,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President. “As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we are proud of our impact on the physical and economic health of our neighborhoods and embrace our role as an anchor institution.”

Cleveland Clinic’s goal is to create the healthiest community today and for future generations through actions and programs to heal, hire and invest for the future. The health of every individual affects the broader community.

The health system invests in local businesses through the purchase of goods and services. That investment helps cities and neighborhoods thrive through tax revenues that support critical health services and infrastructure.

Every three years, Cleveland Clinic produces an economic impact report, which is a comprehensive look at how the health system affects the economy of a region. This year’s report is based on 2019 data. The previous report, based on 2016 data, showed that the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health added to the Nevada economy by $47 million.

The report is the result of an economic analysis completed by Silverlode Consulting utilizing IMPLAN, a widely used economic impact modeling system.

To learn more, view the full report here: clevelandclinic.org/economicimpact

About Cleveland Clinic:
Cleveland Clinic – now in its centennial year – is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 70,800 employees worldwide are more than 4,660 salaried physicians and researchers, and 18,500 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 19 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2020, there were 8.7 million total outpatient visits, 273,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 217,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

About the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which opened in 2009, provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body, frontotemporal and other dementias; Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, multiple system atrophy and other movement disorders; and multiple sclerosis. With locations in Cleveland, Ohio; Weston, Florida and headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 Nevada location. Clevelandclinic.org/Nevada.

25th Annual ‘Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert’ to Benefit Nathan Adelson Hospice

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Event at The Smith Center Featuring ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist, Daniel Emmet, and Comedian Brad Garrett as Master of Ceremonies

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest and only non-profit hospice in Nevada, will once again celebrate more than 40 years of caring for people in the community with its 25th Annual ‘Serenades of Life – Doctors in Concert’ on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 at 6:45 p.m. at The Smith Center.

Las Vegas headliner and musical sensation, Daniel Emmet, will light up the stage with his band to take guests on a journey of multilingual and multi-genre music, something the “America’s Got Talent” finalist has been acclaimed for. The event will also feature friend of the hospice and legendary comedian, Brad Garrett, as Master of Ceremonies.

The evening will showcase the extraordinary musical talents of local physicians, including Henry Wang, M.D., Linda Woodson, M.D., and the band Alter’d Ego, featuring members Edwin Kingsley, M.D., David Miller, M.D., and June Sigman, M.D. as well as Ken Woloson, Esq., Phronsie Markin, Ira Spector, Larry Tindall, and Brad Torchin.

“We look forward each year to this special event, which raises funds and highlights what Nathan Adelson Hospice provides to our community,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Karen Rubel. “We are thankful to all the performers who participate and everyone who joins us for an evening of music and fun to support the important care we provide to all who need it.”

The event will adhere to The Smith Center’s COVID-19 guidelines. Guests will need to show: Physical proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, present a physical copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, physical proof of a Negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of performance start time, OR a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance start time. Masks will be required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide documentation as required and listed above.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program, established in memory of philanthropist Bonnie Schreck.  This crucial program aims to improve the quality of life for patients and loved ones by relieving 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.

Ticket prices vary and must be purchased from The Smith Center at https://thesmithcenter.com/tickets/2122/serenades-of-life/ or by calling The Smith Center Box office at 702-749-2000. For more information and The Smith Center’s complete COVID-19 policy, please visit https://thesmithcenter.com/visit/safety-and-security/

About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is that no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. For more information, visit www.nah.org

Pop-up Produce Market Offers Fresh Fruit and Veggies for About a Buck

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One dollar for a pound of fresh fruit or a bundle of veggies? That’s about how much people will pay at the Veggie Buck Truck at the pop-up produce market at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC). This pilot program is being offered by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Three Square Food Bank and Vegas Root’s Veggie Buck Truck to increase access to low-cost fresh fruits and vegetables.

The program is designed to increase access in an area that is adjacent to a neighborhood considered a “food desert” as well as the 8,000 customers who use the BTC daily. The Veggie Buck Truck will be at the pop-up produce market at the BTC on Wednesday, September 15, 22, and 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The BTC is located at 101 E. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Additional services offered on-site include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment and nutrition informationFor more information, call the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at (702) 759-1270 or visit the Get Healthy Clark County Farmers Markets page.

The markets are open to everyone. Customers can use their SNAP benefits at the pop-up markets. People who use SNAP will be eligible for “Double Up Food Bucks” and earn a coupon they can apply to future produce purchases at participating locations. Customers can use cash, debit, or credit cards.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) describes a food desert as a location where a large proportion of households do not have access to grocery stores that provide affordable and healthy foods including fresh produce. According to the USDA’s criteria, more than 120,000 Southern Nevadans live in food deserts, areas without convenient access to a grocery store. The typical household living in a food desert in Southern Nevada earns less than $40,000 annually, and approximately 17 percent do not have a vehicle.

In Nevada, September is recognized as Fruit and Veggie Month as a reminder about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and ensuring access to healthy choices to all members of the community. A healthy diet that includes fresh fruit and vegetables can help people maintain a healthy weight and help prevent or manage chronic diseases.

For a list of local farmers markets, including those that accept EBT, SNAP and debit or credit cards, visit the Get Healthy Clark County Farmers Markets page.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Optum and Southwest Medical Add New Physicians

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Optum Care Orthopaedics and Spine has added a new physician to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community:

John DeVries, MD joins the medical practice (750 W. Oakey Blvd. Suite 2B) as an oncology orthopedic surgeon.

Southwest Medical, part of Optum Care has added a new physician to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas community:

Jasmin Kohli, MD joins Southwest Medical’s Horizon Ridge Healthcare Center (1736 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson) and specializes in adult medicine.

Southern Nevada Health District Offer Flu Vaccine Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14

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Beginning Tuesday, September 14, the Southern Nevada Health District will offer flu vaccine at its public health centers. Walk-in clients are accepted at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. immunization clinic, but appointments are required at its other public health centers. To make an appointment, call (702) 759-0850. Flu vaccines can be administered at the same time as COVID-19 vaccines or other immunizations.

While 2020-21 flu season was mild – the Health District reported six flu deaths and 50 hospitalizations – likely due to COVID-19 mitigation measures such as mask wearing, increased participation in remote work and school, and social distancing, it is possible the 2021-22 influenza season could be more active since many of these activities have been eased as businesses and schools are reopened.

The most effective way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated every flu season. It is best to get vaccinated before flu viruses begin spreading in the community because it takes approximately two weeks after vaccination for the antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu. However, people can be vaccinated anytime during flu season.

In the 2019-20 flu season, Clark County recorded 54 deaths and 1,398 hospitalizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that flu vaccine prevented an estimated 7.5 million illnesses and 6,300 deaths during the 2019-2020 flu season. For more information about the burden of influenza, visit the CDC’s https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden-averted/2019-2020.htm

“We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and another flu season is nearly here. We are encouraging people to get vaccinated to prevent themselves from getting infected and staying healthy,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “Getting a flu vaccine can ensure that our medical resources are not overwhelmed as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Health District is offering flu shots at its clinics.

  • Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

Walk-ins accepted. Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste.E12, Las Vegas, NV, 89110

By appointment only. Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

  • Henderson Public Health Center, 220. E. Horizon Dr., Stes. A&C, Henderson, NV 89015

By appointment only, Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Mesquite Public Health Center/Jimmie Hughes Campus, 150 N. Yucca St., Stes. 3&4, Mesquite, NV 89027

By appointment only. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Closed noon — 1 p.m.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. It is especially important for those at higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu. Many of the people at higher risk of complications from the flu are also at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. This includes people 65 years of age and older, people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, compromised immune systems, and Blacks and Hispanics who are already disproportionately impacted by chronic diseases. It is also important to protect people more likely to be exposed to both COVID-19 and flu, including health care workers and essential workers who interact frequently with the public. A complete list of people at higher risk is available on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/index.htm.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update for September 10, 2021

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Variants

The Southern Nevada Health District is now including Variants of Interest in its weekly reporting. More information about variants, including classifications and definitions is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/index.html.

As of September 10, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern in Clark County:

Variant Count Percent
Alpha 942 14.9
Beta 9 0.1
Delta 4825 76.1
Delta Plus 107 1.7
Epsilon 227 3.6
Gamma 230 3.6
Total 6340

 

In the past 30 days, the Health District identified the following variants of concern in Clark County:

Variant Count Percent
Alpha 0 0.0
Beta 0 0.0
Delta 352 99.2
Delta Plus 3 0.8
Epsilon 0 0.0
Gamma 0 0.0
Total 355

 

As of September 10, the Health District has identified the following variants of interest in Clark County:

Variant Count Percent
Eta 0 0.0
Iota 72 43.1
Kappa 0 0.0
Lambda 5 3.0
Mu 90 53.9
Total 167

 

COVID-19 after Vaccination

The Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly report regarding COVID-19 infections after vaccination will not be posted today due to technical difficulties. It will be updated next week. Previous reports are available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.

 

Testing Locations

The Southern Nevada Health District is offer testing sites at mobile sites available at the following locations:

  • Jimmie Hughes Campus, 150 N. Yucca St., Suite 1, Mesquite NV 89027

Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Ln., Ls Vegas NV 89113

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Enterprise Library, 8310 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89123

Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122

Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Way, North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Testing services are ongoing at these sites and will be available until further notice.

COVID-19 testing is also available at community center kiosk sites, Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., College of Southern Nevada locations, UNLV Stan Fulton, and the Health District’s main public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit the testing calendar at www.snhd.info/covid-testing for more information. Additional community testing site locations are available at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/.

Vaccine Update

As of September 10, more than 73.4 percent of people 18 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 68.4 percent of people eligible (people ages 12 and over) have also received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additionally, more than 60.3 percent of adults in Clark County are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Clark County 2,401,287. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

The Health District continues to emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated to slow the spread of the virus and stop the pandemic. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at protecting people against severe illness, hospitalization and death, including disease caused by Delta and other variants circulating in Clark County.

No vaccine is 100 percent effective, and breakthrough infections among vaccinated people are expected.

Because vaccines are not 100 percent effective, as the number of people who are fully vaccinated goes up, the number of breakthrough cases will also increase.

Case Updates

As of Friday, September 10, the Health District is reporting 309,977 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 802 since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting 14 deaths bringing the total to 5,339. Additional information about COVID-19 cases is available at www.snhd.info/covid-case.

Vaccine Clinics

New vaccine clinic locations next week include:

  • It’s All About U Hair Salon, 4525 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102

Friday, September 17, 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Blade Masters, 2245 N. Decatur Blvd., Ste. D, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Saturday, September 18, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Eldorado High School, 1139 N. Linn Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89110

Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. *$100 Gift Card incentive for people receiving their first dose of vaccine

Vaccines continue to be available at:

  • Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014

Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., lower level (near Kohl’s)

  • UNLV Stan Fulton Building parking lot, 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89154

Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., drive through only

  • College of Southern Nevada campuses:

North Las Vegas, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030

West Charleston, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146

Henderson 700 College Dr., Henderson, NV 89002

Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

Monday-Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

  • Department of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS)

Multiple locations

Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • High school-based clinics locations:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89149

Cheyenne High School, 3200 W. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110

Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113

  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations:

2621 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89104

8250 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, 89147

7170 North Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, 89131

Monday and Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Go to www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine for additional clinic dates and times.

More information about community vaccination site locations can be found at NVCOVIDFighter.org. The site also features live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible.

More information about COVID-19, including Health District resources, reports, and testing and vaccine clinic sites is available at www.snhd.info/covid. The Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Spring Mountain Names New Chief Executive Officer

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CEO John Sannuto Brings 20+ Years of Behavioral Health Clinical and Operational Experience to Spring Mountain Team

Spring Mountain Treatment Center is pleased to announce the appointment of John T. Sannuto, RN, MBA, ND to Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Managing Director of Spring Mountain Treatment Center and Sahara Behavioral Health Hospitals, effective August 30. In this role, Sannuto is responsible for creating an environment and culture that focuses on achieving the organization’s mission, vision and values.

Sannuto joins Spring Mountain from Highlands Behavioral Health located in Denver, Colorado, where he served as CEO for almost 2 years.  In addition, John has served and currently is a reservist in the US Air Force. He is a command officer to critical care Flight nurses and psychiatric nurses at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia.

John brings 20+ years of behavioral health experience, both clinical and operational to the Spring Mountain team and the patients we serve. Sannuto possesses expertise in starting up new facilities,  leading turnarounds, program development, regulatory compliance, risk management, finance operations, outpatient services, and physician recruitment and retainment.

“I am pleased to join the Spring Mountain team,” said Sannuto.  “I am looking forward to working with the staff and employees as we continue to serve our patients, the community and our partners with high-quality behavioral healthcare.”

Sannuto earned his MBA Degree from Saint Leo University; and his MS and BS Degrees from National Louis University.

About Spring Mountain
Spring Mountain has provided mental health services to the Las Vegas community since 2001, treating children, teens, adults and senior adults with behavioral health or addiction issues. We offer a supportive and healthy environment with 24-hour care that allows people of all ages to make positive changes in their lives. Our primary location, Spring Mountain Treatment Center, focuses on the stabilization of acute symptoms for patient’s age 5 to 65, along with select outpatient care programs for teens. Our secondary location, Spring Mountain Sahara, houses our Adult Outpatient and Senior Adult Inpatient programs. With two facilities to serve you, we can assist you in your journey to wellness and recovery. To learn more, visit their website and connect via social media.