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:

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 Follow us at News and resources available at

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.

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 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

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

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 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

“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

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 Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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

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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

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


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 for more information. Additional community testing site locations are available at

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

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

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 for additional clinic dates and times.

More information about community vaccination site locations can be found at 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 The Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and available at

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 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.

SilverSummer Healthplan Shares Importance of Keeping Up to Date with Immunizations

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By Dr. Jeff Murawsky, Chief Medical Officer, SilverSummit Healthplan

With August being National Immunization Awareness Month, and as children return to school, it is a good time to make sure everyone in your family is up to date on immunizations. For older adults, updated immunizations are just as important as daily vitamins, exercise and keeping up with daily medications.  Here is important immunization information to keep on hand:

Dr. Jeff Murawsky, Chief Medical Officer, SilverSummit Healthplan

Q.: Why are immunizations so important?
A.: While many serious diseases are no longer common in the United States thanks to vaccines, there are still some diseases and viruses that exist and can spread when people are not vaccinated, like shingles, pneumococcal disease, seasonal flu, and let’s not forget COVID-19. Vaccines are safe and effective and work with your body’s natural defenses to help safely develop protection from diseases. Every year, thousands of people in the United States become seriously ill and hospitalized because of diseases vaccines can help prevent. Many adults even die from these diseases.

Q.: Who needs immunizations?
A.: Everyone! Babies, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors all need certain immunizations.

  • Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who are not vaccinated. Whether it is a baby starting at a new childcare facility – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccination records.
  • All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill and can pass certain illnesses on to others.

Q.: How can our audience members find out if they are up to date on their immunizations?
A.: Everyone should have their vaccination needs assessed at their doctor’s office, pharmacy or other visits with healthcare providers. Your primary care doctor should also have your immunizations records on file. Certain vaccines are recommended based on a person’s age, occupation or health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes or heart disease.

Q.: Anything else you like to add?
A.: All vaccinations are important, some more than others depending on the time of year.  Right now, COVID is a priority and can be combined with most of our usual vaccinations. But we can’t forget about influenza coming up this fall and all those vaccines that protect our children from many serious conditions.

About SilverSummit Healthplan
SilverSummit Healthplan is a managed care plan that delivers quality health insurance to the people of Nevada. Established in 2017, SilverSummit is committed to improving the health of its members through focused, compassionate, and coordinated care. SilverSummit’s active community evolvement reaches beyond physical and mental health. We are dedicated to improve the quality of life, one person at a time. SilverSummit Healthplan is a diversified healthcare organization that offers healthcare services through Nevada Medicaid, Medicare, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information on SilverSummit, visit their website.


MountainView Hospital and HCA Healthcare Open Sixth Specialty Practice in Las Vegas

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Highly-Skilled Surgeons Join Team Continuing to Raise Bar of Quality Care in Southern Nevada with Opening of New Oncology-Focused Specialty Practice

MountainView Hospital is pleased to announce that it has opened Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists, a surgical oncology and colon & rectal surgery practice dedicated to treating complex cancers as well as colorectal diseases and disorders.

The practice currently employs two dual board-certified surgeons and is located on the campus of MountainView Hospital. The clinic is in the medical office building adjacent to the hospital at 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 510, Las Vegas, NV 89128 and is accepting patients.

Dr. Garrett Friedman, Colorectal Surgery and Dr. Matthew Selleck, Surgical Oncology

Established surgeons, Garrett Friedman, MD, FACS, FACRS, board-certified in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and Matthew Selleck, DO, FACS, FSSO, board-certified in general surgery and complex general surgical oncology offer comprehensive patient management using the latest equipment and techniques including minimally invasive procedures such as robot-assisted surgery for faster recovery time, shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions and minimal scarring. The clinic is part of the larger network, HCA Healthcare joining six established outpatient practices, four hospitals and other care sites in the community.

“By employing a team of highly skilled and specialized surgeons with access to superior technology and state of the art techniques, we will be able to continue to raise the bar of the quality of care that is delivered to our community,” said Julie Taylor, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. “The two renowned surgeons are leaders in their field, and we are lucky to have them join us at MountainView.”

The practice is equipped to treat many conditions both benign and cancerous, complex to simple, with surgical and non-surgical approaches. Patients have access to the most comprehensive and supportive personalized care plans with the physicians and care team working to achieve the very best outcomes.  A full list of services can be found here.

“I look forward to serving my patients with the most advanced, compassionate care,” said Dr. Garrett Friedman. “I could not be more pleased to launch a practice that provides seamless care for patients in our community.  I look forward to using my extensive background and training to unite with my colleague, Dr. Selleck.  We are providing better access to more comprehensive services to meet the needs of this community.”

“As a native of Las Vegas, it means so much to be home to serve this city with personalized patient-centric care”, said Dr. Matthew Selleck.  “I look forward to providing specialized care to treat some of the most complex disorders and diseases including cancer.  With my advanced training in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, the practice along with MountainView Hospital will be the only facility in Las Vegas offering this innovative treatment to treat and remove cancer cells surgically.”

Both Dr. Friedman and Dr. Selleck are now accepting new patients.  Appointments can be made by calling the office at (702) 962-2300.  To learn more about Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists, please visit:

About MountainView Hospital
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996, including earning The Leapfrog Group’s Grade A consecutively six times since fall 2018.  MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and integrated cardiology clinic, and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. The Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium, based at MountainView, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.

MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care center and hospital based emergency rooms, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way,
Las Vegas, NV 89128

About HCA Healthcare in Las Vegas
Comprised of Southern Hills Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Sunrise Children’s Hospital and MountainView Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare. HCA Healthcare is committed to providing the finest quality healthcare in Las Vegas, the system includes more than 32 access points for the community, from hospitals, primary care and specialty care clinics, urgent care centers, outpatient diagnostic imaging and surgery centers, as well as free-standing emergency rooms. The system’s respected Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium offers innovative approaches to residency training in an extraordinary, collaborative environment for more than 200 residents in our community.

The Ultimate Game Day Guide to Las Vegas

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The Greatest Arena on Earth Goes the Extra Yard for Every Type of Fan

Fall marks the return of football season, and there is no better place to catch a favorite team than Las Vegas. The destination has the perfect spot for all fans and visitors with an array of deals, specials and food and drink packages.

For People Who Actually Watch the Game
Circa Resort & Casino boasts the largest sports betting experience in the world, Circa Sports, with a 78-million-pixel screen for the ultimate viewing experience. There is no bad seat in the house, with a three-story, technologically advanced sportsbook and an overhanging bar with a combined capacity of up to 1,000 people. Fans can also head outside to Stadium Swim to watch a game on a 143-square-foot screen.

For Being in the Action
Get in on the blood, sweat and tears as Allegiant Stadium welcomes fans for the first time this football season as the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The Silver and Black will kick off on Sept. 13 vs. the Baltimore Ravens, followed by nine home games throughout the season. College football fans will also mark their first year in the stands at Allegiant Stadium this year with the UNLV Rebels kicking off their season on Sept. 2. Later this year, Allegiant Stadium will host the 2021 Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 30, where depending on the year you can catch your favorite Pac-12 team playing either the Southeastern or Big Ten conferences.

For Whiskey Lovers
The newly opened Stadia Bar at Caesars Palace was inspired by sports fans, from the net-like chandeliers to baseball sconces and other touches throughout. The lavish lounge presents a large selection of classic libations, specialty cocktails, and incredibly rare spirits like Kentucky Owl, Pappy Van Winkle and exclusive barrel picks direct from the distiller.

For Tailgating
MGM Resorts and Bud Light partnered on the Bud Light Beer Garden offering football fans the ultimate tailgating experience before and after Raiders and UNLV home games at Allegiant Stadium. Conveniently located within walking distance of Allegiant Stadium, Bud Light Beer Garden has football challenges, life-sized Jenga and chess, DJs, food and beverage specials and more for fans.

For Fun in the Sun
Every Sunday, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub will transform into a football oasis. Lounge poolside or take a dip while catching the action on the big screen, complete with bottle service, game-day eats, refreshing beverages and a DJ.

For Something Different
Resorts World Las Vegas, the newest casino resort on the Strip, is home to Dawg House Saloon & Sportsbook where football fans will find draft beers, cocktails and American fare with a Southern twist. And for those looking for something other than the game, the resort is home to AYU Dayclub with an exotic Southeast Asian feel and resident DJs Zedd and Tiësto, among others.

For Football, Amped
Making its debut this year at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Money, Baby!, is the first of its kind and combines the best of Vegas – sports viewing, culinary, betting, entertainment and nightlife. With 15,000 square feet indoors and 5,500 square feet outdoors overlooking the Virgin Pools, Money, Baby! has two DJ booths, state-of-the-art golf simulators, shuffleboard and other games, 360-degree viewing experience and in-venue sportsbook. DJs spin during commercials and other breaks, taking game day to the next level.

For Raiders Fans
The home-team hotspot is Raiders Tavern & Grill at M Resort Spa and Casino. Become immersed in silver and black with décor and memorabilia celebrating the rich history of the Raiders. Serving American fare and stadium favorites, this is the perfect spot for locals, Raiders fans and lovers of the great game of football.

For Ease
Treasure Island will launch the TI Super Fan Shuttle, a roundtrip service that will transport fans to and from TI and Allegiant Stadium for all home games during the regular season. The non-smoking deluxe motorcoach features comfortable seating and wi-fi, running every 30 minutes before and after games. Start the pre-game festivities early with drink specials at Treasure Island’s Golden Circle Sportsbook & Bar and celebrate the win or forget the loss at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que or Breeze Bar.

For Bottle Service
Catch all the action with game day bottle service at Electra Cocktail Club at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas during Thursday, Sunday (after 1 p.m.) and Monday football games. A 40-foot, 70-million-pixel digital screen provides an up-close viewing experience with the renowned hospitality of Electra’s staff serving packages for 4 – 10 guests that includes a bottle of your favorite spirit and mixers, beers by the bucket and Moon Palace Sliders and Hot Chips.

For Luxury
After an extensive renovation, the Wynn Las Vegas Race & Sports Book is back with state-of-the-art technology featuring a sophisticated design and luxurious feel. The comfort is unmatched with plush seats equipped with personal monitors, individual lighting, USB plugs and electrical outlets. The Race & Sports Book offers an unparalleled viewing experience boasting a 1,600-square-foot wraparound LED screen. Next door, Charlie’s Bar + Grill was also remodeled and serves elevated tailgate favorites and beer.

For Not Breaking the Bank
Podcaster Raider Cody will broadcast live from CASBAR Lounge inside SAHARA Las Vegas every Raiders home game, and fans will get a kick out of the associated discounts on room rates, with food and beverage credit and complimentary room upgrade available. In addition, CASBAR has drink specials and will have a popup Black Sunday shop.

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