Medical Mixer Recap Thank You To Our Sponsor: Dignity Health

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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican was extremely honored and excited to host the Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour as a preview event for its new Dominican Tower. The tower will include a doubled-in-capacity emergency department, almost 100 new patient beds, six new operating rooms, an outpatient cardiac center and overall more capacity to serve its patients.

Once again, the Las Vegas HEALS monthly Healthcare Happy Hour attracted over 200 healthcare professionals including physicians, surgeons, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators and like-minded industry partners who support healthcare.  The main feature of the event was a sneak preview of the brand new “Dominican Tower” of St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus.

Spotlight CEO Brian Brannman Dignity Health and COO Teressa Conley provided details about the tower expansion that will more than double the size of the existing emergency department, and adding a much needed Pediatrics ER in Henderson.

Select attendees were given private tours by Mike Walsh (Kitchell) of the new surgical suites that were built to better position the hospital for travelers coming to Las Vegas for medical and wellness care.   Joining those tours was Dr. Tom Umbach of Blossom Bariaric, who made two major announcements at the event.  First, that Dr. Ahmed Mustafa, a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon has joined his practice and that both will begin doing surgical procedures at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.  

At the end of the tour, all attendees were greeted by Assemblyman Brent Jones and Jeramy Edgel with a bottle of REAL Water, Las Vegas’ very own alkalized water infused with negative ions.

Next up attendees were able to meet Barbra Coffee, Economic Development Manager for the City of Henderson, who announced the formation of three task forces in response to the Henderson Healthcare Forum held a few months back.  Henderson Chamber of Commerce sales director, Lisa Chao, pointed out the magnitude of healthcare businesses operating in Henderson and the relationships built through the Chamber of Commerce.

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals had the majority of their senior leadership team in attendance including Dr. Robert Pretzlaff, Medical Director for the Nevada Market, Dr. Gary Mono, VP of Medical Staff Affairs, Larry Barnard, CEO of the San Martin Campus, Linda Gerstenberger, VP of Human Resources, Kate Grey, VP of Marketing, Mary Kieffer, VP of Mission Integration and a multitude of Directors from surgical services to case management, Med Surg to Labor & Delivery, Performance to Imaging, Health Information to Wound Care.

SpotlightHealthSouth had senior leadership in attendance including CEOs Andrea Davis and Samanatha BillingProCare RX, who recently celebrated a ribbon cutting and entre into the Las Vegas marketplace was represented by President Nicholas Opalich and Scott Burns, VP of Sales (Welcome to Las Vegas gentlemen).

Nevada’s largest medical school, Touro University was well represented with CEO and former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and Provost Mark Alden.  Medical School newcomer, Roseman University was represented by Dean Mark Penn, MD and Dr. Bruce Morgenstern.

Gina Mann, executive director of the called upon the crowd to help reach the AHA goal of improving health outcomes twenty percent by 2020.

All in all, it was another successful event where the healthcare industry came together to further the mission of Las Vegas HEALS.  American Heart Association

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Medical Mixer Recap Thank You To Our Sponsor: Real Water

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Real Water made by Affinity is a premium bottled water. We use the most ECO friendly bottles possible and provide the healthiest drinking water on the market today. We filter our water through a 7 stage filtration process and then use our proprietary E2 ( Electron Energized ) technology to alkalize the water and infuse it with negative ions . Most bottled water’s are acidic, while Real Water has a PH of 8 and the negative Ions allow your cells to absorb 100% of that alkalinity or  8 PH. We are a top selling water at Whole Foods and Sprouts but are also available at most grocery stores and gas stations.


Medical Mixer Recap Thank You To Our Sponsor: Kitchell

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Kitchell is a total building solutions provider, providing everything from commercial construction and development to program management and facility management. Founded in 1950 as a family-owned business, today the employee-owned company manages projects in 30 states from 10 offices around the country, and has annual billings of more than $650 million. In Nevada, our expertise in healthcare construction can be seen at St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus, St. Rose Dominican San Martin Campus, Sunrise Women’s & Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital. Kitchell’s specialty services include Lean construction, design-build and integrated project delivery methods, the latest technologically advanced virtual construction processes, facility transition services, medical equipment planning, engineering and architecture, environmental services, quality assurance, and much more. We are your local healthcare builder for both large and small projects.



Medical Mixer Recap Thank You To Our Sponsor: Henderson Chamber of Commerce

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The HCC is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the growth and progress of the business community whose members are focused on promoting the civic, commercial and industrial development of Southern Nevada.  We provide businesses with legislative representation, marketing and networking opportunities, support resources and business development training.  These benefits are also provided by two other organizations under the HCC umbrella – the HCC Foundation and the Henderson Development Association. The HCC provides all of the benefits you would expect from a chamber of commerce, while continuously adding new programs and services to meet the needs of ALL our members.


Medical Mixer Recap Thank You To Our Sponsor: City of Henderson

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It is always a pleasure to collaborate with LV HEALS in order to promote the growth and development of the healthcare industry in our community.  We were pleased to sponsor this event and thrilled to celebrate with St. Rose on the Siena Tower expansion.  What a great contribution in advancing the quality of healthcare in Henderson!


“The City of Henderson Economic  Development/Redevelopment Division was established to enhance the economic well-being of the community through outreach and assistance to businesses.  The Division accomplishes this through our core services of attracting new businesses and jobs to the city and, equally important, providing technical assistance to existing businesses for their expansion or start-up plans.   Henderson is home to many of southern Nevada’s leading health and medical businesses.”

Medical Mixer Recap Thank You To Our Sponsor: Blossom Bariatrics

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Blossom felt honored to be a sponsor at the HEALS mixer that was hosted by St. Rose Sienna Campus last Thursday. The new addition that St. Rose is building will truly be a blessing for patients and there families to come to get state of the art medical care while being in a beautiful and peaceful medical facility. It feels like our medical community is coming together as a family and that together we can make a difference. These events give us a chance to all share with each other how we are giving our patient’s exceptional care and make Las Vegas a place for all patient’s to travel for affordable medical care.

Dr. Thomas Umbach is a fellowship-trained Las Vegas bariatric surgery specialist devoted 100 percent to Bariatrics with more than 15 years experience. Newsweek and Time magazines have recognized him as one of the nation’s top bariatric surgeons. Under the leadership of Dr. Umbach, Blossom Bariatrics strives to provide a soothing, comfortable and supportive experience to every client. From preoperative seminars, physical and psychological exams, and insurance assistance to postoperative support through one-of-a-kind programs designed to aid in nutrition, fitness, and mental health, Blossom Bariatrics plays a significant role in every stage of the journey.

Medical Mixer Recap Thank You To Our Sponsor: American Heart Association

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Thank you to Las Vegas HEALS for hosting a wonderful event and to Dignity Health – St. Rose Siena Campus for welcoming us in their beautiful new space. We enjoyed being a part of the evening and sharing information about the American Heart Association and the Heart & Stroke Walk with all of you. Thank you to many of your for your interest in creating company teams, we look forward to seeing you at the Walk as we take steps to build a healthier community. If you have questions or would like to get your company involved, please connect with Kerry Sallee (


The My Heart. My Life. Heart & Stroke Walk:

The Heart & Stroke Walk is the signature fundraising event of the American Heart Association’s community healthy-living initiative, the My Heart. My Life. program. The Walk brings companies and community members together to fight heart disease and stroke, our Nation’s no. 1 and no. 5 killers. More than an event, the Heart & Stroke Walk is an experience and celebration with activities and resources aimed at helping participants take the next step in improving their own heart health in an effort to improve the health of the community. A family friendly event and activity, the Walk promotes healthy lifestyle changes while raising funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.