Preview: Keep Memory Alive ‘Power Of Love’ Toasts Tony Bennett’s 90th

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As every annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” Gala draws to a successful close, founder Larry Ruvo starts to worry. Not just over the final money raised from ticket sales and auction bidding, which must fund the next 12 months of work, research and awareness projects of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
His fear also is, “How will we top that incredible night in 12 months?” He’ll fret again Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena as the 90th birthday salute to Tony Bennett draws to a close. It’ll be a bigger concern in 2017 because it will be the 21st anniversary, and he knows that he’ll have to pull out all the stops to make it the best show to date.

Read more at: The Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas HEALS Upcoming Healthcare Happy Hour Offers Inside Look At Blossom Bariatrics’ New Facility

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Las Vegas HEALS and Blossom Bariatrics host a Healthcare Professionals Happy Hour on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This one-of-a-kind networking event will provide attendees an evening full of fun, drinks, food by Diamond Events & Productions, networking and a tour of the brand new facility.

Blossom Bariatrics’ new stateofthe art facility features an all-in-one approach for bariatric patients that includes in house blood work, EKG, ultrasound capability, stress echo testing, medication dispensing, IV Therapy and vitamin injections. Blossom Bariatrics pre and postoperative care is second to none and offers nutritional assistance and one on one counseling, guiding patients through their weight loss journey every step of the way.

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Other sponsors of the St. Paddy’s Day themed event are Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Invoegen Surgical Services, and First Federal Realty.

Umbach Video“Our Healthcare Happy Hours have become the ‘go-to’ events for healthcare professionals looking to network with their peers. Members have found tremendous value in hosting these events to showcase their new facilities,” said Ann Lynch, president of Las Vegas HEALS. Past events have been used to introduce members to Steinberg Diagnostics newest facility in the Medical District, and the new tower of the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus.

Healthcare Happy Hours provide sponsorship opportunities for organizations to conduct open houses,
grand openings, and make industry announcements. The events are open to all physicians and members of Las Vegas HEALS. Non-members are able to attend one event as a guest. Early-bird admission is $30. Physician attendance is always complimentary. To learn more about Las Vegas HEALS, visit, call 702-952-2477 or email

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 health care community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality health care. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 28,000 health care professionals. Multiple task forces, councils, and committees meet regularly to address various issues and opportunities. Recent Las Vegas HEALS initiatives have included the release of the Las Vegas Regional Strategic Plan for Medical & Wellness Tourism, expansion of graduate medical education that was recently funded $10 million and most recently a discussion on reimbursement rates. Learn more at

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. For more information, visit

About Invoegen Surgical Services LLC:
Invoegen Surgical Services, LLC (ISS) is a professional medical/surgical consulting company. Focusing on the development, accreditation and operation of single and multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers and In-Office Surgical Suites. Services include site selection, space planning, governance structure, policy and procedure, compliance, organizational and staff development, strategic planning, managed care analysis, human resources, third-party contract negotiation, marketing and business development. For more information, call 702-622-0602.

About First Federal Realty DeSimone:
Joe DeSimone founded First Federal Realty DeSimone in 1996. First Federal Realty DeSimone represents a wide variety of buyers and sellers in Southern Nevada We have also developed over 85 professional office buildings in multiple complexes incorporating community need analysis, commercial financing, site selection – analysis – acquisition, architectural design, construction supervision, lease procurement, and property management.
First Federal Realty DeSimone team prides itself in the superb personal service to our buyers, sellers and investors. Our firm’s primary objective is to develop and preserve each personal relationship. For more information, visit

Second Annual Roseman University Symposium Gives Public Opportunity To Learn About Local Scientific Research

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HENDERSON, Nev. – February 23, 2016 – Roseman University of Health Sciences will hold its second annual Research Symposium from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at its campus located at 11 Sunset Way in Henderson.

Open to the public, the event will showcase more than 50 research projects by students, residents, research fellows and faculty from Roseman’s Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dental Medicine and Nursing. The symposium will also feature research projects from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University Nevada.

Research projects will be presented in poster and podium formats, covering basic sciences in areas of psychiatric drug discovery, cancer, immunology, microbiology and education research, as well as clinical sciences in areas of ambulatory care, nephrology, epidemiology, dental, and public health and surveillance research. A panel of Roseman faculty will also examine the role that inter-professional research plays in improving medical care.

“Roseman University’s Research Symposium offers the public an opportunity to learn about the amazing variety of research endeavors happening in Southern Nevada,” said Dr. Jeffery Talbot, director of Roseman University’s Research Center for Substance Abuse and Depression. “It also offers students and faculty researchers from different healthcare professions the opportunity showcase and share ideas in a celebration of collaboration in scientific discovery. Student presenters will also have the chance to win awards for the top research projects, as judged by a panel of internal and external judges.”

The event will feature a keynote presentation on translational research by Dr. Melanie Nicol, assistant professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Nicol will highlight clinical pharmacology approaches to understanding the effectiveness of novel medications used to prevent HIV transmission, particularly among many vulnerable populations.

While the event is free and open to the public, registration is preferred. Visit for event information, schedule and registration.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate level health care professionals that serve, collaborate and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and RN to Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing; and an MBA program. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine, with the first incoming class starting in 2017. More than 2,500 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Team Nevada Members Participate in Nationwide Flag Signing

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Official Transplant Games of America Flag to be Signed by Local Transplant Recipients and Donor Family Member

Las Vegas – On Friday, Feb. 12, members of Team Nevada and Nevada Donor Network will come together at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada’s Center for Transplantation to celebrate the countdown to the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games. Transplant recipients who will represent Nevada at the Games will sign the official Transplant Games flag which is being sent across the country for signatures from the more than 40 participating teams. The flag will return to Cleveland, Ohio where it will fly over Cleveland Public Auditorium during the Opening Ceremonies of the Transplant Games.

The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event that celebrates organ, cornea and tissue donation. Thousands of transplant recipients, living donors and donor family members from across the United States will travel to Cleveland for the five day event this summer. Transplant recipients can compete in a number of events including track and field, swimming, cycling, volleyball, bowling, basketball and non-traditional events such as ballroom dancing, corn hole (bean bag toss) and Texas Hold-em Poker. Donor family members are not eligible to compete in athletic events, but can participate in special workshops and events such as the donor tribute. The Transplant Games will take place in Cleveland June 10-15, 2016.

UMC’s Center for Transplantation will also open its doors to the public to learn more about living donation and UMC’s recent enrollment in the HRSA Workplace Partnerships for Life program, a nationwide initiative aimed at raising donor registration.

WHAT:  2016 Transplant Games of America Team Nevada signing and UMC Center for Transplantation Open House

WHO:    Team Nevada members including local kidney and heart recipients and donor family member, Nevada Donor Network, UMC Center for Transplantation

WHERE:    University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Center for Transplantation, 901 Rancho Lane, Suite 250, Las Vegas, NV 89106

WHEN:  10:00a.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

CONTACT: Raquel Sanchez, The Ferraro Group, 702-367-7771 (office), 702-809-8347 (cell)
Kelli Little, Nevada Donor Network, 503-871-5772 (cell)

The 4th International Congress On Cardiac Problems In Pregnancy

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“The Fourth International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy (CPP) 2016″ goals are to continue advancing the knowledge and expertise of health care professionals around the globe by exchange of information, including unique clinical cases and debates, development of collaborative research both basic and clinical, discuss, adopt and upgrade recent guidelines for the management of cardiovascular conditions during pregnancy and the post partal period. The program will include invited lectures, workshops as well as original oral and poster presentations, clinical cases and debates which will cover a wide spectrum of topics in all disciplines related to pregnancy associated cardiovascular conditions.

The congress will take place on February 27 – March 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, USA.

Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

For further details or to register, visit

12th Annual Multicultural Luncheon

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12th Annual Multicultural Luncheon
Hosted by Nathan Adelson Hospice

Presenting: “Imagining Life.. A Crescendo to the End”

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. BJ Miller

Dr. BJ Miller, a nationally known speaker and physician brings unique experience to understanding end-of-life issues. An electrical shock sustained while a Princeton undergraduate nearly cost him his life. Through this lens, Dr. Miller has developed an extraordinary sense of presence and understanding. His insight, remarkable experience and many roles at Zen Hospice Project (ZHP) in San Francisco, including board member, executive director, and now medical director and advocate has broadened awareness of hospice issues . Zen Hospice Project is a pioneering integration of social and medical services grounded in spirituality and humanity.
Dr. Miller will inspire us to a better understanding of end-of-life issues. His discussion of the Zen Hospice Project, “the Art of Dying Well” as it’s sometimes referred, will engage us in comprehending the sensory awareness of life’s richness and how we can change the experience of dying.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Orleans Hotel & Casino
Esplanade Ballroom
4500 West Tropicana Ave

Registration/Expo: 10:30 am
Luncheon: 11:30 am Tickets: $75/person
Table of 10: $700/table

Sponsorships are available.
For more information please call 702.938.3910
Please Rsvp by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Touro Gala

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The annual ‘Touro Gala’  will take place on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel. This beautiful venue will serve as the backdrop for a sumptuous meal, signature cocktails, wonderful entertainment, as well as the presentation of the Touro Awards of Distinction. An integral part of the evening’s festivities will be our silent auction. All funds raised at the Touro Gala go to support the Touro Scholarship Fund helping our bright, motivated and capable students complete their studies to the best of their ability – regardless of their financial circumstances.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Hotel
3960 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Silent Auction

Cocktail Attire

Tickets are $236 per person

Click here to Register or learn more about the event. 

Oral Health America Expands To Bring Needed Oral Health Care To Las Vegas Region

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Joins National School-Based Dental Health Program Network to Serve Children in Critical Need of Dental Care

Las Vegas, January 15, 2016 — Oral Health America (OHA) is pleased to welcome Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas (RMHC), Inc., Nevada Health Centers, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM) and Future Smiles to the Smiles Across America® (SAA) network. The partnership will afford the Vegas-based programs expansion of oral health prevention services to underinsured school-aged children and boost dental literacy.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 9:00am to 12pm at RMHC of Greater Las Vegas, 2323 Potosi Street, the partners will come together to celebrate with a short program, meet and greet with Ronald McDonald and an interactive brush-a-thon featuring Las Vegas students learning the importance of brushing their teeth. The presentation will begin at 9:30 am with a few words from our keynote speaker, Terri Jamison, VP of Community Development at United Way of Southern Nevada and will be attended by some community leaders.

“Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas (RMHC), Inc., Nevada Health Centers, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM) and Future Smiles are committed to reaching hundreds of under-served children throughout Las Vegas and rural Nevada, many of whom do not have access to any oral health care. We are honored to welcome these worthy collaborative programs to the SAA network by helping them expand to capacity and positively impact even more children,” said OHA President and CEO Beth Truett.


Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Holds Kickin’ It For Cartwheel Kickball Tournament To Benefit Camp Cartwheel Summer Camp

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NCCF invites participants to compete in tournament with all funds raised to send critically ill children to Camp Cartwheel this summer

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 12, 2016) — Kickin’ it for Cartwheel, a kickball tournament hosted by the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Arroyo Grande Sports Complex at 298 N. Arroyo Grande Boulevard in Henderson, Nevada. A newly-launched event for 2016, all proceeds will benefit Camp Cartwheel, a supervised and overnight camp experience for children diagnosed with cancer or other life- threatening illnesses. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Camp Cartwheel.

Groups, companies and individuals, ages 15 and above, are invited to register a team (by Feb. 15) and compete in the kickball tournament. Teams must consist of a minimum of 10 people ($250 team registration fee) and a maximum of 12 people ($300 team registration fee) with an equal number of men and women team members. Each participant who registers will receive a Kickin’ it for Cartwheel t-shirt. Awards will be given for first, second and third place performing teams in the tournament with a special award for the most creative team uniform. Recognizing that people most often search online for charitable and volunteer opportunities, the foundation will leverage its Facebook  and YouTube social media sites to promote the event.

For more information and to register a team for Kickin’ it for Cartwheel, please call the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit

About Camp Cartwheel:

Camp Cartwheel includes four fun-filled days of swimming, scuba diving, arts and crafts, canoeing, outdoor games, and more. The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s staff and volunteers provide more than 200 campers, ages five through 17, the chance to form positive peer relationships, develop greater independence and self-esteem, and have the opportunity to feel like a healthy child. More than 150 camp staff and volunteers help children overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles posed by childhood disease. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Camp Cartwheel.

About the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation:

Celebrating its 23rd anniversary of servicing the community, the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers more than 45 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, hemophilia, renal disorders and other immunologic diseases as well as to adults touched by cancer. Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or visit for pediatric services and for services for adults touched by cancer.

Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Pet Therapy Program Kicks Off ‘5th Annual Winter Dog Bed & Blanket Drive’ In Support Of Local Animal Shelters

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Nathan Adelson Hospice’s Pet Therapy Program today announced its 5th Annual Dog Bed & Blanket Drive in support of animals at local shelters. The Pet Therapy Program, which comprises 14 trained therapy dogs, continues to help keep animals warm this season as the colder weather permeates the Las Vegas valley.

From Jan. 4 through Feb. 28, 2016, all Nathan Adelson locations will serve as a drop-off point for new or gently used items including: dog beds; blankets; towels; wash cloths; linens; and unopened pet food. The addresses are: 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas; in the MountainView Medical Office Building, 3150 N. Tenaya Way (near Cheyenne), Suite 350, Las Vegas; 2270 E. Commercial Rd., Suite A/B in Pahrump; and 1201 Nevada State Drive in Henderson.

According to Lisa Browder, manager of the Complementary Therapies Program for Nathan Adelson Hospice, more than 5,258 items were donated to local shelters over the last four winter seasons thanks to the generous collections received by community members.

“Since the majority of the pets in our Pet Therapy program are shelter animals, we love to support homeless animals and the shelters that take care of them, especially as the weather turns chilly,” Browder said. “We always strive to help the animals living in shelters.”

The Pet Therapy Program is under the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program, which was created in 1999 as a means by which the hospice could provide a greater range of valuable therapies to patients. Patients and loved ones are able to request various therapies and techniques, such as pet therapy, reiki, reflexology, massage, and aromatherapy, to help ease discomfort by providing a calming and soothing environment. The goal is to provide the most effective, innovative and compassionate care possible. The Pet Therapy Program’s innovative strategy is designed to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients and has been one of the most successful therapies implemented thus far. It has been shown that spending time with a friendly animal can lift depression, lower blood pressure and respiratory rates, and bring comfort.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in providing hospice care and palliative medicine for more than 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.

The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit