Las Vegas HEALS Partners with Touro University for May Healthcare Happy Hour

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May 16 Event Registration Free for Las Vegas HEALS Members

Las Vegas HEALS and Touro University have partnered up for the next Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour. Touro University will welcome guests into its new Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation and the Chantal and Stephen J. Cloobeck Regional Center for Disaster Life Support. These two state-of-the-art centers will have a profound impact on health care education and the community by providing opportunities for interdisciplinary, team-based, hyper-realistic training for health care providers and first responders.

The next Healthcare Happy Hour will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at 874 American Pacific Drive in Henderson. This networking event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and remarks by Doug Geinzer of Las Vegas HEALS and Shelley Berkley of Touro University Nevada. Event registration is free for all Las Vegas HEALS members by emailing their RSVP to Admin@LasVegasHEALS.org or call 702.952.2477. Non-members who are interested in attending the Healthcare Happy Hour event for the first time may also register for free as a guest.

“Touro is delighted to showcase our two new regional Centers at this month’s Healthcare Happy Hour, said Shelley Berkley, chief executive officer and senior provost of Touro University. These Centers demonstrate Touro’s dedication to providing our students with the knowledge and proficiency needed to be successful. The Centers also will be a resource for health care providers, first responders, and others in the community who can utilize these environments for training.”

The Michael Tang Center incorporates simulated technology to enhance the education for students from Touro’s medical school and other health care programs. The Center features anatomage tables, sim-men, surgical cut suits, ultrasound machines, and heart and lung simulators. Healthcare Happy Hour attendees will be able to experience this technology first hand. The Cloobeck Center, which will become Southern Nevada’s only National Disaster Life Support Foundation-certified facility, will offer cutting-edge training and disaster management courses for health care providers and first responders. Training in the Cloobeck Center will feature classroom instruction, table top exercises, and mass casualty disaster simulated scenario-based training, which will be showcased at Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour.

“This event will be a very special one, as Touro University will be showcasing its two new state-of-the-art disaster life support centers,” said Doug Geinzer, chief executive officer of Las Vegas HEALS. “It is Las Vegas HEALS’ goal for our state to be a globally recognized destination in the medical tourism industry, and every time we open another top-of-the-line medical entity to the state, it brings us one step closer to achieving that goal.”

Inside Medicine

Touro’s Shelley Berkley was recently a guest with Doug on Inside Medicine, where she discussed community involvement. Watch the video:

Roseman Medical Group Opens First Practice Site in Spring Valley

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Practice Includes New ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic to Serve Southern Nevada

Roseman Medical Group, the medical practice of Roseman University College of Medicine, has opened its first location, adjacent to Spring Valley Hospital at 5380 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite 120 in Las Vegas.

Roseman University’s New Location in Spring Valley.

The practice is currently offering neurology services led by David Ginsburg, MD. Dr. Ginsburg and his medical team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system and neuromuscular disorders. With Dr. Ginsburg serving as medical director, the practice also houses southern Nevada’s second clinic serving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The Roseman University ALS Clinic at Roseman Medical Group will provide evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life.

Dr. Mark Penn, Founding Dean of the College of Medicine explained, “Long-term plans for the Roseman Medical Group practice include expansion into primary care and a variety of medical specialties staffed by College of Medicine faculty physicians and other healthcare professionals.”

Roseman Medical Group Staff.

“We are delighted to have Dr. David Ginsburg as Roseman Medical Group’s first practicing physician and as a professor on our faculty,” said Dr. Bruce Morgenstern, Roseman University College of Medicine vice dean for academic and clinical affairs. “Practicing in southern Nevada since 1994, he brings with him remarkable history of exceptional patient care and clinical research in neurology, with emphasis in neuromuscular diseases like ALS.”

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. Although there is currently no cure and no life-prolonging treatments for the disease, a recently FDA-approved medication has been demonstrated to slow the decline of various physical activities.

“We are very excited to have a second clinic in Las Vegas,” said April Mastroluca, executive director of the ALS Association Nevada Chapter. “Southern Nevada ALS patients and families will now have another option for ALS care in Las Vegas. We are grateful to Dr. Ginsburg, Roseman University and our clinic team for making this possible.”

Roseman’s Dr. David Ginsburg, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine.

Mastroluca adds, research has shown that multidisciplinary care, or, the practice of having physicians and other healthcare professionals collaborate to provide the most comprehensive treatment plan for patients, helps people with ALS have better quality of life—and actually prolongs life in most cases. The ALS Association Nevada Chapter has a long history supporting multidisciplinary care in Nevada as well as offering monthly support groups, an equipment loan closet, and respite care grants for caregivers of ALS patients.

“Our ALS Clinic is aligned to meet needs of patients and their families by providing all services in one convenient location at one time rather than having them travel to multiple locations at different times,” said Ginsburg.

Ginsburg received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1988. Later, he completed his residency in neurology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and a subsequent fellowship in clinical neurophysiology. This provided him with an extensive background in neurodiagnostic testing with Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Electromyography (EMG), and exposure to a large number of patients with neuromuscular disease. This training eventually led to him to lead local multidisciplinary clinics for the Muscular Dystrophy Associationœ and ALS.

About Roseman Medical Group
Founded in 2017, Roseman Medical Group is the medical practice of Roseman University College of Medicine. At Roseman Medical Group and the College of Medicine, PATIENTS are at the center of its VALUES and are the reason we strive for excellence in providing patient-centered care, conducting research and educating the next generation of physicians. For information, visit their website.

About The ALS Association Nevada Chapter
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people living with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified and recognized treatment centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit their website.

DispatchHealth Provides On-Demand Urgent Care in Las Vegas

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Mobile Urgent Care Service Now Treating Patients in Southern Nevada

DispathHealth is a new and innovative provider of on-demand mobile urgent care services in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unlike traditional urgent care or emergency room visits, their medical team brings treatment right to the privacy and comfort of a person’s home, work place or senior living community.

This service is convenient, affordable and personal and can be easily requested by phone at 702-848-4443, or through its website or via a free mobile app. Once a request has been triaged and validated as appropriate, patients will be given an estimated time of arrival. The DispatchHealth medical team is then dispatched to the person’s home and will arrive in approximately 60 – 90 minutes.

The medical team consists of an emergency medical technician (EMT) and an ED-trained and board-certified nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) with continual virtual support from an emergency room physician. DispatchHealth’s skilled and experienced providers arrive with the tools necessary to provide advanced medical care and are supported by modern technological infrastructure to ensure quality outcomes.

The DispatchHealth medical team will arrive on scene with the tools and equipment required to treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses, including the flu, upper respiratory conditions, dehydration, urinary tract infections, nebulizer treatment for COPD, bronchitis, sinus infections, strep throat, sewing up a laceration or skin tear, packing a nose bleed, treating nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, removing foreign objects (from ears and nose), pink eye, stabilizing a sprained ankle, doing basic blood work on-site, treating headaches/migraines, administering IV fluids, medications, antibiotics and much more.

The concept for DispatchHealth was created in 2013 by an Emergency Room doctor in Denver, Colorado in an attempt to reduce the number of persons utilizing the Emergency Room for non-life threatening health issues that could be treated outside of the hospital setting.

“Our care model has proven acute care can be delivered safely in the convenience of the patient’s home or location of need,” stated DispatchHealth Co-Founder and CEO Mark Prather, MD, MBA. “Whether caring for an elderly parent, an injured or ill child, or facing an acute illness or injury themselves, consumers have a new option to address on-demand healthcare needs without the expense, inconvenience and time so often associated with urgent and emergency care facilities.”

DISPATCHHEALTH’S CUSTOMERS

DispatchHealth’s unique, care delivery model and clinical capabilities allows them to treat the entire family from young children to teens, adults and seniors.  For busy parents with kids, working adults with hectic schedules to seniors in senior living communities, the services offer a convenient and affordable option – in essence, bringing back the house call.

DispatchHealth has contracted with major health care insurance providers in Las Vegas (including Medicare and Medicaid). After a treatment is completed, DispatchHealth will bill insurance directly. There may be a co-pay (urgent care) required depending on insurance. The co-pay would be collected after DispatchHealth has been paid by the insurance company. The service has an affordable self-pay rate for those individuals without health care coverage, are out of network coverage or have a high deductible plan. Health savings plans are also accepted for payment of services.

DispatchHealth focuses much of their attention on serving the senior community – as they often have fewer options and more difficulties accessing urgent care. They may also have limited transportation options and mobility challenges making it difficult to leave home. Having an option besides calling 911 is critical. Going to the emergency room for non-life threatening situations is not only costly, but can be very disruptive and disorienting. DispatchHealth believes their mobile urgent care solution is taking tremendous steps towards higher quality healthcare delivery, lowering costs and increasing patient satisfaction.

WHAT SETS DISPATCHHEALTH APART

The option of having affordable, personalized care in the home setting is a welcome and much needed addition to the care continuum. Individuals tend to be more relaxed, share more information about their health issues and have better outcomes when treated in their home.

Other advantages include not being exposed to others with serious health issues in an urgent or emergency waiting room setting; having the DispatchHealth medical team able to administer a first dose of medication, as well as write orders for prescriptions during the home visit; and having a medical team completely focused on the patient’s health needs. The average home visit is 45 minutes.

DispatchHealth’s goal is not to replace primary care physicians or home health provider, but support their efforts, when needed, for specific urgent care needs of patients. The medical team leaves a copy of all treatment notes, tests results and prescriptions with the person being treated, and sends a copy to designated primary care physicians and other care providers as requested. DispatchHealth’s objective is to tuck everyone back with their care team when treatment is completed.

DISPATCHHEALTH LOCATIONS & NATIONAL EXPANSION

The original location and corporate office for DispatchHealth is located in Denver, Colorado. Besides Denver, the company has expanded to provide services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Richmond, Virginia and Phoenix, Arizona.

DispatchHealth started helping patients in Las Vegas on December 1, 2017.

DispatchHealth’s most recent opening, as of two week ago, is Houston, TX.  Future expansion includes opening in both Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas by early summer. Additional metropolitan locations are under consideration.

DISPATCHHEALTH BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

The DispatchHealth business motto is “The Right Care at the Right Time at the Right Place.” They believe righteous healthcare can be achieved through the power of technology, convenience and service. Their team works hard to create an integrated delivery solution that extends yet supports the capabilities of a person’s care team, and provides quality care to each individual seen while dramatically decreasing costs for both the consumer and the healthcare industry.

To request care in the Las Vegas Valley: call 702-848-4443.

DISPATCHHEALTHS LAS VEGAS TEAM

BJ Wright, Community Engagement Manager
bjwright@dispatchhealth.com
Direct: 612-242-1001

Bill Butcher, Market Director
bbutcher@dispatchhealth.com
Direct: 503-867-2302

DispatchHealth website

Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts Route 91 Remembrance on April 8

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Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Event Features Collin Raye & Butterfly Release

To honor those lost or affected by the tragic events of 1 October, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice organization, will host a free, commemorative butterfly release ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, highlighted by a special performance by country music legend, Collin Raye.

Raye, who had 16 number one hits and 24 top ten records, including “Love, Me,” will perform as 900 butterflies are released, representing the number of victims and families directly affected by the tragedy.

The event is presented by Nathan Adelson Hospice in conjunction with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, The City of Las Vegas and Get Outdoors Nevada, the Academy of Country Music’s® philanthropic arm ACM Lifting Lives® and Music City Cares Fund. The special tribute will feature a short, nondenominational ceremony with remarks by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

“As an organization that provides extensive grief and bereavement outreach in the community, we understand trauma and its impact on individuals and their loved ones,” said Carole Fisher, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “With help from a grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the generous support of The City of Las Vegas, Get Outdoors Nevada, the Lifting Lives arm of the Academy of Country Music and the Music City Cares Fund, we are able to continue the healing process of our community in a visible and meaningful way.”

“ACM Lifting Lives is proud to partner with Nathan Adelson Hospice in this special ceremony honoring the victims and families of the October tragedy,” said Pete Fisher, ACM CEO. “All of us at the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives truly believe in the powerful role music plays in healing lives, and now in our 15th year, feel a genuine and heartfelt connection to Las Vegas and its people.”

Not only does the special event bring together multiple partners to provide an inspirational and uplifting message to a still-healing Las Vegas, but to the many other communities devastated by the tragedy. Along with citizens and visitors from many states and countries, the country music community was shocked and wants to continue to help keep #vegasstrong.

The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, established shortly after the event, is located at 1015 S. Casino Center Boulevard. Free parking is available. Due to the sensitive nature of the butterflies, they will be released promptly at 2:30 pm.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care 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 for comprehensive end of life care. 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, please visit the Nathan Adelson Hospice website.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, visit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee website.

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit the ACM Lifting Lives website.

Desert Radiology Celebrates National Doctor’s Day On March 30

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Desert Radiology Applauds Southern Nevada Doctors Making a Difference

National Doctors Day is Friday, March 30, 2018

Part of what makes the Las Vegas medical community so special is the tireless dedication of our local doctors, nurses, and support staff to the health and well-being of our community as a whole. On the job, you put your patients first and provide world-class medical care that truly changes life. Outside of work, many of you lend a helping hand to the amazing local organizations who strive to offer invaluable services and resources to those who need it most. And we just want to say, thank you.

Desert Radiology says thank you for all that you do to make Southern Nevada a better place for all of us. It is our great honor to be part of such an outstanding local network of healthcare providers. We want you to know that we take our role within the community every bit as seriously as you do. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook to look at some of the inspiring projects and initiatives that our dedicated team has helped to tackle recently and get involved by using #WeAreDR

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

25 Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Physicians Make Top Doctors List

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25 Nevada Oncology Practice’s Physicians Recognized by Castle Connolly

For 2018, two Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada physicians were named to Castle Connolly’s prestigious “America’s Top Doctors” list and twenty-three physicians were named “Regional Top Doctors,” spanning the specialties of medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, pulmonary disease, and surgery. The list is billed as America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors.

Among the honorees, Wolfram Samlowski, MD, FACP and Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FASCO, FACP were named “America’s Top Doctors.”

Samlowski is a world-renown physician and research scientists who serves on the Developmental Therapeutics and Genitourinary Committees for US Oncology Research as well as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Samlowski has contributed to, and authored, more than 150 publications, peer reviews and abstracts.

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang is a globally recognized medical oncologist and cancer researcher who has authored/coauthored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts and has given hundreds of lectures and presentations to his peers worldwide. He has led research in Las Vegas for two recent FDA-approved prostate cancer treatments – Provenge and Xofigo – and has been featured in national and local media outlets in relation to his cancer research work including The New York Times, USA Today, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature and 60 Minutes.

Nominations for inclusion on the list can be made on both the regional and national level and all licensed physicians, MDs and DOs (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) are invited to participate. Through careful analysis of board certifications, scrutiny of medical education, training, professional achievements, malpractice and disciplinary history, among other qualifications, the Castle Connolly team received more than 100,000 nominations.

Comprehensive Cancers “Regional Top Doctors” include: Mary Ann K. Allison, MD, FACP; Michael J. Anderson, MD; Fadi Braiteh, MD; Andrew M. Cohen, MD; John (Jack) Collier, MD, FCCP, DABSM; Dan L. Curtis, MD; Khoi Dao, MD; Souzan El-Eid, MD, FACS; Farzaneh Farzin, MD; Oscar B. Goodman Jr., MD, PhD; Regan Holdridge, MD; Clark S. Jean, MD; Edwin Kingsley, MD; Raul Meoz, MD, FACR; Anthony V. Nguyen, MD; Rupesh J. Parikh, MD; H. Keshava Prasad, MD, FRCP, FRCPath; Hamidreza Sanatinia, MD; James Sanchez, MD; Michael T. Sinopoli, MD; Margaret Terhar, MD, FACS; George S. Tu, MD, FCCP, DABSM; and Brian Vicuna, MD.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is an award-winning multidisciplinary practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary services, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 35 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website, and follow the practice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

21st Century C.A.R.E. Event at Pinot’s Palette on May 17

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Paint, Sip and Make a Difference for Those With Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and 21st Century C.A.R.E. is having an event at Pinot’s Palette’s to raise funds to benefit local cancer patients

When: Thursday, May 17th 2018
Where: Pinot’s Palette – The District
2260 Village Walk Dr. Ste 104
(Located in The District at Green Valley Ranch)
Studio Phone: 702-910-4700
Time: Painting starts at 7:00 (2 hour painting)
Cost: $39.00 per person
RSVP: Seats may be limited. Reserve your easel today by following this link.

This 21st Century C.A.R.E. fundraiser in held in cooperation with Pinot’s Palette to raise awareness for cancer in general, particularly skin cancer. The gathered funds from the event will benefit local cancer patients to support them with financial assistance and to provide education to the public, patients and health care providers.

Sign up for a night of painting for a good cause and the chance to win great prices donated by our sponsors in an auction/raffle.

About 21st Century C.A.R.E.

21st Century C.A.R.E. is a not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to cancer patients. The organization provides patients financial assistance for incidental expenses related to active cancer treatments. This allows the patient to put their focus where it belongs – on beating the disease. One of our leading missions at 21st Century C.A.R.E is to help patients with many of the unexpected out-of-pocket costs encountered while undergoing cancer treatment. Our goal is to ease such negative factors by providing funding of expenses such as transportation, accommodations, medical supplies, and groceries. The application process is handled efficiently by our professional staff so patients receive the assistance they need without delay.
Therefore, cancer education is crucial to both health care providers and cancer patients so that both groups can be aware of the latest information related to cancer care.

We’re proud to have been awarded GuideStar’s highest level of recognition! GuideStar USA, Inc. is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations. It serves to verify that a recipient organization is established and that donated funds go where the donor intended for individuals looking to give.

Find more information about 21st Century C.A.R.E.

Marwan Sabbagh Las Vegas HEALS

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Names New Director

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MARWAN SABBAGH, M.D., NAMED NEW DIRECTOR of CLEVELAND CLINIC LOU RUVO CENTER for BRAIN HEALTH

Distinguished clinician, researcher and author brings more than 27 years of expertise in Alzheimer’s disease to lead one of the largest memory disorders group in the country

Marwan Sabbagh Las Vegas HEALS

Marwan Sabbagh. M.D.

Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., will join the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health as the new director, effective Monday, May 1. A leading Alzheimer’s disease investigator, Sabbagh brings more than 27 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Dr. Sabbagh succeeds Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., who has served as director of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health since 2010 and will hold the title of founding director as he transitions into a new, advisory role.

“In just eight years the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has become one of the largest and leading clinical trial sites in the country, while delivering unparalleled patient care. Finding a successor to Dr. Cummings was a monumental task and I am encouraged by Dr. Sabbagh’s enthusiasm, expertise and desire to continue the standard of excellence Cleveland Clinic is known for,” said Andre Machado, M.D., chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute. “I am confident that under Dr. Sabbagh’s leadership, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will continue to lead the path to discovery for the research and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.”

Dr. Sabbagh received his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in geriatric neurology and dementia under renowned Alzheimer’s disease experts, Leon Thal, M.D., and Robert Katzman, M.D., at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. In alignment with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s devotion to advancing clinical research, Sabbagh is an eminent clinician, researcher and author, having penned more than 300 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s disease and research as well as four books.

“Joining the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a dream come true for me and an opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of both patients and caregivers through driving conversation about these diseases and propelling critical research,” said Dr. Sabbagh. “There are few institutes that rival the scope of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s clinical trial program, and I truly believe that in this exceptional environment I can accomplish in one year what would have taken me 10 at another facility.”

As an emerging leader in research, with a focus in proactive brain health, Sabbagh was attracted to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health for the capacity of its clinical trials program, specifically citing its resources, reach and scale. As a world-renowned site for the most cutting-edge clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health conducts innovative research that explores new drugs, new biomarkers and new technologies. As director, Dr. Sabbagh will work closely with Dr. Cummings and the center’s staff to improve the lives of both patients and caregivers affected by brain diseases and pursue transitional research aimed at identifying new treatment options.

“In my time at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the way we think about Alzheimer’s disease has shifted from a focus on treatment to prevention, and I believe this shift requires a new perspective, which is why I am delighted to hand the reigns to Dr. Sabbagh,” said Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. “Dr. Sabbagh brings with him an exceptional pursuit of innovation in both patient care and clinical research, and I look forward to seeing the tremendous strides the center will make under his leadership.”

For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, visit their website.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic 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 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 10 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit their website, or follow them Twitter. News and resources available in their newsroom.

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. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.

Dr. Cummings Receiving his Inspired Excellence Award

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Celebrates 30 Years

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Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging celebrates a dream 30 years in the making

In 1988 Dr. Leon Steinberg, Dr. David Steinberg and Dr. Mark Winkler watched as the construction of the very first Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) building was finalized. As SDMI remembers the life of Dr. Leon Steinberg they look back at what has grown from his dreams. SDMI may have opened their doors 30 years ago, but Dr. Leon saw the potential of a dedicated outpatient radiology practice long before that. “My father often reminded us that it takes hard work and dedication, but he knew what SDMI could become and gave us the vision to build on” says Dr. David Steinberg.

Steinberg celebrates 30 years.

In 1958, Dr. Leon Steinberg came to Las Vegas to help Sunrise Hospital build the first radiology center in Southern Nevada. Through his experience in the hospital setting, he saw a need for a more patient-friendly option for medical imaging and aimed to build such a practice. Dr. David Haas was the first radiologist hired at SDMI and when asked to look back over the last 30 years he had this to say: “The first time I met Leon Steinberg he said to me ‘If the patient comes first everything else will fall in to place’. It was that vision that made me so pleased to come work with SDMI. Today SDMI is the patriarchal radiology practice in Southern Nevada where the staff and doctors are still focused on having the highest morals and ethical standards. SDMI provides an environment where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.”

The dreams of one man are now a city wide legacy stretching from the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District (LVMD) on the corner of Shadow Lane and the newly renamed Wellness Way to the Henderson Health Corridor, where more than 450 staff members and 30 radiologists care for over 1,000 patients everyday throughout the 8 Locations.

Being a patient centric practice is carried through the facilities from the design conception to the equipment installed to the employees that are hired. “SDMI is consistently the first to introduce new technology to Southern Nevada, every patient deserves the best imaging available and we work tirelessly to ensure they receive it.” Dr. Mark Winkler

The 30th anniversary includes expansion of the SDMI executive staff, recently promoted are, Michelle Nicholl, Chief Human Resources Officer, Devon Evanski, Chief Financial Officer, and Rachel Papka, Chief Health Informatics Officer. They joined the reigning chiefs, Operating Officer, Jerry Hartman, Information Officer, Don Shackley and Administrative Officer, Stacey Webb. Together the 5 continue SDMI’s strategic growth keeping patient care at the center. “At SDMI we continually analyze workflow, educate staff and work to increase our patient experience efforts to ensure we are growing in a way that honors the foundation on which we were built.” Stacey Webb, CAO

With Dr. David Steinberg at the helm and a leadership team so deeply rooted in Southern Nevada it is no wonder that SDMI has always been a true community partner and neighbor. This year continues their support of notable events like, Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink and CEO’s Against Cancer initiatives and most recently SDMI joined the American Lung Association as they celebrated 10 years of Scale the Strat with a team of 10 dedicated employees.

SDMI has no plans of slowing down in the years to come, you can continue to expect the same exceptional standards of patient care, top-notch equipment and community involvement from now until their next milestone anniversary and beyond.

About Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers:
In 1958, Dr. Leon Steinberg came to Las Vegas to help Sunrise Hospital build the first radiology center in Southern Nevada. Through his experience in the hospital setting, he saw a need for a more patient-friendly option for medical imaging and aimed to build such a practice with his son, Dr. David Steinberg, and Dr. Mark Winkler as his partners, Dr. Leon opened the first SDMI office in 1988. Their standards of excellence in patient care and technology have brought national and international recognition from the medical imaging and health care communities. Today, that commitment to deliver top-notch care wrapped around a positive patient experience has never been stronger. With more than 30 years under our belt, our number one priority in this family-owned business is to make sure that we treat every patient like a beloved member of our family.

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Nathan Adelson Hospice Acquiring Kindred Hospice

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Nathan Adelson Hospice Enters into Agreement to Acquire Kindred Hospice in Las Vegas

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kindred Hospice, an end-of-life health care organization in Southern Nevada, owned by Kindred Healthcare. Nathan Adelson Hospice and Kindred Hospice Care are finalizing the details of the transaction and expect the acquisition to close by March 1, 2018.

Nathan Adelson Hospice is the only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, and provides hospice and palliative care to more than 350 patients each day.

Acquisitions in the hospice industry are becoming more commonplace throughout the country. Healthcare systems recognize that hospice leaders, such as Nathan Adelson Hospice, have a unique delivery system.

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of Kindred Hospice,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher. “As the leader in end-of-life care in Southern Nevada for more than 40 years, Nathan Adelson Hospice continues to forge a path forward resulting in improved access for patients and their loved ones. We respect Kindred’s deep knowledge and passion for providing high quality patient care and share a commitment to ensuring a seamless transition for patients, families, employees and volunteers. This acquisition strengthens our position in the post-acute continuum and as the hospice of choice in Southern Nevada.”

Linn Billingsley, Vice President of Operations for Kindred said, “Throughout the years, Kindred Healthcare and Nathan Adelson Hospice have worked closely together.  Our mutual respect and confidence in one another allows for a seamless transition in the quality of care for our patients and families.”

Fisher said that Nathan Adelson Hospice will retain its long-established community identity and will continue to explore strategic relationships and partnerships that ensure sustainability.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care 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 for comprehensive end-of-life care. 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 www.nah.org.