HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals in Nevada to Unveil New Names and Brand

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HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals Becomes Encompass Health on October 1

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Las Vegas, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson and HealthSouth Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital will unveil their new names and brand as part of their Company’s name change and rebranding initiative. Beginning Oct. 1, the inpatient rehabilitation hospitals will be known respectively as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Las Vegas, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Desert Canyon. They will continue to provide the same high-quality, post-acute care for patients overcoming a variety of major illnesses and injuries.

“Our new Encompass Health brand reflects more than the change of our name. It reinforces our commitment to working together to continuously improve the care we provide our patients,” said Michael Ward, CEO of Encompass Health Las Vegas. “With a focus on clinical collaboration and strengthening relationships, we will continue to play an important role in making a difference in the lives of our patients.”

“I’m incredibly proud of how dedicated our staff is in serving our community, and we’ve built a reputation for delivering high-quality care and exceptional patient experiences,” said Sam Billig, CEO of Encompass Health Henderson. “We have consistently exceeded all benchmarks in patient satisfaction and have been highly effective in clinical outcomes. This rebrand is simply a way to emphasize our commitment to our patients and community.”

“We could not be more excited for this rebrand, and the opportunities it provides us in highlighting the successes of our hospital and the bright future ahead of us,” said Peggy Nelson, CEO of Encompass Health Desert Canyon. “The Encompass Health brand represents everything that we love about our hospital, and we are honing in on our mission of helping patients by providing the best possible care.”

Birmingham, Alabama-based HealthSouth Corporation launched its new name and brand on Jan. 1, 2018 and will be transitioning its 129 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and 272 home health and hospice locations serving 36 states and Puerto Rico through 2019. All of the Company’s post-acute care service locations in Nevada will migrate to the Encompass Health name and branding on Oct. 1 to follow suit with the Company’s name change.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Las Vegas
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Las Vegas is a 79-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation. Serving patients throughout the Las Vegas Valley, the hospital is located at 1250 S. Valley View Blvd. and on the Web at

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson is a 90-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Henderson and Las Vegas, the hospital is located at 10301 Jeffreys St, Henderson, Nevada 89052 and on the Web at

About HealthSouth Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital
HealthSouth Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital is a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout greater Las Vegas, the hospital is located at 9175 West Oquendo Road and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 129 hospitals and 272 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Roseman Event On How Plants Boost Immune Systems

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The Power of the Plant (No, not that plant): Immune Boosting Supplements

Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Roseman University Summerlin Campus
One Breakthrough Way
Las Vegas, NV 89135

(Light dinner provided)

Presented by Dr. Manas Mandal
Supplements seem to be growing in popularity, but unregulated by the FDA, many continue to feel uncertain of their claims. This flu season, supplements were heavily marketed, think Zicam and Oscillococcinum among others. What is the efficacy of these supplements? Increasingly, consumers are reading about the benefits of various supplements like curcumin and fish oil to address a host of healthcare ailments, like inflammation, cholesterol, mood, immune and metabolic function. Who produces these supplements? Which are worth considering? What kinds of research exists to validate their claims? What risks exist in taking them? Dr. Manas Mandal, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Researcher, will walk us through the divergence of over the counter and prescription medications, and supplements, and attempt to answer some of the difficult questions that exist.

Register Now.

3rd Annual Future of Nursing in Nevada on October 6

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This year’s event theme is “NevadaNursesStrong”

The Nevada Action Coalition (NAC) remains the driving force for transforming healthcare through nursing in our state. Recognizing that important work is currently being done, and the goal of long-term sustainable change, the NAC continues to lead the way to improve the health of Nevadans.

To support NAC’s important work and to honor nurses in Nevada, the 3rd Annual Future of Nursing in Nevada black-tie event will be hosted on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino.     This year’s event theme is “NevadaNursesStrong”. Doors will open at 5pm and Registration will begin at 5:30pm. Cocktails and Silent Auction will be from 5:30pm – 7pm. Dinner will be served at 7:15pm and the program will be underway by 8pm.

Synopsis of the event:

  • Any nurse (RN/LPN) can be nominated (see attached Nomination Form – Part 1)
  • We award in eighteen (18) Future of Nevada Nurses
  • Nurses on Boards, Nevada Nurses Strong Responders and Professional Progression Accomplishments will be
  • Individuals will be notified that they have been nominated, a congratulatory email is sent to them along with information on how to complete the process and details of the
  • The Nominator or the Nominee then submits a Nomination Questionnaire – Part 2 for judging, which is done by a committee of nursing
  • Forms can be uploaded by following directions on this page
  • Winners will be announced the evening of the event

All funds raised from “Future of Nursing Awards Celebration” will support both nursing scholarships and the work of the Nevada Action Coalition.

We trust that you will honor a nurse with your sponsorship; promote this event throughout your organization and consider appointing a liaison to attend the planning committee monthly meetings. A member is available to visit your facility and provide a quick presentation.

To nominate someone for award consideration, click here, to get started.

If you have any questions, concerns or need additional information, please email:

Nevada Health Care Forum Addressing Changing Impact of Health Care

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Changing Impact of Health Care Discussion Slated for Forum in Las Vegas on October 9

The Nevada Health Care Forum (NVHCF), the largest gathering of health care professionals in the state, will host its 11th annual forum to address the changes affecting the nation’s health care systems. Hosting many of the industry’s leading health care executives, in addition to state and federal officials, this year’s forum will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Enclave event center in Las Vegas.

This year’s event will highlight and address the national impact of health care reform, and the evolution of changes in health care from health and wellness, enhancements in technology, consumer engagement, healthcare quality and implementation of significant health care policies and strategies. The one-day forum includes keynote speakers, panels, and discussions about relevant topics from a diverse range of industry experts.

NVHCF is proud to provide four new and exciting key presentations for attendees this year:

  • Halee Fischer-Wright, M.D., National President and CEO of MGMA, and author of Back to Balance: The Art, Science and Business of Medicine, will present a unique prescription for fixing America’s health care woes, based on her thirty years of experience as a physician and industry leader.
  • John Gorman, Founder & Executive Chair of The Gorman Health Group, will discuss the outlook for Medicare and Medicaid in Year 3 of the Trump
  • D. Kleinke, medical economist & author, will outline how organizations can avoid the pitfalls and seize the opportunities associated with the long overdue computerization of American medicine in his presentation: American Medicine 2.0 – the Revolution will be computerized.
  • Kevin Riddleberger, MBA, MS, PA-C, will discuss personalized health care beyond the traditional brick and mortar.

Key panels and discussions at this year’s forum include:

  • Industry leader’s view of the “National State of Health Care ”
  • Health care issues impacting the “State of Nevada ”
  • Disaster Preparedness: the role in disaster preparedness and response efforts for natural or man-made disasters, pandemic outbreaks or terrorist attacks
  • Technology: major IT implementation and its impact on clinical outcomes
  • Personnel: leadership and employer trends in health care

Each year, hundreds of Nevada’s health care leaders gather at the Nevada Health Care Forum to attend panels and discussions about relevant industry topics from prestigious speakers. Attendees span a wide variety of interests and professions related to the health care industry, including providers, employer group and health plan/insurance executives, government officials, students, members of the media and consumers. More than 350 people attended the forum last year. Past speakers have included governors, U.S. senators and representatives, executives of prominent health care companies and policy leaders.

“The Nevada Health Care Forum provides a valuable opportunity to learn more about our health care issues from some of the most respected industry experts our nation has to offer,” said Todd Lefkowitz, member of the Nevada Health Care Forum steering committee. “This year’s forum promises to be exciting and thought-provoking as the pace of our health care services, systems and patient care continues to accelerate. Anyone invested in the future of health care in Nevada and beyond is encouraged to attend and gain important insights from a wide range of knowledgeable speakers.”

The public is invited to attend the 11th Annual Nevada Health Care Forum. For registration information and prices, visit the event website.

For more information, please follow the Nevada Health Care Forum on its Facebook page or follow its Twitter account, @NVHealthForum.

About the Nevada Health Care Forum

The Annual Nevada Health Care Forum brings together Nevada’s health care leaders covering a broad section of the industry, including providers and provider executives (physicians, nurses, allied health providers); hospital, post-acute care facility and ancillary care provider executives, academia, employer group and health plan/insurance executives, government officials, students, media and consumers of health care. Past speakers include governors, U.S. Senators and Representatives, CEOs of large hospitals, medical groups and other health care companies, professional health care industry executives, policy leaders and more.

The Forum’s Host and Affiliate Organizations include The Nevada Chapters of the American College of health care Executives (ACHE), health care Financial Management Association (HFMA), health care Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Nevada Medical Group Management Association (NVMGMA), in conjunction with the Clark County Medical Society, Case Management Association of Las Vegas, Las Vegas HEALS, Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Nevada Health Information Management Association, Nevada Nurses Association, Nevada State Board of Nursing, Nevada Organization of Nurse Leaders, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and Washoe County Medical Society.

The public is invited to attend. Registration is now open. For registration information and prices, visit the event website.

Roseman Hosts American Cancer Society Research Symposium

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Overview of American Cancer Society Funding Best Practices

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 | 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Roseman University of Health Sciences
Summerlin Campus
One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89147

Michael Melner, PhD, Director of the Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry of Cancer program in the Extramural Grants department at the American Cancer Society, will present an overview of ACS funding opportunities, processes, and best practices in securing American Cancer Society funding.

We will also hear from Thomas Graeber, PhD, Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, and Director, UCLA Metabolomics Center. Dr. Graeber will speak about his work as a cancer researcher and the outlook for basic science and personalized medicine guiding future therapeutic advances. He will share his perspective on the methods and infrastructure required to execute top quality research and explore ways we can build Nevada’s cancer research community.

Following the presentation, local research projects will be displayed at an informal networking reception.

Please contact Denise Keegan at for an application to display your research board. Space may be limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


11 a.m. – Registration and welcome reception with light snacks
Noon – Opening Comments by Renee Coffman PhD, RPh
12:30-3:30 p.m. – Presentations by Dr. Michael Melner and Dr. Thomas Graeber
4-5 p.m. – Research showcase and reception

To attend, please RSVP to Dr. Coffman at

Michael Melner, PhD
Michael Melner, PhD, has served as Director of the Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry of Cancer program in the Extramural Grants department of the American Cancer Society since 2006. Dr. Melner is responsible for three Peer Review Committees: DNA Mechanisms of Cancer, RNA Mechanisms in Cancer, and Tumor Biochemistry and Endocrinology. His research interests have been primarily in reproductive endocrinology, examining signal transduction and the molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation.

Dr. Melner received his PhD in endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1980 and served as a National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University for three years. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine from 1983-1987, an Associate Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University and the Oregon National Primate Center from 1987-1993,and then a Professor at Vanderbilt University from 1993-2006.

Dr. Melner has published 75 papers in scientific journals and served as an editor for the journal Endocrinology for five years and an associate editor for the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology for two years. He has also served on Peer Review Committees for the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. At the American Cancer Society, Dr. Melner also serves as liaison between the research department and the California and New England Divisions. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing on the bullet-hard sandstone of the Southeast.

Thomas Graeber, PhD
Thomas Graeber, PhD, is Director, UCLA Metabolomics Center, and Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology. Dr. Graeber received his B.S. in Physics from UCLA and his PhD in Physics/Cancer Biology from Stanford University, where he studied the role of p53 in hypoxia-induced apoptosis. He did postdoctoral fellowships in signal transduction and in bioinformatics and proteomics, investigating oncogenic autocrine and kinase signaling. He is a member of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, a Research Fellow in Computational Molecular Biology for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and an American Cancer Society Research Scholar.

Dr. Graeber takes an interdisciplinary “systems biology” approach that merges biology, chemistry, mathematics and computation/bioinformatics to understand how cancer cells communicate with their environments, process nutrients, and evade therapies. The ultimate goal of this work is to identify new ways to diagnose and treat cancer on a cellular, patient-specific level.

With numerous publications, Dr. Graeber’s work is funded not only by the American Cancer Society, but also W.M. Keck Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the UCLA Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Prostate Cancer, a Metabolism Theme Award from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, including support from the Hal Gaba Director’s Fund for Cancer Stem Cell Research. He also received the American Cancer Society’s Giants of Science Passion Award in 2017.

HEALS Partners with Blue Heron For Healthcare Happy Hour on September 13

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Luxury Marquis Seven Hills Home Hosts September’s Healthcare Happy Hour

Event registration is complimentary for all Las Vegas HEALS members

Las Vegas HEALS and Blue Heron, a Southern Nevada-based design/build firm, have partnered up for the next Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour at Marquis Seven Hills, a notable, innovative Blue Heron development in Seven Hills. Guests can enjoy cuisine and cocktails while also touring the extraordinary custom home, designed by the award-winning Blue Heron design/build team.

The event will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at 1320 Villa Barolo Ave. in Henderson. Event registration is complimentary for all Las Vegas HEALS members by emailing their RSVP to or calling 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.

“Our show homes are the perfect place for top notch events, such as these Healthcare Happy Hours,” said Blue Heron Founder Tyler Jones. “We’re happy to host this event to allow professionals to network in an amazing environment.”

Founded in 2004, Blue Heron is a design/build firm specializing in custom homes and boutique communities in Southern Nevada. It is the Las Vegas leader in implementing energy efficient technology and ultimate green building methods in all its homes. Blue Heron’s uncompromising commitment to quality and the originality of its designs has truly distinguished it among custom home builders in the Las Vegas Valley. Years of innovative experimentation with desert contemporary design concepts have resulted in the unmistakably unique Vegas Modern™ signature style now known synonymously with Blue Heron homes. Blue Heron Principal Tyler Jones oversees the firm, which employs several notable designers and architects. Under his leadership, Blue Heron has won numerous design awards and has achieved the “Platinum” LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and the “Emerald” certification by the National Green Building Standard.

“This next Healthcare Happy Hour at Marquis Seven Hills will be a real treat for Las Vegas HEALS members and other guests,” said Doug Geinzer, chief executive officer of Las Vegas HEALS. “This top-of-the-line luxury home will serve as a unique backdrop for members to mingle with fellow healthcare professionals.”

Register now.

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 healthcare community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.


Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Finalist for LVGEA Innovation Award

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Region’s Leading Cancer Treatment Center Finalist for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s Innovation Award

Comprehensive Cancer Centers (Comprehensive) is one of three finalists for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s (LVGEA) Innovation Award. According to the LVGEA, the Innovation Award recognizes businesses or community organizations “whose groundbreaking achievements in product and service development, technology and infrastructure, research and development, or public policy have significantly impacted the economy of the greater Las Vegas area.”

Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, is being recognized for its diverse lines of service, locally and globally renowned physicians, advanced research capabilities and its ability to open and enroll patients on clinical trials quickly – and in some cases the first cancer center to open a trial in the country or the world. In terms of its impact on the local economy, Comprehensive employs 571 Southern Nevadans. Today the team boasts more than 50 medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast surgeons, pulmonologists and advanced practice providers. 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. In 2017, more than 2,200 patients traveled to Las Vegas from out-of-state for treatment at Comprehensive for its various treatment options and advanced research capabilities.

As one of three finalists, Comprehensive Cancer Centers will be honored at LVGEA’s 2018 Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Mariposa Ballroom inside the Aria Resort & Casino, alongside fellow companies and individuals helping further community and economic growth in Southern Nevada.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Comprehensive Cancer Centers is an award-winning multi-specialty 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.


Roseman University College of Nursing Awarded $2.8 million Grant

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Funds Set to Boost Primary Care Nursing Workforce in the Region

Roseman University of Health Sciences

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) division of Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) has awarded $2.8 million to Roseman University’s College of Nursing to recruit and train undergraduate nursing students and current Registered Nurses to practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care settings. 

Roseman’s College of Nursing will implement a Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) training program in order to achieve a sustainable primary care nursing workforce equipped with the competencies necessary to address pressing national public health issues; even the distribution of the nursing workforce; improve access to care; and improve population health outcomes. 

The training programs will be implemented at both the Roseman University Nevada and Utah campuses and the surrounding communities within rural and underserved areas thereby supporting the initiatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2020.

Undergraduate nursing students will be provided with in-depth information and knowledge concerning community-based primary care initiatives; chronic disease prevention strategies; healthcare needs of vulnerable and underserved populations; rural healthcare; mental health and substance abuse conditions; childhood obesity; and the need for inter-professional healthcare collaboration. 

According to Dr. Jené Hurlbut, Roseman College of Nursing professor serving as project director and principal investigator, students identified as RNPC undergraduate students will receive clinical training within the fundamentals of nursing and community mental health nursing blocks. The training will occur at facilities that are located in areas that are designated medically underserved with a focus on primary care. Additionally, RNPC students will have an opportunity to complete their practicum in an underserved primary care setting.

The Roseman College of Nursing has clinical affiliations with William Bee Ririe Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic in Ely, Nevada, Tsehootsooi Medical Center in Fort Defiance, Arizona, and a partnership with the Utah Center for Rural Health who will facilitate clinical experiences in rural areas of Utah, yielding graduates ready to practice in community-based primary care teams that impact rural and underserved populations. It is anticipated that additional clinical affiliation agreements will be added in both Nevada and Utah to further support the increase in RNPC students in coming years.

Hurlbut says, Roseman College of Nursing will collaborate with county health departments and other health organizations that support inter-professional team competencies to be able to offer a robust array of training for practicing RNs. These professional development trainings will address primary care competencies, leadership training, healthcare needs of rural and underserved populations, chronic disease prevention, and various mental health topics. 

“The provision of healthcare is changing from an exclusive acute care focus, to one that encompasses a community and primary care context.  Nursing education needs to reflect these trends and prepare graduates to meet the future demands of healthcare, including those of underserved and rural populations,” said Hurlbut. “It is exciting that the HRSA grant will allow us to create a sustainable model that can be shared with other nursing education programs.” 

7th Annual ‘Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards’ Honorees Announced

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Las Vegas HEALS to Honor Exceptional Group of Healthcare Professionals at 7th Annual ‘Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards’

Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership of Southern Nevada), a nonprofit membership-based healthcare association, has announced its illustrious group of honorees as part of the 7th Annual “Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards.”

Inspired by the pioneer exploits of Dr. Royce W. Martin, Las Vegas’ first chief surgeon, circa 1905, the awards ceremony will recognize the following selection of healthcare leaders who have set a higher standard for the healthcare community in Southern Nevada:

Lindsay T. Hansen, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine – Summerlin Hospital
Medical Director – El Jen Convalescent Hospital & Plaza Regency

Deborah A. Kuhls, MD, FACS
Professor, Trauma & Critical Care – UNLV School of Medicine
Medical Director, Trauma Intensive Care Unit – UMC

Eddy H. Luh, MD, FACS
Partner/Vascular Surgeon – Las Vegas Surgical Associates
Chief of Surgery – Valley Hospital

David Marlon, MBA, MS, LADC, CAD
Vice President – American Addiction Centers
Founder/President – Solutions Recovery, Inc.

Rupesh J. Parikh, MD
Medical Oncologist, Practice President – Comprehensive Cancer Centers
Chief of Staff, Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospitals

Mark Winkler, MD
Partner/Radiologist – Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging
Director, Medical Advisory Board, Cannon Medical Systems


Past recipients have included the following healthcare leaders: Dr. Joseph Adashek, Dr. Chowdhury Ahsan, Dr. Mary Ann Allison, Dr. Howard Baron, The Honorable Shelley Berkley, Dr. Charles Bernick, Dr. Joel Bower, Dr. Dale Carrison, Dr. Jim Christensen, Dr. Michael Ciccolo, Mr. Bob Cooper, Dr. Michael Crovetti, Dr. Jeff Cummings, Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan, Dr. Mitchell Forman, Dr. Oscar Goodman, Jr., Dr. Joe Hardy, Dr. Don Havins, Dr. Florence Jameson, Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin, Dr. Edwin Kingsley, Dr. J.D. McCourt, Dr. Russ Nevins, Dr. Ben Rodriguez, Dr. Anashu Shah, Dr. David Steinberg, Dr. Steven Thomas, Dr. Nick Vogelzang, Dr. Troy Watson, Dr. Dyland Wint, and Dr. Carolyn Yucha.

“This year’s Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Award recipients embody the highest standards of integrity and quality healthcare,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS. “These individuals have raised the bar by making our community better every day. We are thrilled to be honoring them this year as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Las Vegas HEALS.”

The 7th annual gala will take place from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The event promises to once again be an amazing night highlighting some of Southern Nevada’s innovative healthcare leaders. Individuals interested in attending or sponsoring the event should contact Las Vegas HEALS at 702-952-2477 or visit the Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards page. Additionally, event sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available.

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 healthcare community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.

Hometown Health Partners with P3 to Expand Medicare Coverage

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Hometown Health’s Senior Care Plus Medicare Advantage Plan expanding into Clark & Nye Counties by Partnering with P3 Health Partners

Hometown Health and P3 Healthcare Partners Team Up to Help Seniors.

Senior Care Plus, the Medicare Advantage plan from Hometown Health, is teaming up with P3 Health Partners to bring its 4.5-star rated Medicare Advantage plan to Medicare eligible residents of Clark and Nye counties. This announcement means Clark and Nye county Medicare recipients will have new health care choices beginning January 1, 2019 and can select Senior Care Plus as their Medicare Advantage plan during the upcoming annual enrollment period, October 15 – December 7, 2018.

“The relationship between Senior Care Plus and P3 Health Partners will focus on the provider and patient experience and healthcare outcomes through high-value care and benefits,” said Ty Windfeldt, Hometown Health CEO & Renown Health Senior Vice President. “P3’s community of experienced providers deliver excellent patient care at their physician-led clinics where they specialize in helping southern Nevada’s seniors remain healthy and active.”

P3’s team-based approach ensures the clinician and patient are supported before, during, and after visits with a comprehensive team of care managers, dietitians, behavior health specialists, and more.

In 2018, Hometown Health’s Senior Care Plus Medicare Advantage plan earned a 4.5-star rating (out of five) making it the highest rated Medicare Advantage plan in Nevada. Senior Care Plus will announce their 2019 Medicare Advantage plan offerings for Clark and Nye counties later this year. New Senior Care Plus members can expect competitive benefit options, exceptional customer service, and experienced care management. The launch of Senior Care Plus is the latest in Hometown Health’s expansion into southern Nevada. The company offers a variety of Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health insurance plans with access to a wide range of health care providers.

About Senior Care Plus & Hometown Health
Senior Care Plus is the most popular Medicare Advantage plan in northern Nevada. Senior Care Plus is offered by Reno-based Hometown Health, Nevada’s largest not-for-profit health insurance company and the insurance arm of Renown Health. Originally named Hospital Health Plan, Hometown Health was founded in 1988 and has grown to more than 160,000 members. The Hometown Health name reflects the organization’s commitment to the communities in which it operates and its involvement in what matters most, the people it serves. To learn more about Senior Care Plus visit and to learn more about Hometown Health, please visit

About P3 Health Partners
P3 Health Partners is a population health management company, aligning clinical outcomes, care experience and economic incentives for patients, providers, and payors. Its unique program structure ensures coordination with internal and external stakeholders to produce efficient care that meets the needs of the population through their care management model. It strives to help each patient reach the optimum wellness and functional capability by receiving the right service, at the right time and in the right location through a multi-disciplinary team. For more information, visit