SNHD Tuberculosis Investigation Update

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In December, the Southern Nevada Health District announced it was conducting a multi-site tuberculosis investigation in coordination with the Clark County School District. The investigation involves a person who had undiagnosed active TB disease and was at multiple school district campuses. Based on the Health District’s investigation, the patient had minimal close contact with people at most of the campuses where they were present. However, students and staff at Ruthe Deskin Elementary School were identified as having potential TB exposure. Notifications were conducted for all individuals identified as close contacts of the patient and screening and testing clinics were held.

To date, more than 550 students and staff members have been tested for TB infection. No additional active cases of TB disease have been reported. If an individual receives a positive screening test, they undergo further clinical evaluation to determine if they are not contagious (latent tuberculosis).

The Health District continues to emphasize that not everyone who may have been exposed will be infected and not everyone who is infected with TB has active disease. People who have latent tuberculosis infection have no signs or symptoms of the disease. They are not sick and cannot spread the disease to others.

The Southern Nevada Health District remains committed to conducting immediate and thorough investigations of all known active TB cases as they are reported, with the goal of identifying individuals at risk of exposure. The Health District offers treatment for those people who are exposed and found to have a TB infection to prevent the development of active TB disease and avoid future exposures to active TB cases in the community.

More information about TB is available on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/tb/default.htm. People who received notifications and have additional questions about the Health District investigation can call its Information Line at (702) 759-INFO (4636) or (866) 767-5038, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

A photo of Chance the mascot of the Golden Knights visiting cancer cancer patients.

Golden Golden Knights Characters Uplift Comprehensive Cancer Centers Patients

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Chance and The Golden Knight Spread Love on Valentine’s Day

A photo of Chance the mascot of the Golden Knights visiting cancer cancer patients.Cancer patients at Comprehensive Cancer Centers (Comprehensive) received pleasant surprises on Valentine’s Day, when the practice teamed up with the Vegas Golden Knights  to deliver heart-warming cheer in the form of “Battle Cards.”

A total of 120 cards, which were personally signed and submitted by Vegas Golden Knights fans at a game in November, were presented to Comprehensive patients by the VGK cast of characters as Valentine’s Day reminders of the love, strength and solidarity shared for everyone fighting cancer.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers
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 40 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 trials. The practice participates in more than 100 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 100 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website.

Innovation Circle’s Been Around the World and Now Coming to Las Vegas

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Previously run in Sydney, Singapore, Dubai, Stockholm, Washington DC, and New York, among other cities, the Innovation Circle will come to Las Vegas on March 21, 2024.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare and life sciences, innovation is not just a buzzword—it’s a necessity. The “Play Bold Innovation Circle Las Vegas” event is a unique opportunity for industry leaders and innovation experts to unite, learn, and contribute to the future of healthcare.

The event is led by Magnus Penker, a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, and an internationally renowned thought leader on innovation, sustainability, and business transformation. Penker’s expertise in innovation management is unparalleled, and his insights are invaluable for any organization striving to navigate the complexities of today’s healthcare environment.

The event aims to address the major challenge for the healthcare and life science industry: continuously introducing innovative solutions with high clinical and market value. Despite continuous progress, business growth remains a struggle in today’s fast-changing environment. But innovation is a skill; every company can master it through a more systematic approach and building an innovation culture.

The event’s objectives are threefold:

  • To understand the science and language of innovation.
  • To learn how innovation contributes to sustainable growth and a competitive edge
  • To solve the most significant healthcare challenges.

Participants will have the opportunity to get their special limited Las Vegas edition of “Play Bold” signed by Magnus Penker. They will also receive a comprehensive report on key drivers and the changing environment for innovation in the global healthcare and life science industries, based on previous sessions with industry leaders and input provided in Las Vegas. Finally, they will receive an InnoSurvey® Customized Report—an individualized assessment of their company, detailing their unique innovation strengths, untapped potential, and pinpointed insights into what is blocking them from achieving their strategic goals.

The event will also feature another prominent speaker, Kasia Hein-Peters, MD, a medical doctor with deep experience in developing enterprise, portfolio, and brand strategies, and creating market conditions for growth through policy, advocacy, and scientific initiatives. Kasia lives in Las Vegas and works with companies to scale up innovations and helps them on their innovation continuum: ideation, selection, development and commercialization. She is board-certified in AI in medicine and a licensed innovation practitioner.

Innovation in healthcare and life sciences is not a solitary endeavor—it requires collaboration, shared knowledge, and a collective commitment to improving patient outcomes. The “Play Bold Innovation Circle Las Vegas” event is a platform for this collaboration, offering a unique opportunity to learn from the best, share insights, and contribute to the future of healthcare.

Join us in Las Vegas on March 21st, 2024, to be part of this transformative event. Together, we can create a positive change in healthcare!

Spaces are limited, so book your ticket here.

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AI in Medicine: Challenges, Myths & the Future

AI in Medicine: Challenges, Myths & the Future

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AI in Medicine: Challenges, Myths, and the Future

In 2023, the media have been brimming with content about AI and ideas on how it will transform medicine. The entry of ChatGPT almost exactly a year ago put AI front and center for everybody. The change has been happening so fast that many of us feel poorly prepared to keep up. The approach to AI in healthcare spans from doing nothing to developing own solutions or adopting marketed technologies. Many hospitals and clinics are still not ready for adoption of even well tested technologies.

Limitations and Challenges of AI/ML in Medicine

It is tempting to ask ChatGPT the question about AI adoption in medicine, but it is very likely that the answer will not be completely right.

This is because ChatGPT uses information from the internet and has no independent knowledge of what information is right and what isn’t. In this example, it is not true that medical imaging surpassed humans in 2010s or that in 2020s AI is widely adopted in clinics. Imagining has become very precise and sometimes surpassing expert radiologists only recently, and even now the AI solutions are not broadly adopted in healthcare.

Any AI is as good as data on which it was trained and has access to, so medically useful AI solutions must be trained on proper medical data. This is the main challenge in developing AI solutions in medicine, because of a vast proportion of unstructured data (data that cannot be easily put in tables, such as a patient medical history), and multimodal data (e.g., text, pictures and sounds). Multimodal AI for medical practice is currently being tested and may be released within the next months. In addition, generalizability of AI/ML solutions across different populations is limited, for example, an AI algorithm trained in a big urban academic center may not perform as well in hospital located in a rural, lower resource environment due to differences in treated populations.

Several other challenges should be considered when developing AI/ML in medicine:

  • Limited knowledge among hospital administrators and clinicians regarding AI/ML solutions, leads either to total rejection or lengthy review process before implementation. It is not to say that review is not necessary, but that many hospitals do not have the process to quickly assess new technologies.
  • Healthcare data is highly sensitive, requiring robust privacy measures that can impede accessing data for developing AI.
  • Algorithmic biases stemming from biases in a training dataset may lead to serious clinical mistakes, as observed in a few cases when AI treated patients of color differently from Caucasians.
  • The “black box” phenomenon, meaning lack of transparency in how algorithm works and therefore inability to explain how it reaches its conclusions.
  • Clinicians are rarely involved in the development of AI algorithms, what sometimes leads to solutions that are not clinically relevant or don’t match existing clinical workflows. Improved collaboration between various stakeholders is necessary to develop clinically useful AI/ML, but it is continuously difficult to form research teams with combined clinical, subspecialty, engineering, and computer science expertise.

Addressing these challenges is necessary for the evolution of AI/ML technology and realizing its potential in medicine.

Current AI/ML Use in Medicine

Despite challenges, there are already several successful uses of AI/ML in medicine, especially in diagnostics, drug discovery, clinical decision support and personalized medicine.

  • AI can analyze medical images and detect abnormalities earlier and more accurately than doctors. It can enhance the analysis of medical images, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, to improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce the workload on radiologists.
  • AI can speed up drug discovery by screening millions of chemical compounds and analyzing data to find promising drug candidates. AI automates the identification of potential drug candidates and predicts their effectiveness. Also, AI can assist in various aspects of medical research, from analyzing large datasets to identifying potential drug targets and repurposing existing drugs for new uses.
  • AI can analyze data from wearable devices and other remote monitoring tools to track patient health and provide real-time feedback to healthcare providers.
  • AI can provide treatment recommendations based on patient data and medical knowledge to assist doctors in making clinical decisions.
  • AI can analyze patient genomics, metabolomics, lifestyle, and medical history to provide personalized prevention and treatment plans.
  • AI-driven robotic systems, such as the Da Vinci, can assist surgeons in performing complex procedures with greater precision and control.
  • AI can streamline administrative tasks, such as appointment scheduling, medical record management, and patient follow-ups, reducing the burden on healthcare professionals.
  • AI can analyze large datasets to identify trends and patterns in population health, helping to inform public health policies and interventions.

The growth of AI algorithms in medicine leads to very enthusiastic business forecasts, with a prediction of 30% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) for the next ten years.

Common Myths

With the fast growth of AI, many fear what it means for them and the practice of medicine. I am convinced that AI/ML will change the ways we work, but I don’t subscribe to catastrophic views. Common myths include:

AI will replace doctors. AI augments and assists doctors but is not able to think critically and has no intuition. AI may replace simpler, more common tasks and may recommend diagnosis and treatment. By eliminating human biases, it will help doctors to do better. Doctors who use AI will eventually replace doctors who don’t.

However, It is possible that AI will replace some administrative roles due to the ability to generate intake and discharge documents, schedule appointments and quickly analyze data. It’s also very likely that other jobs will be improved by removing the administrative burden.

AI must be flawless. Doctors make mistakes, but we expect AI/ML to be flawless. It is not possible and should not be required as long as AI adds value over current standards of care. However, we also should be aware of the “automation bias,” meaning the belief that a digital solution provides better results than a human being.

AI is universally applicable. Due to differences in patient populations between healthcare systems, the AI solution developed in one location may not be fully applicable in another hospital or clinic. Differences in population translate into very different training data sets and therefore different algorithms. An algorithm may have to be retrained or developed anew for a new setting.

The Future

While AI has great potential in medicine, we need realistic expectations about its current and future abilities and limitations. I am positive that while addressing challenges, we will continue to develop and implement new solutions for the benefit of patients, clinicians, and the healthcare system.

My hope is that we will enhance patient experience and outcomes in the future, by smoothly incorporating new technologies into the existing physician workflows and patient journeys. The slide below shows how it can be done, with technologies that are already available or in development.

Healthcare Odyssey: A Documentary Unveiling Nevada’s Journey

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HEALS is proud to present ” Healthcare Odyssey,” a powerful documentary that delves deep into the lives of physicians in Nevada, unraveling the complex tapestry of challenges, triumphs, and critical decisions that have shaped the state’s healthcare landscape. Here is a quick look at the documentary, with a full version coming soon:

“Healthcare Odyssey” brings to light the untold stories of dedication, perseverance, and innovation among Nevada’s medical community. Through intimate interviews, dynamic storytelling, and captivating visuals, this documentary explores the multifaceted struggles faced by healthcare professionals in one of America’s most diverse states.

Discover the Human Side: Learn about the personal journeys of Nevada’s physicians, their motivations, challenges, and the impact of their work on communities across the state.

Understand the Decisions: Gain insights into the pivotal decisions and policies that have influenced Nevada’s healthcare system, from urban centers to rural outposts.

Inspire Change: This documentary aims to spark conversations, foster understanding, and inspire actions that lead to a more resilient and accessible healthcare system in Nevada.

“Nevada’s Healthcare” is more than a documentary; it’s a movement towards recognizing and addressing the critical healthcare needs in Nevada. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, policy-maker, or concerned citizen, your presence and support can make a difference.

Together, let’s uncover the stories behind Nevada’s healthcare, understand the present, and envision a healthier future for all.

Southern Nevada Health District Aims to Reduce Risks During American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month, and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and community partners are offering free programs and classes that aim to help people reduce their risk factors for heart disease.

“During American Heart Month we encourage people to take steps to assess their heart health such as knowing their blood pressure numbers,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for SNHD. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but knowing your numbers and taking small steps to incorporate healthier habits into your daily life are important to prevent cardiovascular disease.”

The following heart healthy classes and resources are available to the public:

Free Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program

Keeping blood pressure in check is essential for people with hypertension and lowers the risk for stroke or heart disease. Offered in partnership with YMCA of Southern Nevada, the Healthy Hearts Ambassador Program provides personalized support to help people with hypertension develop a blood pressure self-monitoring routine. The program also offers nutrition education and tips to maintain cardiovascular health. Classes are free and begin February 26, at the Durango YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Dr., Las Vegas 89129. The program is available in English and Spanish. For more information, or to register, call (702) 832-4901 or email lacosta@lasvegasymca.org or jjimenez@lasvegasymca.org.

Blood Pressure Screening Events

Free blood pressure checks, administered by SNHD, will be available at the following locations:   

  • Friday, February 2:

The Beautiful Studio, 1 – 3 p.m., at the Go Red for Women Event, 3950 N. Tenaya Way, # 120, Las Vegas, NV 89129

  • Saturday, February 3:

Executive Cuts, 10 a.m.-noon, 921 W. Owens Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106

  • Friday, February 16:

Master Barbering Galo, 3 – 5 p.m., 8090 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89178

  • Friday, February 23:

Fade’em All Barbershop, 3 – 5 p.m., 7760 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117

  • Saturday, February 24:

Blade Masters Barbershop, 10 a.m. – noon, 2245 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108

For dates and locations of future blood pressure screenings, visit Community Calendar – Get Healthy Clark County.

Additionally, SNHD partners with the Barbershop Health Outreach Project to provide permanent, self-administered blood pressure monitoring stations at the following businesses:

  • Executive Cuts, 921 W. Owens Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106
  • Blade Masters Barbershop, 2245 N. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108

Customers and non-customers alike can stop by these locations and get a free blood pressure check as well as educational materials. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Heart Health Trivia Contest

SNHD is sponsoring a heart health trivia contest during February. People are invited to follow Get Healthy Clark County on social media and enter the contest for a chance to win a Target gift card.  For more information, or to enter, visit https://www.facebook.com/GetHealthyClarkCounty/ or https://www.instagram.com/gethealthyclarkcounty/.

To learn more about heart attack and stroke, visit https://gethealthyclarkcounty.org/manage-your-risk/heart-disease/#million-hearts.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

HEALS February Magazine Theme is Sports Medicine

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The theme for February’s Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare magazine is Sports Medicine. We invite anyone interested in having content featured to send materials to Adriana. Those interested in placing advertisements can also email Adriana to send in materials, or ask any questions you may have.

Ad Specs
1/2 page ads – 7.5″ w x 5.5″
1/4 page ads – 3.5″ w x 4.5″
8 ½ x 11 Full pages

Member Ad Costs
Quarter page $75
Half-page – $125
Full page – $250
Advertorial – $525
Front Cover – $650
Back Cover – $350

Non-Member Costs
Quarter page $150
Half-page – $250
Full page – $500
Advertorial – $1,050
Front Cover – $1,300
Back Cover – $700

NOTE: Content must be received by the 10th of each month

CCMSA Fashion Show Set for April 18th at the Four Seasons

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2024 CCMSA Fashion Show Featuring Designs by Balmain

Add the Clark County Medical Society Alliance’s 22nd Annual fashion show event on April 22nd to your calendars. One of the preeminent philanthropic events in Las Vegas, this year’s fashion show is benefiting the Trauma Intervention Program.

The Fashion Show is looking for sponsors and auction items. All the documents you need for the event are linked below. If you’re interested in attending, click here for tickets.

The CCMSA Fashion Show has a long history, including partnering with some of the best in the fashion industry including Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, St. John, Tory Burch, Anne Fontaine, Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) and many more. The event sells out year after year. As community support is invaluable to us, this is a testament to our community’s support for its mission. For sponsorship opportunities, please email ccmsalv@gmail.com

Fashion Show Resources

The following are downloadable forms (in PDF) for everything you need to get involved with the Fashion Show:

INTRODUCTORY LETTER
SILENT AUCTION DONATION FORM
SILENT AUCTION TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIPT
ADVERTISING FORM
SPONSORSHIP OVERVIEW
SPONSORSHIP FORM
501c3 TAX EXEMPT LETTER

Clark County Medical Society Alliance
THE CLARK COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY ALLIANCE (CCMSA) was officially chartered with the Nevada State Medical Association Alliance (NSMAA) and the national affiliate the American Medical Association Alliance (AMAA) in 1949. CCMSA is a non-profit service organization comprised of spouses of members of the Clark County Medical Society and the American Medical Association. Primarily a service organization, CCMSA focuses on health-related needs in the community, initiating their own projects or providing volunteer hours and monetary assistance to charitable organizations or groups. Members’ special interests are also accommodated, with groups organized on subjects such as parenting, literature, food, and crafts. When called upon by the Clark County Medical Society, CCMSA also provides them with support on their projects. Learn more about CCMSA on their website.

About the Beneficiary: Trauma Prevention Program
The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. To accomplish that goal, TIP works closely with local communities to establish emergency services volunteer programs. In these programs, well-trained citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses, and other bystanders directly on-scene, during the investigation. Learn more on their website.

Special Olympics Nevada Announce Promotion of Terrence Thornton to President and CEO

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Special Olympics Nevada, an organization that works to create inclusive opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities through health, education, leadership development and sports, is proud to announce the promotion of Terrence Thornton to president and chief executive officer. Thornton’s promotion marks a first for the organization as it officially declared independent status on January 1, 2024.

Prior to his promotion, Thornton served as executive director for Special Olympics Nevada and has been with the organization since 2019. In this role, Thornton is responsible for leading strategic efforts to expand the organization’s financial base and enhance inclusive programming for people with intellectual disabilities.

Terrence Thornton

Prior to successfully gaining independent status, Special Olympics Nevada was the only state that was not operating as its own Special Olympics chapter, instead operating under the umbrella of Special Olympics Northern California. As an independently run chapter, Special Olympics Nevada will allow the organization to extend its reach and services to more potential athletes and their families. An independent chapter will also allow Special Olympics Nevada to obtain more resources without brand confusion; better align its programs and services for people with intellectual disabilities with partners in Nevada; and provide an opportunity to position Nevada as a national leader in inclusive health, education, sports and leadership development for people with intellectual disabilities; and allow program participants to have more pride in their state when they compete nationally and globally. Senate Bill 341 and Assembly Bill 525, both passed during the 2023 Nevada Legislature, provided $500,000 in funding which assisted Special Olympics Nevada in obtaining independent status.

“We are excited to celebrate Special Olympics Nevada as an independent chapter,” said David Solo, president & CEO of Special Olympics Northern California. “I have enjoyed working with Terrence for five years and now look forward to collaborating with him as a peer among Special Olympics state programs. He and the Special Olympics Nevada staff and advisory board members have accomplished a lot to get to this point and their hard work is appreciated. We wish them the best of luck and I will always have a special place in my heart for the athletes, families, staff, and supporters of Special Olympics Nevada.”

Thornton previously worked for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) where he served as the vice president of investor services & development. In this role, Thornton increased the organization’s annual revenue from $1.3 million to more than $4.2 million within five years. Before his tenure with LVGEA, he served as a substitute teacher for the Clark County School District, where he provided curriculum instruction to secondary students with autism.

Thornton received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and obtained a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and a master’s certificate in Human Resources Management from Walden University.

Thornton is currently a board member with Southern Hills Hospital. He has also served as a community advisory board member with Allegiant Stadium and on nonprofit advisory boards for the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, The Urban Chamber of Commerce’s Incubator Program, The Center of Las Vegas, and the Leadership Council at Canyon Springs High School.

About Special Olympics Nevada

Special Olympics Nevada works to create inclusive opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities through health, education, leadership development and sports. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 2,653 athletes who compete in more than 14 competitions in 7 sports annually within the Community Sports Program. The Unified Champion Schools Program encourages leadership development and the growth of Unified Sports®, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. In 2022, Special Olympics Nevada launched a new program, Mindset Matters, which provides mental health and stress management techniques to students in Nevada schools. In a typical year, Special Olympics Nevada impacts more than 17,820 students by promoting inclusion on school campuses. Special Olympics Nevada is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering screenings and services free of charge. Special Olympics Nevada relies on the support of 759 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. More information may be found by visiting www.sonv.org and following on Facebook, Instagram (@specialolympicsnv), Twitter (@SONevada) and LinkedIn.

Valley Health System

Valley Health System Hospitals Hosting Cardiac Awareness Events in February

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Centennial Hills and Summerlin hospitals are hosting cardiac awareness events in February.

Heart Health at Centennial Hills Hospital
February 22, 2023
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join the heart team at Centennial Hills hospital for a lunch and learn from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., along with hands-only CPR demonstrations and Q&A with the cardiac and neuro coordinators.
To RSVP for the heart lunch, call 702-835-9779 or email senioradvantage.vhs@uhsinc.com. Seating is limited.

An Af “Fair” of the Heart Cardiac Showcase at Summerlin Hospital
February 28, 2023
1 to 3 p.m.
Join the heart team at Summerlin Hospital for a variety of educational and interactive sessions including:

Presentations
Summerlin Hospital Heart Update from 1 to 1:15 p.m.
Summerlin Hospital Cardiac team, including representatives from the Cardiac Cath Lab and Cardiovascular Patient Care inpatient nursing department

Interactive Sessions
Interactive Stretching Exercises with Summerlin Hospital Outpatient Therapy (every 15 minutes beginning at 1:30 p.m.)
Heart healthy cooking demonstration by Summerlin Hospital Chef  (every 30 minutes beginning at 1:30 p.m.)
Hands-only CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) demonstrations by AMR

Cardiac technologies educational booths including:
Barostim -a therapeutic device to treat heart failure
CardioMEMs – a device to indicate worsening heart failure
Inari technology – to remove blood clots from large blood vessels
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) to treat narrowing of the aortic valve (stenosis)
Watchman technology to treat atrial fibrillation

Plus, blood pressure checks by area nursing students, a variety of educational tables, refreshments and a free gift to the first 100 community visitors.

About The Valley Health System
The Valley Health System is comprised of acute care and specialty hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, outpatient services and physician practices, caring for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding communities. The Valley Health System offers a wide range of healthcare services including emergency care, surgical services, advanced cardiovascular and advanced neurological care, orthopedic care, women’s health, maternity and Level III neonatal intensive care units, and specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, weight loss surgery, acute rehabilitation, behavioral health services, wound care, and outpatient therapy.

Updated information about The Valley Health System can be found on:
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