April Healthcare Happy Hour Sponsored by SilverSummit Healthplan

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Las Vegas HEALS Holds Ribbon-Cutting of New Offices at Next Healthcare Happy Hour, Sponsored by SilverSummit Healthplan

Event to take place at Roseman University Summerlin Campus

Las Vegas HEALS and SilverSummit Healthplan have teamed up to mark the grand opening of the new corporate offices of Las Vegas HEALS at the Roseman University Summerlin Campus.

From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, the next Healthcare Happy Hour will be held at the new site at One Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a ribbon-cutting, and remarks by Doug Geinzer of Las Vegas HEALS and Garrett Leaf of SilverSummit Healthplan.

“We are excited to sponsor the popular Healthcare Happy Hour and be a part of the Las Vegas HEALS grand opening celebration of its new offices,” said SilverSummit Healthplan President and CEO Garrett Leaf. “Las Vegas HEALS has been instrumental in sharing a voice for the healthcare industry, and we avidly support our providers and the endeavors to improve our industry in Nevada.”

The new space is situated across from Roseman University’s 98-seat auditorium, which the organization will be able to use. Future plans include bringing healthcare industry leaders together for a speaker series on various significant topics affecting this industry on a local level. Las Vegas HEALS will also have access to a 16-seat conference room for hosting council and task force meetings.

“Las Vegas HEALS has succeeded in bringing together healthcare leaders to start and continue conversations necessary to fulfill our mission,” said Bob Cooper, chairman of the Board of Directors of Las Vegas HEALS. “These conversations have included everything from graduate medical education expansion to addressing inadequate provider reimbursement levels, nursing shortages and medical tourism. Being co-located within Roseman University will allow us to start and continue more of these conversations.”

Cardiometabolic Health Congress Plans for CMHC West 2018

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Details for Event Being Held at Wynn Las Vegas from May 4-5, 2018

CMHC is approaching the return of its CMHC West event: Advancing Cardiometabolic Health from East to West. As hundreds of participants gather at the two-day conference, taking place at Wynn Las Vegas from May 4-5, 2018, an extensive agenda of cutting-edge keynote speakers and thought leaders, clinical educational sessions, and interactive lectures will collectively deliver the most recent clinical research in cardiometabolic health to attendees.

As scientific research and evidence continues to emerge surrounding the multitude of ways in which cardiovascular health is tied to a host of diseases and disorders, CMHC is proud to present a carefully curated agenda that features world-renowned experts, and continue its longstanding tradition of providing the latest, most current data and clinical education in cardiometabolic health. Moreover, as global public health epidemics including obesity and diabetes progressively become more critical and severe, CMHC West represents a forum in which primary care practitioners and professionals can simultaneously learn from expert faculty, as well as each other.

As cardiovascular health becomes an increasingly critical facet of patient wellness—coupled with the need to address root symptoms of cardiometabolic disease—the far-reaching potential of CMHC West marks an exciting and unique opportunity for attendees to be at the forefront of the healthcare industry. Delegates will learn firsthand about the most effective ways to enhance practice and patient outcomes, while networking and engaging with the nation’s top thought leaders and clinicians in cardiometabolic health.


About the Cardiometabolic Health Congress

The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) is more than an annual conference or regional meeting. CMHC provides a single point of access for busy practitioners to stay abreast of evolving science, clinical practice advances, and continuing education in cardiometabolic disease prevention and management. CMHC provides a complete platform of education spanning live and digital communications that extends the energy and experience of our national and regional conferences throughout the year to an audience of frontline clinicians with vested interests in cardiometabolic health.

To learn moreregister for any event, enroll in any training program, or exhibit at an A4M Conference, please contact the office of Cardiometabolic Health Congress:

Phone: 877.571.4700

Email: info@cardiometabolichealth.org

Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Seeks Clinical Director

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Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is now seeking a Licensed Physical Therapist to serve as Clinical Director for our new outpatient clinic in Las Vegas, NV.

At Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine our therapists utilize evidence-based protocols to drive optimal outcome in the areas of sports medicine, total joints, and upper extremities, and more.

As a part of our team, therapists have immediate access to our referring providers and patient’s records, allowing for optimal patient care and recover.

We’re developing an elite physical therapy team in Las Vegas, NV and our compensation packages reflect this mission:

  • Excellent Pay and Bonus Plan
  • Comprehensive Benefits Pkg
  • Continuing Education
  • Association Dues
  • Flexible Schedule
  • And Much More

Positions available:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist/Clinic Director

If you are ready for an exciting career opportunity in a progressive orthopedic environment, contact us today to learn more!

For more information on becoming part of our Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team, please contact:


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.

UNLV Hosting Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma

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Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma

Working and/or living through a traumatic event can negatively affect emotional and physical health, social functioning, and economic well-being. UNLV is hosting the “Tools for Moving Through and Beyond Trauma” workshop designed to give participants evidence-based practical tools for preventing and managing life’s inevitable stresses, building resilience and self-awareness. This approach, which is grounded in our biology and psychology, is designed to transform even the most devastating trauma into an opportunity for discovering personal

April 23, 2018
UNLV Foundation Blasco Room
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
RVSP for the workshop to trauma.training@unlv.edu

This workshop is hosted by Dr. Anne Weisman, Director of Wellness and Integrative Medicine at the UNLV School of Medicine. Support for this workshop was made possible by the Las Vegas Healing

Workshop Presenters

James S. Gordon, MD, psychiatrist and CMBM Founder and Executive Director, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and chaired the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy under Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression; Comprehensive Cancer Care; Manifesto for a New Medicine; and more than 120 articles in professional journals and mainstream publications, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Traumatic Stress, The American Family Physician, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Sabrina N’diaye PhD, LCSW-C, is an integrative psychotherapist and founder of the Heart Nest Center for Peace and Healing in Baltimore. Dr. N’diaye is a Center for Mind-Body Medicine faculty member. She works with individuals, couples, and survivors of gender-based violence, community activists, police departments, flight attendants, and peace builders in the US, as well as in CMBM programs in the Middle East and Houston.


HEALS Teams Up With The Ferraro Group

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Communication is key, and Las Vegas HEALS always strives to refine the way we communicate with you and others in the community. Moving forward, our Communications Council will be working with The Ferraro Group, a PR firm with offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Phoenix, to help us craft messages and share our impressive story. The Communications Council will be meeting on April 11 to discuss 2018 goals for a more strategic communications plan. We are encouraging members who are communication experts to attend the meeting. We are looking forward to a great 2018!

Slow Down the Aging Process!

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Get more time by slowing down the aging process! NAD+, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, regulates how quickly your cells age. NAD+ is an essential coenzyme of Vitamin B3 (niacin) that promotes cellular regeneration and is involved in the conversion of cellular energy. By replenishing cellular levels of NAD+, like via intravenous treatment, it can repair DNA, protect brain cells from damage, reduce inflammation and turn on enzymes that help prevent aging.

We naturally produce NAD+ but it declines with age, hindering the natural repair mechanisms within our cells. So, if you can increase the levels of NAD+ in your body, you may be able to stay healthy longer. By activating enzymes called “sirtuins” via intravenous NAD+ directly into your bloodstream, it helps control your “good genes” in ways that promote healthy aging. With 100% absorption, it works rapidly to repair cells throughout the body and brain neurons. It also helps alleviate drug dependency through renovation of opiate receptors. Try the NAD+ “miracle” detox today at Drip Doctors Henderson 702.998.8009  

New Year’s Resolution: Earn an Affordable, Respected Degree from WGU

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Online, Nonprofit Western Governors University now accepting applications for the ‘New Year, New You’ Scholarship

Western Governors University (WGU) is offering an added incentive for those making resolutions to earn a college degree in the new year: $200,000 in scholarships. Students who apply to WGU by March 31, 2018, are eligible to apply for the New Year, New You Scholarship, which provides up to $2,000 per student for up to 100 students.

Learn more about WGU’s New Year, New You Scholarship at www.wgu.edu/landing/new-year and by following @WGU on social media.

Each New Year, New You Scholarship will be applied at the rate of $500 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms. Students enrolling in any of WGU’s 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applications are being accepted now through March 31, 2018.

WGU uses an innovative approach to learning called competency-based education, which focuses on measuring learning rather than time spent in class. Students earn their degrees by demonstrating mastery of the subject matter they need to be successful—real-world competencies developed in collaboration with employers.

Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, competency-based education allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. WGU faculty members work one-on-one with students as mentors, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction. While WGU’s degree programs are rigorous and challenging, competency-based learning makes it possible for students to accelerate their progress, saving both time and money.

This scholarship is open to new students who have been officially admitted to WGU. While multiple scholarships will be awarded, this is a competitive program, and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study, and current competency, as well as other considerations.

About WGU

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves 90,000 students nationwide and has more than 97,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 20 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.

About WGU Nevada

WGU Nevada is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand Nevadans’ access to higher education throughout the state. Formed through a partnership between the state of Nevada and nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Nevada is open to all qualified Nevada residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.

Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*.




Henderson Hospital Uses New Breast Surgery Technology

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Henderson Hospital is the first in Nevada to utilize the LOCalizer, a breast lesion localization system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in spring 2017.

The LOCalizer uses a small, non-radioactive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag system to identify the exact location of a lesion (or lump) before breast surgery.  It does not use wires or radioactive seeds. Instead, after the breast area is numbed, the tag is implanted via a needle and guided to the lesion while using ultrasound or X-ray imaging for placement. The procedure can be performed up to 30 days before breast surgery, and isn’t felt by the patient after placement.

The LOCalizer differs from other methods because it replaces the traditional needle and wire, explained breast surgeon M. Ferra Lin-Duffy, DO, who has utilized the device several times for patients at Henderson Hospital. “Patients won’t see something sticking out of their breast and be concerned movement might dislodge it,” she explained. “They can also have it implanted prior to surgery instead of coming in several hours before surgery time.”

During surgery, the physician uses the LOCalizer reader and sterile probe to confirm the placement and ID of the tag, and uses this information to chart the surgical path to remove the lesion. Because the reader displays the distance and location of the tag, the surgeon can more efficiently locate and remove the lesion, along with the tag. This reduces the patient’s time spent in the operating room while limiting the cosmetic impact to the breast.

“I’m pleased Henderson Hospital can provide this new technology for our patients’ benefit,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director of Henderson Hospital. “Our goal is to continuously find new ways to improve our patients’ experience when they are with us.”

About Henderson Hospital

Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six acute care hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located in Henderson, NV, the hospital offers emergency care, surgical services, including an ambulatory surgery center, cardiovascular care, women’s health and maternity services.

Updated information about The Valley Health System can be found on:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ValleyHealthLV
YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheValleyHealthSystem

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thevalleyhealthsystem/