Comprehensive Cancer Centers Hires Radiation Oncologist and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

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Comprehensive Cancer Centers (Comprehensive) has hired advanced registered nurse practitioner, Tracey Neuman, MSN, APRN, FNP, as well as radiation oncologist, Dr. Samual R. Francis, MD, MS.

Neuman currently treats patients at Comprehensive’s Southeast Henderson Treatment Center (1505 Wigwam Parkway, Suite 130, Henderson, Nevada 89074). She brings more than 16 years of nursing experience to her role as a nurse practitioner at Comprehensive. Neuman offers consultations and manages treatment plans for patients with cancer and serious blood disorders. Previously, She served as an infection prevention nurse at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital. She worked as a medical surgical floor nurse at Mountainview Hospital in Las Vegas and also visited patients in long-term care facilities as a case manager nurse at Comfort Hospice. Neuman is familiar with oncology and the practice as she worked as an oncology hematology nurse at Comprehensive from 2008 to 2015. She graduated with her B.S. in nursing from Kaplan University and earned her Master of Science as a family nurse practitioner from Purdue Global University.

Dr. Francis will see patients at Comprehensive’s Central Valley Treatment Center (3730 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169) effective July 1. Prior to joining Comprehensive, Dr. Francis gained extensive experience utilizing external beam treatment modalities as well as brachytherapy and simulation treatment planning through image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). He graduated with a B.S. in biomedical engineering, a M.S. in bioengineering and earned a M.D. from the University of Utah. He completed his residency in radiation oncology from the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Dr. Francis is currently a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiation Oncology, American Brachytherapy Society and American Radium Society.

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 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 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 85 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.cccnevada.com, and follow the practice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Southwest Medical Associates Adds Three Physicians

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Southwest Medical Associates, part of OptumCare has added three physicians to help meet the growing need for health services in the Las Vegas Community:

Doyle Huey, MD joins Southwest Medical’s Oakey Health Care Center (4750 W Oakey Blvd.) and specializes in pain management.

Bryan Werner, MD joins Southwest Medical’s Tenaya Health Care Center (2704 N Tenaya Way.) and specializes in adult medicine.

Olivia Yuson, MD joins Southwest Medical’s Nellis Health Care Center (420 N Nellis Blvd.) and specializes in pediatrics.

 

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Announces New Development Director, Jody Ghanem

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Ghanem, to oversee development and philanthropic funding

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health welcomes Jody Ghanem as a development director. A Las Vegas resident of 40 years, Ghanem, has been actively involved in the Las Vegas community including the arts and education —, formerly an advisory board member at The Smith Center, the revitalization of Downtown, UNLV, Reno Medical School, St Viator’s Foundation and the Meadows School. In her new role, Ghanem will oversee the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s philanthropic fundraising.

“We look forward to enhancing our philanthropy program under the direction of Jody,” said Larry Ruvo, Co-founder of Keep Memory Alive. “Not only has she been a known presence within the local community, she herself has been a caregiver and understands firsthand the significance of the work being done at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.”

Ghanem joins the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health after more than two years at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino where she served as player development executive. Utilizing her networking skills and strong community presence, she will be responsible for building on the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s philanthropy program, generating revenue and expanding the center’s support base.

 “As a former caregiver to my grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, the mission of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is one that I hold near to my heart,” Ghanem said. “I’m incredibly honored to be spearheading the philanthropy program and look forward to playing a role in supporting the ground-breaking initiatives happening here that will no doubt impact the world.”

For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, visit ClevelandClinic.org/BrainHealth.

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. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

 

MountainView Hospital Names New Associate Chief Nursing Officer

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Lattrice Dickson, RN, has been named Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) at MountainView Hospital.

Lattrice has been with MountainView since 2014 and most recently served in the role of 5 North Director. She is an accomplished nurse and manager, most recently earning her Nurse Executive Certification.

Prior to joining MountainView, Lattrice was a director at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado. Lattrice also has worked as a nurse manager in California.

Lattrice has her Bachelors of Science degree and Masters of Nursing in Education from the University of Phoenix. Lattrice also has a Masters in Business from Grand Canyon University.

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
www.mountainview-hospital.com

MountainView Hospital Names New Chief Financial Officer

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Matthew F. Cova has been named the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at MountainView Hospital.

Cova has an accomplished career and progressive experience in financial, strategic and operational leadership. He is experienced in developing service line growth and physician alignment strategies that have consistently generated increased market share for the hospitals in which he has served.  In his positions, Cova has demonstrated successful financial and operational results for hospitals and physician practices.

Cova comes to MountainView from University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) where he created, implemented and oversaw the business development and strategic planning functions of the hospital. He served as a member of the executive leadership team and was successful in establishing short and long-range plans and objectives.  During his tenure, he was instrumental in working with the Governing Board on numerous strategic opportunities including receiving funding approval of three new QuickCares and a $6 million Emergency Room expansion.

Prior to his time at UMC, Cova was Chief Financial Officer at Desert Springs Hospital. As part of his duties as CFO, he managed case management, cardiopulmonary services and additional ancillary services.  While CFO, Cova also served in the capacity of System Director of Accounting for the Nevada market.

Cova’s career trajectory and growth includes time as CFO at Northern Nevada Hospital in Sparks, Nevada where he implemented multiple revenue enhancement strategies and cost savings initiatives.  He also spent time as Assistant CFO at the Oro Valley Hospital in Tucson, Arizona.

Cova holds a Business Administration degree, with minors in Accounting and Political Science, from Loyola Marymount University in California. He earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

 

MountainView Hospital
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
www.mountainview-hospital.com

 

Karen Rubel Named Chief Operating Officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice

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Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice, announced today that Karen Rubel has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer at the state’s largest non-profit hospice.

Prior to this promotion, Rubel had served as vice president of development for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation since 2007. In her new role, her responsibilities will include: Clinical operations of the hospice, and ultimately managing the operational aspects of the organizational goals.

“Karen Rubel has been an invaluable asset for Nathan Adelson Hospice and has assisted in achieving our continued success in Southern Nevada as a whole and in the hospice industry,” Fisher said. “Her compassion, dedication and knowledge are well suited for her new role. We are excited for what the future holds.”

Among Rubel’s efforts at the hospice have been: Overseeing the construction completion and relocation of the organization’s inpatient facility on the west side of the valley; coordinating all foundation and strategic planning efforts; overseeing a plethora of fundraising events; and implementing public relations and marketing strategies as well as a new hospice “Advance Directives” effort.

Rubel earned a B.A. in English from Eastern Illinois University, and an M.A. in Administration from Dominican University in Illinois.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Girls Scouts of Southern Nevada.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in providing hospice care and palliative medicine for 37 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 325 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community.  In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.

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

Desert Springs Hospital Names Chief Executive Officer

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Ryan Jensen is the new Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Desert Springs Hospital.

In this role, he is responsible for the management of the 293-bed acute care hospital, including strategic planning, business development, physician relations and value-based purchasing expectations, along with overseeing finance, human resources and daily operations.

Jensen previously served as Desert Springs Hospital’s chief operating officer from 2012 to 2014 before becoming the CEO of The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, in Salem, New Jersey, in May 2014.

“I am excited and honored to return to Desert Springs Hospital and serve alongside a family of healthcare providers with such a strong commitment to their patients and each other,” he said. “These individuals continually demonstrate our mission of providing quality healthcare services in a safe, compassionate, and healing environment.”

Hospital Services & Cardiovascular Expertise

Desert Springs Hospital, located near the famous Las Vegas Strip, University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the Thomas & Mack Center, has cared for southern Nevada residents and tourists since 1971. Today, it specializes in emergency care, advanced cardiovascular care and cardiac wraparound services such as weight-loss surgery, advanced wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, outpatient cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes education and wellness. The hospital also offers an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit and a geropsychiatric center for adults 55 and older. 

Desert Springs Hospital has introduced new cardiac-related technology and procedures to Nevada in the past several years. In 2016, it was the first hospital in Nevada to provide Absorb, a naturally dissolving heart stent to patients with coronary artery disease, and the first hospital to offer patients  with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) n alternative to long-term warfarin (blood thinner) medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant.  In 2015, the hospital’s electrophysiology lab began using Stereotaxis Epoch technology, which uses magnets to navigate catheters inside the heart during diagnostic and ablation procedures.

In January 2017, weight loss surgeons performed their first gastric sleeve surgery using the daVinci® robotic surgery system. 

Awards & Accreditations

Desert Springs Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission for its hospital services, heart failure and primary stroke center programs. Its chest pain center was the first in Nevada to receive accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (formerly the Society of Chest Pain Centers).  In 2016, the hospital was honored by the American Heart & Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines program, receiving the Gold Plus award for heart failure, the Gold Plus Target: Stroke Honor Roll and the Bronze Plus for Mission Lifeline: Receiving Center.

 A Member of The Valley Health System

Desert Springs Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System (VHS), network of six acute care hospitals caring for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Accredited by The Joint Commission, VHS hospitals provide a comprehensive array of medical services including cardiovascular, neurosciences, maternity and women’s health, emergency and surgical care, along with specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, pediatrics, orthopedics, diabetes, wound care, surgical weight loss/bariatrics, geropsychiatric services and acute inpatient rehabilitation units. For more information, visit www.valleyhealthsystemlv.com

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Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center
Henderson Hospital
Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
Valley Hospital Las Vegas

 

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Center for Neurological Restoration Names Zoltan Mari, MD, Section Head

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Esteemed physician brings more than 23 years of expertise and research in movement disorders to lead distinguished program

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health  (CCLRCBH) and the Center for Neurological Restoration (CNR) welcomes Zoltan Mari, MD as the Center’s new Section Head of the Nevada Movement Disorders Program and the Lee Pascal Parkinson’s Disease Scholar. Mari joins CCLRCBH after more than 10 years at Johns Hopkins University, where he most recently served as the Chief Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders. An expert in Parkinson’s disease (PD), Mari holds an extensive background in research and utilizes a dynamic approach to treatment, specializing in deep brain stimulation, clinical neurophysiology and more. Dr. Mari’s recruitment represents another step in the progress of Cleveland Clinic and the CCLRCBH providing excellent neurological care in Southern Nevada.

“In his time at Johns Hopkins University, Zoltan has proven his distinguished leadership abilities by spearheading the growth and development of their movement disorders center,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, director of CCLRCBH. “His dedication to advancing medical research and recognition for providing outstanding patient care makes him a perfect fit within our team.”

Mari attended the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University in Hungary before further medical training at the State University of New York and National Institute of Health. During his neurology residency, he became a staff member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In his decade at Johns Hopkins University, Mari played an integral role in building the movement disorders program from the ground up, serving as director for multiple initiatives including the Dystonia Center, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and more.

“We look forward to continuing the success of our Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Program with Dr. Mari’s expertise and guidance,” said. Dr. Hubert Fernandez, Director of the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic. “Our program will benefit greatly with Dr. Mari and we are excited to further more expand the research arm that patients will directly benefit from one day.”

A leading mind and innovator in the field of deep brain stimulation, Mari established Johns Hopkins’ Deep Brain Stimulation Center and developed multi-disciplinary programs that have helped pave the way for exceptional clinical care. While at Johns Hopkins, he created a movement disorder clinical fellowship program that has since trained eight fellows. Over the course of his career, Mari mentored a multitude of students, earning him several  top teaching awards and established numerous nationally prominent continuing medical education programs. In his new role at CCLRCBH and CNR, Mari plans to implement the use of deep brain stimulation and increase community outreach around the treatment.

In addition to overseeing the clinical care and diagnosis of patients with movement disorders, Mari plans to expand the program’s ongoing research and treatment initiatives. Mari hopes to increase remote care outreach to provide enhanced, comprehensive care to those living across Nevada, as well as increase the number of clinical trials for PD. With the information obtained from research trials, Mari will focus on using advanced imaging to learn more about the origins of PD in an effort to develop a disease modifying therapy.

For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, visit ClevelandClinic.org/BrainHealth. For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration, visit Newsroom.ClevelandClinic.org.    

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. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2013, there were 5.5 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org.  Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

Cleveland Clinic News Service is available to provide video interviews and B-roll.

HCA Far West Division Announces Appointment of Jeremy S. Bradshaw as Chief Executive Officer at MountainView Hospital

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HCA Far West Division has named Jeremy S. Bradshaw as Chief Executive Officer of MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradshaw will assume responsibility of the 340-bed acute-care hospital on Jan. 1, 2017.

Bradshaw is a trusted healthcare executive with 13 years’ experience in healthcare. He is recognized in the healthcare industry as a progressive strategist who drives market growth through service line development, with a constant focus on patient safety and on improving the patient experience.

He returns to HCA from UHS where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Desert Springs Hospital, prior to which he held the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Among Bradshaw’s accomplishments while at Desert Springs, he focused on patient safety, leading the hospital to receive an A rating by the Leapfrog Group, and significantly impacting the reductions of hospital acquired infections through continued focus and accountability.

Prior to his time with UHS, Bradshaw was a member of the HCA family, working as Vice President — Operations & Cardiovascular Services at HealthOne — The Medical Center of Aurora, Colo. Bradshaw also served as director of Medical City Dallas Hospital’s transplant service line. He also has worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Min., as operations director over the transplant center, and as an administrative fellow.

“Jeremy’s experience with HCA and in the Las Vegas healthcare market makes him a great fit at MountainView Hospital,” said Bryan R. Rogers, FACHE, President of HCA Far West Division. “His leadership and knowledge will be valuable in continuing to advance the growth of healthcare services to our patients.”

“I look forward to joining the dedicated team at MountainView Hospital and embracing the culture of excellence they have built over the past 20 years,” Bradshaw said. “I am confident MountainView will remain a leading provider of healthcare in Las Vegas, and I look forward to implementing strategic initiatives and building collaborative relationships with physicians and the community we serve.”

Among Bradshaw’s many accolades are the 2014 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Leader award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety and the 2014 Healthcare Personnel Influenza Immunization Silver Syringe award by the Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition.

Bradshaw earned his bachelors of science degree in business management from Southern Utah University. He received his master of health administration from the University of Minnesota. Bradshaw is married with five children. 

Bradshaw assumes the role of CEO at MountainView, following the promotion of Chris Mowan to Chief Executive Officer at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV

MountainView Hospital                                                                                                                                                              3100 N. Tenaya Way,                                                                                                                                                                 Las Vegas, NV  89128

www.mountainview-hospital.com

Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas Welcomes New Administrative Director, Erick Vidmar

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Vidmar will oversee operations for Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health andCleveland Clinic Urology, Las Vegas

Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas welcomes Erick Vidmar as the new administrative director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (CCLRCBH) and Cleveland Clinic Urology, Las Vegas. Vidmar brings more than 10 years of administrative experience since joining Cleveland Clinic in 2006 and most recently worked in regional operations as the director of ambulatory operations for Cleveland Clinic’s Strongville Family Health and Surgery Center and Brunswick Family Health and Emergency Department.

“I am excited to continue with the Cleveland Clinic because I believe in their mission to be the world’s leader in patient experience, clinical outcomes, research and education,” said Erick Vidmar, administrative director of Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas. “In addition to striving to improve the lives of those diagnosed with brain disease, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is committed to finding cures and treatments for these horrific diseases and I look forward to contributing to the Center’s advancement.”

Vidmar received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from The Ohio State University before completing Cleveland Clinic’s Administrative Fellowship program. In addition to working in regional operations, Vidmar previously worked as an administrator for medicine and family medicine at Cleveland Clinic at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi.

For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, visit ClevelandClinic.org/BrainHealth.

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. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2013, there were 5.5 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org.  Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

Cleveland Clinic News Service is available to provide video interviews and B-roll.