DispatchHealth Provides On-Demand Urgent Care in Las Vegas

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Mobile Urgent Care Service Now Treating Patients in Southern Nevada

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

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

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

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

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

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

DISPATCHHEALTH’S CUSTOMERS

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

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

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

WHAT SETS DISPATCHHEALTH APART

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

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

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

DISPATCHHEALTH LOCATIONS & NATIONAL EXPANSION

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

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

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

DISPATCHHEALTH BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

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

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

DISPATCHHEALTHS LAS VEGAS TEAM

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

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

DispatchHealth website

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.

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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

Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts Route 91 Remembrance on April 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Nathan Adelson Hospice

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.

The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, please visit the Nathan Adelson Hospice website.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

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

About ACM Lifting Lives®

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

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:

Info@ADVorthopedics.com

Pinot’s Palette is Partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter

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Pinot’s Palette is Partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter for Month Long Icon Drive

WHO:              Pinot’s Palette and The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter

WHAT:            Pinot’s Palette is partnering with The Shade Tree Women & Children’s Shelter to participate in a paper icon sales campaign collecting monetary donations starting at $1 to benefit the shelter. Guests who make a donation of $5 or more will receive a $10 gift card to any Pinot’s Palette sip and paint studio. Shade Tree paper icons can be purchased at any three of the Pinot’s Palette locations as a direct donation to the charity. Purchases are not necessary for a donation.

 WHEN:            June 1 – July 1, 2017

WHERE:           Pinot’s Palette paint and sip studios:

-The District at Green Valley Ranch: 2260 Village Walk Dr., Ste. 104 Henderson, NV 89052                   

-Town Square Las Vegas: 6587 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Ste. 175 Las Vegas, NV 89119

-Boca Park: 1000 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 10 Las Vegas, NV 89145

WHY:               For more than 25 years, The Shade Tree has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas Valley. As the largest and only 24-hour accessible shelter of its kind in Nevada, The Shade Tree provides help, healing and hope to more than 6,000 women, children and their pets each year. 100% of all donation proceeds will go directly to support The Shade Tree Women & Children’s shelter.

CONTACT:       For media inquiries, please email Raquel Sanchez at raquel@theferrrarogroup.com

For The Shade Tree inquiries, email Zakeisha Jones at zjones@theshadetree.org

                       

ABOUT THE SHADE TREE WOMEN & CHILDREN’S SHELTER

For over 25 years The Shade Tree, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 6,000 women and children safe shelter each year. To learn more about how you can support The Shade Tree, please call (702) 385-0072 or visit www.theshadetree.org.  For the latest news and events on The Shade Tree follow them at https://www.facebook.com/TheShadeTreeLV or Twitter and Instagram @ShadeTreeVEGAS.

ABOUT PINOT’S PALETTE

Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-skills-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit  www.PinotsPalette.com.

 

 

Nevada Small Business Person of the Year: Dr. Eva D. Littman

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Before Dr. Littman founded Red Rock Fertility in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas community had to travel to California and elsewhere to get the appropriate care. When she opened the center, she wanted to make sure that the Las Vegas community as well as the international community, had access to not only personalized physician care, but also the highest standard of fertility care that could be offered.

Red Rock Fertility CenterDr. Littman says that what drives her is “the challenge – the challenge of being able to take situations that others have failed at, and to succeed.” It is not only challenging to own and run a small business but to encounter obstacles in her work every day in reproduction is truly miraculous. As the founder of this small business, she has worked hard to produce high pregnancy success rates in Las Vegas, throughout the US and abroad. Dr. Littman truly is passionate about accepting and overcoming challenges. She often takes cases with less than five percent chance of pregnancy. She is motivated by being able to make people’s dreams come true after they’ve almost given up hope.

Red Rock Fertility is a modern, boutique-style fertility practice. With a team oriented approach to healthcare, they ensure that their patients receive the highest quality of care and in turn, high success rates. They offer a full range of services and treatments, including In Vitro Fertilization. The practice was founded in 2008 by Dr. Eva Littman and has grown to be one of the most successful fertility centers on the West Coast. The Red Rock team prides themselves on specializing in challenging cases and helping patients that other doctors have deemed as having a slim chance on conceiving.

Red Rock Fertility purchased a new building at 9120 W. Russell Road in Southwest Las Vegas in December 2014. The two-story, 12,500-square-foot building was purchased with an SBA 504 loan from TMC Financing. TMC Financing provided $1.7 million of the project’s $4.7 million total cost.

In the first week of May, Dr. Littman will join winners from all 50 states and US territories in Washington, D.C. for the announcement of SBA’s National Small Business Person of the Year. The applicants are judged based on the history of the company, their business plans, analysis of growth, and how they have overcome adversity.

Click here to view the full list of winners.

Southern Hills Hospital Welcomes New Vice President of Human Resources Jennifer McDonell

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Southern Hills Hospital welcomes new Vice President of Human Resources Jennifer McDonell to its administration team. McDonell comes to Southern Hills with extensive experience in labor relations, recruitment and benefits administration.

“Southern Hills Hospital hires the best of the best, and we are confident that Jennifer McDonell is an excellent fit for our leadership team,” said Adam Rudd, Southern Hills Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Jennifer understands the critical balance of caring for our employees and ensuring they have what they need to take care of our patients.”

“I am incredibly honored to join the Southern Hills Hospital team,” said Jennifer McDonell, Southern Hills Hospital Vice President of Human Resources. “I am grateful for the professional experience that I have had in my career thus far, and am excited to apply it in a healthcare setting where we are truly in the business of caring for people.”

McDonell most recently served as the HR Director for government contractor supporting the United States military. She was responsible for supporting employee relations in a union environment, recruitment, benefits administration, coaching and counseling. Prior to that, McDonell worked for 12 years at Jewish Senior Life in Rochester, NY as the HR Director.  

To learn more about Southern Hills Hospital and its services, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com.

About Southern Hills Hospital

Voted the Best Hospital in Las Vegas in 2015 and a Best Hospital Winners’ Circle Award recipient in 2016, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a behavioral health (geriatric psychiatric) inpatient and outpatient program serving ages 50 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, a dedicated orthopedic and spine unit, OB-GYN, Level II NICU, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.

In 2016, Southern Hills Hospital opened a second emergency room called ER at The Lakes, a full service emergency room that is just four miles north of the main hospital campus. This hospital-based ER is the first of its kind in Nevada. Additionally, Southern Hills Hospital is building an 80-bed psychiatric facility that will treat adolescents through adults, expected to open in 2018. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. 

Southern Hills Hospital

9300 W. Sunset Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89148

SouthernHillsHospital.com

Facebook.com/SouthernHillsHospital

Youtube.com/user/southernhillslv

Twitter: @SHHospitalLV

Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call our free, 24/7 line at 702.916.5023.

 

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

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Hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer and affects millions of people in the United States, many of whom are not aware they are infected. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and a reminder and opportunity to discuss hepatitis risk factors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Hepatitis Awareness information also includes a Hepatitis Risk Assessment and encourages people to discuss their risks with a health care provider.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that may have no symptoms and may not be detected for many years. Chronic hepatitis infections are a leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis. There are immunizations to protect against hepatitis A and B, and as a result, hepatitis A cases have declined dramatically.

According to the CDC, hepatitis B disproportionately affects Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States with about one in 12 infected with the virus. Although they make up less than 5 percent of the United States’ population, they account for more than half of Americans living with hepatitis B infection. Additionally, two in three of those infected are unaware as people can live with hepatitis B for many years without having any symptoms. Hepatitis B can be transmitted from a mother to her baby and can also be sexually transmitted.

People born between 1945 and 1965 should get tested for hepatitis C. Baby boomers are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults. About 50 percent of people with hepatitis C infection are unaware they have it because they can be asymptomatic for decades. Many people with hepatitis C have no reported risk factors. Hepatitis C is more common among people who received blood transfusions or organ transplants before 1992 and injection drug users. The CDC recommends that anyone with a history of injection drug use or unprotected sexual contact with multiple partners also be tested for hepatitis B and C. There are approximately 3.2 million people with chronic hepatitis C in the United States with about 29,700 new infections each year. Both chronic hepatitis infections can be treated, and hepatitis C in particular has a very good success rate.

Throughout May, hepatitis C screenings will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S. Maryland Parkway as well as immunizations for hepatitis A and B for at-risk adults. For more information, contact The Center, (702) 733-9800. Hepatitis C screenings are also available each Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Trac-B Exchange, 6114 W. Charleston Blvd. For more information, contact Trac-B, at (702) 840-6693.

In addition, the CDC estimates that about 25 percent of HIV-positive people are also infected with hepatitis C, and between 50 percent and 90 percent of injection drug users with HIV infection also have hepatitis C. HIV co-infection more than triples the risk for liver disease, liver failure, and liver-related deaths from hepatitis C.

Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, and Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD. Don’t have a Twitter account? Follow the Health District on your phone by texting “follow SNHDinfo” to 40404. Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.

 

 

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.