Sunrise Health Systems is Proud to be Part of HCA Healthcare, a World’s Most Ethical Company for 10th Consecutive Year

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Recognition honors those companies who recognize their critical role to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world

Sunrise Health System, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, is part of a leading health system that has been recognized for a 10th consecutive year as one of Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, honors companies who distinguish themselves through integrity, corporate character, and marketplace trust. HCA Healthcare, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom, is one of 29 companies worldwide to be honored 10 times.

“The 2019 Most Ethical Companies recognition is indicative of the shared culture at HCA Healthcare’s Las Vegas hospitals, otherwise known as Sunrise Health System,” said Brian Cook, president and CEO of HCA Healthcare’s Far West Division. “The care teams at our facilities all hold true to a high standard of ethical business practice which is a cornerstone of our operations.”

Sunrise Health Systems has a long history of investing in Las Vegas. In 2018, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center provided charity care, uninsured discounts and other uncompensated care at a cost of more than $440 million. In addition, the hospitals use an innovative process for assessing the effectiveness of compliance efforts and its 5500 member workforce all take code of conduct training annually as part of a robust ethics and compliance program. 

In 2019, Ethisphere Institute recognized 128 honorees spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. HCA Healthcare is one of only seven healthcare providers honored on this year’s list. The full list of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at



Local Physician Named President of the World’s Most Prestigious High-Risk Pregnancy Organization

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Brian K. Iriye, MD of the High Risk Pregnancy Center was named President of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) on Saturday February 16, 2019. He was installed as the organization’s leader at the 39th annual meeting of the SMFM, which was held at Caesars Palace here in Las Vegas, NV. Established in 1977, the SMFM is the world’s premiere organization for maternal-fetal medicine specialists. This organization represents over 3,000 physicians and other practice professional and engages in education and advocacy efforts to support the work of these professionals and optimize the care of high-risk pregnant women and their babies.

Dr. Iriye, was chosen for the 1 year leadership position by members of the executive committee and is the first president from a non-university based program in over a decade. He currently holds positions on the board of directors for the national Perinatal Quality Foundation, SMFM Practice Management Division, and the Foundation for SMFM. Recently, Dr. Iriye was the lead editor for the SMFM’s book, Contemporary Guide to Practice Management: For Physicians, Managers, and Administrators.

Currently, Dr. Iriye serves as the managing partner of the country’s largest maternal fetal medicine private practice, the High Risk Pregnancy Center – with offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. The practice utilizes the latest technology to improve care to pregnant women in Nevada and is distinguished as a NCQA Patient Centered Specialty Practice, accredited in obstetric ultrasound and fetal echocardiography, and has recently started the multidisciplinary Maternal Opioid Treatment, Health, Education, and Recovery Project (MOTHER Project) to help battle the ongoing problems of the opioid crisis and effects on pregnancy mothers and their babies.

Centennial Hills Hospital Receives Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

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Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Core Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement after undergoing a rigorous on-site review in November. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Centennial Hills Hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery which includes total knee replacements, total hip replacements, spine surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle, podiatric surgery and fracture care.  The hospital has invested in orthopedic-specific equipment to benefit patients, including the Mako® system for total hip, total knee and partial knee resurfacing.

“Our goal is to always to provide a positive experience and a positive outcome,” said Sajit Pullarkat, CEO/Managing Director, Centennial Hills Hospital. “Our patients are typically here for a short stay after surgery, so our team focuses on education, physical therapy and pain management. We actually begin the process with our educational ‘Joint Camp,’ and provide helpful tips during the pre-surgery visit through recovery, from strategies to get in and out of vehicles to performing exercises at home.”

As part of the on-site review, The Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with total hip and total knee-specific requirements. Centennial Hills Hospital provided data tracking its performance related to pre-surgical education, mobility within six hours of surgery, evidence-based deep vein thrombosis prevention measures, post-operative complications, readmissions, and inpatient average length of stay.

“We are very proud to earn this certification from The Joint Commission, which is the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Pullarkat. “We want our patients to receive the highest level of care, which helps them recover quickly and return to their daily activities.”

Desert Springs Hospital Named Among America’s 100 Best for Coronary Intervention

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New report identifies Desert Springs Hospital among the top hospitals nationally for excellence in cardiovascular care

Desert Springs Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for coronary intervention, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*

This specialty award is based upon coronary interventional procedures (angioplasty/stent), and the average of in-hospital mortality and in-hospital + 30-day mortality z-scores based on MedPAR data. The in-hospital +30 day mortality outcome accounts for 60 percent of the weight and in-hospital mortality accounts for 40 percent. 

The achievement is part of the findings released in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.

For the 2019 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found from 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award have, on average 46.0% lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.  Also, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award are, on average 1.85 times more likely to die than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

“We are very proud of the team effort it took to achieve this award,” said Ryan Jensen, CEO/Managing Director of Desert Springs Hospital. “This underscores our ongoing commitment to the rapid diagnosis, intervention, treatment and follow-up care of all cardiac patients, particularly those experiencing a heart attack and benefiting from balloon angioplasty and stent placement.”

Added Sanjay Malhotra, MD, medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab for Desert Springs Hospital, “This award is a testimony of the commitment of the staff and physicians consistently striving to improve outcomes. We would like to thank our patients from the bottom of our hearts to have the opportunity to help heal yours.”

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for coronary intervention have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Desert Springs Hospital in the marketplace.” 

Desert Springs Hospital, located near the famous Las Vegas Strip, 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.  

Desert Springs Hospital has also been recognized for the following clinical achievements:

·         Accredited by The Joint Commission for hospital services, heart failure and primary stroke programs.

·         Earned recognition status with Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), a nursing education and consultation program focused on the care of older adults, in December 2018

·         Earned the 2018 Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award from the American Stroke Association.

·         Earned the 2018 Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Bronze Award from the American Heart Association

·         First hospital in Nevada to receive accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (formerly the Society of Chest Pain Centers). 

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at

About Desert Springs Hospital

Desert Springs Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System (VHS), a network of six acute care hospitals caring for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located a few miles from the famous Las Vegas Strip, the 293-bed hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services including emergency care, surgical services, advanced cardiovascular care, and specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, diabetes, advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine, surgical weight loss/bariatrics, geropsychiatric services and acute inpatient rehabilitation.

Roseman University of Health Sciences Appoints Nevada State Bank’s Rita Vaswani

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Roseman University of Health Sciences Appoints Nevada State Bank’s Rita Vaswani, as Chairman of the University’s Campaign for the College of Medicine

The Roseman University of Health Sciences   College of Medicine has announced Rita Vaswani as the newly appointed Chairman for the University’s campaign for the COM Breakthrough in Medicine! campaign.  In this prestigious role, Vaswani will support Roseman’s College of Medicine’s mission of educating competent, caring and ethical physicians from diverse backgrounds, conducting biomedical, translational, and clinical research, and providing quality patient-centered care, education and service to our partner communities. 

“Having someone of Rita Vaswani’s stature, integrity, and professional accomplishments heading the College of Medicine’s Breakthrough in Medicine campaign is a tremendous asset,” said Roseman University President Dr. Renee Coffman. “She has been a steadfast supporter of the University for over a decade. It’s natural that she would step up to this challenge.”

A 6-year proforma has already identified $84 million toward the College of Medicine, comprised of:  clinical revenue, research, university investment, and tuition and fees. Approximately $66 million is still needed in philanthropic funding for the College of Medicine to become accredited. Vaswani will join in leading the philanthropy and community efforts to identify donors and partners, helping to achieve this goal.

“We are pleased to welcome Rita Vaswani to Roseman University,” said Dr. Mark Penn, founding dean of Roseman College of Medicine. “She is committed to advancing our vision to serving the community as a premier, private, MD-granting medical school preparing the next generation of physicians to meet the demands and special needs of today’s patients,” said Penn. “Rita’s first priority is to lead the campaign efforts of raising $66 million for accreditation purposes. Roseman University has raised approximately $12 million in philanthropic donations. We are grateful to The Engelstad Family Foundation who kicked off the campaign with a $10 million donation.”

With more than two decades of banking experience, Vaswani is the Vice President,  Client Relationship Manager for Nevada State Bank. She also has a strong background in health care, and focuses on banking relationships primarily serving the state’s health care industry. 

Dedicated to volunteerism and her community, Vaswani serves on several medical, non-profit and advocacy boards.  Recently recently appointed to Steve Sisolak’s transition advisory committee, she is also the Founder/President of the Nevada Congressional Awards Board and a member of the National Congressional Awards Board. Additionally, Vaswani serves as an executive board member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada, member of the Clark County Community Development Advisory Committee, president of the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce, member of the Governor’s Economic Development for Nevada-India Business Development Council, and executive board member of the non-profit organization FirstMed Health & Wellness. Vaswani has also served as vice chair for the board of governors for Centennial Hills Hospital since its opening and volunteers with a medical tourism group in Nevada.

Vaswani was honored as one of the 2014, 2015 and 2018 Las Vegas’ Top 100 Women of Influence, Distinguished Women of Nevada, and Woman of the Year by the Asian Community Resource Center of Nevada.

About the Roseman University College of Medicine
Roseman University began building the foundation for its MD-granting College of Medicine in 2010. On December 13, 2013, the Board of Trustees of Roseman University unanimously approved the university’s plan to develop an allopathic medical school in Southern Nevada. The College of Medicine currently is raising the funding needed to become accredited with the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education). The two major initiatives include, expanding philanthropic outreach, and growing a medical practice, under the Roseman Medical Group (RMG). The clinical practice began in January 2018 and is a multidisciplinary medical practice which currently includes family medicine, neurology, and pediatric nephrology. The practice will expand into other medical specialties over time. The College of Medicine is housed at Roseman University’s Summerlin campus.

About Roseman University of Health Sciences

Founded in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Nevada. and South Jordan, Utah. The university is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, visit


About Nevada State Bank

Nevada State Bank, a division of ZB, N.A., is a full service bank offering a complete range of consumer, private and business banking services with branches statewide. Founded in 1959, Nevada State Bank serves 20 communities across the state of Nevada. ZB, N.A.’s parent company is Zions Bancorporation, which is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices (NASDAQ: ZION). For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 702.383.0009 or access




Spring Valley Hospital Earns National Recognition for Safety in Surgery

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Spring Valley Hospital has earned the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures.

The Go Clear Award is presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to recognize health care facilities that have committed to providing increased surgical patient and healthcare worker safety by implementing practices that eliminate smoke caused by the use of lasers and electrosurgery devices during surgery. Spring Valley Hospital earned its award by undergoing comprehensive surgical smoke education and testing and for providing the medical devices and resources necessary to evacuate surgical smoke during all smoke-generating procedures. It is one of just 27 hospitals nationwide to achieve the award so far.

“This is another advancement to improve the health and safety of our patients and staff,” said Leonard Freehof, CEO/Managing Director of Spring Valley Hospital. “It reduces smoke exposure to our patients, but it also has a significant impact on our surgical staff and surgeons. Inhaling and absorbing surgical smoke over multiple surgeries over multiple days, weeks and months can affect one’s health.”

Surgical smoke is the unwanted by-product of energy-generating devices that are used in 90 percent of all surgeries. Its contents include toxic chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, viruses, bacteria, blood and cancer cells. Inhalation and absorption of surgical smoke pose serious health risks to patients and surgical staff. Studies compare the inhalation of smoke from vaporized human tissue to the smoke created by cigarettes; the average daily impact of surgical smoke to the surgical team is equivalent to inhaling 27-30 unfiltered cigarettes. Today, it is estimated only 50 percent of healthcare workers across the U.S. understand the hazards of smoke exposure.

“Total evacuation needs to become the standard for all procedures that generate surgical smoke,” said Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, CEO/Executive Director of AORN. “With this award, Spring Valley Hospital is demonstrating its deep commitment to the health and safety of its staff and community.”

MountainView Hospital Earns National Award for Quality – Named Among the Top Teaching Hospitals in the U.S.

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Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, MountainView Hospital has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.

The Top Hospital Award comes following the hospital’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade, also from the Leapfrog Group.

“We are quite honored to be receiving this award, so shortly after launching our graduate medical education program,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “This recognition honors the hard work by so many people to create a world-class residency program in Las Vegas. We have worked hard to recruit the right faculty members and residents, while creating a culture of learning at every level within MountainView Hospital.”

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, MountainView Hospital received a Top Teaching Hospital distinction, recognized nationally alongside:

  • 13 Top Children’s Hospitals
  • 35 Top General Hospitals
  • 17 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 53 Top Teaching Hospitals

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, MountainView has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Las Vegas requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”

The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium is based at MountainView Hospital, with additional programs at Southern Hills Hospital and specialty rotations at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Founded in 2015, and ushering in its inaugural class in 2016, the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium encompasses Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional Year and Anesthesiology.

“It is with much humility that we receive this award, and we understand that with it comes much responsibility,” said Dr. John Nunes, MountainView Hospital Chief Medical Officer. “MountainView will continue to pursue excellence in our resident education programs as we evolve to meet the community needs.”

Henderson Hospital Earns National Award for Quality

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Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Henderson Hospital was named a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the first time.

The Leapfrog Top Hospital Award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive, and the designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Josee Gill, Director of Quality for Henderson Hospital, will attend the Top Hospital Awards Dinner and Ceremony on December 4, 2018.

“When we opened on October 31, 2016, our team understood that our culture was based on keeping patients safe during every single patient interaction, which equates to hundreds of touch points during a patient’s visit,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director, Henderson Hospital. “It begins with our environment and extends to our hands-on patient care, our analysis of big data to continually find ways to improve, the behind-the-scenes work by pharmacists and nursing staff to prevent medication errors, and ongoing education with our hospital team and medical staff on policies, protocols, technology and bundles (a series of particular steps) for better outcomes.

“To receive the Top General Hospital award is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our employees and medical staff,” said Kaufman. “It is one of the greatest awards we can receive in our hospital’s young history.”

The Top Hospital Award comes following the hospital’s “A” Hospital Safety Grade, also from the Leapfrog Group, this fall.

Among thousands of hospitals in the country, Henderson Hospital received a Top General Hospital distinction, recognized nationally as one of 118 hospitals:

  • 35 Top General Hospitals (includes Henderson Hospital)
  • 53 Top Teaching Hospitals
  • 17 Top Rural Hospitals
  • 13 Top Children’s Hospitals

Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors based on 2018 data. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Henderson Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in Henderson and other patients throughout Southern Nevada requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must submit a Leapfrog Hospital Survey and achieve highest performance in its category. The selection of Top Hospitals 2018 is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2018 Top Hospitals, visit

Desert Springs Hospital Joins Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)

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Desert Springs Hospital has earned recognition status with the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), a nursing education and consultation program focused on the care of older adults. The recognition underscores Desert Springs Hospital’s ongoing dedication to geriatric care and its implementation of system-wide interventions and initiatives, ranging from staff education to providing helpful information for patients and their families.

“We know a significant number of our patients are at least 65 years old, and arriving for emergency care, a procedure or surgery, recovery time in our acute rehabilitation unit, or assistance through our geropsychiatric center,” said Andrea Davis, Chief Operating Officer for Desert Springs Hospital. “We want to ensure we are providing the specialized care and resources that benefit our senior population. As a NICHE-recognized hospital, we can adopt additional best practices and utilize exceptional materials and education.” 

The NICHE program of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing helps develop age-friendly care for older adults across the continuum. To earn the recognition, Desert Springs Hospital submitted a comprehensive report of their program activities for review by NYU Meyers faculty. NYU Meyers faculty recommends recognition status based on pre-established criteria.

“Desert Springs Hospital is working diligently to meet the needs of older adult patients,” says Mattia Gilmartin PhD, RN, FAAN of NICHE. “The organization’s capacity to bring together geriatric nursing resources and support to enhance care, and marks it as an up-and-coming leader in the field.”


Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is a nursing education and consultation program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare organizations. The NICHE program of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing provides resources for nursing and interdisciplinary teams to achieve organizational goals for the care of older adult patients. For more information visit


Boris Decourt, Ph.D., Joins Cleveland Clinic Nevada

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Boris Decourt, Ph.D., Joins Cleveland Clinic Nevada to Lead Center’s First Translational Neurodegeneration Research Lab

Neurobiologist will enhance research capabilities with the addition of translational research to help create new therapies and improve clinical outcomes

Cleveland Clinic Nevada welcomes Boris Decourt, Ph.D., as assistant staff to spearhead its first Translational Neurodegeneration Research Lab. 

Decourt, a neurobiologist, brings 15 years of experience to the center’s robust research program, most recently serving as an assistant research professor at Arizona State University. Through his work in fundamental science – a branch of science that provides a foundation of knowledge essential for applying discoveries to patient care – Cleveland Clinic Nevada will now be able to broaden the scope of its clinical trials program.

The addition of this new research capability cultivates an environment for translational research, which builds on basic scientific research to create new therapies, medical procedures, or diagnostics. This will allow physicians to readily apply what’s learned in the research lab to clinical care, helping to improve overall patient outcomes.

 “We are thrilled to add a talent like Dr. Decourt to our team, which allows us to elevate our research capabilities through our inaugural Translational Neurodegeneration Research Lab right here in Las Vegas,” said Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., FAAN, CCRI, director of the Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. “Cleveland Clinic remains committed to innovation and Dr. Decourt’s expertise and ability to conduct fundamental research will be instrumental in exploring new treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease.”                                                                  

Decourt received his doctorate of philosophy in neuroscience and pharmacology from The University of Bordeaux in France. He has since conducted nearly 10 influential research projects, specifically targeting early treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease in association with Arizona Alzheimer’s Research Consortium and an Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship, among others. In his new role, he will be working in conjunction with physicians on a variety of research projects out of the Translational Neurodegeneration Research Lab located at Roseman University.

“The ultimate goal of my research is to slow down or cure neurodegenerative diseases with early treatment interventions, and I can’t think of a better place to continue my work than Cleveland Clinic Nevada,” said Decourt. “I am enthused by Dr. Sabbagh and the entire Cleveland Clinic team’s proactive approach to the research of neurodegenerative disease and look forward to working alongside them in pursuit of new treatment options for those suffering from these debilitating diseases.”

For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Nevada, visit