Las Vegas HEALS to Honor Exceptional Group of Healthcare Professionals at 8th Annual ‘Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards’ Held on October 24th

Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership of Southern Nevada), a nonprofit membership-based healthcare association, has announced its illustrious group of honorees as part of the 8th Annual “Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards.”

Inspired by the pioneer exploits of Dr. Royce W. Martin, Las Vegas’ first chief surgeon, circa 1905, the awards ceremony will recognize the following selection of healthcare leaders who have set a higher standard for the healthcare community in Southern Nevada:

Carole Fisher
Nathan Adelson Hospice

Joseph Iser, MD, DrPH, MSC
Southern Nevada Health District

Annette Logan-Parker
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Aaron Ritter, MD
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Paul Stewart, MD
Pulmonary Associates

K. Warren Volker, MD, PhD
Healthcare Partners- Nevada, An Intermountain Healthcare Company

Past recipients have included the following healthcare leaders: Dr. Joseph Adashek, , Dr. Chowdhury H. Ahsan, Dr. Mary Ann K. Allison, Dr. Howard Baron, The Honorable Shelley Berkley, Dr. Charles Bernick, Dr. Joel Bower, Dr. Dale Carrison, Dr. Jim Christensen, Dr. Michael Ciccolo, Mr. Bob Cooper, Dr. Michael Crovetti, Dr. Jeff Cummings, Dr. Rutu Ezhuthachan, Dr. Mitchell Forman, Dr. Oscar Goodman, Jr., Dr. Lindsay Hansen, Dr. Joe Hardy, Dr. Don Havins, Dr. Flip Homansky, Dr. Florence Jameson, Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin, Dr. Edwin Kingsley, Dr. Deborah Kuhls, Dr. Eddy Luh, Mr. David Marlon, Dr. J.D. McCourt, Dr. Russ Nevins, Dr. Rupesh, Parikh, Dr. Ben Rodriguez, Dr. Anashu Shah, Dr. David Steinberg, Dr. Steven Thomas, Dr. Nick Vogelzang, Dr. Troy S. Watson, Dr. Mark Winkler, Dr. Dylan Wint and Dr. Carolyn Yucha.

“This year’s Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Award recipients embody the highest standards of integrity and quality healthcare,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS. “We are thrilled to be honoring this group of individuals who set a higher standard for the healthcare community in Southern Nevada.”

The 8th annual gala will take place from 5:30 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The event promises to once again be an amazing night highlighting some of Southern Nevada’s innovative healthcare leaders. Individuals interested in attending or sponsoring the event should contact Las Vegas HEALS at 702-952-2477 or visit the event web page.

About Las Vegas HEALS

Founded in 2002, Las Vegas HEALS (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Leadership in Southern Nevada) is a nonprofit, membership-based association whose mission is to foster strategic alliances in the healthcare community, collaborating on workforce issues, and being a proactive force for legislative initiatives to improve access and the delivery of quality healthcare. The organization now represents members who collectively employ over 34,000 healthcare professionals. Multiple task forces, councils and committees meet on a regular basis to address various issues and opportunities.