HEALS’ Healthcare Happy Hour April 11 at New Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital

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Visit New Rehabilitation Hospital On Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Siena Campus

Las Vegas HEALS and Dignity Health have partnered up for the next Las Vegas HEALS Healthcare Happy Hour to celebrate the grand opening of Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital located on the Siena Campus of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican on Thursday, April 11. Guests can enjoy cuisine and cocktails while touring the newest state-of-the-art facility specializing in rehabilitative care.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at 2930 Siena Heights Drive in Henderson. Event registration is complimentary for all Las Vegas HEALS members by calling 702.952.2477 or using our registration form on the right of this page. Non-members who are interested in attending the Healthcare Happy Hour event for the first time may also register for free as a guest.

“As the spouse of a paraplegic, I am excited to help bring quality rehabilitative care to our valley,” said Stacie Wichman-Roch, Dignity Health Acute Care Director of Business Development. “Years ago, when my husband was injured, we were offered an out-of-state option, which was not good for our family. When we decided to stay locally and received mediocre care, a seed was planted in me then to one day be able to change that and carry that mission with me today.”

The Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a 60-bed, all-private-room medical rehabilitation hospital. The hospital unites Select Medical’s highly regarded medical rehabilitation expertise with Dignity Health’s world-class, compassionate clinical care. Patient-focused programs and services have been specially designed to help restore strength, mobility, and independence as patients heal and recover from stroke, brain injury, neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic conditions. The hospital’s multi-disciplinary care team will be working closely with each patient to design and implement a specialized program that will help patients return to a fuller, more productive life.

“The next Healthcare Happy Hour event will be an exceptional one, as we will be celebrating Dignity Health’s brand-new rehabilitation facility in Henderson,” said Doug Geinzer, chief executive officer of Las Vegas HEALS. “Every time a top-of-the-line medical facility opens up in Nevada, it brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of being a globally recognized destination for health & wellness travelers.”

Register for Healthcare Happy Hour.

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. Join Las Vegas HEALS.

Valley Hospital Recognized as One of the Top 10 Percent of Inpatient Rehabilitations Facilities in the United States

By | Press Release, Recognition

Cited for care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered

Valley Hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation unit has been recognized as one of the top 10 percent inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in the United States. It is one of 868 facilities to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr) in 2018.

“We are honored to be identified as one of the best inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States,” said Claude Wise, CEO/Managing Director of Valley Hospital. “It underscores our tireless commitment to helping our patients return to their greatest level of independence and daily living activities. Our team is devoted to the patients in their care, work hard to create a family-like atmosphere, and create a personalized approach to helping each person throughout their recovery.”

“We use a 24/7 approach with our therapy services,” explained Anna Hutchison, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, program manager for the inpatient rehabilitation program at Valley Hospital. “Our patients incorporate what they’ve learned during therapy sessions and apply it to activities they do with the nursing staff. For example, they practice walking to the bathroom or the dining room or getting dressed with nursing assistance. The entire staff is extensively trained on safe patient handling techniques and understanding patient precautions like weight-bearing restrictions. This 24/7 attitude has improved the length of stay efficiency for our patients and the interdisciplinary team process.”

The rehabilitation team also develops activities tailored to patients’ particular interests and home activities. “We practice a lot of cooking in occupational therapy,” explained Hutchison. “Our therapists will bring in specific food so patients can create a familiar meal, which is a closer simulation to what they will do at home.”

Throughout the patient stay, however, rehab employees are ultimately preparing their patients for discharge to home. The rehab department has a full-time social worker to identify many resources for patients. On the day of discharge, patients receive a graduation t-shirt and pose with staff for their official graduation photo, which is presented to the patient. “What we considered a fun celebration ultimately becomes a motivating factor for other patients,” said Hutchison. “They are determined they will have their own graduation celebration.”

“To recognize the efficient and effective care the hospital provides to its patients, we are pleased to present this award to Valley Hospital,” said Troy Hillman, Manager of the Analytical Services Group at UDSMR. “As the creator and caretaker of the nation’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes, and with over 30 years of experience and data, UDSMR continues working with the industry to establish best practices. Development of the PEM Report Card has served as a tool to identify and recognize high-performing facilities, to work with them to learn how they provide efficient and effective care, and to share what we learn with others to elevate the performance of all. We look forward to working with Valley Hospital and the other top performing facilities across the country that rank in the top 10 percent to improve care in all inpatient rehabilitation facilities.”

About Valley Hospital

Valley Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding areas. Located in the Las Vegas Medical District, Valley Hospital, a 306-bed facility, is accredited by The Joint Commission, and provides emergency services, neurology/interventional radiology, advanced cardiovascular and neurological surgeries and procedures, surgical services, including robotic surgery, a 16-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit, adult behavioral health, and advanced outpatient wound healing and hyperbaric medicine.

After Receiving Second Lifesaving Heart Transplant, Simon Keith Vows to Honor the Strength of His Donor and Donor Family

By | Press Release

Just 15 days after transplant, Simon leaves hospital to continue his recovery with an eye toward resuming his role in leading the Nevada Donor Network                                      and the Simon Keith Foundation

While today is often filled with jokes and hoaxes, fortunately this is no April Fool’s Day prank. Only fifteen days after receiving a lifesaving heart and kidney transplant, Simon Keith has officially been discharged from the University of California, San Diego Health’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. For the second time in his life, a heroic donor and their courageous family have given Simon the greatest gift one human can receive from another: the gift of life.

Late last year, Simon learned he needed another heart transplant more than 30 years after the first he received at just 21 years old – but this time, he also needed a kidney. To further complicate the matter, both lifesaving organs would need to come from the same donor hero.  After several months in and out of the hospital fighting for his life, Simon got the call and his gift of a heart transplant on March 17, 2019. He underwent a successful kidney transplant the following day as well thanks to the same heroic donor. 

Humbled and grateful beyond words, Simon and his family continue to be overwhelmed by the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the globe. 

“The support from Victoria, Canada; Las Vegas, Nevada; across the U.S. and the planet has simply been incredible,” said Simon. “There are no words for what we have felt as a family as we have travelled down this most unique journey. Of course, our deepest and most heartfelt thanks belong to the donor and their family. Without the simple yet significant act of registering their wishes to donate, none of this would be possible.”

More than 32 years ago, another hero gave Simon his first lifesaving gift. Just 21 years old at the time, Simon was a young soccer player who suddenly learned he needed a new heart. That gift came on July 7, 1986 from a 17-year-old boy from Wales whose legacy lives on through Simon as detailed in his biography, “Heart for the Game.” Just three years later, Simon became the first person in the world to play a professional sport after undergoing a heart transplant. Due to his personal journey, he started the Simon Keith Foundation in 2011 – dedicated to raising awareness for organ donation and specifically to providing support for families whose children have undergone lifesaving transplants. He looks forward to continuing these efforts on behalf of youth navigating new challenges and looking to him as a source of inspiration.

Simon has been instrumental in his role as Chief Operating Officer for Nevada Donor Network (NDN), the organ procurement organization also responsible for coordinating tissue and cornea donation across Nevada. With Simon’s guidance, NDN has continued to lead the world in terms of organs recovered and transplanted per capita served for the last several years. After a brief recovery period, he looks forward to resuming this role as well as social entrepreneurship to bring organ, eye and tissue donation into the mainstream.

Coincidentally, the exciting news of Simon’s departure from the hospital also lands right at the start of National Donate Life Month. Across the U.S., the month of April focuses on showing the power of donation and encouraging more people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

“I will spend every day honoring the heroes and families who have saved me,” shares Simon. “By sharing my story and the stories of those who’ve made it possible, I hope it inspires others to give the gift of life. Thank you to every person who is registered as a donor. You are a true hero.”

Please stand with Simon by registering as a donor. 

In the U.S., you can now register directly through your iPhone’s built-in Health App/Medical ID or online at www.registerme.org

In Canada, provincial registries can be accessed through the Canadian Blood Services website at https://blood.ca/en/organs-tissues.

Additional information about his inspirational story and current initiatives can be found at www.thesimonkeithfoundation.com and www.simonkeith.com.

 

                       

Touro University Nevada Medical Students Achieve 100% Match Rate/Residency Placement During Match Day

By | Education, Press Release

The Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated incredible news after having a 100% residency match/placement rate for the soon-to-be graduates of the Class of 2019.

The celebration began inside The Terrace on March 15 when the Class of 2019 and their families filled the room for the inaugural College of Osteopathic Medicine Match Party.

Students were called in alphabetical order to pick up their envelopes, the specialty, and location of their residency inside. Before they opened their envelopes, Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, asked the students to take in the moment and think about how much work it took for them to get there, and to thank those who helped them achieve this goal.

Following the brief moment of anxious silence, screams could be heard throughout the room as students found out where they will do their residencies.

“I’m so relieved that I was able to match here in Las Vegas,” said Mahdika Underwood, who will do her residency in Pediatrics. “I had received offers from California and Florida, but my family and I love it here, so we are thrilled to be staying.”

Not only did the College of Osteopathic Medicine have a 100% match/residency placement rate, more than 20% of the students will stay in Nevada to complete their training.

Aaron Prado, who matched in his first choice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati, credited his classmates and faculty for helping him achieve his dreams.

“I can’t thank Touro enough for getting me to this point. It’s been an absolute pleasure to be here,” he said. “I’m so excited for all of the support they’ve given us to get to this moment, as well as the support they’ll give us in the future.”

Touro University Nevada Raises Record Amount for Student Scholarships During Annual Gala

By | Press Release, Recognition, Uncategorized

Touro University Nevada raised a record amount of funds for student scholarships during its annual Gala held at The Four Seasons on March 10.

During the awards ceremony portion of the program, CEO & Senior Provost Shelley Berkley presented the Touro Awards of Distinction to the Engelstad Foundation, Findlay RV, and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada. Monterey and Dr. Jeffrey Brookman were also presented with the Touro Service Award.

More than 600 guests enjoyed a keynote address from award-winning NBC News Correspondent Kerry Sanders, an inspirational speech from PA student Niyat Teweldebrhan, a live auction, silent auction, and awards ceremony.

“I am so grateful to Monterey and Dr. Jeffrey Brookman, the Englestad Foundation, Findlay RV, and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada for being wonderful partners to us here at Touro,” Berkley said. “The Touro Awards of Distinction and the Touro Service Award are reserved for those who go above and beyond for this university.”

Throughout the evening, guests bid on more than 110 silent auction items in addition to 11 live auction items, including an autographed Vegas Golden Knights Max Pacioretty jersey, a personal jet experience, in-home chef catering, jewelry, art, and more. The proceeds raised from the event directly benefit the Touro Scholarship Fund.

“The Touro Gala is a wonderful way to help ease the financial burden for our hard-working students,” Berkley said. “Whether you donated an auction item, bid on an auction item, or helped show your support for our students by purchasing a table to this year’s Gala, I sincerely thank you for helping to make their journeys a little easier.”

The Clark County Medical Society and the Vegas Golden Knights Honor First Responders, Nurses, and Medical Nonprofits

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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Winged Heart Awards

The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual Winged Heart Awards. Established in 2013 by former CCMS President Dr. George Alexander to honor nurses, health-focused nonprofit organizations, and first responders in Clark County. The public can submit nominations through April 27 at www.wingedheartawards.org. 

“The Winged Heart Awards are an opportunity for us to come together as a community and recognize the incredible dedication of our local nurses, nonprofits, and first responders,” said Dr. Alexander. “We encourage residents of Southern Nevada to submit a nomination for someone who has made an impact on their life.”

This year’s Winged Heart Awards are proudly presented by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, who regularly demonstrate their commitment to our community both on and off the ice.

Criteria to be nominated are: nurses must be currently affiliated with local practice or hospital and must provide a necessary service to patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A nonprofit nominee must be a registered 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide outstanding medical/healthcare work and promotes wellness within Clark County. First responders must be currently working in Clark County.

“Our goal is to recognize people who are driven by a passion to serve the community and who go above and beyond the parameters of their job to make our community a better place,” said current CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth. “This is a chance for the community to come together and extend our gratitude for the hard work of these selfless individuals.”

Winged Heart Award nominees will be honored during the CCMS 65th annual Presidential Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Bellagio. 

Past Winged Heart Award winners include: LVMPD Officer Charleston Hartfield (2018), Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada (2018), Lynn Hansen, RN, (2018), Kelly Crawford, RN, (2017), Academy of Human Development (2017), Krystal Coffman, RN, (2016), Jalen’s Gift Foundation (2016), Tammy Wert, RN, (2015), and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (2015), Janet Maran, RN, (2014), and Cure 4 the Kids (2014).

About Clark County Medical Society

Established in 1955, the Clark County Medical Society is a professional organization of more than 1,500 physician, resident, and medical student members. The organization advocates for physicians and their patients in Southern Nevada, encouraging the delivery of quality health care within the community. For more information, visit www.clarkcountymedical.org or call 702.739.9989. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CCMSNevada.  

 

The Valley Health System Graduate Medical Education Consortium Fills 100 Percent of Residency Openings

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Inaugural Program Welcomes Physician Residents for Summer 2019

The Valley Health System Graduate Medical Education (VHSGME) Consortium filled 100 percent of its residency openings for its new Family Medicine and General Surgery programs during the National Resident Matching Program’s Match Week activities earlier this month.

Andrew M. Eisen, MD, FAAP​

“We have an outstanding group of physician residents who will join our programs this summer,” said Andrew Eisen, MD, Chief Academic Officer for VHSGME. “The match is a very competitive process which begins in the last year of medical school, and includes applications, on-site interviews and ranking by both the residency program directors and the prospective residents. We’re very excited to welcome our inaugural class when they begin their orientation in late June.” 

“I’m very pleased with the caliber of physician residents who will be joining our two programs this year,” said Karla Perez, Regional Vice President for The Valley Health System. “Our GME programs will focus on providing high-quality care to patients in our hospitals and the community, and also create opportunities for physicians who want to remain in southern Nevada to practice medicine.” 

The Family Medicine program is under the direction of Thomas Hunt, MD, Family Medicine Program Director for The Valley Health System and the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine for Roseman University College of Medicine in Nevada. The Family Medicine program will welcome 10 first-year residents. The three-year program focuses on primary care and preventive medicine and will include training in both outpatient clinics and hospitals. Family Medicine residents will rotate through Southwest Medical outpatient clinics as well as Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals for inpatient rotations. 

The General Surgery program is under the direction of Saju Joseph, MD, General Surgery Program Director for The Valley

Macie Enman on Match Day

Health System and begins with 16 residents, including four physicians who have already completed some prior residency training and will join the program as second-year residents; four first-year residents committed to 5 years of training; and eight residents enrolled for one year of preliminary training. The program will feature a mix of simulation and operating room experiences, research, clinic follow-up with patients, and classroom education, all providing preparation for Board Certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). Surgery residents will rotate through Desert Springs, Henderson, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals for the majority of their residency, but will also do rotations at UCLA Medical Center for transplant and hepatobiliary surgery and at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada for trauma rotations in collaboration with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The 26 residents graduated from 21 different medical schools. The standard first day of clinical work for all resident physicians in the United States is July 1, regardless of the day of the week.

The Valley Health System is planning to offer future residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Psychiatry.

Valley Hospital, which is also part of The Valley Health System, has offered graduate medical education programs since 2006; current residencies include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Orthopedic Surgery, along with Fellowships in Gastroenterology and Pulmonary/Critical Care. 

About The Valley Health System

The Valley Health System (VHS), the Official Health System of The Vegas Golden Knights, cares for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding 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.

 

SR Construction Awarded Upcoming Healthcare Project in Las Vegas Valley

By | Developments, Press Release

SR Construction named General Contractor for expansion project at Centennial Hills Hospital

SR Construction was recently named General Contractor for an upcoming expansion project at Centennial Hills Hospital. SR will spearhead the build of the new five-story tower, which will expand the facility’s neonatal, PACU and adult intensive care units along with additional medical surgical units.

“It is a privilege to be chosen as the General Contractor for this significant project,” said Peter Harvey, senior project manager at SR Construction. “We look forward to building upon on our deep-rooted relationship with Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center and Valley Health System/Universal Health Services (UHS).”

The expansion will provide space for an additional 56 patient beds, bringing the hospital’s total to 318. The project is estimated to cost approximately $95 million. The design has already commenced and construction is set to begin this summer.

WGU Nevada Kicks Off ‘High Five for Health Care’ Surprise Scholarships to Encourage More Individuals to Pursue Nursing Careers

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Scholarships will be awarded at local hospitals during National Nurses Week in May

WGU Nevada, an online, accredited, competency-based, nonprofit higher education institution, is kicking off a surprise scholarship campaign to help shine a light on the need for more nurses and the high demand in this field.

The “High Five for Health Care” scholarships will be given out during National Nurses Week with the targeted dates of May 8 through 10. The scholarship title refers to higher education and five stops: WGU Nevada will be visiting five Nevada-based hospitals that employ those being awarded $5,000 each in scholarship funds for the nursing program at the college.

The effort comes at a time when new healthcare job opportunities become increasingly abundant, so more professional and educated workers are needed to fill these roles. So far, since its launch in June of 2015, WGU Nevada has graduated 580 students from its College of Health Professions, according to WGU Nevada.
“The desire for our nursing degrees at WGU Nevada continue to grow among our statewide student base,” said WGU Nevada Chancellor Spencer Stewart. “We know from our hospital partners and others in the medical industry that turning out additional quality nurses is a necessity in Nevada. This scholarship effort will help encourage hospital staff members to look into nursing as the next step in their careers, and we are finding a fun way to reward five of those who apply.”

Stewart will be teaming up with hospital executives and local dignitaries to announce the surprise scholarship recipients at their hospital job sites. Along with the surprise, WGU Nevada will be hosting a catered breakfast or lunch for the nursing staffs at the specific locations.

In order to apply for the scholarships, information can be found online at: https://www.wgu.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/nevada/high-five.html

About WGU
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 106,000 students nationwide and has more than 121,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 21 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu.

Medical Meetings Contribute to Las Vegas Remaining Top Trade Show Destination for 25 Years

By | Press Release

Once again, Las Vegas maintains its long-standing reputation as the leading destination for business travel. For the 25th consecutive year, Las Vegas was named the country’s No. 1 trade show destination according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) “2018 TSNN Top Trade Shows” list. According to the list, Las Vegas hosted 48 of the largest shows held in the country last year. 

“It’s an incredible honor to celebrate 25 years as the No. 1 trade show destination in North America, and for Las Vegas, this is just the beginning of great things to come,” said LVCVA CEO and President, Steve Hill. “Throughout the destination, we are seeing astonishing developments and investment you won’t find anywhere else and we look forward to continued growth and success with our partners and clients. The Las Vegas skyline is evolving rapidly- and there is certainly no limit in sight.”

The coveted list by TSNN represents the largest trade shows held in the country each year, ranked by net square footage. According to TSNN’s rankings, CES 2018 secured the top spot with nearly 2.8 million net sq. ft., of exhibit space spanning the Las Vegas Convention Center and several additional facilities throughout the destination.  

Orlando and Chicago tied for second place on this year’s list, followed by Atlanta at No. 3 and New York at No. 4. To see the full TSNN list, visit http://www.tsnn.com/toplists-us.

“Once again, Las Vegas has topped the 2018 Top Trade Shows list with more than double the amount of shows represented than the next city on the list,” said Rachel Wimberly, EVP of Business Development, Tarsus US (TSNN’s parent company). “With so much new convention and meeting space, more hotel rooms and exciting entertainment and dining options coming online in Las Vegas, there’s no doubt the city will be hard to beat in the near future.” 

The LVCVA is committed to maintaining the destination’s top spot on TSNN’s list. The Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) project is well underway, and is slated for completion at the end of 2020 in time for CES 2021. The project will add 600,000 square feet of exhibit space, new meeting rooms and other amenities, as well as renovating the entire existing property. Additionally, the LVCVA Board of Directors recently approved a recommendation to select Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center via a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds. This LVCCD project will continue to cement Las Vegas as North America’s premier business destination, allowing shows to grow in both square footage and attendance. 

In addition to the landmark LVCCD project, confidence in this industry sector is supported by billions of dollars in destination-wide investment, including the addition of more than three million square feet of exhibit space in the next five years.

In celebration of 25 years as North America’s leading trade show destination, here are 25 contributing factors leading to Las Vegas’ ongoing success as a business destination: 

  • Las Vegas welcomed 42.1 million visitors in 2018, of those, more than 6.5 million were business travelers
  • Nearly 24,000 meetings hosted annually
  • More than 11.5 million square feet of exhibit space
  • In the next five years, the destination will add more than three million square feet of additional meeting and exhibit space
  • Home to three of the country’s largest convention venues (Las Vegas Convention Center, Mandalay Bay Convention Center and Sands Expo and Convention Center)
  • The meetings industry generates $9.8 billion in impact to local economy
  • Supports approximately 65,000 local jobs
  • Nearly 150,000 hotels rooms, offering a phenomenal group value proposition
  • The average daily room rate averaged $128 in 2018  
  • On average, attendance increases by eight percent when conventions rotate into Las Vegas
  • More than 950 daily inbound and outbound flights from more than 130 U.S. and international cities
  • McCarran International Airport is conveniently located just two miles from Las Vegas Boulevard and 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Whether by bus, taxi, shuttle or monorail, accommodations are generally within a 15-minute ride from McCarran International Airport
  • Year-round appeal: Las Vegas averages 320 days of sunshine annually  
  • Las Vegas trade show delegates spend more time on the show floor, averaging 11 hours
  • As a 24-hour destination, attendees have access to world-class dining, shopping and entertainment long after business wraps up for the day
  • Las Vegas is currently the only destination in North America with a World Trade Center designation on the campus of a convention center
  • Business travelers tend to stay longer and spend more while in the destination
  • Ranging in size from 10 to more than 150,000 attendees, Las Vegas can accommodate groups of varying sizes and budgets
  • The Las Vegas Convention Center alone hosts more than 50 events annually, welcoming nearly 1.5 million attendees
  • Supplemental registration staff is available through the LVCVA for events taking place in the destination
  • Among a series of studies with meeting planners, Las Vegas was among the top five meeting destinations overall, based on past visits and consideration
  • Las Vegas offers an extensive array of team building experiences, including outdoor and adventure activities, corporate social responsibility projects and behind-the-scenes interactions at some of the destination’s top entertainment venues
  • Many Las Vegas properties are incorporating new and unique health and wellness offerings catering to business travelers. Examples include, healthy dining options, guided meditation, state-of-the-art lighting and air purification systems.
  • The LVCVA is the ultimate authority on Las Vegas. Our team of friendly Las Vegas experts has an extensive array of tools available to assist you. For more information, visit www.vegasmeansbusiness.com