Several of the valley’s acute care hospitals have undergone or are planning millions of dollars in expansions on their main campuses, some in response to the growing population in the valley and increase in the amount of insured in the state. At the same time, federal regulators are working on a major overhaul of the Affordable Care Act.
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Atlanta-based Cortland Partners is the new management company for three senior living communities previously owned and managed by Destinations Living. The ownership of Destinations Living — a collection of eight gated-communities throughout the Las Vegas valley — sold seven of its properties in late October, according to the Clark County Recorder’s office. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. is associated with all seven Limited-Liability Companies listed as the property sellers.
In October, the UNLV Medicine Ackerman Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Solutions celebrated its grand opening to accept patients beyond those with Medicaid. It’s the first center in Nevada and one of a few in the nation to offer a full complement of autism and neurodevelopmental care, including diagnostics, treatment, behavioral support and transition planning in one place.
The 19th-century American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson famously observed that “the first wealth is health,” but the business of health is proving an effective path to wealth-building of a more material sort. Health care careers are among the most lucrative in Clark County, accounting for six of the top 10 spots in a new list released by the jobs website zippia.com.
Heather Korbulic is the new head of Nevada’s federally supported state health care exchange and marketplace. The seven voting-member board of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange appointed her to the position of executive director on Sept. 20, replacing Bruce Gilbert, who stepped down earlier this year after two years in the post. Korbulic served for eight years in Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division as the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman before joining the exchange as chief operations officer in 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science and is a Certified Public Manager.
Southern Nevada will open its first new hospital in eight years when Henderson Hospital starts seeing its first patients the morning of Oct. 31.
Telemedicine — practicing medicine through two-way voice or visual communication — is starting to become accepted as mainstream in Nevada. Since telemedicine began its current surge in popularity, technological updates, areas of practice and consumer demand all have been on the rise.
Sunrise Hospital, on Las Vegas’ east side, could soon join the list of valley hospital expansions. Tens of millions of dollars have been poured into several facilities, including Mountain View Hospital and St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus. In addition, the new Henderson Hospital, owned by Valley Health System, is nearing completion.
Known for a culture of caring, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) recently expanded its services for those without health insurance.
A potential flash point is looming between doctors and state lawmakers and advocates pushing for solutions to deal with Nevada’s prescription drug abuse problem that results in one overdose death a day.
Southern Nevada will soon be home to a health care concept that has grown across several states.
Today, Gordon is the CEO of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. He joined the NCCF in 1997 as the executive director.
Two ambulatory surgery centers owned by HCA were rated as the most successful in Southern Nevada in 2015, the Center for Health Information Analysis shows.
In 1999, Doug Geinzer sold Nevada’s first employment specific newspaper, the Las Vegas Employment guide and Diversity 2000, the nation’s first diversity recruiting magazine. After the sale of these successful publications, the self-described water fanatic could have picked any beach in the world as his new home. Instead, he chose to stay in Las Vegas.
For more than a decade, Carole Fisher has led Nathan Adelson Hospice. But recent changes in the health care landscape are making the job more challenging.
Souzan El-Eid, a breast surgeon with Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, assumed the presidency of the Clark County Medical Society on June 18 and is plotting an aggressive course based on service to the profession.
“For nearly 40 years, Nevada ranked at or near the bottom of all 50 states and most territories in getting back federal tax dollars that its residents and businesses send to Washington, D.C.,” Miles Dickson, principal at The JABarrett Co. told the Nevada Corporate Giving Council luncheon June 10.
MountainView Hospital is set to launch a residency program in July to train 53 medical graduates in multiple specialties with the hope that many of the doctors will remain in the community to practice once they complete their training.
Las Vegas is on its way to accomplishing its goal of becoming the most globally recognized destination for health and wellness travel.
Genetic testing and evaluation to determine risk for disease and cancer is becoming a larger part of the medical landscape in Las Vegas.
CORRECTION: A caption in the March edition of the Business of Medicine incorrectly stated the purpose of an expansion of bed space by Kindred Hospitals. The beds at the new Kindred facility adjacent to Spring Valley Hospital are for transitional care and rehabilitation.
Health care spending in the United States in recent years has been, and continues to be, a highly publicized and politicized topic that directly impacts the physical and financial well-being of the nation.
revolution is taking place in medication and the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine at UNLV is at the forefront.