Nevada’s health ranking is improving, and nothing showcases that more than the number of children in the state receiving their immunizations.
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In a report from American Association of Medical Colleges looking at Nevada physician numbers from 2010, Nevada had 178 per 100,000, one of the lowest rates in the country. The more doctors a state has, the healthier it tends to be and life expectancies are higher.
Dr. Edwin Kingsley wants to advance medical care once again in Southern Nevada and he’s thinking big.
Our final Business of Medicine quarterly magazine for 2017 sets the stage for the upcoming year. We have started to change things around a bit for this publication, one of the few that covers the Las Vegas health care industry.
As we all know in Nevada, our Legislature meets for 120 days every other year. The 2017 Legislative session will see the Democratic party in control of the Senate and the Assembly. Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, is the head of the executive branch, which means that bills that are passed that do not have bipartisan support may very well face a veto challenge by the governor. With the country so divided politically, the 2017 legislative session will be a wild ride, to say the least.
“It’s happening and growing, said Doug Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS, an organization of more than 600 health care professionals. “Are we research center right now? No, but in certain areas the answer is yes. The Cleveland Clinic has more brain health trials going on there than anywhere in the country, but that is around one singular focus of brain health. The 160-odd clinical trials going on at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is based around one area of cancer of oncology. Do we have a lot more going in town today than we did three years ago? Absolutely.”
Whether you’re a doctor, attorney, accountant or other professional or own a small business, financial experts say you need to protect yourself in case you get sick or become disabled.
It’s a New Year’s Eve three years ago that Carol Cline-Ong won’t soon forget and now hopes to serve as an inspiration to others.
When people have a specific illness or health issue, they see a medical specialist. But what about health care professionals who need guidance on financial services? It makes sense for them to contact a specialist at their bank who is familiar with the health care industry and can help ensure the financial health of their practice.
Barbara Atkinson picked a heck of a way to spend her retirement that started in the Florida Keys. Atkinson had just wrapped up a 37-year career, culminating as dean and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2012. Two years later, UNLV called and she couldn’t say no to serve as founding dean of UNLV’s School of Medicine.
UNLV’s School of Dental Medicine has more than 1,000 applicants that compete for one of the 75 to 80 student positions that are available each year, according to Dr. Philip Devore, DDS, the school’s associate professor.
Weeks after Henderson Hospital opened its doors on Halloween, the decision by Universal Health Services of Delaware to target the southeast valley for the first hospital opening in eight years has proven prescient.
Las Vegas retailers will get a dose of holiday cheer this shopping season if revenue numbers meet the expectations of Los Angeles-based CBRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real-estate investment manager. The company tracks and interprets consumer spending statistics worldwide and forecasts strong retail numbers to end 2016.
Nevada was born in the fray of national politics on Oct. 31, 1864 — rushed into statehood by unionists working to solidify the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in the presidential race only two weeks later. The “Battle Born” state came under the national political spotlight again Tuesday, both for its coveted six electoral votes in the presidential race and a senate contest considered strategically important by both parties. Nevada ultimately bucked the national swing state trend by choosing Democrats in both races, but results from the 2016 vote are expected to have long-range economic ramifications for the state. The Las Vegas Business Press spoke with local leaders from industry and the academic world about what the election will mean for the state of business in the region.
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.
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