The UNLV School of Medicine launched its first class July 17 but the community outreach for providing medical care is already underway and will expand in the future.
The UNLV School of Medicine is breaking with traditional teaching methods when the school’s 60 medical students start their anatomy class in November.
Karla Perez is a praised executive, respected by her peers and lauded in articles about her success. She’s the proverbial corporate climber — someone who started out as a medical records clerk at Valley Hospital; became the chief executive officer of Desert Springs Hospital while still in her 30s; and now serves as the regional vice president of the acute care division of Universal Health Services.
An Alabama company has partnered with a Las Vegas medical practice to treat prostate cancer in a less invasive manner.
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.”
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.