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.
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.
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.
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.