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Seven Hills adds 40 beds to behavioral health facility

Seven Hills Hospital, a Henderson, a facility that focuses on behavioral health and chemical dependency issues, is adding 40 beds to its existing facility. The expansion is expected to be completed next month, bringing total capacity to 134 beds.

“While one in five Americans have a diagnosable mental illness, sadly only about half of those receive any treatment at all,” said Dr. Robert Turner, CEO of Seven Hills Hospital. “Having adequate capacity to serve the needs of the community is at the core of addressing this problem with access to care and treatment. With this expansion, Seven Hills Hospital expects to be able to meet the needs of our community now and in the years to come.”

The expansion will create 80 to 90 new positions.

The facility cares for adults, geriatrics and adolescents—ages 11 to 17—who are suffering from behavioral health or chemical dependency issues.

With the expansion, Seven Hills will be able to handle an additional 1,800 hospital admissions annually.

Seven Hills also is constructing a new outpatient services center where outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services will be offered. That work is expected to be finished May 1 of this year.

The facility will also offer traditional outpatient services for patients that may need to be seen weekly or monthly.

The expansion follows a prior 36-bed addition project in February 2014.

Fee-for-parking growing

Free parking will be a thing of the past at MGM hotel properties around the Las Vegas Strip this year, joining many downtown hotel locations that already charge for parking.

But all fees aren’t equal.

The Plaza Hotel downtown gives all its guests not staying in the hotel the first 90 minutes of parking for free in its garage. After that, guests are charged $2 an hour with a maximum of $12 per day. A lost ticket brings an automatic $20 charge.

There are ways to avoid the fees completely.

Guests staying in the hotel are never charged for parking. And non-guests have several options when it comes to getting their ticket validated, which can land them free parking as well. Once validated, guests have up to one hour to exit the garage.

In comparison, MGM will start to roll out its plan to charge for parking in the second quarter of 2016 at several of its properties, including the CityCenter Complex, MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and the Mirage. MGM plans to charge $10 or less for overnight parking in one of its self-parking facilities.

Just like the Plaza, MGM also left an escape plan for some guests. There will be a moratorium for locals. After that, locals and out-of-town guests can enroll and earn privileges through M Life — MGM’s customer loyalty program — to keep from paying for parking.

Some of MGM’s other holdings — including Circus Circus — will continue to have free self-parking but charge for valet parking. And other properties such as the Signature Towers and Crystals and Mandalay Bay Place shopping malls will be exempt from parking fees.

Remark Media adds tax services

Remark Media, owner of the vegas.com label and other digital media products, is set make a move on the individual tax filer market. Remark is offering individual income tax preparation and filing services directly to consumers on its www.irs.com website.

“The tax-filing industry is more technology driven than ever before,” said Kai-Shing Tao, Remark’s CEO. “Most taxpayers want an easy-to-use online option that is both secure and affordable. Our website now offers a robust platform for self-directed tax preparation.”

Remark said its USTaxCenter already gets a lot of traction due to its “strong URL.” The company said it also has built its customer base through curated financial content and trusted third-party financial products.

“The US Tax Center has always been a top resource for tax information, so the addition of tax preparation and filing services was the next logical step,” said Tao.

The site will offer four products for tax services: free, basic, deluxe, and premium. And all available products include customer support.

The company plans to integrate all of its tax products in the future, including its tax extensions filelater.com and taxextension.com.

 

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