RTC Introduces Yellow Dot Program
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has unveiled the Nevada Yellow Dot program. The program is a traffic safety initiative which incorporates a simple yellow dot window decal to alert first responders to critical medical information in order to improve emergency care for those involved in vehicle crashes or who suffer medical episodes on the roadway.
Prominence Health Plan Partners with Accolade
Prominence Health Plan (PHP) has partnered with Accolade, a technology-enabled consumer healthcare engagement services company for large employers, payers and provider organizations. The partnership will provide PHP members with more personalized access to healthcare services.
EDAWN Announces New and Expanding Companies at Reception
Held in mid-December, The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) welcomed over 30 companies who have chosen to locate or expand to the Greater Reno-Sparks region last year. The special reception was attended by hundreds of people. The event celebrated companies that have chosen to make Nevada their home and recognized companies for job creation and contributions to the regional economy.
St. Rose Dominican and Health Services Coalition Collaborate
Beginning on the first of this year, The Health Services Coalition and Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican have announced a multi-year participating provider agreement for Coalition members at all St. Rose Dominican hospitals. The Health Services Coalition is formed of several local employers and labor unions and its purpose is to negotiate contracts for hospital and ambulatory surgery services on behalf of it’s members. The Coalition is the largest self-funded insurance group in the state and covers over 260,000 individuals in Las Vegas.
Cox Named Exclusive Provider for Las Vegas Arena
Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a subsidiary of Cox Communications was recently named the exclusive technology integration/telecommunication services provider for the Las Vegas Arena. Expected to open in April of this year, the arena will hold 20,000 seats and host sports and entertainment events. Cox designed and constructed a 10-Gigabit diverse and redundant fiber optic network for the Las Vegas Arena. The network will support wired and wireless Internet connectivity inside the venue and will allow for over 550 Wi-Fi access points in the arena with download speeds up to 20 Mbps. Connectivity will reach as far as Toshiba Plaza, the arena’s adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space.
Treasurer Says Federal Interest Rate Will Benefit Entire State
The recently announced federal interest rate hike will beneift Nevada’s overall investment position said State Treasurer Dan Schwartz. The treasurer’s office announced last month that the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) had tripled since January 2015 and both the LGIP and the overall general portfolio will see even larger gains in investments as a result of the federal rate increase. The rate, which was increased by 0.25 percent last month, is expected to increase earnings by seven fold from January of last year.