Medical Education: Preparing for the Future of Healthcare in Nevada

An ample supply of providers could transform the Silver State into a destination for healthcare.

Medical education in Nevada is growing and is poised for significant expansion. Collectively, the current and proposed changes will eventually go far in reversing the state’s shortages of medical students, physician residency programs, doctors and nurses. “Everything is about everybody getting bigger, everybody getting successful,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the University of Nevada… [More…]

Industry Focus: Education

Industry Focus: Education

  Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada… [More…]

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

Is the solution to improving education money or reform?

“Neither…Any organization asking for additional funding should have a PLAN with how they anticipate using the funding to achieve the results they desire.  Then the source of the funding (the electorate or elected official) can make an educated funding decision.  Seems so simple…” Michael D. Bosma | CPA | The Bosma Group “Education is knowledge and… [More…]

Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project

The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power… [More…]

Henderson Chamber presents panel, ‘Expanding Higher Education in Henderson’

Panel members to include Berkley, Patterson, Coffman HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will present “Expanding Higher Education in Henderson,” a panel discussion on creating a diverse workforce for Southern Nevada, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at DragonRidge Country Club, 552 S Stephanie Street. Panel members will include Bart Patterson, president… [More…]

What is your favorite place in Nevada?

Six Nevada executives answer the question: What is your favorite place in Nevada?

“My favorite place in Nevada is Red Rock Canyon. It is absolutely gorgeous and a great place to hike. Getting to enjoy some fresh air and nature’s beauty is a perfect way to spend any weekend.” Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow – “My favorite place is Lake Tahoe.  I love the quietness, natural… [More…]

Partnerships Wanted: Education Outlook

Nevada Education Outlook: Partnerships Wanted

It would be cynical to say that the future of education in Nevada hinges on money. After all, doesn’t just about everything? Instead, education’s future across the Silver State will have more to do with utility: giving students better tools with which to achieve success, and the private sector, the trained and educated workforce, managers… [More…]

Henderson Chamber mixer to focuses on Nevada State College

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 20th

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Development Association, the economic development arm of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, will host its spring mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Fiesta Henderson – located at 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson. The guest speaker will be Bart Patterson, president of Nevada State College,… [More…]

Industry Focus: Education


Education has long been one of the biggest challenges facing the Silver State. With a jobs base that has traditionally not encouraged secondary education and a need for an education culture, Nevada has been on the low end of several national indicators. However, educators in this state see hope for the future and are working hard to improve Nevada’s educational system. Recently, educators met at the Las Vegas offices of Holland & Hart to discuss the progress made and their hopes for the future.

Dr. Steve Buuck, Faith Lutheran; Dr. Carolyn Yucha, UNLV School of Nursing; Dwight Jones, Clark County School District; Bart Patterson, Nevada State College; Dr. Eucharia Nnadi, Roseman University of Health Sciences; Bob Anderson, Holland & Hart and The Nevada School for the Blind [More…]

What has the most potential to improve education in Nevada?


Six executives share their thoughts:

Dwight D. Jones • Superintendent, Clark County School District; Thomas L. Schwenk, MD • Vice-President of Medical Sciences and Dean, University of Nevada School of Medicine; Ron Knecht • Member, Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education; Pedro Martinez • Superintendent, Washoe County School District; Kevin C. Melcher • Member, Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education; Bart Patterson • President, Nevada State College [More…]