Volunteers in Medicine Awarded $30,000 by Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) recently announced it received a generous donation of $30,000.

Nonprofit awarded grant to provide medical care for the uninsured in Southern Nevada  LAS VEGAS – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) recently announced it received a generous donation of $30,000 from the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation. The donation will support the volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access… [More...]

Industry Focus: Insurance

Insurance executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry.

Despite constant changes in legislation and the additions of new regulations, the insurance industry strives to be a consistent resource for business owners and individuals alike. Recently, insurance executives across the state met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the challenges in their industry. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business… [More...]

Hospitals in Nevada: An Industry in Transition

Hospital administrators are working very closely with purchasers of care and insurance carriers, to needs while striving to be competitive with costs.

Some things that don’t change in healthcare: the importance of patient outcome, patient experience, patient compliance and patient ability to pay for services. Other things in healthcare are changing rapidly: bio-engineered medications to treat specific patients, imaging devices take the place of exploratory surgery, the model for healthcare, the way hospitals are reimbursed for services.… [More...]

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center: Established in 1877

Saint Mary’s began its legacy of caring for the community in 1877, when a few Dominican Sisters made an unplanned stop in Reno, on their journey from California to Kentucky. The Sisters stayed in Reno and built Mount Saint Mary’s Academy to bring education to the children of farmers and miners in the area. The… [More...]

Nathan Adelson Hospice Locations to Serve as Drop-Off Points for ‘Back to School’ Supplies for Local Elementary Schools

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, is once again stepping up to help students this next school year.

Las Vegas – Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, is once again stepping up to help students this next school year. From now until Aug. 18, the hospice’s locations will serve as drop-off points for much-needed school supplies for students at Robert L. Taylor and Sunrise Acres elementary schools. “Many schools unfortunately suffer… [More...]

Improvements Coming to East Downtown in Reno

Reno’s East Fourth Street will be transformed during the second annual Positively 4th Street Better Block Project event. Considered “the gateway” to downtown Reno, Fourth Street is home to several historical properties but is in need of upgrades and repair. Local businesses are looking to spruce up the area through landscaping, adding a two-way bicycle lane, re-striping traffic… [More...]

Nevada Health Care Association president Daniel Mathis to present to Nevada Legislative Committee on Seniors, Vets and Adults

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LAS VEGAS – Daniel Mathis, president and CEO of the Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) has been asked to provide the association’s perspective to the Nevada Legislative Committee on Seniors, Vets and Adults with Special Needs at its next meeting, Wednesday, June 18, at 9 a.m. At this meeting, the committee chair will be revisiting the topic of the 2013… [More...]

Josephine Anne Sciacca, NP-C Joins HealthCare Partners Medical Group

HealthCare Partners expands integrated network, provides better care for patients in Southern Nevada

HealthCare Partners expands integrated network, provides better care for patients in Southern Nevada LAS VEGAS – Josephine Anne Sciacca, NP-C has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, pediatric, specialty and urgent care services in Southern Nevada. Sciacca, a certified nurse practitioner, is now seeing patients at the HealthCare Partners Virgin Valley… [More...]

Roseman University Aspires to Create Incubator for Medical Research

In November 2013, Henderson-based Roseman University of Health Sciences completed a merger with the Nevada Cancer Institute Foundation. As a result, Roseman acquired the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Cancer Research Building in Summerlin along with sophisticated research equipment. These resources are advancing the university’s research endeavors and has allowed Roseman University to pursue both organizations’… [More...]

Courtney Loper, PA-C, Joins HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Primary care provider Courtney Loper, PA-C, has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group in Southern Nevada.

HealthCare Partners expands integrated network, provides better care for patients in Southern Nevada  LAS VEGAS  – Primary care provider Courtney Loper, PA-C, has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, pediatric, specialty and urgent care services in Southern Nevada. Loper, a certified physician assistant, is now seeing patients at Tenaya Hematology/Oncology, located… [More...]

The Nevada Health Care Association Perry Foundation welcomes new director Francine Lincer

Francine Lincer has joined the NVHCA Perry Foundation as director of compliance and education.

LAS VEGAS – Francine Lincer has joined the Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) Perry Foundation as director of compliance and education, where she will be in charge of crafting educational programs for the foundation, including facilitation of all educational workshops and webinars. “Her dedication to infection prevention, regulatory compliance management, and her passion for educating Nevada… [More...]

Advanced Technology Arrives to Catch Breast Cancer Sooner

Desert Radiologists acquired an advanced imaging tool to catch breast cancer earlier. The medical imaging provider is the only outpatient facility in Nevada to offer the technology, according to a recent statement. The provider is offering three dimensional mammography, called breast tomosynthesis, for breast cancer screening. Considered the latest in digital imaging technology, it allows radiologists… [More...]

Early breast cancer detection tool now available at Desert Radiologists

Desert Radiologists has added an advanced imaging tool that offers a better way to diagnose breast cancer earlier when it’s at a more treatable stage.

Only outpatient practice with three dimensional mammography Early detection is the single most important factor to surviving breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.  Now, Desert Radiologists has added an advanced imaging tool that offers a better way to diagnose breast cancer earlier when it’s at a more treatable stage. Desert Radiologists is offering three… [More...]

Health Insurance Update: The Real Cost of Healthcare

The healthcare industry has been undergoing a major shift in how insurers pay providers, against that backdrop the state began implementing the ACA mandates

The healthcare industry, over many years, has been undergoing a gradual but major shift in how insurers pay providers. Against that backdrop, the state began implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandates, several of which the federal government has delayed or amended since. The ACA or Obamacare, as it has become known,… [More...]

First Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coming to Nevada

Nevada’s first osteopathic fellowship program has the green light. The American Osteopathic Association approved Nathan Adelson Hospice for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program. The program is a collaboration between the hospice and Touro University Nevada. This is a first-of-its-kind fellowship in Nevada and one of only 11 in the nation, according to a recent statement… [More...]

American Osteopathic Association Approves State’s Largest Non-Profit Hospice for First Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program in Nevada

The American Osteopathic Association has approved Nathan Adelson Hospice for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program, the first-of-its-kind in Nevada.

Las Vegas – The American Osteopathic Association has approved Nathan Adelson Hospice for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program, making it the first-of-its-kind fellowship program in Nevada and one of only 11 osteopathic fellowship programs in the nation.  The new program is a joint educational effort with the hospice and Touro University Nevada. The educational move… [More...]

Karla Perez Joins Board of Nevada State Bank

Nevada State Bank has added prominent Southern Nevada healthcare professional and businesswoman Karla J. Perez to its board of directors.

LAS VEGAS– Nevada State Bank has added prominent Southern Nevada healthcare professional and businesswoman Karla J. Perez to its board of directors. Perez serves as the regional vice president of seven hospitals within the western region of Universal Health Services (UHS). “We are delighted to have Karla with her business expertise and her commitment to the community joining… [More...]

Mark Leo, M.D., F.A.C.S. to host discussion on men’s health, erectile dysfunction

Dr. Mark Leowill present a men’s health seminar to discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment options for erectile dysfunction.

What: Dr. Mark Leo, a physician with Urology Specialist of Nevada and president of the Las Vegas Urological Society, will present a men’s health seminar to discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment options for erectile dysfunction and male stress urinary incontinence (bladder leakage). Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that affects about 30 million men… [More...]

March 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for March 2014.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber Joins the Board of the USTA The Las Vegas Metro Chamber has become the first metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation to join the board of the United States Travel Association (USTA). The move signals the increased involvement of the chamber in travel and tourism. The USTA engages in a range… [More...]

Las Vegas High Rise Enjoys Record-Breaking Year

Las Vegas high rise One Queensridge Place saw a year-over-year increase in residential transactions of more than 300 percent. Queensridge Properties, LLC recently announced the sales figures at the two luxury towers, which are located near the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. The company was involved in 55 transactions exceeding $100 million in… [More...]

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada Commits More Than $1.37 Mln to Health-Improvement in 2013

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2013, as the company directed more than $1,370,204.

LAS VEGAS – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s work to improve health and strengthen local communities continued in 2013, as the company directed more than $1,370,204 and hundreds of volunteer hours to health-improving causes, organizations and programs in Nevada. ”Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is committed to transforming health care with trusted and caring… [More...]

Volunteers in Medicine Founder Dr. Florence Jameson Honored as 2014 Queen of Hearts

Dr. Florence Jameson, founder of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), has been recognized as a Queen of Hearts honoree for 2014.

LAS VEGAS – Dr. Florence Jameson, founder of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), has been recognized as a Queen of Hearts honoree for 2014. VMSN is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access to preventative and comprehensive medical care. Jameson was named one of 10 Queen of Hearts honorees for her advocacy and… [More...]