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...]

Volunteers in Medicine Welcomes New Board Member Cortney S. Warren

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, announced recently that Harvard-trained clinical psychologist, Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D., is now a board member.

LAS VEGAS – Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), announced recently that Harvard-trained clinical psychologist, Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D., is now a board member. VMSN is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with access to preventative and comprehensive medical care. As a VMSN board member, Warren will assist in initiatives focused on improving and safe-guarding… [More...]

Nathan Adelson Hospice Participates in Effort to Support Homeless Veterans

Nathan Adelson Hospice announced that its facilities will serve as drop-off points for Veterans Stand Down.

Non-profit hospice serves as donation drop-off location for ‘Veterans Stand Down’ clothing and food drive Las Vegas – Nathan Adelson Hospice, which is part of the national We Honor Veterans program, announced that its facilities will serve as drop-off points for “Veterans Stand Down,” an annual clothing and food drive hosted by the U.S. Veterans Initiative of… [More...]

Volunteers in Medicine Founder Named to Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board by Governor Sandoval

Dr. Florence Jameson, founder and president of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), has been named to the Silver State Health Exchange Board.

LAS VEGAS – Dr. Florence Jameson, founder and president of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), has been named to the Silver State Health Exchange Board by Gov. Brian Sandoval. Jameson will serve as the liaison between uninsured Nevadans and life-saving health care programs they need. VMSN is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the uninsured with… [More...]

Industry Focus: Healthcare

A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the offices of Gordon Silver to discuss the trends and obstacles facing their industry.

Nevada’s healthcare industry continues to see an increasing number of challenges. With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the ongoing issue of physician and specialist shortages, healthcare executives in the Silver State are working to adapt while ensuring quality care for their fellow Nevadans. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met… [More...]

February 2014: Around the State

Read business new from around Nevada for February 2014.

Sunrise Health Hospitals and H2U Partner to Open Health Centers for Employees Sunrise Health Hospitals and Health to You (H2U) have partnered to open three H2U health centers for hospital employee and dependents, approximately 8,855 individuals. MountainView and Southern Hills centers opened in January with the final clinic at the Sunrise and Sunrise Children’s Hospital… [More...]

Pediatrician Eileen Shi Joins HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Eileen Shi has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, specialty, and urgent care in Southern Nevada.

LAS VEGAS - Eileen Shi, M.D., has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, specialty, and urgent care in Southern Nevada. Dr. Shi is currently seeing pediatric patients at Durango Pediatrics located at 5575 S. Durango Dr. in Las Vegas. Shi began seeing patients at Durango Pediatrics on Dec. 1, 2013. There… [More...]

Internist Terence Agustin Joins HealthCare Partners

Terence Agustin, M.D., has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, specialty, and urgent care.

LAS VEGAS - Terence Agustin, M.D., has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, specialty, and urgent care in Southern Nevada.  Dr. Agustin, who specializes in internal medicine and geriatric care, is currently seeing patients at the Civic Center facility located at 2225 N. Civic Center Drive, Suite 280 in North Las… [More...]

United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Finds Nevada Ranks 37th Among All U.S. States in Overall Health

LAS VEGAS, NV – Americans are making considerable progress in their overall health, according to United Health Foundation’s 2013 America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities. Nationwide, Americans improved in a majority of the measures captured by the Rankings. The most notable gains came in key behavioral measures, including smoking,… [More...]

Nathan Adelson Hospice to Host Free Bereavement Support Groups

Nathan Adelson Hospice will host free bereavement support groups for people experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one.

Nathan Adelson Hospice will host free bereavement support groups for people experiencing grief and loss due to the death of a loved one. The support groups will provide attendees an opportunity to explore, process and externalize feelings in a confidential environment staffed with skilled facilitators. The sessions will be held at the following locations and… [More...]

HealthCare Partners Nurses Recognized by March of Dimes for Exceptional Service

LAS VEGAS – HealthCare Partners Nevada, a leading physician-run network of primary, specialty and urgent care providers in Southern Nevada, announced three of its nurses received awards at the prestigious 2013 Nurse of the Year event, recently hosted by the March of Dimes in Las Vegas. The annual event, which also serves as a fundraiser for the… [More...]

California Hospice and Palliative Care Association Honors Nathan Adelson Hospice with Notable Awards

The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association has honoredNathan Adelson Hospice with prestigious awards related to its contributions.

(Las Vegas) –The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association has honored Las Vegas-based Nathan Adelson Hospice with prestigious awards related to its contributions in hospice and palliative care. Nathan Adelson Hospice Medical Director and Director of Palliative Medicine Warren Wheeler, MD, has been recognized with the CHAPCA 2013 “Pierre Salmon Award” for his “outstanding contribution… [More...]

Candace Moore, PA-C, Joins HealthCare Partners Medical Group’s Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric care provider Candace Moore has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group providing primary, pediatric, and specialty care in Southern Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Pediatric care provider Candace Moore has joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, pediatric, specialty and urgent care services in Southern Nevada. Moore, a certified physician assistant, is now seeing patients at the HealthCare Partners Tenaya Pediatrics Clinic, located at 3150 N. Tenaya Way, #260 in Las Vegas. At the… [More...]

Anterior method enables minimally invasive hip replacement

The anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty has evolved and become popular because it puts the hip in place without major tissue disruption.

By David Silverberg MD I recently had the privilege of visiting one of Northern California’s busiest hip surgeons, Louay Toma, MD of Muir Orthopedics in Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Toma allowed me to scrub with him on several hip replacement surgeries using the anterior approach. The anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty has evolved over decades and has… [More...]

Medical Marvels

The 2013 Medical Marvels list wherein all of Nevada’s communities were encouraged to nominate their doctors for the exceptional work they do.

The healthcare industry has seen a vast amount of changes in a short time period leaving doctors working double time to catch up. This has only helped solidify the drive and passion of many of Nevada’s excellent healthcare providers. The following list highlights these doctors as ranked by the community and their peers. The 2013… [More...]