NCJFCJ Works to Improve Practice with Servicemembers and Military-Connected Families Who Come in Contact with Juvenile and Family Courts

NCJFCJ Works to Improve Practice with Servicemembers

Reno, Nev. – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) National Summit on Courts and the Military has convened. This gathering of high level experts in the field of military, juvenile and family law is designed to help improve practice in juvenile and family law cases involving service members, ​reservists, veterans and their families. “In an effort … [Read more...]

Building a Healthy Economy

Until recently, the term “medical tourism” largely referred to Americans traveling out of the country looking for affordable healthcare.

Until recently, the term “medical tourism” largely referred to Americans traveling out of the country looking for affordable healthcare in technologically advanced but less expensive venues, from Mexico to Thailand and parts in between. Now the term is starting to come home, often referring to domestic travel of American citizens within U.S. borders, traveling to find the … [Read more...]

Reno Corks & Kegs Event to Raise Money for Nevada Health Care

Corks & Kegs guests will be able to sample a wide range of wine, spirits and craft beers, along with hors d’oeuvres and live music.

RENO – Enjoy live music and libations for a good cause at the second annual Corks & Kegs fundraiser for the Nevada Health Care Association (NVHCA) Perry Foundation on Saturday, March 14, at 5 p.m. at JA Nugget in Sparks. Corks & Kegs guests will be able to sample a wide range of wine, spirits and craft beers, along with hors d’oeuvres and live music. Proceeds from … [Read more...]

Gov. Sandoval Reappoints Dr. Jason Champagne to the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners

SPARKS, Nev. — Jason Champagne, DDS and CEO of Champagne Family Dentistry, serves a second three-year term on the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners, reappointed by Governor Sandoval. As one of the youngest members on the board, Dr. Champagne proudly aids in administering state clinical licensing exams, guaranteeing that only qualified professionals are licensed to … [Read more...]

Matt Smith Physical Therapy Hires Physical Therapist

Las Vegas – Matt Smith Physical Therapy recently hired Physical Therapist, Rhea Agbayani PT, who will be working at the company’s Windmill clinic, 1525 E. Windmill Lane, Suite 202, Henderson. Agbayani has been a practicing physical therapist for more than 14 years in the Philippines and United States. Immediately prior to joining Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Agbayani worked … [Read more...]

Nevada Eating Disorder Treatment Center Hires New Marketing Director

ate Sedinger brings expertise and passion for behavioral psychology to Center for Hope of the Sierra.

Kate Sedinger brings expertise and passion for behavioral psychology to Center for Hope of the Sierras RENO, Nev. – Nevada’s only specialty eating disorder treatment facility, Center for Hope of the Sierras (CFH), welcomes Kate Sedinger as the new marketing director. Sedinger brings a breadth of knowledge and passion to the position after working as the center’s continuing … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Nevada Eating Disorder Treatment Center Now In Network With Behavioral Healthcare Options, Inc.

Center for Hope of the Sierras (CHS), a specialized eating disorder treatment center, is now in network with Nevada insurance provider BHO.

RENO, Nev. – Center for Hope of the Sierras (CHS), a specialized eating disorder treatment center, is now in network with Nevada insurance provider Behavioral Healthcare Options, Inc. (BHO), making its highly individualized treatment program more financially accessible for individuals suffering from a wide range of eating disorders. CHS’ partnership with BHO is crucial for … [Read more...]

Ninth Annual Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for future healthcare educators.

Legacy Now in its ninth year, Healthcare Heroes began with the dual goal of honoring individuals that excel in healthcare and helping fund scholarships for Nevada’s future healthcare educators. After realizing there wasn’t a program in place to honor individuals that have done amazing things to propel healthcare in the Silver State, Healthcare Heroes was born with 10 … [Read more...]

Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities over cups of coffee and … [Read more...]

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 … [Read 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 … [Read 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 … [Read 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 academy would eventually become Sisters’ Hospital, as the rapidly … [Read 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 from a lack of … [Read 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 … [Read more...]

Dr. Steven Gregurek joins United Blood Services as Medical Director

Steven Gregurek, MD, has joined United Blood Services as medical director.

RENO, Nev. – Steven Gregurek, MD, has joined United Blood Services as medical director. United Blood Services, this area’s nonprofit blood service provider, helps organizations and volunteer blood donors make a difference in their communities and provides patients with a safe, dependable blood supply. Dr. Gregurek will work closely with area hospitals to keep them updated on … [Read 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 of policy issues from visa reform, immigration and … [Read 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 2013. The previous year … [Read 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 campus … [Read more...]