Carson City Gets New Medical Facilities
Sierra Surgery and Imaging opened for business in Carson City in March. The hospital serves patients from Carson, Douglas and Lyon counties, offering inpatient and outpatient surgery and diagnostic medical imaging services. Sierra Surgery and Imaging, a partnership with Carson-Tahoe Hospital, is a 49,000-square-foot facility with 15 inpatient rooms, six operating rooms, a 10-bed recovery room and a 15-bed admit/second stage recovery unit. The full-service diagnostic imaging center features a multi-slice CT scanner, a multi-channel MRI unit, fully digital diagnostic radiology systems, digital computer-aided mammography, and a complete suite of women’s health diagnostic imaging services. Phased expansion of the facility is planned for 2006. In related news, construction is scheduled to begin this spring on the Carson-Tahoe Cancer Center, a $10 million project affiliated with the Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center. The 34,000-square foot facility, designed by the Sacramento office of HGA Architects and Engineers, will be located on a five-acre site on the medical campus. The two-story building will house medical and radiation oncology departments, a cancer resource center and library. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2006.
Manufacturer to Locate in Fernley
Patty Wade-Snyder, President of Wade Development Company in Reno, recently announced that Sherwin-Williams has acquired a 17-acre site within the 5,000-acre Nevada Pacific Industrial Park in Fernley, which will house a major paint manufacturing facility. Construction has already begun on the 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, which will service the entire western states region for the Cleveland, Ohio, based Sherwin-Williams. The facility is scheduled to be open for business by mid-2006. Company officials estimate the plant will ultimately employ approximately 90 people, from entry-level employees through skilled professional. The plant’s general manager, Francis Huppmann, stated, “Sherwin-Williams chose this prime site in Fernley due to its excellent logistics location directly on I-80, extensive rail service and top-grade infrastructure.” Other companies in the Nevada Pacific Industrial Park include Quebecor World, Amazon.com, UPS, Honeywell, Trex Company and MSC Industrial Supply.
Nevada Still Fastest-Growing State
The Nevada State Demographer’s Office at the University of Nevada, Reno recently released its 2004 population estimates for the state, counties, cities and unincorporated towns. The data show the Silver State grew by an estimated 114,202 persons (5 percent) since July 2003. “Nevada continues to outpace the national growth rate,” said Jeff Hardcastle, state demographer. “The Census Bureau has estimated Nevada is the fastest growing state for the 18th straight year.” Nevada’s growth continues to be concentrated in Southern Nevada, with Clark County growing by 5.8 percent between 2003 and 2004. Rural Nevada appears to be experiencing a reversal of the downturn that it had been experiencing earlier this decade. The demographer’s estimates are prepared for July of each year and used for a variety of purposes including revenue distribution from the state to Nevada’s cities and towns. Hardcastle also released detailed profiles from Census 2000 for all of the state’s counties, places and census tracts, including maps and background information on diverse topics. The profiles can be accessed through the Nevada Small Business Development’s website: http://www.nsbdc.org/demographer/.
Hospice Expanding to Henderson
Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s only non-profit hospice and palliative care organization, is expanding its services to Henderson with plans to develop a 16-bed hospice inpatient facility and an adult day care center. The city of Henderson donated an 11.2-acre parcel near Paradise Hills Road and State College Drive for the project, which will include a stand-alone inpatient hospice facility, administrative offices, a chapel and a coffee shop. A separate free-standing adult day care center to provide care for seniors will feature a communication technology center and recreational activity areas. Fundraising activities for the $6 million project have so far raised only about one-third of its cost, but hospice officials say groundbreaking will take place later this year, with completion scheduled for 2006. Swisher & Hall AIA served as architect for the facility.