Jim Mace, Esq., Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, LLP
We seem to have highs and lows in our healthcare system. We should be proud of the great strides made by the Nevada Cancer Institute and are fortunate to have many highly qualified and caring physicians in our state. However, parts of the system seem to be failing as evidenced by the endoscopy center debacle and the UMC issues.
Doug Beckley, Owner,The Beckley Group
I’d give our healthcare system about a C-. Although the quality of our physicians has improved over the years, the nursing shortage and impact of the insurance industry, both malpractice and health insurances, has crippled our ability to effectively care for many residents, particularly those without options.
June Connelly, Executive Director of Las Ventanas
The recent crisis in medical clinics and the healthcare system have created a negative image for healthcare consumers, but providers view the system differently, quite positively in fact. It is a lack of understanding that contributes to consumers negative assessments. Overall I give the system a B+.
Michael McCarthy, VP of Operations, MRI Medical Management Services
To use a sports analogy, Nevada healthcare has a lot of talent, but not a lot of depth. The physicians practicing here have good training and expertise, the facilities have great technology and staff, but there just aren’t enough of them to support the ever-expanding needs of the community.
Michael Beardslee, President, IT Strategies International
I would give it a B+. We offer employees reasonably priced insurance with a local carrier and I have heard very few complaints. We have excellent children’s hospital care, several heart and stroke hospitals and other new facilities. The only negative may be the wait time in some of the emergency rooms.
Maureen Peckman, CEO, Keep Memory Alive
Nevada’s healthcare system faces a crisis due to aging baby boomers. This pending problem stems from several causes: a growing number of older people at risk for dementia, the rising cost of care and the devastating toll on family caregivers. These demographic trends are projected to bankrupt Nevada’s already fragile healthcare system.