The Learning Center Offers “Green” Computing Classes
The Learning Center has entered into a training agreement with the Nevada State Energy Sector Partnership to offer “Green IT” classes to employers at no cost. The training is offered under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Division for the purpose of improving existing worker skills through the application of green principles and activities. A certification exam is included in the course.
Hospitals Offer Hybrid Operating Rooms
Sunrise Hospital began the trend when they recently opened the first Southern Nevada Hybrid Operating Room (OR). The room allows high-tech procedures that were previously performed in two separate rooms to be performed in one, thereby saving time for the patient. St. Rose Dominican Hospital’s Siena Campus also recently opened a Hybrid OR to allow for quicker diagnostics and treatment of patients.
SBA Launches Second Round of Grants for Trade and Export
The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved an additional $30 million in grants that can be used in a variety of ways to help increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant initiative award 52 grants last year and is open to applications from all U.S. states and territories.
Prime Healthcare Enters Agreement to Buy Saint Mary’s
Prime Healthcare Services has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center from Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West). The transaction is expected to be complete by the end of June this year. Prime Healthcare intends to invest $20 million into the hospital to improve infrastructure and operations while essentially keeping all services open. Additionally, the company plans to assume all health plan contracts and review them to protect the financial viability of the hospital.